All The God We Cannot See: Why There Is God

 
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There was polytheism before monotheism was invented and introduced. And the inventor was not Israel. Africa's Egypt did. Egypt had a pantheon of Gods before Akhenaten forced monotheism on all. It did not last. Meanwhile, most religious historians believe that many present day religions were all derived from Zoroastrianism

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Raised in an environment where religion was never forced, Sam Oputa became a Protestant, then later a practicing Catholic with an unquenchable thirst for religious matters. He attended Baruch College of the City University of New York. He also received a Graduate degree in 2005. Sam Oputa is the author of God Is Not Enough, Messiah Needed, Why Was Man Created? and Faith or Reason.

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Large Print. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Did you notice that Moses asked God for an identification? Moses too, by his behavior, could not tell which of the God(s) was directing him anymore. He therefore asked for proof. Smart man. He could no longer identify which God was given the messages because they were doing a doublespeak. The Lord God said He was jealous. That is one of the beauties of the Gods. They tell it like it was/is. They had nothing to fear from the humans. They just told it like it is. Here and on many other occasions the Lord God tells the Israelites that He is a jealous God. He also told His chosen people that He was a warrior God. Warring with whom? I thought He knew it all. Why create a situation to enhance war? He even explained that He would visit the wrongdoings of a father on his sons and his son s sons. Yahweh did not hide His nature as a jealous being. In fact, from verse to verse He reminded the Israelites just how jealous He was. It is the humans who have created encomiums to befit a God of their desire. A faultless God. A peaceful God. A loving God. A God who is slow to anger. A God so powerful, He is omnipresent. All that was man s creation through the creativity of words. But of whom was the Lord God jealous when He instructed in these verses in Exodus 20:3-5 ? 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, the LORD thy God, am a jealous God. First, He admitted to the existence of other Gods and subsequently explained that He is jealous of them. Thus, He demands that He alone be acknowledged. If the Lord or Lords in Genesis has any reality at all, it must be a clearly wounded and limited reality, one characterized by at least some measure of schizophrenia. While the concept of two Gods is horrifying to the monotheistically indoctrinated mind, it is not illogical or improbable. For, if one Lord God is jealous of self, that must be worse than schizophrenia. It should be apparent by now to many that the book of Genesis presented more than one Lord. That does not eliminate the teachings that there is God. It only enhances that concept. However, the concept that there is one God was shattered. Analysis of the characters of these deities-no matter what you call them-showed that they were many as evidenced by the various assemblies of Gods. Such assemblies only boost a logic that there must be a leader of such an assembly. Even at that, the one leader is hard to establish. Why is the concept of God so integral to humanity? Who, or what, is God? Where did the concept come from? What does the future hold? The questions are endless. What follows is a cautious search for answers. The answers seem to have compounded matters. There is confusion. Should the word God be redefined? The Old Testament simply did not propagate the concept of monotheism even though it chose it. In fact, Egypt has the record at monotheism through Akhenaten. Though religious persons had dismissed Akhenaten as a worshipper of the Sun God, they failed to acknowledge that such earlier practices were just a representation of deities. The sun, moon, the sea, snakes, etc., are just symbols depicting a God. It was not a direct worship of such physical things as the sun, etc. Today, there are the animists who make a representation of the Gods through tree branches, snakes, and other reptiles. They will tell you that they are worshipping a God, not those representations and/or symbols. There must be tension here and it is obvious if you think about it. Polytheism is simply and without qualification the belief in more than one God. Thus, on the most common way of understanding polytheism, Christian belief will not be monotheism, but clearly polytheism. Read All The God We Cannot See for. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781511414630

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