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GO AND DO LIKEWISE ...

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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 12, 2008 at 21:35

Oliver, I guess you think that you can only properly refer to God in Hebrew. How quaint!
Now, one wonders if Paul expressed as much while preaching to the Greeks and Romans? hmmmm....

Why do you keep putting falsities into my ‘mouth? Because you are somewhat less then honorable? Extant copies of Paul's writings are all in Greek – when Paul referred to god he used the Greek word theos or kurios – when have I ever disparaged the use of the Greek word theos to refer to god – NEVER. In fact we began this exchange with my demand that theos be translated into Arabic with ilah rather than Allah. And so we have come full circle with your opinions being nothing but so much ‘hot air'.

Then again, "blasphemy" is not an academic subject that I am personally acquainted with :P

Using the name of a pagan god to refer to the true and living god is certainly BLASPHEMY.

How did you like learning about the use of "Khuda" by Persianate speakers who are members of all faiths?

As a matter of fact I LIKED IT. So long as khuda has never been used as the ‘name' of a Persian deity.

That's OK, you probably wouldn't condone my own mother's interpretation of faith either, as she is an ordained priest.

I too have relatives that are ‘ordained', but that doesn't give them a ‘free pass' –

Isa 45:21 Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, YHVH? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.

Isa 45:22 "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

Isa 45:23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.'

Rom 14:10 … For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;

Rom 14:11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord [Greek = kurios; Hebrew = adonai; English = lord], every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

Rom 14:12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Php 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,

Php 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Php 2:11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Have a nice day!

Thank you – but I intend to have a wonderful FOREVER. ‘Go and do likewise.'

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