“Your God is an imaginary God just like Zeus, Thor, and Shiva.”
Someone tweeted that to me the other day in response to one of my Christian tweets.
It’s not the first time that someone writes those words on social media to me.
You see, since I’m a former atheist, I attract a lot of atheists on Twitter and Facebook, who want to engage with me.
I don’t mind atheists engaging with me. In fact, I have a deep love for atheists because I can identify with their struggles.
What I’m not particularly fond of are anti-theists. They are different from atheists.
They are the ones that go out of their way to make fun of you and ridicule your beliefs.
More about anti-theists in just a little bit.
This Article is For You If
- If you’re a Christian, and you’ve been told that our God is just like the Greek and Hindu mythical gods, then this article is going to show you how you can respond to that claim.
You’ll sound intelligent, you’ll avoid getting into arguments, and you’ll be able to give an answer to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is within you (1 Peter 3:15).
- If you’re an atheist, then this article is going to show you why most Christians will look at you strangely when you say that the Christian God is just like Zeus, Thor, and Shiva.
If you ever want to convince Christians of your point of view, then you’ll need to know our objections to your argument.
This Article is Not For You If
- You’re an anti-theist
- You’re intolerant
- You make fun of other people’s beliefs
This blog is dedicated to promoting a loving atmosphere where you and I can discuss our beliefs and our struggles about God with openness and without the fear of being judged.
Anyone that is against this fundamental idea is strongly encouraged to move on to another website.
Here Are the 5 Ways That The Christian God is Different than Zeus, Thor, Shiva, and Other gods
Way #1 – The Christian God Speaks to His Followers
The biggest difference between the gods of other religions and the God of Christianity is that the Christian God has a relationship with His followers.
The very definition of a relationship is that it consists of two people who communicate with each other.
That’s exactly what you get when you’re a Christian.
You can talk to God, and God talks back to you.
You’re probably skeptical about this relationship if you’re not a Christian or, if you’re having doubts about how to hear God’s voice.
That’s why I created an e-book specifically about that.
You can download it for free.
Are there people who follow other belief systems who say that they talk to God, and God talks to them?
Yes. The one that comes to mind are followers of the New Age movement.
However, the difference between the Christian faith and the New Age movement is that the New Age movement does not have a book that claims to have been written by God – a book that dictates what the communication will be like.
In other words, they don’t have a Bible written by God as Christians do.
The Bible teaches Christians how to talk to God as well as how to hear from Him.
That’s why the New Age religion is open to personal interpretation as opposed to Christianity, which has prescribed methods of communication written by God through His Holy book.
By the way, the followers of Islam and the followers of Hinduism do not claim that God can speak to them directly.
Way #2 – The Christian God Predicts the Future with 100% Accuracy
Christians claim that the God of this universe is the One, who wrote the Bible.
To support such a claim, God writes in the Bible how you can know that His book is the only divinely inspired book out there.
This is what God says in Isaiah 41:21-23 about other gods (also known as idols).
By the way, I chose to share with you these Bible verses from the New Living Translation just because it’s written in a form of English that’s simple to understand.
[x_blockquote cite=” Isaiah 41:21-23″ type=”left”]“Present the case for your idols,”
says the Lord.
“Let them show what they can do,”
says the King of Israel.
“Let them try to tell us what happened long ago
so that we may consider the evidence.
[highlight]Or let them tell us what the future holds,
so we can know what’s going to happen.
Yes, tell us what will occur in the days ahead.
Then we will know you are gods.[/highlight][/x_blockquote]
God says in this passage that if you want to know which god is the true God, then that god must be able to predict the future accurately.
No other gods have been able to predict the future with such incredible accuracy as the Christian God.
There are hundreds of predictions about the future in the Bible (also known as prophecies).
Some of them have already come true, and some of them still have yet to be fulfilled.
In just a minute, you’ll read about one of the most remarkable predictions found in the Bible that has come true within the past 50 years.
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First, If You Miss This One Fact About the Bible Then You Won’t Understand The Value of Predictions
For skeptics who don’t have a strong background in the Bible, they will sometimes miss this crucial fact.
The Bible is not one book that was written at a particular point in time.
The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by 40 different authors, over a period of 1,500 years.
Christians claim that God inspired these 40 different authors to dictate the words in the Bible for the world to be able to understand who God is.
So when you are studying predictions made by the Bible, you have also to know in what year were those predictions written.
I’m going to share with you about one prediction that I found extremely impressive.
If you want to do your own research and find some more predictions that have come true, just keep this tip in mind.
You need to know the date of when that book of the Bible was written to get value out of your research.
One Remarkable Prediction That No One Ever Thought Would Come True
More than 2,600 years ago, the Babylonian Empire destroyed Jerusalem.
They ended up taking many Jews captive back to Babylon.
After 70 years, King Cyrus of Persia conquered the Babylonians and allowed many Jews to return to Jerusalem.
The Jewish people rebuilt Jerusalem, but the city was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans.
The Romans killed more than 1 million Jews and forced many of them into exile.
The Jewish people were scattered all over the world and began living in different countries.
No one ever thought the Jewish people would ever be united, and that they’d have a country of their own again.
But then in 1948, against all odds, the United Nations paved the way for Israel to become a state. (source)
The Jews regained control of Jerusalem in 1967 when they recaptured the city during the Six Day War. (source)
Zechariah the prophet Predicted the return of the Jewish people to Jerusalem in Zechariah 8:7-8.
The amazing thing is that this prediction happened between 520 and 518 BC.
That’s an astounding 2,487 years before this prophecy came true!
[x_blockquote cite=” Zechariah 8:7–8″ type=”left”]Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east
And from the land of the west;
I will bring them back,
[highlight]And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.[/highlight]
They shall be My people And I will be their God…’[/x_blockquote]
Way #3 – The Christian God is Scientifically Accurate When Others gods Are Scientifically Ignorant
In the Hindu Vedas, it’s taught that the earth is flat (source).
In the Quran, it’s taught that the Sun sets in a muddy spring. (source)
Many religious books have scientific errors in them. But not the Bible.
Before the scientific method was ever created, the Bible wrote about scientific truths that went against the popular beliefs of that time.
For example, it was long thought in the ancient world that the earth is flat.
However, in 700 BC, the prophet Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 40:22 about God, “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth.”
How did Isaiah know that the shape of the earth is a circle when the rest of the world thought that it was flat and shaped like a square or rectangle?
It’s because God revealed this scientific truth to the prophet.
Here’s another example of God’s scientific accuracy that went against the grain.
Before Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Hindus believed the Earth rested on the backs of elephants.
These elephants stood on the back of a turtle that was swimming in a sea. (source)
The ancient Greeks thought that the mythical God, Atlas, carried the earth on his shoulders.
However, God revealed the truth to the author of the book of Job in the Bible.
The author of Job writes that the earth isn’t being carried by anything or anyone.
This is what it says in Job 26:7 about God, “He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.”
This is an amazing verse that shows that the earth is suspended in space just like modern science confirms.
This verse was written between 1500 and 500 B.C.
Way # 4 – The Christian God is Incredibly Humble
The gods of the mythical world are known for their enormous egos.
Say one wrong thing or disrespect them, and they’ll zap you into oblivion.
For example, it was believed that Zeus killed evildoers and all those who broke their oaths.
If Zeus existed, then you and I would be toast!
But that’s not the God of the Bible.
The Christian God is an incredibly humble God.
This is summed up in the most basic and well-known verse of the Bible:
[x_blockquote cite=” John 3:16″ type=”left”]For God so loved the world that He [highlight]gave His only begotten Son[/highlight], that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.[/x_blockquote]
What kind of a God would sacrifice His only Son to save humanity?
A very humble one.
I know that you may have doubts that this is true.
You may be skeptical that this is more than just some mythical story that is comparable to the story of the ancient god, Osiris.
But that has been debunked, and you can read this great article by J. Warner Wallace about the Jesus/Osiris deception.
Way # 5 – The Christian God is the Ultimate Example of Love
All of the other gods are known to be selfish and narcissistic.
All they care about is themselves and their personal advancement.
But that’s not the case with the Christian God.
The Christian God cares about you, how you can get to heaven, and your personal advancement.
This is found in verses like:
- 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
- Psalm 121:3, “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.”
- Matthew 10:30–31, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
You might take a look at our world today and think to yourself, “If God is such a loving God, then why doesn’t He stop rapists from raping and murderers from murdering?”
That was the topic of one of my recent blog posts.
You can watch a video that has more than 10 million views about this subject by seeing this article that answers the question of evil and suffering.
The Bottom Line
Some unbelievers and skeptics like to compare the Christian God to mythical gods like Zeus, Thor, and Shiva.
But there are drastic differences between these ancient fake gods, and the Christian God who is real and who loves you.
Here are five main differences from today’s blog post:
1. The Christian God Speaks to His Followers
2. The Christian God Predicts the Future with 100% Accuracy
3. The Christian God is Scientifically Accurate When Others gods Are Scientifically Ignorant
4. The Christian God is Incredibly Humble
5. The Christian God is the Ultimate Example of Love
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Very offensive post… God is one.
Anyways we are in the ‘collective consciousness’ phase when all is one.
Please mind others feelings when you post stuff like this… being a spiritual man you should understand this.
Read more about ‘other’ Gods or Gods with other names or forms and learn about them more. I doubt your theories will remain the same.
‘Ancient Fake Gods’? We cant decide if our gadgets are real or fake (less expensive Chinese make/ complete scam product from a deceitful seller) and you try to decide if something or someone we havent even seen is fake or not?
Take down this post please… Im sure your opinions are amazing and correctly thought of in your own view point, but because of their radical behaviour which insults few religions, please do keep them to yourself.
With all due respect to the Almighty.
Mr. Daga, please be assured that I did not mean to be offensive. The word dumb in my article only meant to refer to gods that cannot speak and nothing else. But I think you found other parts of my article offensive. May I please ask you what you meant when you wrote, “God is one”?
Please take down your post. As you clearly have no respect for any ones feelings or religion…
Hello Padmanabh Daga,
You: God is one
Truth: Yes God is one and only one – and only Jesus
You: Gods with other names or forms
Truth: Yes God is available in different forms. But God cannot be available as different person. You have to understand the difference between forms and person. Consider yourself, you can be a SON of your father, FATHER for your son, GRANDFATHER for your grandson. In all the ways, you are the same being. Similarly, God is in different form: LORD – The Father, Jesus – The Son and The Holy Spirit. Coming back to your theory, it is impossible to say that Me, You and Peter are same (Just as you claim – All gods are one). Remember just as you have only one mother for you, there will be only one God for us. He is the only one who cares for you, loves you and shed his blood to cleanse our sins. He can be none other than JESUS, a living God who responds to you only when you allow him inside you! Accept him, no other way. He is the only way for eternal life.
I think everyone approaches the idea of God in their own way, so there is no definitive TRUTH that applies to all people. Your ‘truth’ may not be the same as someone else’s.
The only problem with this, Erik, is the law of non-contradiction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_noncontradiction
So per the law of non-contradiction God (or gods) does/do not exist?
That’s true Peter. However, every person who puts their faith in their set of beliefs, does so with purpose. The make a choice, based on facts, or feelings, or something they simply just know to be real in their heart. They KNOW it. As clearly as a mathematician KNOWS that 1+1=2. They know it as fact. Reading the statements of the people who post here makes that pretty clear.
But not everyone who posts here believes the same thing. So clearly someone here is wrong. In fact, many people are wrong. OR, it’s possible that God specifically CHOOSES to present Himself in different ways to different people.
Maybe to Muslims he presents himself as Allah, but to Greeks he presented himself as a whole Pantheon of Gods, and to Catholics he presents himself as God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Maybe he choose to do this as an additional test of faith to all His believers, and only the Atheists will lose on the kingdom of heaven.
So everyone has their own truth. And NOBODY has 100% incontrovertible PROOF that their truth is real in the face of everyone else’s PROOF. I’m an Atheist, and I love that there are people who have their own beliefs different from mine. It’s what makes life interesting.
but I thought Jesus is the son of God
This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen all day. But it’s early yet, and the boundless nature of human stupidity often impresses me.
Steven, may I please ask you what is it about this article that you thought was stupid?
Thank you peter. Great article. I will remember these things for future use. Just ignore the ubiquitous scoffers, not worth a second thought.,
Thanks Geoff for the encouragement, I appreciate it brother.
Hi! I want to thank you for your many wonderful posts.
I am not one to get into social media( can’t make up my mind if I feel too old to keep up or just too lazy.
However having first read your posts through a friend I decided to follow up and read them as they come in. They have been a Blessing.
I was especially encouraged to read this one.
Though as a Christian I know these things but with not being into social media can only sit back
and either ignore some of the sceptics or in some cases even get angry( Which I know I shouldn’t do) .However I pray for all souls and leave the rest to the LORD.
Thank you once again for putting this on your board and finally getting me (even if only the once) to put my feelings down to show appreciation for what you do.
May GOD continue to BLESS you in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Thanks so much Audrey! I just want to let you know that God used you in a very powerful way this morning. I was feeling a bit discouraged with some of the other comments that came in who found my article either “offensive” or “stupid”. I commented to them in the most respectful way that I can. I began to doubt my article. But then I read your comment and I felt so encouraged. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Your feedback means to me more than you can ever know ?.
Please don’t be discouraged. Us ‘seasoned’ Christians need to have the answers to the questions that we are asked. I found your blog just days ago and have been able to ‘hide’ these truths in heart. Thank you and God bless.
Thank you for that encouragement Glenda, I can’t tell you enough how much that means to me. God bless you my dear sister ?
Hey Peter, great article! Only one “correction”… a large portion of the New Age movement does have a book they use that they say was written by an atheist who wrote what Jesus spoke to her. I don’t want to lead anyone astray so I won’t post the name here. If you’re interested in the name, I can email it to you. Have a great day!
Hi Betty, thank you very much for this information. Yes, I would be interested in learning more about it. If you would be so kind as to reply to my email and give me the name of the book, then I will start my own research and make any corrections to my article as necessary. Thanks so much Betty ?.
Great article man! God bless you. I’m happy to see your blogs and links to other videos. I’m out of a stressful, over stressful job, so now I’m on a search for some work. Keep me in your prayers .
Thanks Robert for your kind words. And I will keep you in prayer brother about your job. What kind of job or industry are you looking to get a job in?
Thank you for this post, Peter! Very clear and concise. Perhaps another criteria to add to identify who the article is NOT for is: The article is not for you if you are offended by the exclusive claims of Jesus and the God of the Bible. 😀
I appreciate all that you do here, brother!
LOL, you make a very good point, Mark! ?
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, they mean so much to me ?
Great article Peter. I pray for those people who do not believe in the One true God. Even having the audacity to ask you to keep your beliefs to yourself. If they only realized that we Christians are to spread the word of the gospel and not hold it within ourselves. Keep up the good work Peter. God Bless.
Thanks so much Ed, your encouragement goes such a long way! Amen, we are to preach on two occasions only: in season and out of season ?
Matthew 10:14-15 NIV
 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.  Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town …
I believe this scripture is as applicable today as in the days of old. You are always welcome to visit my home email.??
Thanks Patti, what a wonderful Scripture ??❤️
TRUE BELIEVERS ASSURED AND COMFORTED… 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mokers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they that separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion making a difference: 23 And of others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh… ( JUDE 1:17-23 ) Just a little more of God’s truly profetic word.
Thank you Peter once again for an amazing post. We need not ever fear other gods, for it is fear that leads others to try and silence the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD…
GOD SPEED TO ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, the world need His Light…
Amen, thanks so much Thomas for your encouraging words ?
Just sent you an email through your contact form on your blog/website page. 🙂
Thank you. I will check my email and get back to you as soon as I can.
I just can’t express what a blessing you and this blog site have been to me. I thank God for this:)
Thanks so much Mari, your comment made my day ? . If there’s ever anything that you need prayer for, please feel free to message me.
Peter, I think what most people mean when they say your God is no different than Zeus or any other God is the fact that your BELIEF in God is no different than an ancient Greek’s belief in Zeus. Zeus was just as real and powerful to them as your God is to you. And to an atheist, both beliefs are equally off base. So while they are fundamentally different Gods, the faith behind them is indistinguishable to an outsider.
I understand what you’re saying, Erik. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the subject.
The point of my article was to clarify to the atheist why we are always left kind of scratching our heads on this subject because we see that there are HUGE differences between Zeus and the Christian God as noted in my article.
One of the big points that I didn’t mention also in my article was the fact that there have been millions of Christians who have been claiming to be able to communicate with the Christian God through the methods described in the Bible. Not only have they been able to communicate with the Christian God, but God has been communicating with them as well during these last two centuries.
The personal testimony of millions of Christians about this 2-way communication is something that is unique to Christianity and has not been replicated by any of the Greek, Roman, or Hindu gods.
I can respect that idea Peter, but that’s not exactly only for Christains. People from many religions claim to speak with their gods. In the case of Greek gods, there were even demigods like Herculese, who were the product of the gods having children with mortal humans. Gods have talked directly to people throughout many religions.
I would also argue with the premise that your God is any more real just because people say he speaks to them in more literal terms than other gods. Ancient peoples thought that acts of nature were the gods communicating their pleasure/displeasure with how they were acting.
Proclaiming that God speaks directly to you in a more literal sense, to me, has the feeling of “one-upsmanship” that a Johnny-come-lately religion would proclaim in an effort to demonstrate that their one true God was more real or better than the older, traditional gods.
Let me ask you this though. Some Christian faiths believe that someone who has never heard of God, doesn’t know God, will still be saved. Catholics believe this. So some poor guy living in the middle of the rainforest in a tribe, will still go to heaven even if he sins, because he simply doesn’t know any better. If that’s the case, if Catholics REALLY want to save people, wouldn’t they do a better job if they simply stopped spreading the word of God? Lack of proselytizing isn’t a sin, so you’re not at risk for going to hell if you don’t do it, right?
To a non-believer, your arguments sound a lot like two people arguing over who would win in a fight… Alien or Predator. Since both characters are equally fictitious, the distinctions over how they are different are rather pointless when it comes down to it. I also find the choices of argument you’ve made to be pretty off the mark, but that’s really besides the point. Thanks for writing it though! It’s interesting to hear your thoughts on the subject.
Great job our Great GOD only one, I woul love to find the way to be in spanish for my friends and family
Thanks Katiuska for your kind words and encouragement. As far as translating into Spanish goes, have you ever tried Google translate?
Hello Brother Peter, you are blessed and the truth is that you have hit the nail on the head.
Jesus Christ said that the people that love darkness do not want light because their works will be exposed, you have just reveal the light of the word and faith .
Don’t be discourage brother and keep the good work as you receive the revelation from the Holy Spirit, not because of few unbelievers you will hide the light. For its the sick that need the doctor, many needs to know.
God bless you.
Amen, thanks so much Effiong! God bless you ?.
Hi, Peter: As usual, this article is encouraging and well-organized. Whenever someone responds negatively to the truth, I am always active to remind myself to recall the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:18. Truly, as you know, “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing…” Sobering reminder which always leads me to yearn for such people to hear His voice.
Thank you for your diligence and determination. Love your heart, brother.
Thanks Michael! Coming from you, it really means a lot. And by the way, I totally agree with that passage that you shared from 1 Corinthians. It is spot on. Thanks for the encouragement, brother!
Thank you Peter for the great article. That is our God! there is none like Him. May God always shower you with that fresh anointing as you continue with His work. I thank God for you, you are are a blessing!
Thank you so much, Evelyn, for your kind words! I can’t tell you enough how much they mean to me. I’m still surprised that God would use me in any kind of capacity.
May God richly bless you and me shower you with His goodness ? .
Hey Peter, great article. Mind not the naysayers, the Gospel is offensive – if it were not, it would not be effective. 🙂 The truth has the power to offend as well as save. People were offended at what Jesus had to say often enough, that made what He said no less true. Keep writing and keep defending the Gospel, presenting the truth to others and encouraging them in Christ Bro. This is what you do, and you do it well. 🙂
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Greg! Coming from you, it really means a lot. You know that you are very close and dear to my heart.
The Bible verses you shared are perfect; they’re exactly what I needed to hear ?
Great post sir Peter! Sorry to hear that you’re discouraged about some of the comments, but I really believe that God is using this to help somebody 🙂 as the scriptures say: “everything works for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes”.
Thank you very much for your kind words, you have always been such a dear friend. May God richly bless you ?.
The only thing I can be sure of after reading your post is that you’ve definitely NOT read the book on which your faith is based. The quickest way to debunk your 5 points is to read the entire Bible and not cherry pick verses that agree with your stance. Your points are claimed by many other religions to describe their gods – ALL of which you dismiss for the exact same reasons they dismiss the Christian version of God. I don’t expect to change your mind or shake your faith, but I do ask that before you post an article aimed at educating atheists (or even well read, thoughtful theists) that you produce better, logical arguments. Also, please do not condemn all anti-theists as ” the ones that go out of their way to make fun of you and ridicule your beliefs”, that is a very simple yet offensive generalization. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading!
Thank you very much for your comment. I enjoyed reading it and I always welcome all sorts of comments, especially when they come from a different perspective.
So here are my responses to your comment:
1) “The only thing I can be sure of after reading your post is that you’ve definitely NOT read the book on which your faith is based.”
Just because you and I see things from a different perspective then that doesn’t mean that you can conclude that I have not read the Bible. You’ve never met me, and you don’t know how many times I’ve read the Bible.
So the fact that you made the statement tells me that this article probably hit some kind of emotional chord with you. If that is the case, then I can understand why it did as you point out in your comment.
2) “The quickest way to debunk your 5 points is to read the entire Bible and not cherry pick verses that agree with your stance.”
From your point of view, any Bible verses that I choose are going to be considered “cherry picking.”
3) ” Your points are claimed by many other religions to describe their gods – ALL of which you dismiss for the exact same reasons they dismiss the Christian version of God.”
I can totally understand where you’re coming from on this point. Instead of explaining the differences between the Christian claim and the other mythical gods claim in this comment, I’m considering writing an article about it.
If you’re interested, you can subscribe to my mailing list or, you can always come back and visit the blog at a later time.
You are always welcome here my dear friend ?.
4) “please do not condemn all anti-theists as ” the ones that go out of their way to make fun of you and ridicule your beliefs”.
It’s not just me that uses this definition of anti-theists, but there are several other atheists and agnostics that use the same definition to make the distinction between atheists and anti-theists. That’s because anti-theists give atheists a bad name because of their vigilance and the hatred that they show towards those who follow a particular religion.
When I wrote this article, by design, I intended it to attract certain people and to repel others. I stand by my definition of anti-theists and it doesn’t sound to me like you are one of them. It sounds like you are a kind and respectful atheist like so many of my friends.
Sorry I couldn’t address all of the points of your comment. But I hope that I’ve clarified a little bit more about my position.
Thanks R and I hope to interact with you more in the future ?
Thanks for the reply. Please don’t assign emotions or feelings to me, I could be a Southern Baptist preacher as far as you know! We’ll agree to disagree for the most part (especially on marginalizing any particular group you don’t agree with). The one thing I hope we can agree on is that religious beliefs are based on faith. I like Frank Sinatras take on religion – “I’m not unmindful of man’s seeming need for faith; I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.”
Religions have provided faithful followers comfort since mankind developed a conscious understanding of our own mortality. I hope that your future posts/articles delve into falsifiable proof/evidence that the Bible (or any other basis for a belief system) is worthy of such unwavering faith.
Looking forward to future discussions.
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Great article keep it up brother. People are always going to try to discredit God and be offended at His word. It is written Behold i lay in zion a stone of stumbling a rock of offense. It is also written Professing to be wise they made themselves utter fools. Also if God didnt create us and we just somehow happened thats about as likely as a tornado going through a junkyard and assembling a Boeing 747 out of cans and having it work. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much for your encouragement, Frank. I appreciate it. God bless you my brother ?
This is a wonderful article. I’m a Christian, but I have often wondered what to say to my atheist friends who ask me why I believe in our God instead of the hundreds of other “gods” out there. Your article really encouraged me. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
You are most welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed the article. God bless you ?
When we look at the bigger picture, it becomes obvious that anyone who has walked along the spiritual path has been lead to the same destination. The Divine love. Love without borders. Unity with the universe. Infinite existence. Unconditional empathy.
It’s just so hard for many people to achieve the state that is required for the pilgrimage: a clear mind and a guiding heart. Any man who walks the path with a clouded mind and a sheltered heart, will be led astray. So many have led themselves astray and this may be the reason for so many “Dumb Gods.” At the end of the day, if we look for God within a book or teachings, it’s always just going to be a wordly interpretation of God.
I can only hope and pray that I achieve a clear mind and a free heart within my lifetime, so I can observe the true nature of God. To experience the Divine without human corruption to distort my view.
Love and peace to all.
Where i meet yur true god i want to talk with him ??? Reply fast
Reading the Bible would be a very good start. You can start in the book of John.
DO NOT JUDGE. DO NOT HAVE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE. WORK ON YOUR OWN SALVATION. As to the comment above that God is One, I think the poster means that (or at least I believe) that believing there is One God has at least two different perspectives. We ALL know the first. The second is that there are different parts of God scattered throughout (Root -belief, Eye- Awareness, Heart-Love, Conciousness-Knowing, Word- What God reveals, etc.), when combined make a whole. Many people pray & study, but few listen. PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD. Of course, the third perspective is that He is One God with different names and paths, and that as long as the path is Love and Light- It is a path to God.
<3 Namaste <3
As you will discover with a little research, different cultures prioritize different parts of God. Worship of, Consciousness of, Love of etc. Too bad many only have the Word of…
Especially when the Word of may have been edited by man (Roman Cathlic Church). Be Blessed <3
In way number two you state as a fact the Christian God predicts the future with 100% accuracy. In the Bible God says he would make Nebuchadnezzar II destroy the city of Tyre, slaughter its people, and leave it a ruin never to be rebuilt. In reality, Nebuchadnezzar comes to peace terms and leaves the city standing. Alexander the Great attacks it more than two centuries later and destroys about half of the city. Tyre was still standing at the time of the First Crusade, 764 years after Alexander left it, and some of my ancestors died besieging the city during the crusades. Alas, Tyre is here to this day.
Sorry, i meant to type that the First Crusade was 1,428 years after Alexander left it standing.
Michael, when I type a Google search for, “did King Nebuchadnezzar destroy Tyre,” the first few results that I clicked on at the all showed that historically, King Nebuchadnezzar did set up a siege against Tyre and that the island was completely destroyed by Alexander the great.
Mark 16: 17-18 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”
Isn’t it a scientific error to state “as fact” that venom and poison aren’t harmful to the bodies of believing Christians?
Here is some insight about the passage that I think is interesting https://www.gotquestions.org/snake-handling.html
I haven’t read your posts in awhile but I’m glad I found you again. I am a believer but I never thought that the Isaiah 40:22 argument is valid. A circle is flat. The earth is close to a sphere. Unless there is something in the original language to indicate a sphere I don’t think this is a very strong argument to use. I agree with everything else you said. I always enjoy what I read from you.
After reading your blog, i would suggest you to do research as an atheist. You can see the truth much better, try to think like a Buddhist, hindu, sikh, muslim, jain, jew,arya and many more people with different religious belief.
Why do you suggest to do research as an atheist?
It’s called the outsider test for faith. You examine your beliefs (no matter what they happen to be) from the perspective of another faith or no belief system at all. The point is to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see if you would find the reason for your beliefs convincing if you were them. I would challenge your reader to only do this honestly and objectively.
Here’s an article you may find interesting: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hallq/2012/05/the-outsider-test-for-faith-and-how-to-take-it/
The one quote I’ll steal from it is – “If you look at the Outsider Test for Faith, and think to yourself, “nah, I’m going to stick with the religion I’ve got, whether or not I’ve got a good reason for sticking with it,” there isn’t much I can say to you. But I think there’s still one thing I can ask of you: please be understanding of atheists who don’t think very highly of your religion, because all they’re doing is looking at your religion the way you look at everybody else’s religion.”
Cool, thanks R. I’ll check out the link you shared 😊
Great post. Never had thought of it this way. Spreading the truth will hurt, but not to hurt people for a wrong reason, but in helping. I totally feel where you are coming from with this. Keep it up.
Thanks Demetrick 😊
Stfu Hindu deceiver . Go worship monkeys and elephants
Excellent article. Don’t mind the deceived atheists and pagans. They are in Satan’s trap and blinded by confusion and doubt. Trash under our feet that need to be incinerated now and the next life
Biblical literalism on every verse is a gentile heresy. Are you too stupid to understand symbolism and metaphor ? If so please kys. same with the faith size of mustard seed moving mountains. No shit it isn’t to be taken off face value but atheists aren’t too smart anyways . I laugh when Dawkins says random chance is like some universal force . Trash bro end it
Anthony, your comments are beginning to violate my comments policy. Please familiarize yourself with my comments policy that is located here https://notashamedofthegospel.com/comments-policy . Consider this your warning because if you don’t comply in the future, you will get banned from commenting on my site.
Wow! Anthony B is really making rethink my stance on Christianity and believing there’s a loving, kind God.
If I sign up, will I automatically become as compassionate and welcoming as him or does it take a while to learn his tact??
This reply is way, way, way out of date, but the overly intellectual, pseudo-philosophy, annoying remark this is replying too really got under my skin, so I’m going to reply anyway.
First off, I thought the article was great, loved it and thank you for posting it!
After reading it, I was scrolling through some of the comments or replies, and I came across the one that was babbling on about no such thing as 100% truth against others proof, or everybody having different proofs or truths that they can subscribe to and they were all equally the same.
That particular reply, over a year old now, is really profoundly annoying to me because it was saying, or trying to say, that truth is very malleable and subjective, and it’s not!
There is indeed such things as 100% truth whether or not people want to throw so-called proof against it. For instance; humans require air to live, we have gravity whether we like it or not, there are stars in the sky, we rotate around the sun, these are all truths that a lot of people had proofs against, or thought they did at one point or another and yet they were all proven false sooner or later.
In spiritual matters the same proof still exists. All of the pantheon gods: Zeus, Thor, Shiva, so forth, every single one of them behaved in a consistently human fashion, in truth they all behaved like petty little kings, every single one of them. They were all written about in cultures that only had Kings, and were usually fairly warrior based, and their gods all behaved in similar fashion’s. Sometimes far more exaggerated fashions, with a little more theater attached to it, but in the end, if you strip away the lightning bolts and magic, and they were behaving like typical human kings or queens of their time.
And there is also vast amounts of evidence; scientific, spiritual, simple practical and logical, (such as cause and effect, and the universe being the effect, which makes God the cause), that supports God as opposed to a pantheon of whiny lunatics. So, YES, I can say with conviction, truth and certainty; that there are indeed massive collections of fake gods and only one actual true God, and no amount of coalitions or groups of people saying otherwise are going to convince me otherwise, because they have no real evidence that they can offer that disapproves me or proves anything they say, all they have is the opposite actually.
Truth is an absolute thing.
Figuring out what the truth is, from whatever perspective you happen to be looking at it from, is the real trick, but just because you’re seeing it from one side of the room and it looks slightly different from the other side doesn’t change what it is, there is one God and all others are fake. Just as there is only one answer to any mathematical problem, and an infinite number of wrong ones, there can only be one god that made the universe we’re in, and all others are therefore fake.
The Bible has stood up to millennia of people arguing against it and failing, the Christian God has stood up to millennia of people screaming that he is false, and yet they have fallen by the wayside, or come to be a follower. Zeus, Thor, Shiva and all the rest are forgotten or looked upon as simple stories that got out of hand with primitive people, they do not have real followers in the modern day world, only God.
Islam’s Allah is not the same as God, the word may mean the same but the texts and behavior and rules of their God versus the Christian God are very different, therefore they are worshiping a different God, and a false one at that. They just use language to confuse the issue and try to make themselves appear legitimate, and that has been proven as well.
The Christian God is a God who does not lie, that means that a part of his character is absolute truth, perfection. The only true definition of that, that we humans can see and understand, and comprehend, is mathematics. Mathematics are the language of the universe; no matter where you go, from the edge of the universe to the center, across all the galaxies, planets and stars that may have a number, but no human will likely ever know that number, 2+2 will always equal 4, 3×3 will always equal 9, nothing changes in that regard, the whole of the universe follows these rules, the rules of mathematics; which have only one right answer, and an infinite number of wrong answers.
Therefore, there is such a thing as 100% truth, and therefore there is such a thing as one God who made the whole of the universe and everything in it, and gave it one set of rules for everyone to follow. And we can observe that in the physical universe we live in, because it always follows those laws, his laws.
And that ends my rant. Really good post man, thank you.
Hey Jamison caught your reply and had a couple of questions:
Do you not find the God of the Bible to behave in a consistently human fashion? Ex – jealousy, rage, pettiness, favoritism, etc?
Can you provide me with citations or links to the scientific evidence that supports the existence of God (in particular the Christian version of God)?
Does believing with enough conviction in something make it an absolute truth? Does that work for any belief?
Thanks for the reply!
Great Article. It helps me to understood the Truth and Greatness of our God. Thank you.
im enjoying your articles and this is my 3rd comment :-)… i have this atheist friend and say he don’t believe in God, then something bad happens to him..and guess what’s the first thing he said “OH MY GOD!!” hahaha i thought he don’t believe in God..Anyway, the other different thing that God is from the other gods is first, He is the only one who proclaim Himself as a king and second, He is he only one recorded that has risen from the dead…God is not even a name it is a title and our God is not of talk but of POWER!!
Amen to that, Paul 😀.
I’m not making fun of the article (or Christianity) here, but I am having a little fun, so please take this in the spirit it’s intended:
Let’s do a side-by-side comparison of Thor and Jesus, just for the sake of discussion:
Ability to Fly
Can Summon Lighting
Owns Magic Hammer
Turns Water into Wine
Heals the Sick
Rose from the Dead
Member of the Avengers
Son of God
Walks on Water
Could Defeat The Hulk
Has Own Movie Franchise
Has Own Comic Book
Died for Our Sins
In the end, Thor has a lot going for him, but between the whole “son of God”, “died for our sins” and “water into wine” thing (to say nothing of being able to defeat the Hulk), I think we have to acknowledge Jesus as the winner in this comparison.
How did the legend of Thor come about?
A few issues with this one.
1) The Christian God speaks to his followers. So do the Norse Gods, to the point they’ve appeared in front of those who pray to them if it’s necessary, or if one has proven themselves worthy of one of the Old Gods.
2) The Christian God Predicts the future with 100% accuracy. If this is the case, it’s removing true free will, as it means that God predicts what you will do before you do it, so what you say is that no matter what you do/think, it’s already been programmed into you. What this also means is that God knows you’ll be sent to hell and has basically condemned you to it prior to you even doing it. In Norse mythology, the Gods were never pompous enough to claim they know the future, and the main God even goes out seeking more knowledge, even sacrificing an Eye to do so.
3) The Christian God is scientifically accurate when other Gods are scientifically ignorant. This is an ignorant statement in and of itself, because you’re basically stating that only your god embraced science, even though his followers, based on his teachings, refuse to adopt science. They claim many forms of science goes against your God, and that it’s a sin, and even keep trying to prove the earth is only 6000 years old. The Norse adopted one of Odin’s main teachings (apart of his 9 virtues), which was to live with wisdom, and to question everything. The Norse were also some of the first to travel around the world, trade with other peoples, actually indulge in other ideologies, and tried to learn. Then the christians came and either stopped that or slaughtered the people for having different views, saying it was demonic, even though it was science.
4) The Christian God is Humble. For a humble being, he does like to torture and punish anyone who uses his name as a curse, punish people who don’t pay tribute to him, even destroy creations that were there to try and praise him, or to see him. He even tormented one of his followers for 30 years based solely on a bet. The Old Gods wouldn’t of done this to their followers, and didn’t give two shits if you didn’t pray to them. Hell, they were ok if you prayed to other gods, to the point that they wouldn’t punish you, and never once asked for tribute or to be prayed to. We pray to the old Gods because we respect them, and we do not pray on our knees, for our Gods treat us as equals.
5) The Christian God is the Ultimate example of love. If this was the case, you God wouldn’t send people to hell for not praying to him, your god wouldn’t punish people because they didn’t believe, or punish people for having sin. The Old Gods don’t punish you if you don’t follow them, there’s always room for anyone in their halls, and the only ones who are punished are oath breakers and those who live without honor. Every other person will end up in one of the halls, living amongst the Gods, your ancestors, drinking, and enjoying the afterlife. Also, the Old Gods gave us clothing out of care, wanting to protect us from the elements, and did not imbue us with Sin, for as long as one follows the 9 virtues, you will be honored and be live amongst the Gods, till Ragnarok where the Gods sacrifice themselves so that way Midguard and humanity will be protected from destruction.
I used to believe in the Christian God, believed all this, but after a time, seeing how christians spent their time trying to convert and basically punish anyone who wasn’t with them, I realized how terrible the faith was. So I started learning about the other pantheons, and realized how much the faith who prayed to the old gods practiced what the Christians taught, but actually didn’t condemn none Asatru. In the end, after looking at this, and reading how the old gods were, I cannot go back to the christian faith which is full of hypocrisy and demands complete loyalty, yet preaches about peace and love, while at the same time condemning those who do not wish to follow that path.
Below are my responses to the five points that you made in your comment:
It’s not that billions of followers are proof that God is real but it’s just my answer as to why your analogy to the Norse gods is like comparing an apple to the moon.
Your point number three is a generalization in which you put all Christians in a box. For example, you say that all Christians believe in a 6000-year-old earth but that is not true. Christianity and science are completely compatible 👍.
Please see Did God Command Horrific Genocides in the Bible? http://notashamedofthegospel.com/apologetics/did-god-commit-genocide/ and Is God Prideful if He Wants You to Worship Him 24/7 in Heaven?
God does not send anyone to hell for not praying to Him. Just like a judge sentences people for the crimes that they commit, so does God sentence people for the sins that they commit. Lying, stealing, fornication, and adultery are just a few of the sins that most people commit. Everybody has to give account of how they lived here on earth.
The fact that God gives everybody a get out of hell card despite of the sins that they commit is a very kind, gracious, and merciful thing for Him to do.
Great points Geoffrey!
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He doesn’t have to take down this post just because your ass couldn’t handle how other religions have their own God. If you don’t like what this post said about the Christian God, then why keep complaining and instead just ignore it? Now this is just being plain disrespectful to go ahead and try ratting out on the poster of this post yet you can’t even explain what the living hell “God is one” means. Nobody even has to take down their personal opinions just for your selfish needs. Opinions are opinions and that’s fine but don’t be such a dick to try to bully someone to delete what their personal beliefs are just because you are butthurt.
Thank you, Peter, for this excellent post! I am so thankful I found it! I am starting a blog myself (which domain is registered, but I haven’t put up the site yet), to help encourage believers and strengthen their faith (and am seeing that I am making the correct choice in my audience, you are much more gifted than I am in exhorting!). Thank you, again!
How cool is it that a post written years ago can be so relevant? Sort of like the Bible, strange how it is so relevant after thousands of years!
Hi Randi, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’m so glad that you found this post and that it was a blessing to you. God deserves all the credit, and not me 🙂
When you have your new blog up, please come back and share it with me or with the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community so that we can be blessed with your writing. I wish you all the best 🙂
Thank you… too Good.
The reason why people argue it’s because they are too lazy to go deep in other’s religions or their holy words(I.e bible, quran e.t.c ) and compare with their own rather they stick with their owns only.
Be blessed brother.
I didn’t get past your reasons 1 and 2 because they are contrary to fact. 1st, Greek mythology is replete with examples of men hearing the Gods speak. For example, Achilles hears Zeus. This is one of the earlier examples of man hearing ‘voices’ from his unconscious and attributing them to ‘gods.’
2d, Your claim of 100% accuracy of Biblical prophesies is ludicrous. We can start with the big one, Jesus’s claim that he will ‘be right back;’ that he will return within the lifetime of some of those standing in front of him; that “this generation” will not pass before his return. It’s been 2000 years.
Yes, I am well aware of the mental and linguistic gymnastics apologists perform to change the plain meaning of those words. This is what they do in EVERY case of so called Biblical prophesy in order to paint a bullseye around the point of the arrow. This is the kind of dishonesty that is repeated over and over to try to claim accuracy out of disproved ‘prophesy.’
Your example of Achilles hearing Zeus is not the same as the Israelites hearing from God. Achilles hearing from Zeus are two fictional characters who claim to talk to each other. But in the case of the Old Testament, you have a whole generation of people who claim to have heard God speak. Today, if there are two reliable eyewitness testimonies in a court of a murder, then a conviction will occur. How much more when you have tens of thousands of people who all make the same claim that they are heard a deity speak?
As far as my second claim about biblical prophecies goes, may I please ask you if you are a Bible expert? What credentials do you have to interpret the Bible? The reason I’m asking is because the way that you interpret Jesus’s return is inaccurate.
I’m with Daniel on this (probably NO surprise to you) and your answers were the standard apologetics back-bend that Daniel predicted (NO surprise to me).
Does this make Daniel Arnold a modern day prophet?? Just kidding…. but it does make me smile! Oh, and makes we want better explanations.
Have a great week!
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. This article was written in April 2016. However, it ranks for certain keywords in search engines so that’s why it still gets traffic and comments to this day. However, if I was writing this same article today, I would probably take a different approach and have a different explanation.
Thanks again Rog 🙂
Are you telling me that your interpretation of the Bible on this matter has changed since 2016?
I’d certainly love to hear an updated explanation.
What I’m saying is that I am continuously educating myself and upgrading my knowledge in various subjects. So if I were to write an article about this same subject today, it would have different points than the ones that I wrote from three years ago.
I wish I could write more about this topic or give a more up-to-date explanation. However, I’m currently working on a number of different projects that are keeping me extraordinarily busy so I’m not able to at this time. But I will definitely keep that in mind for the future.
Some incredibly dumb stuff. Let’s just examine item 2. 100% accuracy!? Ok. You explain that there are hundreds of prophecies in the bible, SOME of which have already come true, and some that have not been fulfilled YET. How does that make it 100% true? Let’s say for the sake of argument that half have already come true. That means the bible is 50% accurate. Simple math and logic.
The fact that you say the others have not been fulfilled YET is rather telling about your scientific methods…
I predict that there will be a great storm that will kill hundreds, in a land where dogs run free. Let’s wait a few thousand years, and I bet I will be correct it my prophecy. If in a thousand years it has not come to pass, that’s because it just hasn’t happened YET.
Mental gymnastics after fact and “hidden codes” can confirm any vague predictions. If God is all knowing, how about some dates and times and locations BEFORE the facts.
What is your past performance on your predictions coming true? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it’s going to be somewhere between 0 to 1%? How does that compare with the performance of the Bible accurately predicting in advance events before they happen? The Bible has a past performance rate of 100% accuracy.
So that is the difference between you and the Bible.
Hey Peter – how have things been?!
Just a quick reply to the prophecy question/problem – Stephen has a valid point. Vague and nebulous “prophecies” are easy to somehow shoe horn a stamp of “fulfilled” onto. If verifiable information was given along with the prophecy (location, date, time, etc) it would surely at least add a little weight to your argument.
I’ll definitely go out on a limb and wager that sometime in the next 2,000 years Stephen’s “prophecy” of a “great storm that will kill hundreds, in a land where dogs run free” will for sure come true.
Hey Roger – things have been great! It’s so good to hear from you. I feel like it’s been ages. I hope all is well with you and the fam 🙂
As far as your point goes, may I please ask you what sources have you heard or read regarding the “vague and nebulous prophecies” that you are referring to in your comment?
Peter, thank you for this excellent overview. There’s much to be learned from what you’ve shared, and I agree with your teaching. I found your blog while looking for a brief point or two to use in an online conversation with a few spiritually blind godless folks who, when we start making too much sense for them revert to insults, name-calling, and the laughing smiley.
I generally end those conversations by telling them that although we live in a carnal/fleshly world, they’ve closed their minds to the possibility of an omniscient spirit greater and wiser than themselves. They deny God’s wealth of discernment, revelations and miracles and choose to live within their own limitations. Without the spiritual side of life they’re only living half of the life God created for them.
May God’s blessings fill your life.
Sorry for your bad experience with people/atheists. I’d be happy to have a conversation with you from an atheist viewpoint if you’d like. I think Peter will vouch that I won’t revert to name calling, etc!
Yes, Gloria, if you are reading this, I can vouch that Roger is a cool atheist to talk to. He is one of the nicest most respectful people that I have met in a long time 🙂
I was raised to believe in the Christian God but I chose to not believe in God when I was 6 or 7 due to an event that occurred. Anyway im not very emotional and I’m very logical and reasonable to many views and opinions. You seem to know lots of the Christian God and may I ask does he still love those who love the same sex or get sexually aroused by the same sex. You said he is all loving and humble. I am gay and a male does he still love me if he is real, is it a sin to be gay, to be born that way when you have no choice. And if being gay is a sin then this love is a sin. Sure if being gay is a sin or rather doing the act is the sin then would a gay Christian have to choose not to preform the act of gayness(sex with a man etc) to not sin. Im 19 years of age though many have said my spirit is easily as old as someone that is on their death bed for many reasons. I see death as a gift, I see free will as a curse etc. But lately I have felt a voice inside me(not a literal voice but a voice), the voice is more of a feeling but one with words, it is calling me and it may be God but what would he want with me, I am resisting but it won’t go away, I dont want to resist it but my logic and scientific self is standing in the way. I know I could purge this voice from me if I wished to like a did long ago after I said “Father if you truly are there be gone and do not come back, leave me for I have no need or want for you” and long ago it worked, since then I felt no emotion(love, sympathy, compassion or remorse) but now after over 10 years of being left alone the voice has returned, im on the cusp of belief once again and excepting the father i once had as a child. I really don’t know what to do.
I even have a lot of dreams of my face shining as bright as a star yet it felt warm and gentle yet to those in my dreams they all burnt while looking at me, I had four wings that were made of fire but white fire and I could make suns. I also heard a voice saying its time you join me once more. I keep having these dreams multiple times a week for months now.
As aborn again i feel that Lord Jesus Christ is a teue living God and His power has already been pr9ven thru crucifixion and resurrection.
I was a hindu before probably quite staunch in my belief then and i strongly believed God is one and our methods of worship differs. All religious scriptures preach good principals of live and about salvation.
Lord Jesus Christ is not about religion as i have learnt and that He alone is our personal saviour.
My point here is that i have personally experienced so many miracles in my life and as well as in the life of my wife and 3 daughters. Like the Gospels states about healings and other miraculous works done by the hands of Christ and as well as thru great prophets and apostles.
Today we all argue about our religious beliefs and practices and about God is one and we must not condemn or doubt any belief systems.
With all due respect and also we may assume appearances of various Godheads at different time lines for different sects of people, the importance of the message should be paramount.
Like i said Lord Jesus Christ came last comparatively assuming God appeared before as well, we must embrace the message of Christ for redemption of humanity before His second coming. More importantly my argument is also based on the power of Lord Jesus Christ which manifests in maltitudes of bdlievers and also non believers which however is rare to be seen or witnessed in other religion.
I am very confident of this fact about Lord Jesus Christ healing still happening today and will also happen always.
There is abdolute power in the name of Jesus Christ alone and this power is not available in any other religion.
This is the difference about Jesus Christ as opposed to other beliefs. If we all worship the same God thru different methods why the hraling and miracles happen thru Christ?
God loves each one of us equally and we must embrace the truth in Christ and this truth will set us free or thru ignorance we remain in our illusions depriving our soul for eternal life.
I love this post man. Make more about all other false “gods” of this world. Discredit them, the enemy has no power when no power is given. 💯
Peter: Solid article that is pregnant with truth. Why? I am currently engaged in research on the issue of the difference of the Judeo-Christian God and the major gods of other religions and the literature (historical and religious) is consistent with the substance of your article. It is time that we strive for and defend intellectual honesty. When we engage in a dialogue it must not be insulting, rather, it should be to speak to the truth/facts regardless if one is align to a particular view. I belong to a Christian denomination which holds that Jesus is coming soon (this soon has been preached for hundred of years now) but Jesus has not arrived. Some of my friends point out this wrong teaching to me. I accept the argument, searched the scriptures and found that Jesus did not teach this “soon coming view.” What the Word said is to be in a state of readiness – live right because you do not know the day or hour of his (Christ’s coming). The point here is that instead of emotional outbursts of some of your critics, they must do the tough act of researching the problem and when the facts are seen embrace it. Stay strong in the Lord.
Clyde Stewart (above) asks about what comprises “…the difference of the Judeo-Christian God and the major gods of other religions…” My research was quick and easy…Buddha, Mohammed, the Hindu gods (as well as Confucious) are still physically, spiritually and eternally dead…their graves hold their remains. Jesus died in his manly flesh, but his Godly spirit lives on. His grave is empty.
Curious if you have any proof (outside of Bible references) that Jesus actually existed, that he was put to death and that he actually came back to life?
Also, what does “spiritually dead” mean?
Thanks for any response!
There are so many mistakes and Gross guessing that I have to write my analysis in my blog
The Christian God is incredibly silent. He does not speak to his followers, but there is no lack of someone who presents himself as his spokesperson. Pope Benedict XVI asked, “Where was God?” when he went to visit Auschwitz.
Ah, the ignorance of the Christian! Few are those who have actually read the Bible. The Christian God has no primacy over the sacred texts. Muslims have the Koran, Hindus have Vedanta and the Sumerians had the Enuma Elish, a text that preceded the Bible and served as a model.
The Christian God did not know how to predict what would happen to the primordial couple in the face of the forbidden fruit. The “prophecies” are more wrong than right.
Atheists (skeptics and pagans) vehemently disagree. There is no shortage of portions of the Bible that are scientifically wrong. Without forgetting that all the science and technology we have were created by the ancient Greeks and Romans, all pagans.
The Christian God sets himself up as a model of holiness, although his actions demonstrate the contrary. But let’s think, if this God didn’t even spare his “Son”, imagine what He would do (did and will do) with us?
The Christian God is an example of jealousy, revenge and violence. His representatives went to great lengths to hide their true origin and forge monotheism.
The Christian God is only one of the Elohim, the Hebrews were originally polytheists. Worse, his followers forget that the Bible declares him Lord of the People of Israel, of no other. Double mistake, because the prophecy of Christ is also linked to the People of Israel and has conditions that Yeshua does not fulfill.
ALL great points Robert! It takes very little research to show everything you’ve mentioned above is accurate. I’m curious what this blog community thoughts and responses to your post will be?