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Re: Beliefs about God » Lou Pilder

Posted by IsoM on October 25, 2002, at 14:23:06

In reply to Re: Agreement or Confutation » IsoM, posted by Lou Pilder on October 21, 2002, at 18:48:53

Seeing that you like things clarified, Lou, & you often ask for further clarification, I'd like to point something out. You hadn't asked anything about this but I feel you may be interested to understand what I meant. It’s not written to continue discussions (though, of course, you may wish to write something on what I’ve written). No slur or insult intended.

you wrote " the Christians can say on this board that [Jesus became their salvation for all those that Obey Him]" Because you used the pronoun 'she' & paraphrased the above, you're probably thinking of my beliefs & views. You wrote that your belief "is founded on that I should have one God and no others before him."

At Isaiah 43:11, it reads in part "... that you may know & have faith in me, & that you may understand that I am the same One. Before me there was no God formed, & after me there continued to be none." [New World translation]
And at Malachi 3:6, it says “For I [am] Jehovah, I have not changed.” [Young’s Literal translation]

Now I find it hard to believe that the God who created the universe & then went on to reveal Himself to Abraham, Moses, the prophets & all up to the time of Jesus, did a reversal & revealed Himself to be a different God to the 1st century Christians. If for an immensely vast time period prior, He hadn’t changed, it seems highly unlikely (in my view) that He would be different in the 1st century.

What am I saying? That the God of the Jews back in ancient Israel is the same God of the early Christians & is the same God I worship. I also believe that I should have no other Gods before me – that there is only one true God. [DISCLAIMER: notice that I’m saying it’s what “I” believe.]

I’m writing this as it seems (to my reading) that you think that there may be a difference in what my understanding of who God is. I wish to clarify this point for you, nothing more. If this all sounds so stilted, it’s because I’m trying my best to stay within Bob’s ‘new & improved’ guidelines for posting. I hope I have. I hate being this wordy & apologize for any who might read this.




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