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Malachi 2:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
1 Corinthians 8:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Ephesians 4:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
References Georg Kaplin:
And so when the New Testament uses the word “Lord”, it is not clear if it is referring to someone (God, or man) as Yahweh or Adonai. As we know the regular “Lord”/Adonai can not only be used for God, but also for someone who is considered master, superior, King etc. (Like when Sarah refers to Abraham as Lord).
Just to reiterate, the New Testament refers to God as “Lord” (Kyrios). Is that his personal name (Yahweh) or just designation of Lord(Adonai) ?
This not only shows the lack of importance of the name Yahweh, within the early Christian community. It also puts into question, whether the God of the Old Testament was ever called Yahweh in the first place?
Christians will claim that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost make up ONE God.
The Muslim naturally asks, does 1+1+1=1?
To which the Christian replies 1 X 1 X 1=1. Keeping aside the fact they are claiming that ‘God is being multipled’;
Let us assume for the sake of argument that this statement is true, and is a valid “mathematical” proof for the trinity. If SO, one would also have to recognize that
1 X 1 X 1 ….X 1= 1
Many Christians claim that they believe in their religion and their doctrines because of spiritual experiences, and that I have not experienced the “Holy spirit” or “God”, therefore I can never be a christian and rightly guided
Many Hindus claim the same thing. How can an objective believer and truth-seeker account for a christian experience and discount a Hindu who per-say has experienced Ganesha or Vishnu or Krishna., or something to that effect? What makes your spiritual experience true, and theirs false? Moreover should a christian himself/herself rely on their spiritual experiences?
As I mentioned in a previous post , we can not rely on spiritual experiences to base our belief in a religion, but rather on logic and reasoning.
Struck with the contradictions which I encountered in endeavoring to disentangle the truth and falsehood of these opinions, I was led to make the following reflection: “The search after truth being the aim which I propose to myself, I ought in the first place to ascertain what are the bases of certitude.” In the next place I recognized that certitude is the clear and complete knowledge of things, such knowledge as leaves no room for doubt nor possibility of error and conjecture, so that there remains no room in the mind for error to find an entrance. In such a case it is necessary that the mind, fortified against all possibility of going astray, should embrace such a strong conviction that, if, for example, any one possessing the power of changing a stone into gold, or a stick into a serpent, should seek to shake the bases of this certitude, it would remain firm and immovable. Suppose, for instance, a man should come and say to me, who am firmly convinced that ten is more than three, “No; on the contrary, three is more than ten, and, to prove it, I change this rod into a serpent,” and supposing that he actually did so, I should remain none the less convinced of the falsity of his assertion, and although his miracle might arouse my astonishment, it would not instill any doubt into my belief.
Many Christians claim that the concept of the Trinity is a Biblical Idea, and can be found EVERYWHERE in the Bible. I find this hard to believe, especially for the Old Testament.
If we put the Old Testament in a vacuum , keeping aside all the vague so-called Trinitarian proof texts in the New Testament, the answer to the above question is a clear and emphatic , NO.
Many Christians would claim that Jesus is also the God of the Old Testament. According to their line of reasoning , one would have to say that the actions and orders of God in the Old Testament are not only His, but also of Jesus; one in the same.
Now, to the topic at hand, what is the stance of Jesus on Abortion?
Some Christians claim that Islam is from Satan, despite the following verse in the Qur’an:
Qur’an 16:98 So when you recite the Qur’an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].
Here is a short rebuttal to the argument:
It is in one’s own best interest to behave as if God exists, since the possibility of eternal punishment in hell outweighs any advantage of believing otherwise.
The Greek word προσκυνέω( its English transliteration being proskyneō [looks similar to the word prostrate]) has been translated as ‘worship’ throughout the whole New Testament, except for one particular instance:
Rev 3:9 (English Standard Version)
Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.
Most newer translations have exchanged the Greek word for ‘worship’ for the English phrase of ‘bowing down’. Older translations have maintained the Greek word for ‘worship’ as the English word for ‘worship’:
Rev 3:9 (King James Bible)
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Why this Change?
The older translations falsely imply that God wants the corrupt Jews to worship the Church of Philadelphia. So according to the older translations, the pantheon of God not only extends to the existing trinity but also to a whole church, which Christians would obviously deny.
Two questions arise from this controversy: