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Old 11-10-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Man believes and worships a supreme being who he calls god. The supreme being may be more than one, like the Hindus. But of all these gods there must be only one true God (John 17:3) and all the others are false gods. If there is a true God, there must be false gods. How then can he determine whether the god he believes in or worships is the true God or a false god? What are the attributes of god that man considers as those a true God should possess?

If you were to worship a god, be sure that He is the true God.

Are we just contented to believe in a god that was introduced to us by our parents? Or do we just believe that all these gods are one and the same?

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Old 11-10-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Personally I believe none of it. Problem solved.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Man believes and worships a supreme being who he calls god. The supreme being may be more than one, like the Hindus. But of all these gods there must be only one true God (John 17:3) and all the others are false gods. If there is a true God, there must be false gods. How then can he determine whether the god he believes in or worships is the true God or a false god? What are the attributes of god that man considers as those a true God should possess?

If you were to worship a god, be sure that He is the true God.

Are we just contented to believe in a god that was introduced to us by our parents? Or do we just believe that all these gods are one and the same?
They are all correct. The other guy's god is the false god.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Or do we just believe that all these gods are one and the same?
I think there may be a lot of people believe that; that's what my mother believes. If you do however believe there is only one true God, I guess it is best to have some good reasons for believing that because it is possible that you may be wrong!
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:38 AM
 
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Some believe in strange belief because the nation dictate that People only believe only way , so if the religion is false the whole nation would worship false gods ....... Jesus said `reject your brother , your sister and father , and mother and follow Me `` which Jesus is cover the false god which was the custom whole families would follow , and follow Jesus Way which Is truth ........The true living God authored the way to God , and does not condemn people to convert , as God prefers people love Him
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:45 AM
 
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Yes, we know. The gods those other people were taught to believe in by their parents, authorities and teachers are false, and that they are in an old book doesn't make it true.

The god that you were taught to believe in by your parents, authorities and teachers is however, true, and that it is in an old book proves it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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A better question would be, "Is the God you believe in really worthy of devotion?"
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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A better question would be, "Is the God you believe in really worthy of devotion?"
That is a good question to ask. It assumes the existence of a god which fits right in with the OP, which also makes the same assumption.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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Man believes and worships a supreme being who he calls god. The supreme being may be more than one, like the Hindus. But of all these gods there must be only one true God (John 17:3) and all the others are false gods. If there is a true God, there must be false gods. How then can he determine whether the god he believes in or worships is the true God or a false god? What are the attributes of god that man considers as those a true God should possess?

If you were to worship a god, be sure that He is the true God.

Are we just contented to believe in a god that was introduced to us by our parents? Or do we just believe that all these gods are one and the same?
The OP title is wrong IMO.

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How can a man "know".....
The use of word the "know" is incorrect.

We don't really "know" if God exists or not. And that's why it's called "faith"

We would "know" it IF we had died, met God and came back.

So the believers have faith that God exists and Atheists have faith that God does not exist.

The entire rhetoric of "evidence" does not apply to this paradox.

Faith is not based on evidence - otherwise it's not faith.


Now, the very legitimate question of, "there are so many Gods out there, which one is it?"

The answer has been given many times before but here is the method if you want to take this journey.

You will follow a rule that "a God of any religion under your study will be judged by his message."

You will then start with any religion, and study it's message of God towards mankind.

And during your study of the holy message, you will periodically ask this key question from yourself, "Is it the truth?"

And then you will honestly and bravely let your heart answer the question.

This will probably help you find the one that talks to your heart.

If you have questions then ask the questions only from the followers of the faith under your study.

For example, if you have a question from the Holy Bible, then ask a Christian Scholar. Quranic questions should be asked from a Muslim Scholar, Torah questions from a Jewish Scholar, Gita questions from a Hindu scholar etc.

Remember, the obligation upon us is to use our own ingellence, logic and common sense to do our own research and make wise choices, because in the end, we will be responsible for our choices made on free will.

The brain does the research part - the call to faith comes from the heart.
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