“Your name will be a curse word among my people, for the Sovereign Lord will destroy you and call his true servants by another name.” (Isaiah 65:15)
It looks as if God had the same problem here as we have today; He had to come up with a new name for His true followers because most of the people who were supposed to be His followers gave the old name such a bad rap.
I understand this. I find it hard in some circles to call myself a Christian, not because I am ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but because the name has come to mean things that have little or nothing to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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