WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
of God, just as when, in old English, the king of England used to be addressed in the plural number, "Your Majesty," not, "Thy Majesty ." For this reason Elohim, when meaning "God" the Creator, is always used with an adjective and a verb in the singular number. Does God give himself a name? Yes. In Genesis, chapter 2, verse 4, it first occurs : "These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens ." -Darby's translation ; see also American Standard Version, also Young's . 3 That is the name which He has exclusively given himself, and no creation of his may take it to himself. "I am Jehovah, that is my name ; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise unto graven images." (Isaiah 42 :8, AS) Testifying to God's exclusive possession of this unique name, the sacred song writer prays to Him against his enemies and says : "That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth ." (Psalm 83 :18, Da; AS) His name is to be held sacred . 4 The materialistic scientists are led by their investigations and discoveries to appreciate only more and more the wisdom with which God created the heavens and the earth . The reverent psalmist long, long ago showed his appreciation of that when he said : "0 Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all : the 4. Who were already in existence when God began
creating the earth, and so who must have been his first creation?