This is a question that is often asked. Why should an English speaking
person call on the Hebrew names of Yahweh and Yahushua?
The answer is actually quite simple. Personal names do not translate across languages. For instance, Ariel Sharon is still Ariel Sharon in any country or language. Personal names do not translate, they transliterate. In other words, they retain the pronunciation as much as possible. Even so, "The LORD" is not a translation of the name "Yahweh". It is a direct replacement. Put simply, the translators admit they substituted Yahweh’s name for a title. All for the sake of an unscriptural tradition. Yahweh’s name is in scripture nearly 7000 times. And nearly 7000 times they replaced it (not translated it) with "the LORD", or "GOD". I wouldn’t want someone to change my name unless it was Yahweh. And it is clear that according to the third commandment that Yahweh doesn’t want anyone to change or falsify His name either.
Think about this for a moment. What makes man think he has the authority to change the name of the one who created him, and who created all things? We don’t have that right! For instance, in the scriptures we see that one who changes the name of another is always in authority over them. Yahushua renamed Simon. Yahweh renamed Abram to Abraham. Adam named the animals. We have no authority to rename our Heavenly Father or His Messiah Yahushua. We need to be sure we leave things as He inspired it.
Also consider this: If you don’t speak Hebrew then you can’t say Abraham, Isaac, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Zechariah, Michael or a long list of other Hebrew names! Why was Yahweh’s name the only one changed? And why was Yahushua’s Name the only name in our modern bibles that is different from the Old Testament to the New Testament? In the Old Testament, it’s "Joshua" but in the New Testament it’s "Jesus". The answer is simple. Satan will do anything to turn men from the truth. Yahweh’s Name IS truth. Yahushua’s Name IS truth. Substitutions are lies. You see, Father Yahweh is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. And when we call Him by a false name, then we are worshipping Him in lies and not truth. If we know that "the Lord" and "Jesus" are false, why continue in error?? Aren’t we supposed to love the truth?
But maybe you are thinking, "Okay so do you have any scriptures that show that Gentiles should be calling on His name?" I am glad you asked….
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen (Heb. Gentiles), saith Yahweh of hosts.
Acts 9:15 But the Master said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how Elohim at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.