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Featured Why do you believe in God of Abraham?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Starlight, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. Trailblazer

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    The Abrahamic God is called Abrahamic since He was revealed in the Abrahamic religions, but He is the same God that was revealed in all the great religions.

    The Baha'i Faith does not have a name for God. God is referred to by His attributes.

    Names of God

    The Baháʼí scriptures often refer to God by various titles and attributes, such as Almighty, All-Powerful, All-Wise, Incomparable, Gracious, Helper, All-Glorious, Omniscient and All-Loving. Baha'is believe the greatest of all the names of God is "All-Glorious" or Bahá in Arabic.
    God in the Baháʼí Faith - Wikipedia

    In the Baha'i Faith God is called by many different names.
    Names of God
     
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    Baha’is believe there is only one God and that He is the Lord of all religions not just Abrahamic religions.
     
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    Because he's the one worth believing in.
     
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    and the only one who really exists. :D
     
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    I don't believe in the God of Abraham because that God is not a Universal God, he is a tribal God who seems to be more interested in himself and his own needs (I am a jealous God, You shall have no other Gods before me etc) than in the well-being of human beings in general.
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    I have to agree with him. There is only one God. It doesn't matter by what name you call him. He is the creator. Anyone who seeks a relationship with him will find him, regardless of religious faith they may be involved in ( or whether they have none).
     
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    I have read many books of scripture and am most impressed by the Bible especially it's beginning in Hebrew.
    In the first 14 letters in order it spells Abram and in the next 14 Asher. Asher means blessed happy.
     
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    Because that is my Father.
     
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    I think that is a matter of personal opinion, my dear friend. I, on the other hand, believe that many deities could exist, even though I can't prove or disprove their existence, just as I can't prove or disprove the existence of the Abrahamic god. But knowing what I know about the spirit world, I believe that it could be possible that many deities exist. If only documenting and demonstrating the existence of multiple deities were as straightforward as it is for me to do the same with earthbound human spirits and non-human entities. But surprisingly, the Bible reveals that there are more gods than just the Abrahamic god (Exodus 20:3), that is, if you believe the Bible.
     
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    Sgt. Pepper RF's resident Beatlemaniac. ☮ and ❤

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    I don't think that a god who is supposed to be holy, perfect, loving, and merciful, as many claim the Abrahamic god is, would have a colossal temper tantrum that led to the mass extinction of humanity (with the exception of one family) and other living creatures. Of course, whether or not you accept this story about the Abrahamic god depends on how much you believe what's written in the Bible.
     
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    Of course it is a matter of personal opinion, since it can never be proven as a fact.
    Baha’is 'believe' in an almighty creator who has fashioned the universe, a non-created cause of all existence, a single God. The word ‘God’ is a symbol for that transcendent reality by which all existence is ruled and maintained.
    What Voidoferror said "Because that is my Father." #48 is also a personal opinion, even if it 'sounded like' a statement of fact.
    And that too is a matter of personal opinion. I believe what makes sense to me, but what makes sense to one person does not make sense to another.
    Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    I do not believe that this means that there are actually other gods, but rather it is an injunction to worship only God. Just because people of that day believed in and worshiped other gods, that does not mean they actually existed. There are a lot of Bible verses similar to that one.
    20 Bible verses about Do Not Have Other Gods
     
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    It also depends upon whether you believe that those Bible stories are actual events that occurred in history. I don't believe they are because I have no reason to believe they are.
     
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    If God wants a nation would you deny it?
     
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    No! but why would he want just one pet nation when he already has the universe? He wants loyalty from ALL of his children in what will eventually become (1) world government of nation states.

    * When it comes to the selection of Abram, first and foremost what God wanted was a monotheistic culture that would be favorable for the incarnation of the Son of God. The 2,000 years between Abrams selection and the incarnation of Jesus Judaism evolved into a more complex, priest-ridden, tradition bound religion all about being chosen, but losing sight of what they were chosen for. And to be fair, Christianity evolved away from the original Gospel of Jesus, it because a gospel about Jesus!

    * If the Son was to incarnate in a culture with many household Gods or such, then which one would any potential followers think he was connected to?

    * If there was no expectation of an eminent deliverer then what would have been the foundation for Jesus to work with?

    * Abram was a chosen individual for leadership, that evolved into the false teachings of a chosen people.

    * The predicted land that Abrams descendants would eventually occupy evolved in concept into an eternal chosen nation. The prophetic predictions of a spiritual kingdom of believers morphed into a material kingdom and the deliverer a warrior/priest/prophet/king.
     
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    The Tanakh, Gospel and Quran have endured through the centuries inspiring many generations in a manner that is unparalleled.
     
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