Most Helpful Girl
God is just God. Period.0
Most Helpful Guy
My good friend, peace be with you.
I will watch this video at a more convenient time. It is early morning here, I remain abed and my lovely wife still sleeps. For the moment I offer the following thoughts as general observations.
Is it wise to speak of 'the' name of God? As if He can have but one name? Surely it is not our place to put limits on divinity or even for us to imagine we can begin to comprehend the tiniest fraction of Him. This is my quibble with Christian theologians, whose elaborate mental constructs are by definition wrong. It is my quibble with atheists, especially those who insist that they 'know' that God does not exist. This is my quibble with my Muslim friends who say that God must be limited to a singularity, and therefore Christianity is erroneous because of our belief in the holy trinity. The importance of the Trinity is simply this: it is rather arrogant for us to try to limit the one God in any way shape or form. Christians of course do exactly the same thing when we criticise Hindus for their 1,000's of deities. The underlying reality of the one, infinite God is that He/She is beyond all concepts of limitation.
Which brings me back to the sad fact that I have yet to watch your video, and I say this because in the book of Exodus, God gives to Moses, as His name, Yahweh. I see this a probably the Hebrew equivalent of Allah. God explains to Moses that Yahweh means 'I am who am.' This is utterly startling. 'I am' is the first person singular of the verb 'to be.' So the first meaning of Yahweh is 'singularity.' God is, in a word, all existence. English words like 'essential', 'necessary' and 'essence' all derive from the Latin word 'esse' meaning 'to be'. The word Yahweh (I'll not call it a name) says that God IS existence, the essential necessity of all being and of all creation. If there is no God, there can be no existence.
I will add to this opinion after watching the video. In the meantime, peace be with you.0