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Delivered By
The Venerable Dr. Christopher A. Brown
Delivered On
March 3, 2013
Central Passage
Exodus 3:1-15
Subject
“Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground”…. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Description

t was therefore quite consistent with reason that no proper name could with propriety be assigned to him who is in truth the living God. Do you not see that to the prophet who is really desirous of making an honest inquiry after the truth and who asks what answer he is to give to those who question him as to the name of him who has sent him, he say, “I am that I am,” (Exodus 3:14) which is equivalent to saying, “ it is my nature to be, not to be describe by name,” but in order that the human race may not be wholly destitute of any appellation which they may give to the most excellent of beings, I allow you to use the word, Lord, as a name, the Lord God of three natures – of instruction, and of holiness and of the practice of virtue…For this, says he, is the everlasting name.

~Philo of Alexandria