I was at a church meeting and I was told that the former leader was called Manasseh,he came from Africa. Seemingly when Calvin was in Geneva,
all children when baptised had to have Biblical names.A father wanted his
son called Martyn,but the priest baptised him Abraham.I called one of my sons Evan,which would be alright in Wales but we lived in England,and so he suffered,from the other children,making fun of his name.I like my name,William Alexander, now of course ,names usually have a meaning.
Take the name of Jesus ,it means, the Lord saves,my study Bible says,
'Jesus came to earth to save us,because we can't save ourselves from sin and
its consequences.No matter how good we are,we can't eliminate the sinful nature present in all of us. Only Jesus can do that,Jesus didn't come to help people save themselves He came to be their Savior from the power and penalty of sin.' So when you hear that name mentioned remember its meaning,and what that means to you personally.
Come ,Thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free.
From our sins and fears release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
[Words by Charles Wesley ]