Suppose that two young evangelical couples, the Smiths and the Christians, were expecting their first children. Suppose also that in order to magnify what they believe the Bible teaches about God’s redemption, the Smiths would name their son, Judas Iscariot Smith, and the Christians would name their baby daughter, Jezebel Herodias Christian.
If there were two such couples that were to do so, would what they do be a valid application of biblical teaching about the redemption that is in Christ Jesus? Are the names Judas Iscariot and Jezebel Herodias redeemable?
What has God called us to redeem?