Can we call the Christian god Muhammad, Horus, Loki or Lord Maha Vishnu?
Does it matter what the name of the Christian God is?
- Anonymous5 months agoFavorite Answer
His name is Yehovah... and YES it matters very much.
- Anonymous5 months ago
NO way man not even
- 5 months ago
no, the God of Islam is officially Allah. there is no other name in Arabic that is translated for God.
- SeanLv 65 months ago
Can we call you Jeffrey Dahmer? I mean, a name means nothing right? Why does the name Jeff Dahmer hold a significance to it to where we would not want to be called that? It is because that name carries with it the notable events of the past and what Jeff D. did.
In the same way, to call the God of the bible a different name is to associate him with the behavior of those other gods/men. Some of those beings were despicable in their behavior, so in that, it could be considered an insult. God gives us his name, and tells us what to call him. When we call him something other than that, then we run the risk of insulting him. In this case, we should identify his character and make sure what we are titling him as is a positive, not a negative.
If I were to call God "Most honorable one", while it isn't his name, it brings positivity to him. If however you called him "Muhammad", and most of Muhammad's life was good but at one time he was a pedophile, then you also attribute that negativity onto the name of God when you call him that name.
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- Pirate AM™Lv 75 months ago
In some cases, there are large differences between what is claimed for gods, i.e. Loki is very different from most gods, but very much like other trickster gods. However, when we look at the abrahamic gods, there is no good way to objectively determine that they are the same or different. For example, both Christians and Muslims claim to worship the same god as the Jews, but Christians claim that Allah is not the same as God and the Jews claim that Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies while Christians claim a completely different set of prophecies.
Basically is comes down to what an individual believes, almost like liking one brand over another but with much less reason.
- Uncle FesterLv 75 months ago
Well, he had to change his name to 'God' to get into Europe.
I guess that if he can change his name once for convenience he can do it again, so call him what you like.
- 5 months ago
The simple fact that billions of people pray and don't know the original name of Jesus (it isn't Yeshua) demonstrates that they are not communicating with anything from a source beyond their own imagination.
- 2FollowHimLv 75 months ago
No. YHWH, YAHWEH. Just like we can call you Corinna or Horatio.
You wouldn't be able to travel, get a driver's license.