Did the Early Christians Call God by His Personal Name?



“With the Christian Greek Scriptures, the ‘New Testament,’ …no ancient Greek manuscript that we possess today of the books from Matthew to Revelation contains God’s name in full.” —The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever, 1984, p. 23

If the early Christians used God’s name, why is it missing in ALL of the 5,000+ Greek manuscripts we possess of the Christian Scriptures, some dating back as far as the 2nd century? Why is it missing from ALL of the 36,000+ quotations of the Scriptures made by the early church fathers before the 4th century?

jwgodsname“Did something happen to the text of the Christian Greek Scriptures before the fourth century that resulted in the omission of God’s name? The facts prove that something did.” —The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever, p. 24

If something as important as God’s name was lost from the Christian Greek Scriptures, did God fail to keep His promise to preserve His word from corruption?

“…as for the word of our God, it will last to time indefinite.… Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.” —Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35, NWT

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