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Old 01-09-2018, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by granpa View Post
How many Gods exist in the Christian religion?
1? 2? 3?
If more than one then why not many?

People will probably say that there are three but the three are one.
If so then why not many and the many are one?

So sad the darkness of this world. Satan beat 99% living now centuries ago. There has only ever been one true living God--YHWH(Jehovah)-- the world does not know him, Jesus even warned all they wouldn't know him-John 15:20-21
So the real sadness in all this is that--from generation to generation, satan has parents living in darkness handing to their children--false god worship and pagan practices off the table of demons. Even 99% of the religions claiming to be christian are not in reality. They teach a non existent trinity god--This gets mortals to break Gods #1 commandment daily. Satan owns you world---LOOK.

Old 01-09-2018, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Khalif View Post
If you sin, you pay the penalty; not any other innocent man. Adam sinned, he paid the penalty.

Paul has destroyed what Jesus had taught.

God to be your substitute? Nonsense!
You sin, you die; not God.

Even Jesus was in bondage to sin through Mary (a human).
And if you sin, you must pay the price; not an innocent man.

Jesus proved it that sins can be forgiven without him dying on the cross. Why are you ignoring that?

You talk a lot about sin.

Can you define sin?
Old 01-09-2018, 09:34 AM
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There is only 1 God. This has been discussed ad nauseum. Yes, the word "god" is used to describe different false gods, and things that people devote themselves to, but there is only 1 "God" type of figure--only 1 "God" that is almighty and created the universe. We do not worship 3 Gods, nor do we believe we can become a god, or that there are different gods for different areas of life. There is only 1 God.
Old 01-09-2018, 09:54 AM
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How did this God evolve?
Old 01-09-2018, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by granpa View Post
How did this God evolve?
Were responding to me? To the OP? I'm not sure what you're asking.
Old 01-09-2018, 10:10 AM
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I am the OP
Old 01-09-2018, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by granpa View Post
I am the OP
So....what was your question, exactly? I'm not sure I understood what you were asking.
Old 01-09-2018, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by granpa View Post
How did this God evolve?
You can find the answer by looking at the evolution of modern humans.

The beginnings of religion may have preceded the the first member of our species -- Homo Sapiens. Neanderthals reverently buried their dead with a ritual that seems to show that they anticipated life after death, in some form. They oriented the bodies in a specific direction. They planted tools with the body that might be of use in a future life. Neanderthals might have had based this belief on some concept of the supernatural.

Many scientists believe the concept that our Homo Sapiens ancestors went through a number of changes in their transition from being pre-human to fully human. This separated our distant ancestors from all other animal species in the world.

At some point during our evolution, humans:
  • Attained a fully developed self-consciousness.
  • Developed a moral sense.
  • Developed a spirit of community that was much more advanced than any other species.
  • Developed methods of precise communication -- again much more highly developed than other species had attained.
  • Became aware of the finite nature of their personal life span, and of their own impending death.
  • Developed an enlarged brain with a very different internal structure. This facilitated abstract thinking.

Modern humans are born with advanced reasoning abilities and few instincts...which is why we remain helpless for many years as parents teach us the acquired knowledge of their life lessons.

According to most paleontologists and anthropologists, fully developed humans with these abilities and knowledge emerged, perhaps fifty thousand to one hundred thousand years ago. The root cause for how the concept of a god evolved can be pinned to modern human's realization of impending death, or rather the shock of non-being/non-existence. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis called it "the trauma of self-consciousness."

Studying history will always shine the light on how human created beliefs and customs came into being.

Animism was most likely the start of the god delusion. Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world that even predates paganism.

As modern humans developed self-consciousness in themselves, they may have assumed that the rest of the physical world was equally self-conscious. The first modern humans believed that the rocks, mountains, rivers, sun, moon, trees, land animals, birds, etc. all contained vital powers, each animated by a spirit.

As religion evolved it gave way to monotheism, polytheism and other religions that we find today. However these modern religious groups claim that the Animists god/spirit/ did not revel itself to them...but instead that Animists simply invented their god/spirits. Same can be said about the religious groups of today...they simply invented their god/gods.

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Old 01-09-2018, 12:48 PM
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Animism: Importance In The Study Of Culture And Religion
Old 01-09-2018, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Thoreau424 View Post
God is one in totality, but consisting of three personalities, so to speak. Three ways that God can show himself to us: as 1) the Father, 2) the son (Jesus), and 3) the Holy Spirit.

Symbolically, think of one box labelled "God", divided into three sections (father, son, holy spirit). All three make up the totality that is God.
Three "sections" of a whole makes each "section" only 1/3 of the whole. I can't believe that God is a being with multiple personalities, personalities which, in fact, interact with one another. Really?
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