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Originally posted by DeathbecomesLife
If the words in the Bible are the only words that are from God, then your opinion does not matter.
This is your own condemnation. I believe your words do come from God, and if he condemns you so, then I will let him condemn you through your own words.
Originally posted by VeniVidi
Originally posted by DISRAELI
Why do you think the Christian God needs a name?
The function of a name is to distinguish between two individuals.
The Christian God is believed to be unique, as Creator God, so within Christianity he doesn't need any other name (though there's Biblical precedent for addressing him as "Lord" or "Father").
In discussions on this site, I tend to use the term "the Biblical God" when I want to distinguish him from the gods of other religions.
Who said the Christian God "needs" a name? He need no name when Moses asked:
New International Version (NIV)
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers —the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob —has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.
Originally posted by phroziac
Funny thing is "I am" is actual a magickal incantation. Think about that one for a minute. This is something you would say when you are taking control of your reality instead of letting reality control you.
Now what I want to know is, why when I ask for proof that the bible is true, people cite prophecies that have supposedly come true. I have seen prophecies in the bible that seem to be coming true right now, but....
Who gave the visions to these prophets? How do I know it was God? What if it was "Satan"? Now I have my own idea on who "God" is, and im not going to get into that on this thread, but i do not believe in this "Satan" character whatsoever....
What if prophets are just using a little corner of their mind that we are not familiar with? What if some of these prophets were actually evil people that made a false religion to control people?
A just and fair god would not punish me for my beliefs, regardless. He sure went out of his way to make himself look fake.
Originally posted by ezekielken
reply to post by NOTurTypical
From what I remember coming across once, th long o vowel sound was not employed in the hebrew language until the 16th century. So his name, by and through for whom all things were made, would be yahashawa- phonetically. Any hebrew linguist no for sure?
Originally posted by Myrtales Instinct
His personal name is YHVH.
I know, the god of the jews is Jehova, the god of the muslims is Allah and Jesus is the son of god.
Isn't there a name because of the trinity, a different deity model ?
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
In my opinion all our religions come from Egypt.
In the case of Christianity the name of God would be Amun. That is why every prayer in the bible is ended by Amen.
A discrete way to pay tribute to Amun.
The center of the Vatican, there is a obelisk. Once again, to pay tribute to the Egyptian Gods.
Allot of the Popes stylish gears are taken from Egyptian traditions.
edit on 18-6-2012 by LiberalSceptic because: (no reason given)
The Old Testament is an inferior document where the Jews changed it to make the Angel of Sinai, going by I Am, into God Himself.
According to Jewish folklore, when Moses first stepped into the cloud at the top of Mount Sinai, he was confronted by the angel Kemuel, known as the ‘gatekeeper’. Kemuel, the Guardian of the Threshold between Heaven and Earth, tried to prevent Moses from passing, claiming he did not belong there. Moses explained that he was there with God’s permission to receive the Torah, but Kemuel still did not want to let him pass, so Moses struck him down and destroyed him.