Is Jehovah God's Name?

A concerned reader of this website emailed in and pointed out the fact that Jehovah is not God’s name. His “proof” of this was that the name was made up by a Catholic priest and cited the Aid to Bible Understanding as proof. The passage he quoted was this:

By combining the vowel signs of ‘Adho.nay and ‘Elo.him with the four consonants of the Tetragrammaton the pronunciations Yeho.wah’ and Yehowih’ were formed. The first of these provided a basis for the Latinized form “Jehovah(h).” The first recorded use of this form dates from the thirteenth century C.E. Raymundus Martini, a Spanish monk of the Dominican Order, used it in his book Pugeo Fidei of the year 1270. Hebrew scholars generally favor “Yeahweh” as the most likely pronunciation. –Aid to Bible Understanding. Watchtower Bible And Tract Society, 1971, pp. 884, 885

Free Will

Question

One question non-believers raise is the so-called “argument of free will.” This argument states that if God knows the future and God’s knowledge of the future is infallible, then I do not really have free will because my actions cannot deviate from that which God already knows.

Response

Can free will and an all-knowing creator exist simultaneously? The answer to this is obviously no, they cannot.

Introduction

As I mentioned previously in the main comments blog, this blog is dedicated to answering questions and misconceptions about Christianity held by non-believers. We may also address from time to time counter-arguments from people who call themselves Christian but do not actual know the truth about God or what the Bible teaches.. The focus of this blog will be tearing down these misconceptions about Christianity and God, and the Bible, and replacing them with the truth. These aren’t going to be things that form the foundation of Biblical principles, those were pretty much covered in “Biblical Doctrine.” Rather, this blog is going to address more academic arguments that are brought up by non-believers, and the embarrassing counter-arguments from nominal Christians that are born out of ignorance of the truth. Some of the topics discussed may touch on what was covered in the Biblical Doctrine article, but the purpose of this blog is not specifically to re-hash those issues. You can think of this blog as an informal “Reasoning from the Scriptures.” If you’re unfamiliar with that reference, it’s the name of a publication that was put by the Watchtower Society that similarly addressed issues brought up by other religions and atheists. I’m not going to go out of my way to address every single issue out there in the world, but as they come up in my travels across the Interwebz, I will present and respond to them here.