If a rose is a rose is rose… like most secular views seem to be today, then a god is a god is a god, right? It might appear to be accurate but therein is the view of mankind as a whole. Even William Shakespeare said this or, at least, it has been attributed to him and his writing…
The quote comes from a line in the play,”Romeo and Juliet,” and provides us with quite a few astonishing responses to what is implied or inferred. The two strongest being a sense of equality or is not love to be found more important than who is involved when it is found? In the play Juliet might have been trying to say,”What’s in a name.”
So, I pose this question to you (the reader), is one god no better than the next… framed in this line of thinking? This is the world view but sadly it is not God’s view… where I point out the difference between what we (may) think and what God has told us- this is the chasm to what humanity struggles with… what God says vs. what we think God says. See below…
Isaiah 46:9 KJV
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Psalm 102:21 KJV
21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
Isaiah 45:19 KJV
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Jeremiah 31:10 KJV
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Exodus 9:14 KJV
14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
So what is in a name, and I’d say all the difference between being Pavlovian or Machiavellian… wouldn’t you think so as well? To seek a right view of The living God we need to come to a ‘personal exodus’ to what we have thought or believed- in order to claim the right to become children of God. How do we do this, you might ask, and the answer is clearly put forth in scripture. See below…
John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
The image of the Roman view (secular) is from here, and the images of cultural pluralism can be found here (through: Gods- Yahoo Image Search Results), and please know I could not establish a link to it or I would have.
A very Merry Christmas to all of you, 2016, believer and unbeliever alike.
P.S. For every religion… man or God has created there is a list of things to do or not to do. There is one exception… found in Christianity, the emphasis is placed not on what humanity needs to do but on what God has already done. Look to John 3:16 for such proof.