What's in a "name"?

Satan does use anything to get our mind onto something that will take us away from the real truth. God understands and His Son understands ALL languages, even unspoken needs and requests. If someone does not say a particular name in a particular language does not mean you have the "seal of God" on your forehead or not. It is rather if you have the CHARACTER OF GOD or the LAW OF GOD which is the NAME of GOD written to your mind, to come to the SAME MIND, the SAME IDEAS as God and His Son, not whether you say one of God's MANY names or His Son's MANY names in a particular sounding language. This idea is a red herring to keep folks from being able to perform miracles in the name of His Son which according to Rev 19:13 is the WORD OF GOD aka BIBLE VERSE COMMANDS and PROMISES. See 2 Peter 1:4 and
"When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God's command? and what is His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other".
THIRD COMMANDMENT: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain" Exodus 20:7.

"To pray in Christ's name means much. It means that we are to accept His character, manifest His spirit, and work His works. The Saviour's promise is given on condition. If ye love Me, He says, keep My commandments. He saves men, not in sin, but from sin; and those who love Him will show their love by obedience" The Desire of Ages, 668.

"When the character [thoughts and feelings] of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own" COL 69.1.

Not taking the name of God in VAIN means do not say you are a "ADVENTIST" and then believe and practice Catholic doctrines.

What's in a NAME?

"Not by its name, but by its fruit , is the value of a tree determined. If the fruit is worthless, the name cannot save the tree from destruction. John declared to the Jews that their standing before God was to be decided BY THEIR CHARACTER AND LIFE. Profession was worthless. If their life and character were not in harmony with God’s law, they were not His people." Desire of Ages, p 106-107.

"I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts...And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name." Isaiah 65:2, 15.

The character of the Christian is shown by his daily life. Said Christ, "Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit" (Matthew 7:17). Our Saviour compares Himself to a vine, of which His followers are the branches. He plainly declares that all who would be His disciples must bring forth fruit;

2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious PROMISES: that by THESE ye might be PARTAKERS of the divine nature [CHARACTER], having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own. It is the privilege of every Christian, not only to look for, but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. COL 69.

"We ARE NOT saved as a sect; no denominational name has any virtue to bring us into favor with God. We are saved individually as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2, p. 464.


Adventism is a SECT.

» Start with the Church. and you shall start from My sanctuary. So they started with the elders who were before the temple. (Ezekiel 9: 4-6)