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Faith Friday – Do All Religions Believe In The Same Creator?
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST
Talking all things faith, including faith-based current events (and sometimes even that dreaded political overlap, YIKES!) Tune in!
Imagine that you are standing in front of a flagpole with your eyes closed. There is a flag flying in the wind. The person next to you asks, “Will you pledge allegiance to this flag?” What will you answer? You will most likely answer that you can’t pledge allegiance to the flag until you open your eyes and identify which country the flag stands for. You can’t give your oath to defend that country and to live under its rules until you know which country it is. To do so would be foolishness. Similarly, how can you give allegiance to an elohim (g_d) whose name you do not know?
“As a man who grew up Catholic and was lost in New Age theology for 20 years, I can say that I was never taught that G_d has a name and that He wants it known and proclaimed,” says Peter Miller-Russo who, along with his wife Linda, is a non-denominational Christian. They co-authored “Proclaim His Holy Name: Uncovering YEHOVAH’s Will for His Name,” (www.proclaimhisholyname.org).
Linda continues, “Believing that all religions worship the same Creator may sound nice and politically correct, but in reality the Bible is explicit. Not everyone worships the one true Creator.”
“Throughout the Hebrew Tanakh (the Christians’ ‘Old Testament’) as well as the Christian New Testament, the Bible names YEHOVAH as humankind’s one true Creator. In fact Exodus 3:15 clearly states what the Creator’s name is. Scriptures of the other major world religions simply do use YEHOVAH’s name for their creator,” Peter says.
And Elohim [G_d] said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YEHOVAH [Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey] Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. – Exodus 3:15
“If you’re a Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, or any other faith, this one fact has to be faced,” says Linda, “The one true Creator has a personal name and it is not ‘the LORD,’ it’s YEHOVAH.”