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Christianity is a polytheistic belief with worship of three deities

  1. cjhunsinger profile image71
    cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago

    Central to Christian belief is the claim of a Blessed Trinity or the Trinitarian theology. This is, essentially, the belief that from one god, two other divinities (deities) emerge and co-exist or in theological terms, they are a, One that is All and All that is One, a consubstantial existence of equality and eternal being. It is a belief that states God is of the Son, God is of the Holy Spirit, distinct, but yet one.
    Such a trinitarian belief cannot be found in any Jewish text, a belief system that possibly dates to around 1200 BCE and, of which Christianity is based. The first hint of such a belief does not emerge until after 324 CE and The Council of Nicaea orchestrated by Constantine, a non-Christian. It was the Nicene Creed arguably developed by either the first or second Council that officially denotes the profession of faith in the Holy Trinity. For some 60 years following more Christians were killed by Christians, fighting over this Profession of faith then were killed by the Romans in the three hundred years preceding.
    A trinitarian concept of god or a duality of gods is not original to Christianity, but is rooted in the antiquity of Babylonian and Sumerian cultures of  around 4000 BCE. Not only is the concept of dual gods rooted to such pagan beliefs, but the story of creation found in Genesis is also from this culture in the ex nihilo myth.
    Are Christian claims of the greatest truth of Christianity, the trinity, a simple fraud of simple people?
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    1. Cgenaea profile image60
      Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The Trinitarian doctrine is blown way out of proportion on both sides.
      The concept denotes three separate entities with the same mind. God the father is the head mind. He gave that mind to Jesus to illustrate in flesh. The holy spirit is the name of that mind. It is the mind of God the father and his son.
      We receive that mind when we say yes.

      1. cjhunsinger profile image71
        cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I am happy for you if it gives you strength. Just don't call it a truth.

        1. Cgenaea profile image60
          Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Why not? I am sure it is. Why can't I express my opinions?

          1. cjhunsinger profile image71
            cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            To call something a truth, it must be defended as such. Can you take this to a court of law and submit your case? If not, it is a belief, nothing more and you are welcome to it.

            1. Cgenaea profile image60
              Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I speak to you biblical truth. It is written. Much proof of what I am speaking of.

              1. JMcFarland profile image91
                JMcFarlandposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                If there is much proof about what you're speaking of, can you please present it?

                Please keep in mind that the Bible is not proof of God - it is proof that people who believed in a specific God wrote things down.  The Bible is the CLAIM of that God.  It is not the evidence of it.

                If you're saying that there is further proof, then that needs to be presented and demonstrated before it can be either accepted or rejected.

                1. Cgenaea profile image60
                  Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Can you practice floating techniques without water?
                  Can you speak algebra without letters? Can you speak breathing without mentioning air?
                  I cannot speak about my God without the bible just the same.

                  1. JMcFarland profile image91
                    JMcFarlandposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    I didn't say you couldn't use the bible - I said that the Bible is not evidence of that God - it's the claim of that god.  If you think the Bible is the evidence of God and not the claim, then do you similarly think that the existence of the Koran is evidence of Allah, which contradicts your god?  Are holy books evidence of the God they claim?  Or just yours?  If it's just yours, it's special pleading, and you have to demonstrate why.

                  2. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    That would seem to indicate that the writings of man, the descriptions given there, ARE your god.  Yes?

              2. cjhunsinger profile image71
                cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                No "truth", just a belief and for 1700 years enforced with a sword. A truth would not need such savagery.

                1. Cgenaea profile image60
                  Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  How do you know?

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    What other truth requires force?

                    Not that the earth is round.  Not that it isn't the center of the universe.  Not that the sun isn't actually a god, travelling across the sky.

                  2. cjhunsinger profile image71
                    cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    You start my asking questions of what you believe to be true, as I did some 55 years ago. Research material and people who disagree with your point of view and find out why they disagree. Do not accept their rational or statements,  but research it. This process will lead to a reasoned confirmation of what you already believe; it is truthful or that what you believed is only a belief.

              3. cjhunsinger profile image71
                cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I will make it easy on you. Provide just two points of your truth that would stand up in a court of law.

                1. Jomine Jose profile image79
                  Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Now shall we talk about Harry Potter truth, it is written you know?

                  1. Cgenaea profile image60
                    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    If you believe Harry Potter, and you have faith in all which was written of him...fire away.
                    Faith is key.

                2. Cgenaea profile image60
                  Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Render unto Caesar that which belongs to him. wink Unto God, what is God's.
                  Faith NEVER stands up in court; though i have only tried it once. However, it works rather fine at the "gate".
                  Decide yea o nay and be done. He'd rather us hot or cold anyway. He don't like lukewarm.

                  1. Jomine Jose profile image79
                    Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    What is your motive behind this self deception?  Is it protection from uncertainty?

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              retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Truth does not emerge in court, plausibility does. I appreciate your confidence in the certitude that truth belongs to  you.

              1. Link10103 profile image81
                Link10103posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                If you do not have facts and evidence, you cannot take a case to court and expect to win or even be taken seriously.

                I would imagine that was CJ's point...

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                  retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  The Defense needs no evidence or even facts, it is the Prosecution that carries the burden of proof.

                  If CJ's point wasn't about truth than why use the word "truth" and why use a court as if that is where truth emerges. I repeat and stand by my assertion, court is not where truth emerges, only plausibility. One is not convicted by the truth, one is convicted by the strength of a plausible story. The shadow of a reasonable doubt does not mean "all doubt." Truth leaves little room for doubt as it is absolute.

                  1. jonnycomelately profile image85
                    jonnycomelatelyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    ....and when there is no such thing as "absolute," because it depends upon the eye of the beholder what is perceived as "truth."

                    The only "perpetual energy" that exists in this world is the energy that goes into infinite argument....IMHO  wink

              2. cjhunsinger profile image71
                cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                People are not sentenced to death due to a plausibility factor. Your appreciation is noted, but not needed or required.

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                  retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Indeed they are, witness how many have been exonerated by DNA evidence - something factual.

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          retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          So religious truth is a monopoly? Moses and Gilgamesh - look out Jews. An inflexible mind blanches at the subtleties of human existence, stretch and reach and grasp.

      2. Jomine Jose profile image79
        Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        lol Now god is out of his mind, as he gave it to genea
        Thanks for the laugh.

        1. Cgenaea profile image60
          Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Lol. No, thank you. That WAS funny. smile

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      SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So many misconceptions. 

      http://vimeo.com/17960119  Lengthy but worth your time if you will watch it.

      1. cjhunsinger profile image71
        cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Sir Dent, but I do not do third party conversations. Pro or con, for me, any comments needs to come from you. It is to difficult otherwise to hold someone to a particular point.

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          SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          How many eyewitnesses does it take to convince anyone that something is true?

          1. cjhunsinger profile image71
            cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Where are these eye witnesses and can we put them in a court of law and on a witness stand? If this is your argument, you have none.

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              SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Historians have certain criteria they need to meet in order to determine if something is true or not, yes?

              1. cjhunsinger profile image71
                cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Historians have been noted to lie and rewrite history for a political or religious end.
                In the short space allotted; the history that I outlined is verifiable. The primary people who do biblical research are theologians with a definite bias.

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                  Emile Rposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Who is not biased toward their personal belief structure? We all see what we want to see and none of us have verifiable universal truths to offer.

                  1. cjhunsinger profile image71
                    cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Then I would suggest that religious belief is no longer referred to as a truth, that gods exist, that one can be punished in hell for not believing. Based on your post it would seem that you would agree.

                  2. cjhunsinger profile image71
                    cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Emile

                    You are absolutely right about a universal truth, we do not have. What is important here is the desire to be reasonably objective and not ascribe to assertions that are based upon tradition, culture, fear, guilt or other  emotions.

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                  retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  This is everyone.

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      retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Since the idea of a Triune God hinges on the Father,Son and Holy Spirit, it is natural that Judaism would not accept the concept as there is no "Son" in Judaism.

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      retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Too much "Zeitgeist" is a silly thing.

      1. cjhunsinger profile image71
        cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        What is your point? If you have a position state it clearly and we can take it from there. Would you argue the Council of Nicaea, its purpose, author or outcome? Do you hold that an omnipotent deity exists. If so, make your case, as I am always willing to take a lesson. Snide and off handed remarks are usually a hallmark of those who lack substance.

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    SirDentposted 2 years ago

    My final word on this thread. 

    All religions around the world have one thing in common, except for Christianity.  They all seek to find God.  They search for Him on a daily basis.  In Christianity, God seeks man.  That is a very big difference in beliefs.

    There are not three Gods, but one God.  The Word of God is God and Jesus is the manifestation of the Word of God.  Notice He was born in the flesh, walked in the flesh, and talked in the flesh, (God seeking man).

    Christianity did not stem from Judaism but from Jesus Christ Himself.  Many call Jesus a Jew but only His mother was a Jew, His father was something other than a Jew.

    Jesus did many things in His ministry that had never been done before.  Many recognized that it was the power of God working through Him while others attributed His miracles to the devil.

    The Holy Ghost is a living force that indwells believers in Christ.  It guides believers into all truths.  He enables believers to be bold and gives them power over the enemy.

    The ball is in your court.  Believe or don't believe, the choice is yours.

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image60
      Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I choose not to believe your claims and if you are an example of  "a living force that indwells believers in Christ" I reject it completely. I don't care how bold or powerful you claim to be. wink

    2. Jomine Jose profile image79
      Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Verbal diarrhea with lots of fart!!!

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      retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus lived his life and died as a Jew. The Last Supper was a Seder Dinner as required during Passover. He observed and taught in accordance with Jewish Law. His entire ministry was rooted in Jewish scripture. The Jewish prophets spoke of him before he was born. Christianity is in all its roots, Jewish. I wonder why anyone is uncomfortable with the Jewish nature of Jesus. Bris and Bar Mitzvah made him a Jew, his ministry made him a Rabbi, as his own disciples often called him. Christians need to get comfortable with the Jewish man who is our Savior.

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Uh, if my Good Times serves me correctly... Jesus is Black!
        Lol... smile ok, I just had to say it once. Lol... sorry.
        Jew don't bother me none. King, Shepherd, Love of my life, all the same. smile

        Race seems to be a touchy American subject. The Jewish population possibly has a story or two. But mine is yet a step or two down that particular ladder. wink

        *edit
        but I think the point was, Jesus turned from even Judaism. He preached a different message than they were used to at the time. He was Jewish via his mom. But his family are they who believe him. I don't think they did.

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          Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, the entire world might be a better place if Jesus was a black man. I mean why not? Adam was most certainly a black man in Africa. You go girl.

          1. Cgenaea profile image60
            Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Let's get t-shirts! wink

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          retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Where did Jesus turn from Judaism? The Judaic roots of Christianity remained intact until Christianity became and international affair. The uncircumcised Greeks presented a problem for the Jewish Christians. A little church history might help.

          1. Cgenaea profile image60
            Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            As Jesus vehemently pointed out on more than one occasion, the Jews were wrong.
            They had the wrong mindset and tried hard to live out the will of God with fleshy thinking.
            Rites were added; people were stoned to death for similar offenses as they who stoned; God was not in their hearts (which brings us to Godly thinking patterns) he was in the open perfection of ritualistic behaviors  which Jesus knew did not work.
            He tried to straighten their thinking behind the scriptures. They refused him and kept on waiting for the messiah their way.
            He came from among them. He told them, "Hear me! Follow my commands."
            He did not follow them.
            The Jews who God chose as his very own, refused him.
            Jesus began his very own ministry, in which God was well-pleased. They were ordered to follow him. But they did not.
            I hope this answers your question. If not... I'm here.

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              retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              That explains that the Jews had an opportunity to follow Jesus, he did not turn away from them, but they from Him.

              I will take my answer here:
              http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/ … e-catholic

              1. Cgenaea profile image60
                Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                He turned away from their ways of doing, yes he did... He said, "Halt! 180!" In so many words.
                They stayed on the road that they were on... Jesus turned and they didn't turn too. smile
                They refused his message. He was the loner; doing things differently.
                He said, "I am the son." They said, "No you aint!"
                He began his very own ministry, based upon the same word of God, correctly.
                I do not seek Catholic ministers for my answers. I go to the bible. Or my mom. smile
                Jesus went a different way from them. He preached a different message. They did not follow.
                So either way, they were separated.

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                  retief2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Then you know,
                  In Matthew 5:17-18, Jesus says "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished."

                  and,
                  Acts 11:25-26 "And he (Barnabas)left for Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch."

                  The word Christian does not appear until after Jesus' death and He says quite plainly that he is there to fulfill the Law and the Prophets, sounds Jewish.

                  I do look to Catholic theologians.

                  1. Cgenaea profile image60
                    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    We definitely won't "argue" about to whom we both go for counsel. smile not necessary. Do you; I'll do me.
                    Accomplished. What does that word mean? Possibly "finished". Jesus finished it perfectly. smile
                    He brought a new agreement with him. The church calls it a new covenant. The bible calls it the new testament. But in each instance, the word NEW sticks out. See???
                    He said, "Follow me." They didn't turn too. They stayed on their own man-made doctrine's path.

            2. jonnycomelately profile image85
              jonnycomelatelyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Cgenaea, take your focus off the Jews.   They are simply representatives of us humans in the way they had attitude and made mistakes.   We ALL do it.  Every culture, every group of people, we are guilty of pointing the finger, trying to lord it over others, presenting a hypocritical face of our selves.

              All those lessons that we can learn from ancient writings are useless if we can't apply them to our individual selves and then make a difference for the better.  IMHO

              1. Cgenaea profile image60
                Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I was not focused on the Jews alone. And yes, they are like the rest of us. The only question that remains is, do we follow them or Jesus?
                What do we apply? How do we apply it correctly? You wanna say what "better" is deemed to be? Or should we skip it for now?

  3. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    This nit-picky sh*t is funny. smile
    I will not be chopping up anybody's post to answer/respond to each and every minute detail contained therein. K?
    Read...

    As for the other books, they are not my books. I have chosen the BIBLE. Those others are the choices of other beings. You must approach them with questions about them. My choice is the bible. Questions about others may not cross my desk. I don't know enough of any of them.
    Amend/don't amend...

    1. Link10103 profile image81
      Link10103posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You are quite the lazy person aren't you?

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lol...

      2. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lol... now you may consider the question disregarded without doubt! wink

        1. Link10103 profile image81
          Link10103posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          No worries. It was more of an observation than it was a question.

          No answer needed big_smile

  4. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    I have heard the heavens sing.

  5. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    I'm a Pepsi fan, btw... lol

  6. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    And I do feel the book to be objective, also. smile

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image60
      Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I suggest a new dictionary in that case. And you a fan of the English language. Shame. wink

  7. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    I already looked it up. wink
    I LOVE the English language. But my faith in God is importanter. smile
    I saw it on my FB feed for education and guitar. I really lol...
    It fits here, hilariously.

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image60
      Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      How odd that you continue to abuse the English language then. Oh well no surprises I suppose. Thanks for the reminder.

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I do not ABuse her!!! I've got much too much respect...
        She my ho'. smile
        I USE her, to my advantage. She lets me do anything I want to her...and she STILL loves me in the morning. wink
        Be thou UNtwisted! Lol...

        1. Righteous Atheist profile image60
          Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Strange how you show "respect" then. Is that the same deal as Christian "love'? wink

          1. Cgenaea profile image60
            Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Awww come on... we may as well make it funny...
            Laughter is good medical.

  8. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    That's true. If you reject the bible. No way...

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      Emile Rposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ummmm, if that was directed at me I can only say lol

      You know how I feel about your beliefs. smile

  9. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    Yes that was in response to your comment. smile
    And yes... I know. wink

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      Emile Rposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  10. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    And yes, I like shellfish. smile

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Funny, I've read the bible and I don't remember reading where Jesus said it was okay to start eating shellfish and or pork. I'm not really a big fan of either, but I've been known to BBQ some goooooddd ribs.

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Somebody say bacon!!! smile
        Jesus said, and I quote from THE quote, "What's goes into a man does not make him unclean, but the stuff coming out." 
        Stark contrast, huh???

        1. Link10103 profile image81
          Link10103posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Sooo...its perfectly okay to eat shellfish and pork, you just have to make sure you dont poop for the rest of your life or its a sin.

          Sounds uncomfortable

  11. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    Ha!!! wink yeah. I stopped pooping years ago!!! Lol...
    Psyche!!!

  12. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    Jomine, Jesus is a God. God definition from the top of my head is something worshipped and adored having power over us. We've got many god-Cadillacs; god-children; god-spouses; god-pastors; god-porn collections; god-houses; god-bank accounts, god-Beyoncés. wink
    THE God is Lord of ALL, whether we choose to accept it or not. He has more power than the entire world.
    And he did not tell Jesus his return date.

    1. Jomine Jose profile image79
      Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So there are many gods, jesus,  yahweh, baal, el, visnu.... and even money.
      So Christianity is polytheistic with two gods yahweh and jesus.  What about the spirit?

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Ha!!! This is getn funny, Jomine. Polytheism is the wrong term for Christanity. Jesus and shoes are gods. But there is ONE TRUE GOD. Will you please tell me that you understand the number 1. Lol...
        I do believe that even the Lord Jesus gave word that only his father is to be "worshipped" I will check on it. But Christian sects are commanded that NO God comes before the ONE we woworship.

        1. Jomine Jose profile image79
          Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          What is the difference between "a" god and "true" god?
          Polytheism is the wrong word, the correct word is henotheism.

          1. Cgenaea profile image60
            Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I aint gone even look it up. wink I know what my God said, shoot! Lol...  Thou shall have NO...
            I gave what my definition of god was earlier. Something you worship, a force of control. Or something like that.
            Can you imagine the infinite possibility of choices?
            Man cannot serve God and money. (That is a bible scripture). God-money is worshipped all over the land. Got WAY more followers than Christ.
            The one true God is the ultimate in control. But he, ever so gently, refrains most often. He said, "you chose." The one true God (Big Banger himself). Jehovah be da name. wink and NO, I am not a ... Witness.

            1. Jomine Jose profile image79
              Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              According to your definition even money is god. And baal and vishnu have power over humans,  the power created by humans belief in them, no different from jesus and as they too are worshipped they are also gods. And as they don't recognize jesus, jesus should be a false god.
              I can imagine, but that will be just an imagination.  Are you telling me that your god is just a figment of your imagination?
              If jehova is one true god who is "elyon" who gave jehova israel(deutronomy) as his inheritance?
              And you still haven't told me the difference between "a" god and "true" god.

              1. Cgenaea profile image60
                Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                God- anyone/thing you worship, give devotion to, pursue with your heart, magnify in your mind, do anything for, love VERY much, has some control over how you behave.

                True God- the one we should hold dear above all others. The maker, the mercy provider, the law giver (moral code), the one who sees our very thoughts, the all-powerful, Father etc...
                We make gods of many things. The actual God should be above all else.
                If that is Vishnu for some, no problem here. But even he will bow if he was ever given life.

                1. Jomine Jose profile image79
                  Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this


                  That doesn't need him to exist provided we are ready to worship and think it exists.


                  That means if I decide someone as a true god it is a true god.

                  Just like yahweh or jesus?

                  1. Cgenaea profile image60
                    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    What is this? A response???

  13. Cgenaea profile image60
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    Ha!!! You have found the secret!!! I have NO idea how to test anything to find out the age of anything. And yesterday,  I forgot my own age for a sec. smile
    But it is the same with the kingdom of heaven.  Background and training work wonders in understanding. But God is the trainer. Best darn trainer ever.
    One must put a certain level of faith and trust in the one who reports that he "knows" something. Half the time, i feel like they could be just writing numbers, lines and squigglies. It would be extremely helpful to the kingdom of God if just one scientist would admit to cheating if only just once. smile and you KNOW people cheat all the time! I bet some peer reviewers just add their signature at lunch with no intention on reading the material.
    For it to be so precise and exact, it eludes and eludes me to no end. I really do not see how ANYONE alive can trust it... but when people say what i like, i tend to side in their favor. A lot of us humans do that...

  14. lone77star profile image90
    lone77starposted 2 years ago

    cjhunsinger gets it wrong again. Like so many other biblical literalists, he doesn't understand what the true meaning is.

    The trinity was never written about in the Bible. Someone added it later and made a big deal out of it.

    The Father is the unknowable source of the entire universe. The Son is one of the spiritual adepts who transcended above self-concern and found the power of our birthright. And the Holy Ghost is the spiritual component within each of us -- that which needs to be "saved" or "reawakened" or "reborn."

    1. cjhunsinger profile image71
      cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Just absolutely, positively silly.

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      Emile Rposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      He doesn't get anything wrong. That comment represents ego raising its ugly head. His interpretation is as valid as is your own. For him. Our perception of cosmic reality is driven by a desire to satisfy our perceived needs. The greater your need, the more detailed and confining the interpretation. The less far reaching it becomes in answering individual questions.

      Conformity isn't, apparently, meant to be adhered to on spiritual questions. The more we seek conformity the further we move from the answers. IMO.

      1. Jomine Jose profile image79
        Jomine Joseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You can't be more correct (even if you use universal truth instead of "perception of reality").

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          Emile Rposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          What do we do.....now that hell's frozen over?

 
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