The central compliance of the Western monotheistic Religions is not to empirical truths but to the claims of the supremacy of texts.
There is nothing more abundant and more unreliable than words…
Genesis begins with God using words to create our world….”Let there be light, they there was light and God called the light day and the darkness night…” In effect Gods ability to cast spells accounts for his power.
The Christian texts begin in a similar fashion providing a continuity of the supremacy of Language from the old to the new religions where John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Next in Romans 1 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
Not only does God use language but God is language. And so the texts are God himself and to not worship them is an insult the devinity of the texts…God!
These texts were either written years ago befor by men that were ignorant of the truths we know now, or the texts are God and God is imperfect, unreliable and false! Or is God something other than a book?
Is YHWH just a word or is the word God? Is there a difference or are you just a name?