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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 months ago

Ask 100 different Christians to define God and you'll get 100 DIFFERENT answers. Why?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    'Cause all christers are stupid in the extreme.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It is in part due to ambiguity of the word.

    When an atheist uses the word "God" they also might be using it any one of a thousand different ways.

    In many ways I do not like using that word with out clarification. While capital and lower case "g" helps to refine it a bit, such is not always the case.

    I would also like to add that none of us is obeisant enough to define GOD! It is actually not our right or privilege to define GOD.

    None of us can even define ourselves, so it would be impossible to define the "Lord of Lords".

    While a person can define the meaning of a name or a title, the name does not always fit the person and neither does the title. Almost if not all "names" for God are actually titles.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Correction - ask 100 different Protestants to define God, or any other question, and you'll get many different answers. Jesus Christ founded one Church, said it was to remain one, and promised that one Church (which includes well over half of all Christians) the fullness of God's truth until the end of time. Which is why that one Church remains one in belief, one in teaching, one in worship, one in biblical understanding throughout the world after 2,000 years, with no conflicting denominations.

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    • Ann
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      Like I tend to see God, the Father, like Lincoln's statue in the Memorial but with long flowing gown and a long white beard.

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  • 8 months ago

    No, you'll likely only get three -- the Jehovah's Witnesses version, the Latter-day Saint (Biblical) version, and the mainstream Christianity version. Maybe four if you want to split hairs, but the Jesus is God heresy is so close to the Trinity that I count them together.

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  • 8 months ago

    ALL TRUE Christians KNOW God exist and we KNOW what Jesus did for us and what he will do when Judgement Day come, SAVE us from the wages of sin - HELL. Amen.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    1. Because they are patently dishonest.

    2. They are describing something in their Imaginations.

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  • 8 months ago

    God is a mysterious being. Nobody knows the identity of the Father except only the Son.

    Furthermore, because God is above human understanding, it is impossible to define Him. Incidentally, if an individual becomes ambivalent about God's nature, it is recommended that they do an intense exercise, so burning the heart at an increased rate, and drink tons of water.

  • 8 months ago

    I don't believe you've interviewed 100 Christians.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The Bible is the definition of God. So stop asking people. And start reading the Bible.

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    Jesus is God

    Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.

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    The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death

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  • 8 months ago

    ask 100 different people to describe a sunset over the ocean,  and you will get 100 different answers.

    Because we experience sunsets with more than just our analytical minds (or at least one would hope) we see the beauty, feel the awe and emotions

    Our knowledge of God is not scientific, it is experiential, and we all have a slightly different experience. This is compounded by the fact that God is too big to fit in our limited understanding. So we fill in the gaps with our experiences

    • Ann
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      Excellent point.

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