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After reading this article detailing some errors in the Sacred name Cults, I would suggest reading this related blog about the Origin And History Of The Sacred Name Movement




No Other Name Given  The AntiMessiah Deception of the Sacred Name Cults


Sacred Namers are a group largely professing to be Torah Observant Gentiles, who believe that the only source of power and righteousness in creation is the use (and frequent use at that) of the Holy Name which the Creator gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. This group routinely pronounces anyone who does not use their terminology and their “correct” pronunciation of the name of G-d as Pagan. There is a deeply troubling quasi-psychotic hatred which can be easily found in these groups. Any word of term which is English or Greek is considered to be Pagan in origin. Even common words such as “Sacred”, “Holy”, or “G-d” will instantly brand you as a pagan idolater who has no hope of redemption.

The history of the Sacred Name Cults shows them to be derived of the Millerite sects, the Adventists and the Church of God, and thus from the false prophet William Miller who prophesied the return of Jesus in 1843 and made a subsequent false prophecy concerning 1845. Though his group self destructed by the mid 19th century the followers became the Adventists and later Church of God sects, preserving the strict legalism and false prophetic bents of the original group.

These groups are founded on hatred and bitterness and a private interpretation of the scriptures which does not bear up to close scrutiny by the Word of G-d. Though claiming to be Torah Observant Messianics they like the Pharisees use their personal interpretation of Torah as a weapon to condemn all others and so miss the heart of Torah completely choosing to judge and condemn instead of loving their neighbor as themselves.

Common Errors of the Sacred Name Movement
Jesus comes from Zeus

Using the fact that the English name of the Messiah, Jesus, ends in a US they insist that this name is actually derived from the name of the leader of the greek Pantheon. They have no etymology or historical references to support this supposition, only the similarity of the English name to a Greek name. The entimology of the name Jesus is well in history and linguistic studies. The hebrew name Y’shua, a variant of Yoshua, becane Iesous in the Greek of the Brit Chadashah (New Testament). This name in the Romance languages of Europe became Hesus or Iesus depending on where you were in Europe. In the Germanic tongues (from which English is derived) the I became hardened into a J and the proper English name for the Messiah became JESUS. There is no evidence whatsoever that the English translators of the bible were followers of the Greco-Roman Pantheon or that they would have used the Greek god Zeus to obtain the name of the Messiah.

The Brit Chadashah (New Testament) was written in Aramaic not in Greek.

The testimony of the AnteNicean Fathers (written well before the foundations of the Roman Catholic Church) was that the majority of the New Testament was wrotten in Greek. Matthews Gospel as well as James and Hebrews may very probably have been written in Aramaic, but there is no reliable manuscript evidence that points to a preserved Aramaic text older than the forth century Peshitta (the Syriac version of the Bible). Furthermore, many of the concepts expressed in the New Testament could not have been presented in a concide language of commerce such as Hebrew or Aramaic and needed a philosophical language such as Greek to express the entirety of their thought. For instance: The passage at the end of John where the risen Messiah and Peter (Kefa) enter into a discussion where he is asked if he loves the Messiah.

John 21 15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

The first two time Y’shua asked Kefa if he Agapao him and Kefa replied that he Phileo him. The last time the Messiah asked if Kefa could Phileo him and he wept. Agapao implies unconditional love whereas Phileo is a love that is conditional. In the Semitic tongues there is only one word for LOVE,,, Ahav. Not only would the meaning be lost to us, but if Kefa and Y’shua were speaking Hebrew or Aramaic the meaning would have been lost to Kefa and there would have been no reason for Kefa to be grieved.

The simple fact is that Koine Greek was the Lingua Franca of the Hellenized world much as English is today. People routinely spoke to one another in Koine (which means Common) Greek. To reach the world with the message of the Gospel it would have been necessary to use the common language of the world WHICH WAS GREEK.

Any Term not in Hebrew is Pagan in Origin

This includes words like God, Holy, Sacred… anything in any language which is not Hebrew in origin.

Bereshit (Genesis) 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

The author of the languages of man was the Most High G-d, who confused the languages at Babel. The assumption that languages in themselves are pagan in origin implies that G-d is the author of the pagan religions of man.

The Real Heart of the Matter

Sacred Namers want to stick the name Yahveh into every thing they write and everything they read. They have published their own versions of the bible with the sacred name pronounced into every name. Without a thorough understanding of Hebraic culture or idiom, these gentiles want to change the name of the Messiah from Y’shua (The Salvation of G-d) to Yahshua (phonetically the same as Yoshua – G-d is Salvation) simply to get the sacred name of YAH into the name of the Messiah. Y’shua is a Hebraic name, Yoshua is a different Hebraic name, but YAHshua is an invention of Gentiles looking for a magic formula and the not the name of the Redeemer.

This is worse than another gospel… this is the gospel of incantation. A form of salvation by reciting the appropriate magic formula. In other words, WITCHCRAFT. And to compund the error and make it into SIN which leads to DEATH… they pass judgment on all who will not repeat their magic name.

When Y’shua/Jesus came to judge between the sheep and the goats, not one sheep was found worthy from knowing the magic name of G-d. Not one goat was condemned for calling the Messiah Zeus. The sheep were welcomed into the sheep pan because they loved, which is righteous judgement, the goats rejected for not judging righteously and in love.

How to Respond to the Sacred Namer
Turn their own doctrine back at them

1. “There is no other name given under heaven amongst men by which we must be saved”

2. Jesus is the name of the Messiah in English, this we know for certain. Y’shua is a Hebrew equivalent as is Yoshua… but YAHShua? Never heard if him… it is neither English nor Greek nor even Hebrew, it is an invention of Americans who came out of sect of the Christian Church… a sect that rejects the very religion it came from as being pagan.

3. Paul preached the unknown G-d and never once during that sermon mentioned the name of G-d, how was anyone saved?

4. You do not know the name of the redeemer so by your own doctrine you are condemned

5. You do not know the person of the redeemer because you practice unrighteous judgment based on your own false understanding of the name of G-d therefore according to the Living Torah as given by Y’shua himself, you are a stone white sepulcher full of dead men’s bones. Repent of your sins and come to Messiah… learn of the person through his Word (Davar) and his Ruach (Spirit) and you shall receive the FREE GIFT of Salvation.

Do not bow to their insults, do not be led astray by their foolishness. Proclaim the Word and then if rejected shake the dust off your feet.

Other Resources for Understanding and Defending against the Sacred Name Cult
House of Yahweh Profile




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  1. I will be praying for them to come into His light!

  2. TY SGTphoenix

  3. Hello,

    I found much of your info about the Sacred Name Movement very informative. A very close friend has experienced her husband going this route and it has led to separation. She is in the middle of a court battle and there are 2 small children involved. Would you happen to know of a resource for statistics on individuals joining this movement and the havoc it causes on their families?


  4. Hello Jen, NO maam, I don’t know of any site or article with that kind of information. BUT I am always looking for new stuff to post so I will keep that in mind and will email ya if I find something. TY for visiting.

    • Marina
    • Posted July 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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    My husband has just joined the Sacred Name Movement and I never seen him so evil and coldhearted. I’m planning now on seperating and eventually a divorce if he doesnt get rid of this false doctrine. He smokes weed because He says that the Yahweh holy scriptures doesnt condemn it and he also believes in polygomy. He also tries to stop my son and I from attending church and I told him thats it. This is a dangerous cult and I dont want any parts of it.

    • Patti
    • Posted July 6, 2010 at 4:17 am
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    I used to be a member of Yahweh’s Assembly in Messiah in Rocheport, MO for more years than I’d like to admit. As a woman, I found the doctrines to be founded in truth, but the spirit of the leadership to be unforgiving, unloving, and repressive. All the years I went there, I was having marital problems and having 7 children, I could not afford to support myself. My ex dnittedlt did not know how to be a husband and a father and the eldership was clueless on how to help. I finally had enough and left my husband of 25 years because of his inappropriate behavior with my daughters and was shunned by the assembly My daughter was yelled at and I was threatened with having the police called on me for checking on my children during Feast of Tabernacles even though their father was there to see to their welfare. He never once checked on them or fed them. My children and I have not stepped foot on the property in almost 2 years but am still the brunt of gossip and lies because my ex still attends. I still believe that a lot of the doctrines are founded in truth, but without the love behind it, it avails you nothing. I am grateful to have finally separated myself from the cult and am striving to put my life back in order.

    • Doreen
    • Posted September 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm
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    I find it interesting that to descibe people using the actual name of Yahweh and Yeshua as cultists you bring out the most abominable behaviours of men that are practiced on a daily basis in Sun-Day worshipping, pre-trib non Spirit filled groups. The last poster had it right…If you don’t have love, and if you don’t comprehend that the grace given to you by the sacrifice of Yeshua is rooted in love and repentance, that leads to resotoration and then obedience- then you don’t have the fruits by which you are to be known.

    I understand that there are issues with groups….just like the Pentecostals who claim that to be saved one must speak in tongues, or many Baptists who claim you cannot be saved unless you are baptized, many other smaller versions of Baptists that claim you lose your salvation every time you sin, and then invent sins to cause you to stumble.

    The problem is not the fact that Elohim gave His Word in Hebrew, and therefore that Messiah’s name is Hebrew as is Yahweh’s, it is that people are led astray by Satan. Kook in your Concordance under ‘Lord’ and you will find over 40 pages where “Jehovah” was changed to Lord or Lord God. You will also be able to find that Satan wasn’t changed.

    Certainly people have been truly saved under the name of Jesus. The Ruach ha Kadosh or Holy Spirit is operative. But when we come to deeper knowledge, we have have a deeper relationship, and further responsibility. It isn’t up to us to decide who is saved and who is not, but it is up to us to study to show ourselves approved, and to work out our OWN salvation with fear and trembling, and to seek first the Kingdom of Yahweh….and to do what Yeshua commands.

    We are in the last days, where all that is hidden will be revealed, all that is covered will be uncovered. Those who seek shall find.

    The commandments that Yahweh gave forever are still in effect…ie the 10 Commandments (including the Sabbath); those that He gave to show His people that they couldn’t follow Him by rigidly following law are not in effect. The Holy Spirit leads those who seek in truth. Always has and always will.

    As for me, I will continue to grow and prove everything out so as not to be led astray by power hungry men with ill intents; either living now or dead. I believed enough lies and it caused me grief and sorrow…The truth is the only thing I am interested in. Traditions of men are dangerous traps and will keep those committed to them from the relationship that the Creator wants to have with you.

    The truth proves itself. I am willing to go as deep as the Almighty will take me in learning of Him. What about you?

    Grace and Peace and Joy to you….

    • Tad
    • Posted November 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm
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    Ok I have to speak up here. In my opinion this article is just as closed minded as the far out Sacred Namers it is aimed at. There are Nutty followers and untrue followers in every messiah believing denomination. I think it has been clearly proven over thousands of years that people at anytime people there is someone capable of perverting the truth. Frankly I have found wonderful people who believe in the Messiah by the name of Jesus and YaHuShua. I am not going to make any bold statements as to call anyone false, cultists, or to determine who goes to Heaven or Hell. The Word says that our Father knows the heart of every man. So if you say Jesus, or YaHuShua, or an African translation, or if you are deaf and dumb and can’t even say a specific name it doesn’t matter!!! The Holy Spirit of that raised our Savior from the dead is our witness!! You can look that up. Along with the fact that we must live in obedience, repentance, and self denial. These are our Savior’s words. So don’t go twisting Paul’s letters to say sin doesn’t matter. That is why Peter warned about knowing how to rightly divide scripture when reading Paul’s works, lest you be misled. If you aren’t careful and you go reading the divine scriptures with a heart of pre-formed ideas or ideology served up to you by a pastor or just anyone that sounds good. You are likely to walk away thinking smoking pot is ok, or that sin is nailed to the cross and we are powerless to do anything or that we are responsible to etc. People need to read James chapter 1: 5-8 and understand that we are to go to the word in faith. Willing to accept the truth that our Father is willing to give in whole and un twisted. Then read Mathew and John and so on. In fact it probably best to wait and read Paul’s letters after reading the Gospels! In closing I would just like to add that out of about 35,000 different denominations and sects of Christianity and Judaism as we know it. People in EVERY single group think they are the ones who have it right and have the Holy Ghost. You have Holy Scripture vs King James vs The Catholic bible and so on and so on. Wake up people!!! Our savior never spoke of any of these things! He said if you love me keep my commandments! He who does not the will of my Father shall no wise enter in to the Kingdom! If someone wishes to follow me ket them DENY THEMSELVES DAILY and pick up their cross and follow HIM! He said I am a good Shepard and my sheep follow me through the NARROW GATE! Are you getting the picture?? If our family, job, education, spouse, belongings, retirement, etc matter too use instead of giving up our life to walk right with him then it is pointless to argue about a NAME!!

    I Love You All! Shalom.

    • Patrick Binkley
    • Posted December 22, 2011 at 4:46 am
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    I appreciate what you are saying here. About 20 years ago I hung out with sacred name people in the ohio, michigan area. I left all that stuff years ago. But I do have some lingering questions that I would like some help with. Can I please speak to the administrator of this site in private ? Or whoever is responsible for the information about the sacred name groups? I really don’t want to post anything here for general discussion.

    • Nancy
    • Posted January 23, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    My husband of 15 years was in this “cult” for 9 years before I met him. When he fornicated with a woman outside of the so- called church he was kicked out. We met approximately a year after he was kicked out and we eventually married. To make a long story short, he has joined again and he told me we would not be celebrating any holidays anymore and he was going to tithe to the church n MO and he knows nothing about this church. I have had it and he is still fornicating with this woman and an alcoholic. Is that what his Yahweh would want. I am divorcing him!!!

  5. I wish you the best maam..

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