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True Path to Heaven Already Engineered by Almighty God

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Submitted by M.Tovey (United States), Oct 17, 2012 at 15:53

The question is asked-which is better-: is there evidence of only one god, or many gods; or only One Almighty God? Anyone knowing of this reader's preference should have no delusion of this expression of freedom of choice, an Almighty God that offered His love sacrifice for the sins of all and all sin through his Son. That being said, how does that bring about so much conflict for those not so predisposed, believing instead of the unitarian deity or the polytheistic approach to divinity.

As humans, we are all aware to some extent of this human condition called mortality. We cannot escape it even when we are not so sure of its consequences. Our souls are confined in these mortal shells, constrained to live out life as we can, any way we can; or be further constrained when that life has some measure of debility and it is totally beyond human control.

Ah, but the soul, the heart, the thoughts of thinking beings; do we not think about those things which seem to be external to our existence; and what, or who, controls that? Is it already determined or is there some measure of human control by which destinies can be humanly directed? Some will say: that depends. Which of us mere mortals can claim to be god and make it stick?

Throughout history, we see the civilizations that have come and gone, some that were once there but left little or no trace and some whose monuments give a hint of what their take on this mortal realm was like. Just a few were monotheistic around the world, even in the early histories of some of the pre-American tribes.

But more were polytheistic or pantheistic. In their mortal thinking, their 'created deities' were nothing more than projections of their own thoughts and the concept of one being (an extension of their own mortality) could not possibly handle the universe all on their lonesome thus many gods.

The definitively different view that one deity was capable to be all powerful is one that goes all the way back to the beginning; but that from the human mortal perspective, that being could only be described in human terms, thereby making the concept just as limited as its mortal framers were, and are.

But the issue of the frailty of the human condition is not served by limiting what external forces might actually be in control of this mortal existence. Humans are proven typically incapable of being little gods; and so if we are to acknowledge the existence of a supernatural being, is it not appropriate to allow Him to define His relationship with His creation?

Now those of the Biblical persuasion will say that He has; and here is one reader that agrees. But this comes by a means specifically not approachable by human standards, but by a process of faith. All can be believers of many thoughts about some version of god, or gods. Indeed, all of this can be approached by humanly mortal divinations, yet none on the mortal level can deal exclusively with the conscience, the place where the need for spirituality is derived. Faith must now be considered; but faith in Whom?

At one time, many if not all of our predecessors were convinced that we could become our own little gods: death puts an end to that notion. So God must therefore be immortal, free of the human emotions and frailties; right? But how is such a deity, with righteousness and holiness necessary attributes to be God, claiming to be interested in human affairs to be able to understand what it means to be human, able to meet the needs of this mortal frame?

Enter the Son. Fully mortal though divine intervention into a young maid's life; and fully immortal due to the nature of His supernatural birth; here we have the means to see that a loving Almighty God has determined a means to have personal relationships with all who belief in the Son in faith. The complexities of the Son's individuality are as completely imbedded in His humanity as His life on earth demonstrates, but His thoughts are those of the Father in His Divinity. And yet, They are One together.

The rest is in the Gospels, the Words of Jesus Christ in His fulfillment of the ancient Hebrew writings about Him, found fulfilled in His death upon the Roman cross at the hands of the religious leaders of that time. Israel bears the scars of those fulfillments and is being prepared for further demonstration of the power of the Father through the Son.

One might believe in one god, multiple gods; but when the time is coming that all the previous thoughts of men and women will not stop what the Father has for the world through the Son, maybe the time for considering the WORD of Jesus Christ should be more closely examined and decided upon as that free choice is still being offered. Eventually, that offer will be withdrawn and a different prophecy will take place.

"The question is under what definitions should people worship the God?" The answer is: which one will please the correct god; the one god, the many gods; or Almighty God through His Son. Therein lays the choice. Which one does anyone think will gain immortality when considering only one is free from any requirement of a human to prove his or her worthiness.

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