Matt Powell preaches that Pronunciation of “Jesus” is a salvation issue

Matt Powell preached the following message, which pronounces that those who pronounce Jesus other than the “orthodox” English pronunciation are not saved. Powell seems to not realize that just like every other name, the name of Jesus is Anglicized into the English language. In fact, most of the names in the Bible are not pronounced the same way in English that those people actually pronounced their own names.

Powell’s position would be that those who speak languages other than English need to say “Jesus” (English pronunciation) or they are heretics. See the different language pronunciations of Jesus below: source.

English: Jesus

French: Jésus

German: Jesus

Swahilli: Jesus

Arabic: Isa

Greek: Ιησούς

Chinese (Simplified Han): 耶稣

Italian: Gesù

Japanese: イエス・キリスト

Korean: 예수

Russian: Иисус

Spanish: Jesús

Bulgarian: Исус

Czech: Ježíš

Dutch: Jezus

Estonian: Jeesus

Haitian Creole: Jezi

Hungarian: Jézus

Romanian: Isus

Thai: พระเยซู

Turkish: Isa

Here’ is Powell’s message clip:

Something else worth noting is that Ben “the Baptist” Knight mirrored this video to his channel, showing that he also believes this foolishness.

Post Author: Joshua Lindsey

My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and baby daughter am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Comparative Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.

1 thought on “Matt Powell preaches that Pronunciation of “Jesus” is a salvation issue

    Natasya Situmorang

    (April 3, 2019 - 10:29 am)

    I also would like to add that the way we Indonesians pronounce the name of Jesus in our tongue would be like this: Yesus 😀😁. The Lord Jesus Christ would be: Tuhan Yesus Kristus ❤🧡💛. Which you have not put in this page but that’s fine 😃😄. I am actually friends with Matt Powell in Facebook (although I have NEVER EVER met the person in real life and I have never been to the church where he goes to because I don’t live in America) after watching much of his videos on Youtube and being subscribed to his channel. I believe you had the best intention when you created this website, hopefully anyone who comes into this page (whether they be the ones who go to any of the New IFB churches or the ones who are SUPPORTING the pastors, the congregations and the entire movement BUT they have never ever been in one, like myself) will take the time to read everything you have written so far as opposed to just going straight to the comment section and slander and rail right here 😀😄🤗. I also would like to add that Matt Powell needs to realise that not everyone who is inhabiting this planet speaks English 📖🕯. At the end of the day, what matters the most is that we call upon the name of the Lord Jesus (confessing with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believeth in our hearts that God rose Him from the dead
    💖💗💝💞💕) to be saved, regardless of the language we speak! God bless you and your loved ones! ❤🧡💛. Have a wonderful day and greetings from Indonesia! 🇮🇩.

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