Jehovah Elohim

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prints out copies of the King James Version of the Holy Bible. A Bible Dictionary is provided in the back of many editions. On page 681 of their 1993 edition, it reads: 

When one speaks of God, it is generally the Father who is referred to; that is, Elohim. . . The personage known as Jehovah in Old Testament times, and who is usually identified in the Old Testament as Lord (in capital letters), is the Son, known as Jesus Christ, and who is also a God. 

Mormons are right when they say that Jesus is Jehovah, but notice that Jehovah and Elohim are identified as two distinct gods. There is a major flaw in this kind of thinking. A careful study of these names in the Bible, will reveal that they are interchangeable names for the one true God. An example of this can be found in Deuteronomy 4:35

Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none beside him. 

When read with the actual Hebrew names for Lord and God in this passage, it reads: 

Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that Jehovah he is Elohim; there is none beside him. 

Mormon Theology forces this passage to say that God the Son is God the Father, which is of course, contradictory. Notice also that it says there is none beside him, not them - which is what it would have to say if Jehovah and Elohim were different beings.

Other passages you can look up are Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 100:3, and 1 Kings 18:39.

Mormonism teaches that Jehovah and Elohim are names of two separate gods. The Bible teaches that there is only one God. 

Yes, Jesus is Jehovah the Almighty. Is it proper then, to direct our prayers to Him? Check out Prayers to Jesus


 

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