The God of Abraham – Part 1

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AI: Summary © The God of the world is the primary attribute, followed by the God of the Jews, the God of the Christians, and the God of the world. Jesus is seen as part of a Triune God, with his infinite wisdom and actions not in line with his divinity. The Bible is accepted and the similarities in religion between Christian and Islamic meantime. Jesus is a part of God, but his actions are not in line with his divinity.
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these blessings and mercy be upon y'all. Welcome back to our page. In the video today we're going to be exploring who God is and what the three major Abrahamic faiths believe God is like, and why? Well, this video will be focusing on the inherent similarities between the God of the Jews, the God of the Christians, and the God of the Muslims. The next video in this series will in turn, unpack and investigate why the Trinitarian notion, which has become popular in contemporary Christianity veers away from the strictly Unitarian traditions of Judaism and Islam, and even early Christianity. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First, let's meet God as described in the Torah, the Bible and

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the Koran. Just like the various branches of Christianity, for example, Episcopalian, charismatic, Dutch Reformed, and so forth, there are various different branches or traditions within both Judaism and even Islam. Would we need to remember at all times is that these deviations or manmade inventions, distinctions drawn after the revelant revelations, and not decreed by God in any of the three major Abrahamic faiths, it is not God who dictated that faith be practiced. According to one of the following X number of streams, man came and segregated the broader religious community into those who most thought like one another, and essentially form cliques. So it is our responsibility

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in seeking God to look beyond the manmade deviations at all levels and to return to the source text to establish what the different factions can agree upon. And what is true, according to God, untainted by the temptations and tendencies of man to want to categorize, organize, and draw distinctions between what he perceives to be different one from another, where I'm going with this is simple, though there are many ways or streams of practicing Judaism, for example, Hasidic Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, conservative Judaism, and so forth. Though the different sects may differ in other matters, the Jewish understanding of God as one is to quote Dr. Lawrence B. Brown,

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relatively concrete. Throughout Judaism, the oneness of God remains the primary attribute of the Creator, followed by many others, including justice, love, mercy, on the science, omnipresent, omnipotent, sovereignty, truth, wisdom, self existence, goodness, holiness, eternity, and the even trickier concept of infinity. Furthermore, Jews consider God fundamentally incomprehensible, for God's attributes transcend those of his creation. In other words, Jews believe that we have been created as subservient and subordinate to the mighty creator, and can as a result, not comprehend the true nature of God, for it surpasses the limits of our world the understanding, it is then our

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duty to stand in awe of God so much greater than ourselves, that he defies complete comprehension, and experience within the confines of our physical world. A number of these same attributes carry over to the other, especially early Christian concept or understanding of God. While early Christians remained fundamentally Unitarian, as encouraged by Jesus Christ Himself, peace be upon him. It was only in later years that the so called mysticism of the Trinity took root. And so transfigured the popular conception of God in the Christian faith, trying to decipher the concept of a God who is three, but one baffles the mind, especially when you consider that the three who are

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supposed to make up the one are fundamentally and characteristically incompatible with one another. To use a simple example, if God is accepted by Jews, Christians, both early and contemporary, and Muslims alike to be without beginning and without end. How could a mortal man be equal to all part of an eternal God? If God is fundamentally immortal, he cannot also be mortal, Kenny. It's a logical paradox. As in our previous series, Son of God, I find it best to look at what Jesus himself had to say about his own identity, in this case, that he had no divinity of his own. If Jesus was part of the Divine, or a partner in divinity, then his statement would be fundamentally untrue, would it

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not? So essentially, you're left with another logical paradox. If Jesus is part of a Triune God, he must have his own claim to divinity. But if he is part of a triune, God, he must also be as God and His wisdom are declared to be in the New Century Version translation of Jane chapter three, verse 17, fair and honest or more to the point, the wisdom that comes from heaven does not pretend to be what it is not. So it

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Jesus is a part of God and his infinite wisdom, he cannot pretend to be what he is not. In other words, if Jesus is part of a Triune God, he must be both truthful and divine. But according to the man himself, he has no claim to divinity. Please see the screen for some examples.

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Which begs the question, Is Jesus honest? Or is the divine? And how can he be considered godly, if events by his own statement, he cannot be both? This may seem confusing at first, and that's because it is in order to accept that Jesus as part of the Triune God, one was blatantly defined the assertion made in Titus chapter one, verse two, that God never lies, but we will further explore how the concept of the Trinity came to be, and how it compares and contrasts with the beliefs of the other Abrahamic faiths, and even its own practitioners beliefs in part two of this video series. For now, suffice it to say that the Trinitarian concept of God flies in the face of the conception of

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God as one in the majority of Abrahamic faiths, that is to say, Judaism, and Islam. So who is God in Islam, in his lung, God is He has power over all things. He encompasses all things in his knowledge, the one to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens, and whatever is on the earth, for he is ever more self sufficient and praiseworthy. God is thus fundamentally conceived of as all knowing, all powerful, and self sufficient. anything or anyone who does not meet these three primary criteria can thus be discounted from any claim to divinity, which makes sense, as we know God is without equal, while Muslims thus accept and even celebrate Jesus, peace and blessings be upon him as a messenger

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of God. We do not believe that Jesus can be God, for the simple reason that he is not all knowing he is not all powerful, and he was not self sufficient. Makes sense. Ultimately, then, the Jewish, early Unitarian, Christian and Islamic conception of God have far more in common than contemporary mainstream media would have you believe. However, if you'd still like to know more about how contemporary Trinitarian Christianity compares and contrasts with the conception of God in Judaism, and Islam, I encourage you to subscribe to our page and to our YouTube channel, and to check out part two of this video series which will explore the history and paradoxical nature of the concept

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of the Trinity in more detail. Until then, as always, if you have any questions about any of the content I've shared with you today, please feel free to contact me through our page, and I'll be more than happy to share more additional resources with you. Until then, all the best blessings to your family, Zack