reply to post by WarJohn
I don't know if you are a Christian or not and it really should not matter; according to your question.
It does seem thought that, like so many, you have not paid a lot of attention to the scriptures and what they say.
Is not one of the Ten Commandments--"Thou shalt not have any gods before me" ??
To me this answers the questions about there being more than one god. If not, why would we be told to not accept others.
No! I am not confused about the warning about "false gods" which are spoken about in other passages. This is a totally separate, distinct passage
which stands on it's own.
Now as a "purpose" or "benefit" to there being either one or many gods, I could not really tell the difference. Having never met nor heard from
any, I just could not tell.
If "it" or "they" are to be truely worthy of our worship, you would think we would warrent some kind of response from them from time to time.
If we truely have freewill, could it be we are all free to go to hell if we want too. If this be the case maybe we should learn to accept this and
treat each other a little more as equals.
Most people profess this and turn around and try to force others to bow to their will. So much for the "fine Christian attitude" is what I say.