What's the True Name of God?
05-02-2011, 11:16 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God?
Moses said it himself, as far as the Torah directly given to him by God; "he added no more."
He added no more to the 10 commandments.
Knowing that, believe me, I am not left out of anything. Quite the opposite is true. I find it liberating to be lead by the Holy Spirit and to see the truth. I enjoy studying the Bible more and more, even when I see a discrepency or a falsehood.
The Bible can serve two purposes. It can set the reader free by the power of the truth of God's word; or it can be used to bind and subjugate people under the mechanical system of a religion.
In fact, the Latin root for the word religion is where we get the English word ligament from, meaning to bind. Religion = re-binding.
A person may pick up a Bible and be set free by the word of God, and then here comes the "religionist" who says, you are not free to interpret that Bible on your own, after all we have dogma's and doctrines (effectively re-binding the individual that was just set free.)
Why else did Jesus say:
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. Matt 23:8-10 KJV
Unless to set you free from religion. Especially the one that had formed in his day, which would become known as Judaism (Pharisaic Hebraism).
I have one Father, God; and I have one master, Christ. I don't need to go through any man.
The Roman Catholic Church has a priestly maxim, which is engraved above the door of a monestary from 1000 AD. (I believe it is St Victors in Hugo, France)
Disce primum quod credendum est.
Learn first of what is to be believed.
In other words, we will teach you what to believe.
I can say from experience, that is the true sentiment of most denomoinations.
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RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 01:33 AM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 02:04 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 10:35 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - Mo MHuintir - 05-02-2011 11:16 PM
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