A thought from my mind to yours !
I think it is important for each of us when speaking about God to others to use the Name Above ALL Names….JESUS and not the Generic Term God.
Non-believers use the generic term God. The question is what they mean, since the gods of man made religions contained in their religious books all contradict themselves.
Therefore the concept of ONE God from a secular point of view is impossible.
Yet there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD represented in the Judeo-Christian Bible (Old & New Testaments). The ONE TRUE GOD is a Tri-unity of 3 Persons of the same kind & essence.
So depending on the context of what you want to say and to whom you say it, PLEASE say the name JESUS and do not use the term god generically.
Watch for opportunities to share your faith by asking non-believing friends that uses the generic term god, the question …”Whose god are you talking about? The god of the Mormon’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, etc”
WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD?
Many people peer back through the darkened pages of history and see a rather obscure picture of Jesus. They have heard of His 2,000 year old claim that He was God, but they don’t quite believe it.
They find it hard to accept the idea that a small – town Jewish carpenter could have been the creator of the world. They prefer to believe other, less sensational theories about Him. Here are some of those beliefs.
Jesus is a man who achieved great things….this view is held by the Mormon Church. They teach that Jesus was a pre-existent spirit—but they believe that about everyone.
Jesus is a created being who was given the status of second-in- command…this view is held by Jehovah’s Witnesses. They teach that Jesus is a created individual who is the second greatest personage of the universe. He is a god, but not the Almighty God.
Jesus is a man no better than we are….this view is held by the Unification Church . They teach that Jesus’ value is no greater than that of any other man.
Jesus’ existence began at His conception….this view is held by the Way International. They teach that God created Jesus’ soul life in Mary at His birth.
Jesus is a prophet and messenger of God….this view is held by Islam. They teach that Jesus was only a messenger of Allah.
Jesus is less than most people think He is….this view is held by the Atheist. Most Atheists’ place Buddha or Socrates on a higher plane than Jesus.
Jesus is a great moral teacher….this view is held by the Unitarian Church. They teach that Christ was sent to earth as a great moral teacher rather than as a mediator.
Jesus is a mystic medium….this view is held by New Agers. They teach Jesus is a channeler; One of many ancients who give New Age adherents a glimpse at the past.
Jesus is a projection of our needs….this is the view of today’s psychologist’s and psychiatrist’s. Jesus is a culture hero who regardless of His historical existence, embodies the myth of the divine man.
One thing is for sure. Somebody is wrong! These people can’t all be right about Jesus. He cannot be exactly who all these people say He is. Many who think they know, don’t know. If He is only a prophet or a medium, then those who insist He is God are wrong.
If on the other hand Jesus is the One TRIUNE GOD, then those who insist that He is only an exceptional man are wrong. Some might wish to have it both ways.
In science and investigative journalism, we pursue truth passionately. Why should it be any different in this important realm?
You will ONLY find the REAL JESUS Hidden in the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and Revealed by HIS own words in the Jewish New Testament.
JESUS CHRIST ALONE is the HOPE of this World ! ! !