What kind of god do you believe in?
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I believe in One God, Jesus Christ.
Well, yes, certainly, most people like to name or define the god/deity they believe in, within one formal religious framework or the other e.g God/Jehovah/Allah/Brahma etc ; but as I see it, ultimately, all these facets of the Truth/One Reality, add up to the same thing -- that there is One Motive Factor, Prime Force, Divine Presence/Power, behind everything and presiding and/or linking all the universal order...
I believe in Allah is known to me by the attributes as given in Quran:
"He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him."
He is not like that as believed by Christians through Trinity.
Some but NOT all of His attributes are:
- The Most Compassionate
- The Most Merciful
- The Creator
- The Most High
- The Most Glorious
- The Ever Forgiving
- The Ever Providing
- The Ever Living
- The Self-Subsisting by Whom all Subsist
- The Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds
- The Ultimate Truth
- The Eternal Lord
- The Sustainer
- The Source of Peace
And He tells me to treat other people as under:
Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity. - Quran Al-Mumtahinah 60:8
Muslims can work with all irrespective of their faith and belief.
I believe in the Christian Trinity. I know, I know, that's what I was brought up to believe in. What if I had been born in a different place; what would I believe then? Those are valid questions that I can't answer. I do happen to believe what the culture surrounding me also tended to believe in. That doesn't make me wrong.
I believe in the Great Creator God (Yahweh); I believe in Jesus Christ; I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe these embody the God Family that created and sustains the Universe. I base this belief on the statement in Genesis concerning the words "Us" and "Our": (emphasis mine):
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth,” (Gen. 1:26, NASB).
I also believe that it is up to every individual themselves to prove what they believe and not accept anyone's interpretation. The Bereans did this consistently to prove all things.
Indeed, i see that almost all of the above responses are based on a very 'sure' and definite view or image of God/Yahweh/Allah -- I wonder how people can have such surety? For me the 'divine' has always been a rather abstract reality.
I believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He is the one true God.
"Man is notdetailed in the style of Darwin., And the universe is not a detailed Newton-style" Begovic
i belive in once self ability to belive in the greater good. you dont have to be religious to want and belive something better than what we have. even atheist belive insomething. by beliving in nothing is simply beliving in something. it may not be logical, but it is something people encounter everyday, why do something for a force we dont see? why object to beliving in the onknown? because we can. that is the wonderful thing of being human, we can and thus we must do. we do have a choice, but we have a natural inclination on doing what each individual think is right. so i beilve that every person has the power to write their own destiny but with the help of the higher divinity that is thei to guide us through.
There's really no point asking such a question because all it does is lead to blasphemy and offence. I'm offended by someone mentioning Allah, by someone mentioning some spaghetti boogey monster, and another mentioning a 'web of divinity'. No offense to anyone else, but without realising it you've all insulted me...
And now I've probably insulted you...
See, it's a pointless question :)
In reply to 13:
The question is like a survey of peoples belief asking: "Who do you believe in?"
I don't think it has to be taken as discussion and it is normal in the eNotes forum. There have been many discussion topics that asked about knowing each other like teaching experiences and first job etc so no one should be offended if someone expresses his personal belief.
I don't know about god but i surely do believe in fate. I believe it's a person's fate that decides his/her life. If something is written in your fate, you'll get it for sure.
Dear coolgirl786, although religion/religious belief is a very personal thing, and generally not a good topic for question/s, I would say that I personally believe in a great 'Web of Divinity' i.e. a Divine Force or Power conecting all creation into one.
But I dont know how this answer will help you? If you have to define what sort/kind of 'god' YOU believe in then youll have to sit and give thought to this and maybe make a list of pints that are relevant, that 'define' your concept of god/deity.
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