Part 1: The Meaning In The Word GOD
Part 2: GOD IS
Part 3: The CREATOR And The Creation
Part 4: Power, Authority And Rights
Part 5: The Concept Of Ownership
Part 6: Freedom And Bondage
Part 7: Unity And Division
GOD The Meanings In The Word
In the very first verse of Christian Bible the word translated as the English word ‘GOD’ was the Hebrew word ‘’elohiym’. This was in the first chapter of the first book Genesis, in verse 1:
1. In the beginning: [re’shiyth H7225]
2. GOD: [’elohiym H430]
3. Created: [bara’ H1254]
4. The heavens: [shamayim H8064], and the earth: [’erets H776].
The original text ‘Yĕhovah’ was also rendered into ‘JEHOVAH’ (4 times in the KJV) as a specific name of the CREATOR GOD. These (rendering of the original word ‘Yĕhovah’ as LORD or GOD or JEHOVAH by the Christian Bible translators were ‘intentional’ errors of deceitfully misrepresenting the word of the original text.
Firstly, the original text ‘Yĕhovah’ does not carry the meaning of Lord or Master (from the context of one's owner, master or sovereign) in the sense that the word from original text 'Adonay most commonly rendered as the word LORD or Lord does. And secondly, neither does the word of the original text ‘Yĕhovah’ carry the meaning of ‘power’ as do the words of the original texts ’elohiym, el, 'elowahh or 'elahh commonly translated as GOD.
By so doing, both the Jews and the Christian Bible translators had effectively wiped out and hidden the conceptual meaning of the word ‘Yĕhovah’ to make it incomprehensible to those who only read and study the translated Christian Bible so that none among them will be able to understand the conceptual meaning that the word carried in the records of the Christian Holy Scriptures. If you have the eyes to see it, this act was a master stroke of the Evil Adversary and was second only to the convening of the Council of Nicaea to outlawed on pain of torture and death anyone who would fully obey and perform the Ten Commandments and who would faithfully obey JESUS CHRIST to keep and honor the the New Covenant Passover as a reminder of HIS death through which the penalty of sin on all mankind was fully paid.
However instead of using the word ‘Existing’ a better word would be ‘IS’ giving ‘Always/Forever/Eternally Is’ which best reflect the concept of over riding absoluteness of permanence. Likewise also instead of the word ‘Eternal’, the word ‘Perpetual’ or ‘Perpetuity’ is the better and more accurate term to reflect the concept of timelessness as a reference to GOD being timeless, not bounded by time or outside of the boundaries (i.e. confinement) of time. Whereas the word or term ‘Eternal’ carries the main concept or meaning of forever, and forever is a term that is relevant (i.e. has a meaning) only when the concept of time is involved.
ROCK [tsuwr H6697]
ALMIGHTY [Shadday H7706]
I AM WHO I AM [hayah H1961]
The word ‘AM’ in that declarative statement type phrase carries the same meaning as other forms of the verb-to-be. That declaration basically is just a statement of truth of GOD being absolutely all encompassing, as the absoluteness and FIRST CAUSE of everything, stressing on GOD's perpetuity, omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience.
FATHER ['ab H1]
MAKER [`asah H6213]
The word translated as ‘Maker’ from the Hebrew text ‘`asah’ [H6213] carried the primary conceptual meaning of doing, fashioning, making, creating, setting, establishing and causing. By extension the word was also used to denote the one who does these things. When used in that context as a reference to GOD it therefore carried the meaning as of the ABSOLUTE PRIMARY CREATOR or MAKER of all things and therefore also the CREATOR OWNER (Genesis 1:1, 2:4; Psalm 89:11, 102:25; Nehemiah 9:6; Jeremiah 10:16, 51:19; Isaiah 42:5, 51:13; Proverbs 22:2).
GOD [theos G2316]
In John 1 verse 1 it was recorded:
(For the more complete discussion of this verse please refer to the post ‘In The Beginning Was The WORD’ in this blog.)
According to Strong’s Concordance the word ‘LORD’ corresponding to Strong’s Number G2962 occurs 748 times in Greek Concordance of the New Testament records of the KJV.
LORD [kyrios G2962]
1. Owner or master as of one to which things, authority, power andor people belongs such as of being the sovereign or owner.
2. One holding power to rule and to command by virtual of being the owner, sovereign, designated authority or employer.
3. The title or address form to accord proper reverence and honor on the one who wield authority or power to rule whether of over: a household or family; cities or countries; any organized group of people under one or more authorities; or of all creation.
FATHER [patēr G3962]
Of course instead of Perpetual or Perpetuity or Eternal we would also not be technically wrong to rendered ‘Yĕhovah’ or ‘Yĕhovih’ as ALWAYS EXISTING or FOREVER EXISTING or PERPETUALLY EXISTING. All these words and also several other words that the GOD of the Christian Scriptures had HIS scribes, Prophets and Apostles recorded are to give us an understanding of GOD through HIS definitive attributes as the absolute default of pre-existence, permanence, power (to do, to act, to carry out, to establish and to make), strength (to overcome, to defeat, to thwart and to stop), creator (maker and owner), word (definer), originator (source), steadfastness (unwavering, undauntedly), righteousness (just, fair and good) and faithfulness (trustworthiness and dependability) which are concepts evident in and relevant to our own lives in our perceivable existential realm.
So instead of getting ourselves all puffed up and tripping over words and languages which basically are tools for communicating information (i.e. as the expressions of knowledge encapsulation) in our messages, thoughts, emotions and ideas, we should focus on what really matters. Whereas all these evil lust driven “proclaimed and acclaimed” leading experts, defining authorities and masters; elijah-to-come, messiahs or THE messiahs; prophets, THE prophets, THE final prophets or THE greatest of the greatest prophets; reincarnate, actual or final christs; reverent fathers and holy popes; reincarnate, the actual or really real true gods; or whatever else ultra mega super glorious glorifying titles they can imagine and invent to heap upon themselves in their ego supergorging frenzies (hereafter referred as ‘proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives’), limited the unlimited and the cannot be limited CREATOR of all things to a specific language or a specific name or a limited number in order that they may beguile and as predators and parasites feed on and feed off the ignorant, the simple and the foolish who followed after them to completely believe, obey and serve (i.e. to worship) these ego mega supergorging proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives.
And if you think you can believe this author, using the words GOD or LORD GOD or HOLY FATHER (the latter term only for those of us who have entered into the Everlasting Covenant with the GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures through the ordained, instituted and commanded process) especially when enlightened with the correct knowledge and understanding to reference andor address the SUPREME PRINCIPAL POWER and CREATOR of all things in our worship, is as good as using any of the literal translation (i.e. transliteration) from the original text. What matter most is that we accord the proper respectful reverence, true sincere affection (i.e. the actual expression of love and not just that of harboring and vocalizing an emotion) with humble rightful fear and contriteness, without a wicked deceitful agenda, seeking fully that we should effectively love the ONE who made us all and love us unreservedly to want us as HIS beloved children forever. For the CREATOR GOD of all things looks not on forms of arrogant pretentious super mega reverence and feint stirred-up emotional shouting of praises and zeal but on the substance that matters. And these are the right attitude of humility, contriteness, a faithful diligent zeal to truthfully and genuinely obey and love the CREATOR, seeking in unwavering commitment to first and above all else sincerely do the will of the FATHER following after the examples set and taught by LORD JESUS CHRIST. There is no truer and more acceptable worship than to diligently, steadfastly, without–wavering be fully, absolutely committed to seek to do good in all our conduct and to totally shun all evil, that we may truly love one another and unreservedly love the ONE who created us. For this is the love that fulfill the Royal Laws and Holy Commandments of Love as the Scripture of Truth have consistently testified to, recorded by the Holy Prophets, Scribes, Apostles and the faithful true servants of GOD.
And as it was (and still is) commanded by the SON of GOD to all who love HIM, just as HE had also kept HIS FATHER's commandments to stay in HIS FATHER's love:
If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Please read the chapter 'Grace, Sin And The Commandments Of GOD', to fully understand why GOD will never ever compromise with sins in the breaking of HIS laws and commandments, and why JESUS, the ONE through whom and for whom, GOD created all things (Colossians 1:16), had to suffered and be killed in order that all mankind may be redeemed from the death penalty that we are all under.
Please read the post The Tree Of Life for the discussion on why there was a Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, to fully understand that GOD did not forbid Adam and Eve from eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life which would have given them immortality. While every evil religion have been teaching the lie of the serpent, the tool used by Satan, that they already are immortal, that they have an immortal soul.
Praying To A GOD You Never Knew [knot]
Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’ Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt;
And for all those ego gorging rule-based hairsplitters, you can if you so wish substitute the word ‘LORD’ with either ‘ETERNAL’ (or ‘PERPETUAL’) or ‘Yĕhovah‘ and the word ‘GOD’ with either ‘POWER’ or ‘’elohiym’ to address GOD for every instance of the words ‘LORD GOD’ either as ‘ETERNAL POWER’ or ‘Yĕhovah ’elohiym’. And if that is still no good enough to gorge your supremely greedy ego, then by all means go all the way to imagine and dream up with your everyall imaginations, greater and more supremely glorious ways and means to further elevate yourself image of great pompous pretend reverence so as to be supreme over everyone else and even than the GOD you greedily in ego supergorging lust pretended to believe in.
Special note to those who think they can believe this author:
Part of verse 15 was not accurately translated by the NKJV Bible translators, where they had translated as ‘this is My memorial to all generations’, a more accurate translation would read ‘this is MY reminder to all generations’ or ‘this is for all generations to keep in mind’ which would make the meaning clearer as the word ‘memorial’ is more related to a commemoration. But never mind if you don't think this author can be believed or trusted.
Some Simple Things About Human Religions And Systems of Belief [sst]
The few of us who still have retained much of our sanity through the exercise of self control and proper restraints, avoiding the insanity trap of greed and lust, to still know how to ‘put two and two together’ we would (or should, anyway), be able to see the great disparity and wide chasm of disconnect between nearly every single religion and system of belief, in what they advance and teach in their doctrines and assertions, against the existential reality witnessed in the human social order and in the expression of life on earth.
Whereas the one true faith from the CREATOR of all things have left it in no doubt that humankind almost in totality has been in rebellion against the ONE who had created them and who only wanted what is good for them. This was almost from the very beginning, from the moment the very first human family chose to distrust, disbelieve to then disobey, and take what was explicitly forbidden by their CREATOR and BENEFACTOR, at the very first instance they were presented with an alternate consideration in the exercise of their free will and the intelligence of their independent minds. They instead choosing to totally trust and completely believe in, and completely believe a strange talking serpent for no reason other than because they lusted to. And if anyone has not been obsessively greedy and lustful they would have been able to see that it was not for the lack of anything good or desirable that prompted the first family to choose to distrust and to rob their MAKER and PROVIDER, but their greed and lust to want what they do not need so obsessively that they would disregard reality and choose insanity, opting and favoring deceit, ill will, bad faith and evil as a recourse of life rather than sincerity in faith, trust and mutual love that was the example set by their MAKER for them. And fully knowing this in advance, GOD had ordained through the process of this temporary existence where HE will for a period of time allow evil to flourish that the lessons of free will choices and responsibility should be fully learned and completely understood by all creature personages. To this end GOD will bring all mankind (and all Spirit Angels too) into the appointed final Judgment through which HE will totally and completely punish them to correct them that HE may remove evil from the entire creation forever.
And if anyone have not be obsessively greedy and lustful they would have been able to see that all the anti GOD religions have been all along pretending to revere and praise GOD with their mouth while blaspheming HIM in their doctrines of evil double speak and contradictions. These thought that by screaming pretentious praises and commanding insane super mega reverence of some words calmed as the only name that is able to truly know and address the CREATOR, while committing horrendous atrocities supposedly for HIS name sake, deluding themselves that they could then get away with all the evil they have been doing that feeds their unbridled lust and greed.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
When your fathers tested Me;
They tried Me, though they saw My work.
For forty years I was grieved with that generation,
And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts,
And they do not know My ways.’
So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”
Psalm 95:7 – 11 (also Hebrews 3:7 – 19; 4:7)
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Power (whether you want to call it energy andor force, or even something else) is one of two of the most basic element of reality, all realities. Power enables reality (from all perspective and context), and is the first (of two) fundamentals or causes of reality that allows for the existence of all things that exist that we know of. And that is simply what we all are, in a very limited (i.e. just from one context and perspective) sense, the power to act and to do things, and to cause an effect. But of course there is more, we are much more than just a cause and effect (something science both implicitly and explicitly claimed is all that we are).
Our physical universe is of power framed and directed by predefined rules and laws (please refer to the post ‘In The Beginning Was The WORD ’ for the discussion on the second cause of reality). Life is where the power moves from the framework of genetics definition towards the framework of mind determination. But our brilliant minds of science can only vaguely see the process mechanics - a Big Bang of Absolute Nothing and Darwinian evolution and the physics and mechanics that framed how they would behave and could exist as an aspect of our existential momentary reality in timeless perpetuity.
As freewill independent minded personages we have been granted the power to decide, to choose whether in the process and conduct of our lives we would seek to do good or to do evil. But as the history of mankind (as also that our own lives) had testified against us, we have almost exclusively chosen to do evil whenever we are able to (i.e. have the power to), whenever that seems either the fastest or easiest or the only way to get what we desired, wanted or craved after, as long as we have a slight to even chance of getting away with it without immediate foreseeable adverse consequences to ourselves.
Yes, limited power have been granted to us to use as we see fit (and are able) that our deeds in words and acts might testified against us in the day when GOD brings all into judgment on the day that HE had appointed before the foundation of creation itself. This GOD does as the process through which HE might revealed and fully teach HIS creature personages the lessons of taking to the path of evil so that all who are willing to learn this lesson and truly repent might be granted a forever in the creation as it had been HIS intention from the Beginning. And all those who out of arrogance and a craving for evil, GOD would destroy forever that evil will never again be manifest in HIS creature personages made to be HIS Children.
Omnipresence Or All Everywhere
Please read the posts ‘Why Did GOD Create Satan’ and ‘Idle Minds And Twisted Logics’ in ‘A Christian Pilgrimage’ as well as the chapter ‘GOD IS’ of ‘Bible 101 - The Holy Bible Expounded’ for some the discussion on unlimited all knowing, all powerful, all everywhere CREATOR and SUPREME POWER.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Here we can see that GOD made man, ‘male and female He created them’. Then HE told them to ‘Be fruitful and multiply’.
Please read the discussion of on what reality is and how the brilliant men and women of science and of our social order had never understood the very simple concept of reality in ‘The Concepts Of Reality — Know The Basics’ in the blog ‘The Holy Bible Expounded’.
For a more detailed discussion of the verse 1 John 4:12 please read the post ‘In The Beginning Was The WORD’, where more will be discussed about the GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures which the Scriptures had clearly recorded and testified to, but which GOD had kept sealed until (Daniel 12:9 – 10) the Time of the End (i.e. the end of the Age of Man) which is our current contemporary time, a time when the social order of mankind is overflowing with knowledge about almost all aspects of our dominion and existential reality, the physical (as opposed to the Spiritual) reality and universe.
To this end GOD had ordained according to HIS love and wisdom, the shortest time process by which mankind created in HIS image and likeness out of the dust of the ground (i.e. temporary physical matter structured as all the rest of life on earth) should learn to never ever take the path of evil in the process of our lives. It is a hard lesson but a very necessary lesson.
The very sad part is that even at the end of this process which GOD had ordained, not everyone is going to be willing to learn it because they will just plainly continued on refusing to, insisting on being fully focused on their lust. This is just as for nearly six thousand years now since GOD created the first man and woman, nearly the entirety of mankind had totally refused to open their eyes to perceive around them the lesson written in tears, blood and carnage of their choosing the path of evil as a recourse of life. And in the same period a full third of the Angelic personages continued on to harbor ill will and hateful bitterness against the very ONE who created them, giving them their lives, existence, freewill consciousness, intelligence, functional power and functioning ability.
Last Updated: 2016 08 03