Westminster Larger Catechism Study

WLC – Q. 41. Why was our mediator called Jesus?

Q. 41. Why was our mediator called Jesus?
A. Our mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins.

What is the literal meaning of the name Jesus? The name Jesus is a Greek form corresponding to the Hebrew name Joshua or Jehoshua, meaning “Jehovah is salvation.”

Who decided that our Savior should be called “Jesus”? This decision was made by God himself, and was announced to Joseph by an angel of the Lord who appeared to him in a dream.

Is “Jesus” a personal name or a title? “Jesus” is a personal name of our Savior.

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