Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name…Philippians 2:9
Even the NWT acknowledges the above verse is true. Considering this verse, how does anyone fail to lift up the name of Jesus above every other name, in their worship time?
John 20 31 tells us that there is life in the name of Jesus Christ.
…but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
Romans 10:13 quotes the prophet Joel who tells us that it is calling upon the “name of the LORD that saves us.”
Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Even a brief study of Romans chapter 10 shows clearly that Paul is speaking of salvation through the name of Jesus Christ in Romans 10:13. In using the quote from Joel, Paul is identifying Jesus as LORD, or Jehovah. The complete passage reads:
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.” 6 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ “that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or, ” ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Jesus Christ, speaking to the church in the Revelation of Jesus Christ, said:
13 I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
There is a cult-like religion active within the USA today that teaches members that those who lift up the name of Jesus in worship are not going to be saved because they place the name, Jesus, above the name Jehovah. In their minds, all Christendom is lost because of this. While they do not have scripture to support what they are teaching, it seems to me, were it not for scriptures that identify Jesus as God, there would be scripture to support just the opposite. Doesn’t the Bible clearly teach that the Name we are to lift up in worship, the Name above all names, is the name Jesus?
While it may seem that the name Jesus is to be lifted above Jehovah, actually, when we lift up the name Jesus, we are lifting up the name of Yahweh, God, Jehovah as well. Titles applied to Yahweh (called Jehovah) are also applied to Jesus or Jesus fulfilled all the titles that describe Jehovah God.
Scott Henry writes:
Jesus means “Jehovah is salvation” and that’s why Joseph must call Him Jesus; He is the One who shall save His people from their sins. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). And we all need to be saved because we are all sinners … every one of us! The Apostle Paul declares in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Some people deceive themselves into thinking they are pretty good, but the Bible is clear: “There is none righteous, no not even one; there’s none who understands, none who seeks after God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is none who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).
The Bible is clear. There is salvation in no other name and the name Jesus is to be lifted above all other names.