When a person prays, "In Jesus' name" or "In Christ's name", do they mean the same thing?
Christ means the "anointed one." So, when we pray and say, "In Jesus' name" or "In Christ's name", do they mean one and the same?
The name is pretty irrelevant. You can pray to Jesus and call him "Splog a log", if you want.
Since He is God, He will know that your prayers are directed to Him because He can read your heart.
Anyone who tells you different is wrong and "splitting hairs".
An example of Jesus the anointed one or Jesus Christ being used in prayer can be seen in Acts 3 when Peter and John went up to the temple at the hour of prayer. The lame man was asking for alms when Peter says silver and gold have I none but such as I have give I thee, In the name of "Jesus Christ" of Nazareth rise up and walk. This prayer was answered as the man immediately received strength to walk. If they did not mean the same thing or were not directly unified this prayer would have not been effective.
Of course, since they are the same person! The Messiah, or the Christ, is Jesus. Jesus the Christ, or Jesus Christ our savior.
Good observation. Many times people pray as if they are reciting some verses. At the end when people say In Jesus name, most of the time it is just a formality. But there is a great meaning in that.
God has chosen Abraham and his children to be own people. Later Israelis have enjoyed the honor being God's children. God has saved from every problem.
Jesus came to this world and died on the cross to save us from sin. Now mankind are not under the control of law and are eligible to be saved. However, only those people who accept Jesus as their personal savior are saved. Our salvation is ready. We need to claim it by accepting Jesus.
When we accept Jesus, we become the children of God. Otherwise we are sinners and are nothing. Today we have our right along with Jesus the Son. So when we pray something, we claim it in Jesus name.
That is why we close the prayer saying In Jesus name. God has placed Jesus name, a name above all names.
Your sickness has a name, but Jesus name is above all names
Your financial problem has a name., but there is a name above all names
So whatever is our problem, we can overcome it in Jesus name
I, completely, agree with you that when people pray "In Jesus name," they are not aware of the true significance of it. Sometimes, people pray this way believing that all of their petitions will be answered.
Thanks for commenting
by Chaplain Bernell Wesley 5 years ago
If Jesus never wrote anything why is the New Testament the basis of Christianity?If Paul wrote 2/3 of the New Testament is Christianity not a Pauline invention since Jesus wrote none of it?
by Edwinoel Tanglao 6 years ago
Whoever and whatever we are, irregardless of race, religion or creed, if we learn that a protein molecule called 'laminin,' in the form of a cross binds our cells and tissues together as one human body like an adhesive, are we not happy that all along since the beginning of man, as I firmly believe...
by ngureco 7 years ago
How Do I Identify The True Christ Church From Satan (False) Church?
by Adriel Montejano 2 years ago
What Do You Believe In Terms Of Christianity?
by Cat333 3 years ago
When the Holy Spirit directs us to pray for a lost person, the healing of a sick person, or for any need, we pray confidently. But should we claim a soul for Christ or pray for the healing of someone if we've not heard any direction from the Lord? I've "claimed" a soul for Christ based on...
by Stephanie Njambie 23 months ago
What is Jesus' view on being wealthy?In today's world, money seems to rule everything and very many preachers focus their teachings on prosperity in life , with a lot of reference to money. This all has me confused
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|