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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 18, 2008 at 22:54

If I say 'Zeus Hypsistos' - Zeus the most high - do you know what god I am speaking of? YES

If I say 'Apollo Hypsistos' - Apollo the most high - do you know what god I am speaking of? YES

If I say 'Attis Hypsistos' - Attis the most high - do you know what god I am speaking of? YES

If I say 'Theos Hypsistos' - God the most high - do you know what god I am speaking of? NOooooo

How many other NAMES of pagan gods could you put in front of Hypsistos?

Hypsistos is NOT A NAME for ANY GOD - is is a 'title' at best.

Theos is NOT A NAME for ANY GOD - it is a generic word that directs our attention towards the deity - when used out-of-context it tells us nothing - nothing at all.

I posit that 'Allah' was the NAME of a pre-Islamic pagan god. Mohammad either stole the NAME or the 'whole god' and applied it to his monotheistic god-concept. The Jews laughed at him when he tried to say that Allah was the god of Abraham - the god of Abraham was their god - they knew the NAME of their god and it wasn't Allah - so they laughed all the harder and Mohammad killed them for it.

Now if you can find a 'YHVH Hypsistos' inscription - I'll shout AMEM!

When Paul was visiting Athens he came across a 'marker' to an 'unknown god' - could the inscription have read 'theos hypsistos'? Why not? Later, he tried to use that 'marker' to witness to the 'educated' Athenians - but they rejected his teaching as soon as he got to the resurrection. Hey - maybe that was when Paul tried to take advantage of the 'theos hypsistos' cult - just trying to help the 'cause'!

Happy Resurrection Day - HE IS RISEN! PRAISE THE LORD!

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