What is the New Name in Revelation?

I have heard members of the World Mission Society Church Of God claim that Revelation 2:17 speaks of a “new name” for Jesus Christ.  Let’s take a closer look at exactly what Revelation says:

Who Has a New Name?

I think the question comes down to who has a new name in Revelation 2:17?  Let’s take a look at the verse in context (emphasis added):

14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. 15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Revelation 2:14-17

So the new name easily applies to those who have gone off after false prophets (Balaam and the teachings of the Nicolaitans).   When those people repent, they will once again return to Christ, receiving His name which is new to them.

In general, the “new name” refers to the name of “Christian” which is still new for many today.  The fact that it is “known only to the one who receives it”, points to the intimate nature of our relationship with Christ.

Paul Says it is Jesus Christ

Acts 4:12 supports this when it speaks of the name of Jesus Christ, saying:

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.Acts 4:12

If there is “no other name” than Jesus Christ, then there is “no other name”.  So Scripture says one thing, and my friends in the WMSCOG say something contrary.

Ahnsahnghong Says it is Jesus Christ

Interestingly, the founder of the WMSCOG, Ahn Sahng-Hong himself says the name is Jesus Christ. How confusing then, for WMSCOG members to say that the “new name” is “Ahnsahnghong” when Ahnsahnghong himself says salvation is found in no other name than Jesus Christ?

“salvation is found in no other name than Jesus, not only at His first coming but even in the last days” – Ahnsahnghong, The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life, page 181

I’d say that’s pretty conclusive that somewhere along the line, members of the WMSCOG no longer make sense, and contradict themselves.  (By the way, if you’d like to see pictures of the book with the quote, you can check out this great article which points out the same problem).

In Conclusion

The “new name” of Revelation is the new name of Christian, for all of those that are now in Christ. Paul affirms this in Acts 4:12.  Just another contradiction of the WMSCOG, publicly available for anyone with an Internet connection.

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  • Again you are using parts [debate moved by admin to forum at this thread]

  • Why do you guys… [debate moved by admin to this forum thread]

  • MY DEAREST BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST,

    I SAY : TO UNDERSTAND THE SPIRITUAL PHRASES YOU NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR SELF SPIRITUALY.
    WE CHRISTIANS BELIVE IN HOLY TRINITY I.E FATHER SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.
    WE NOTICE IN OLD BOOKS OF BIBLE WE SEE GOD AS JEHEOVA, NEW BOOKS JESUS AND BOOK OF PROFESSY WHICH WAS DUE TO COME HAPPEN AFTER JESUS REVELATION HOLY SPIRIT WHEN ALL ARE ONE WHY DO BIBLE GIVE THEM DIFFERENT NAME IN DIFFERENT AGE THAT SHOWS THAT HOLY SPIRIT SHOULD ALSO WILL HAVE A NAME.

  • This article disregards baptism in the name of the holy spirit Matt 28:19. Also; what about Revelation 3:12?. Salvation is found in no other name than Jesus. But that doesn’t mean that the trinity does not exist. It also doesn’t mean Isaiah 43 is lying when talking of the Father Jehovah and salvation coming from him.? In fact both are true. According to the age each name is revealed. To the glory of the former. If they are all 3 truly one and the same God over all.

  • The 3 ages the Korean zions teach is an interpretation. Personally, I’ve been finding a lot of errors in the teachings.

    For example, Jesus in Rev 5:7 takes the scroll from Him who is seated on the throne. Jesus takes the scroll from God. As Jesus once said “my God and your God.” Also he is described as “a Lamb looking as if it had been slain.” There only one Lamb, and that is Jesus who died on the (roman) cross. Therefore the point I’m making is this is not Ahn. I don’t believe he is Father, nor is he the one who took the scroll from God. Ahn was not slain, he wasn’t the passover lamb. Also, Jesus taking the scroll happens before disasters overtake the earth. It can’t be Ahn.

  • Let me correct myself, it would have happened since the the earth began to be conquered until the disasters overtake the earth.

  • all of you
    did you know about the new covenant of God ?
    did you establish the new covenant ?

    • Jesus established the New Covenant and yes, He has made it very open to all people. How did you get trapped into this strange doctrine that Gods Word warns us of?