Which is correct? Jesus pronounced as (GEE-zuss) or Jesus pronounced as (Hay-soos)? Are they not both the same name, only pronounced differently because of language? In Hebrew, there is no “J” sound. It is translated as “Y”. So, In Hebrew, the name is pronounced, among other ways, as “Ye-shu-a” or “Ye-hosh-u-a-”. Just as the Name of God in Hebrew is “YHVH” or “YHWH” and is pronounced as “Yeh-o-Vah”, “Yah-Veh”, “Yeh-o-Wah”, or “Yah-Weh” and in Latin is spelled “Iehovah”, and in English is “Jehova” or “Jehovah”. Jesus, pronounced as “Gee-zuss” is simply the English transliteration of the Hebrew original “Yeshua”. Ultimately, if your heart is on the true God and the true Christ, it does not matter if you call Him Yeh-o-vah or Jehova, or His Son Yeshua or Jesus. He knows to whom you are referring because he is the One who searches our hearts. These are vain pursuits that we are warned against, and admonished to pursue the true things of God which are Faith in God through Christ and Obedience to the commands of Christ. If you want to argue about the language that is used to interpret a name, then you should argue with God about it because He is the one who confounded all the languages at the Tower of Babel. Yes, there is no other name under heaven, given by men, by which one may be Saved. Yet each name, when rendered in different languages, is pronounced differently due to language barriers and learning, but mean the same person.
There are things that we know that God doesn’t. They’re all things you don’t want to know. We know the feeling of being deceptive. We know what it means to feel ashamed. We know how to be hypocritical. We know what it’s like to break a promise. We know what self-loathing is like. We know the awful sense that our lives may be futile. We know selfishness on a personal level. We know despair. God knows about these things, but they are not part of His person. In Christ, God does not spare Himself from any Human experience, but even as man He does not partake in our evil. God in Christ enters our darkness like light. He is not corrupted by it – it is swallowed up by His goodness.
There are several things that would cause Christ Jesus to say this to someone. First would be that this person never came to Christ for Salvation, utterly rejecting him. Next would be the person who says that they know Christ but have no evidence of the Transformation that is requisite of truly knowing him and BEING known by him. One cannot have an encounter with the True Christ and NOT be transformed unless that person has rejected him utterly. Next would be the person who says he/she is a Christ-follower but is merely a “weekend warrior”, living their life as the world lives throughout the week, and only pulling Christ out and dusting him off to make an appearance of piety in front of others on Saturday, Wednesday, or Sunday. If one truly knows Christ, and is KNOWN BY Christ, his/her life will reflect that relationship through their living, through their words, and through their desires. Evaluate your belief and your desire to follow the Lord. If you don’t have an overpowering desire to always know more of Our Lord and Savior, then the chances are that you do not really know him because he does not really know you. Seek after him in your heart of hearts and he will come in unto you and make his abode with you. But, come to him prepared for change and with a DESIRE for change from the “old man” you have been into the “New Man” that he requires you to be as his follower. Then, pick up your cross daily and follow him.
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2. Library Genesis
Library Genesis is a search engine for free reading material, including ebooks, articles, magazines, and more. As of this writing, Library Genesis indexes close to 3 million ebooks and 60 million articles. It would take several lifetimes to consume everything on offer here.
Both fiction and non-fiction are covered, spanning different genres and types.
Since it’s a search engine. browsing for books is almost impossible. The closest thing you can do is use the Authors dropdown in the navigation bar to browse by authors, and even then, you’ll have to get used to the terrible user interface of the site overall.
It’s better to search instead for a particular book title, author, or synopsis. The Advanced Search lets you narrow the results by language and file extension.
The legality of Library Genesis has been in question since 2015 because it allegedly grants access to pirated copies of books and paywalled articles, but the site remains up and open to the public.
3. Centsless Books
Unlike the other sites on this list, Centsless Books is a curator-aggregator of free Kindle books available on Amazon. Its mission is to make it easy for you to stay on top of all the free ebooks available from the online retailer.
NB: Since Centsless Books tracks free ebooks available on Amazon, there may be times when there is nothing listed. If that happens, try again a few days later.
4. Project Gutenberg
Another of the best free ebook download sites is Project Gutenberg. It’s a charity endeavor, sustained through volunteers and fundraisers, that aims to collect and provide as many high-quality ebooks as possible. Most of its library consists of public domain titles, but it has other stuff too if you’re willing to look around.
As of this writing, Gutenberg has more than 60,000 free ebooks on offer. They are available for download in EPUB and MOBI formats (some are only available in one of the two), and they can be read online in HTML format.
You can browse the library by category (of which there are hundreds), by most popular (which means total download count), by latest (which means date of upload), or by random (which is a great way to find new material to read).
ManyBooks is a nifty little site that’s been around for over a decade. Its purpose is to curate and provide a library of free and discounted fiction ebooks for people to download and enjoy.
Much of its collection was seeded by Project Gutenberg back in the mid-2000s, but it has since taken on an identity of its own with the addition of thousands of self-published works that have been made available at no charge.
Downloads are available in dozens of formats, including EPUB, MOBI, and PDF, and each story has a rating out of five stars.
Feedbooks is a massive collection of downloadable ebooks: fiction and non-fiction, public domain and copyrighted, free and paid. While over 1 million titles are available, only about half of them are free.
The split between “free public domain ebooks” and “free original ebooks” is surprisingly even. A big chunk of the public domain titles are short stories and a lot of the original titles are fanfiction. Still, if you do a bit of digging around, you’ll find some interesting stories.
Most of the ebooks are available in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. They even come with word counts and reading time estimates, if you take that into consideration when choosing what to read.
Between the three major ebook formats—EPUB, MOBI, and PDF—what if you prefer to read in the latter format? While EPUBs and MOBIs have basically taken over, reading PDF ebooks hasn’t quite gone out of style yet, and for good reason: PDFs offer universal support across platforms and devices.
If you want to stick to PDFs only, then you’ll want to check out PDFBooksWorld. While the collection is small at only a few thousand titles, they’re all free and guaranteed to be PDF-optimized. Most of them are literary classics, like The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, Crime and Punishment, and so on.
Open Library offers an easily searchable directory of all the free ebooks that are available on The internet Archive. You might be surprised at the number of books available. The total library is pushing towards 1.5 million items.
On the Open Library’s homepage, you can readily find the books in which you might be interested thanks to the scrollable categories. Some of the most popular categories include Romance, Kids, and History. You can even find some textbooks lurking in the catalog.
The site is open source and anyone can edit the information available for each book.
Free-Ebooks.net offers thousands of free ebooks. The content is broadly split into six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Self Help, and Business.
To be able to download free ebooks from Free-Ebooks.net, you will need to sign up for an account. An account is free to create. Once you have an account, you can download up to five free titles every month.
In addition to English, books are available in dozens of other languages.
Overdrive is the cleanest, fastest, and most legal way to access millions of ebooks—not just ones in the public domain, but even recently released mainstream titles.
There is one hitch though: you’ll need a valid and active public library card or to be a student to have access to these free ebooks. Overdrive works with over 30,000 public libraries in over 40 different countries worldwide. In addition to free ebook checkouts, you can also listen to audiobooks for free.
If you can access the service, you will have instant access to the latest The New York Times Bestsellers. The list is updated weekly, so you will never miss out on a hot read.