Whose side is God [god] on?

by: Patrick Miron

I suspect that a most common response might be: “mine” or “ours.”

Each faith and every group holds to their claim on God – god as “their own.”  Few if any groups or sects seem willing to share their possession of “their God – gods” with other faiths or sets of beliefs; by which I mean to say: are willing to freely extend ownership to others of the very same God – gods they hold as their primary God -gods with other, holding onto differing belief-systems. [yes, I do understand a willingness to share so long as they  accept MY beliefs].

And yes; everyone; even atheist and agnostics have their “own gods“. Pride, Lust, Greed, Wealth and Power, along with Sexuality, & Pornography are in there own way “gods” to a great many people. As ones’ God-god’s tend to influence who and what we are; who and what we choose to be, and have a huge influence, even if not holding outright control of our thoughts and actions. I hold that this fact is undeniable.

Even within the realm of “christianity” there seems to be [must be?] multiple God’s. This is provable by the thousands of differing sets  of “christian”  faith -beliefs. Yet truth is singular, so either there is just “One True” God, with His One set of True Faith beliefs; or Christianities God is just “another god” among many other man-made; man chosen gods?

How can one know this?

Because even simple logic ought to lead everyone to know and understand, and conclude that each “God” or [god]” must have it’s own set of beliefs. Can any God [god] hold differing views [often even contradictory] on the same defined issue? No; this is simply an impossibility. Except of course for the New Ager’s”  who’s common claim is “it’s only TRUE if I say it’s true.” Still, Simple Logic denies this philosophy of self-interest being the only right judge, and  holds that [any]  “One God – god” can and does hold only One view per defined issue as being the “truth of that defined issue;” because truth itself is and must always be  only singular. Saying otherwise; even choosing otherwise, cannot and does not alter this reality.

So, “whose side is God-god” on?

God is on God’s gods side. It can’t be any other way.

What does this do to YOUR understanding of “your God-god?”  being “The True God?”

Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why then doth every one of us despise his brother, violating the covenant of our fathers?

Mark 12:29 “And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel: the Lord thy God is one God.”

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