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1- A name has a unique Referent, but a Title does not.
“President” can refer to any number of persons; “Mark Twain” refers to a unique person.
2- Titles are not Names, nor are Names, Titles.
3- Names do not have to have meanings. A name can be created out of whole cloth. Once its Referent is designated, then that is its Name by mutual agreement.
example of a name with no meaning: Naisha
example of a name with a meaning: Jesus=Savior.
4- A Title must have a meaning, otherwise it is of no use. The word President has a specific meaning, although it might not have a particular Referent.
5- A Name can refer to a Person, Place or Thing.
person: George Washington
thing: Plymouth Rock
6- A Title can refer to a Person, Place or Thing.
7- “God” is a Title and Not a Name.
The fact that you can discuss the proposition ‘God exists’ is a proof that ‘God’, as used in that proposition, is a description and not a name. If ‘God’ were a name, no question as to existence could arise. Bertrand Russell; (1872-1970); The Philosophy of Logical Atomism; 1918; in Logic and Knowledge; R. C. Marsh; ed.; 1988; p250. [Discovered 5-26-13.]
8- “God” is a meaningless term unless it is correctly defined. Since Nothing in Particular can be known about God, if God is not the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, then it is an idol. God must be defined in relation to Christ and no one else, since He is the sole individual authorized and able to reveal God’s nature.
9- In the end, the Referent of a Name is what is of value, not the Name itself.
A human person might legally change his name to “Lord Jesus Christ,” but its referent is only a human and has no saving value.
“Lord Jesus Christ” referring to the Second person of the Trinity is an eternally valid name, and its Referent is of Supreme importance.
10- The way the Name of Christ is pronounced in different languages is different, but each pronunciation is Referring to one Unique Person.
English: Jesus Christ
Armenian: He-sous Kris-dos
Arabic: Ya-soogh al Ma-seeh
what determines the correct Referent of these diverse pronunciations to each human’s mind is the task of the Holy Spirit Himself.
11- In the cases of the name of the Second Person of the Trinity, “Jesus Christ,” the knowledge of the Referent is supplied by the Third person of the Trinity. In this case, due to the fact that it is a Name which is Unknowable to any human, its knowledge Must be a Divine Revelation, a Divine Gift. We are at God’s mercy for the Knowledge of the Referent of the name “Jesus Christ.”
12- “Jesus Christ” is a Name, the Name of the Second Person of the Trinity. We have not been given the Names of the First Person (God the Father) and the Third Person (The Holy Spirit) of the Trinity. We know them by their Titles only.
13- “Jesus Christ” is the only name given among men by which we must be saved.
14- “Jesus Christ” is Lord is the sole Truth that is available to mankind at the present time. That Truth is all that is needed to cross from Spiritual death to Spiritual Life.
15- The first recorded act of Adam was to name the animals God brought to him. Shortly after, he named his wife Woman and Eve.
16- Someone has said that all we do is Name things. When we speak, we are giving names to our thoughts, objects around us, and other imaginary ideas such as numbers.
17- Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things; i.e. when we say Two apples, or Two cars, we are giving the same name, Two, to a collection of diverse objects, apples and cars. Most people are not aware that there exists no property of Two-ness because the number Two is an imaginary concept. Numbers are names that we give to non-existent impossibilities because numbers do not exist, and could not exist.
18- Poetry is the art of giving Different names to the same thing: beautiful, aromatic, colorful flowers. All the adjectives are names being given to the same object, a flower, which is itself a name.
19- Names refer to unique beings, thus they may need to be lengthened (first, middle, last, Sr., Jr.) to differentiate between persons.
20- Titles refer to Positions of Office. Usually there is only one of each Position in an organization. There is no need to lengthen Titles. In contrast, there can be more than one person with the same name in an organization- in that case a nickname or middle initial is used to differentiate between them.
21- The Bible uses the Term “name” both literally and figuratively.
22- The word Title is used twice only, in the NT, to refer to the sign that was placed on the Cross by Pontius Pilate.
23- A person is usually named by his or her parents. But there have been many instances where persons have chosen new names for themselves after becoming adults. There are also times when a person takes on a name that his devotees or even detractors have given him.
24- Unless a person is a public figure, his name is personal information and not something that is outwardly apparent unless they decide to publicize their name by wearing a name tag. When two or more strangers meet, they must reveal their names to each. There would be no point in trying to guess a stranger’s name.
25- Everyone must have a unique name to be distinguished from those around him. Even material objects are given names when it becomes necessary to differentiate between multiple units of that object.
26- Imaginary ideas, like numbers and geometric shapes, are given names even though they do not exist. It is an essential part of communication that we give names to objects, people and ideas to be able to talk about them.