The word God is not in the Hebrew or Greek Bible but a English translation that is from German Gott, (I think);
the word for God in Hebrew is elohim and Jehovah or Yahweh elohim. Jehovah has many attributes (parts of his name) in the Bible to show all that he does in his creation:
There is no real athiest but only a believer of something other than the Bible God; Everyone believes something they can't see or prove which must be a higher power than the one they see and prove:
I truly believe at this point in my journey that we have to be true to what we "feel" till it no longer makes sense to us, we have outgrown the belief:
If we don't trust our inner process before we believe in God, why should we trust it after we believe? THE INNER PROCESS IS WHAT IS GIVEN TO US TO BECOME what we are destined to become. If we are sincere we will find the SOURCE of our trust and either find it wanting or we find it carries us through to the end. If we are believers in the God of the Bible we have to conclude that nobody was born with this consciousness until they received it, except Jesus of course but that is because he is God born in the flesh. The good news is that he is GOD BORN IN OUR MORTAL FLESH to make us mortals imortal or able to see beyond the five senses and feel beyond the "intention of the heart" that we have before he is born in us.
Instead of argueing about semantics it would be safer to try to define what we believe and why and see if it resonates as truth; does it work for us? If it does then we are not in NEED of a greater idea, concept or in my case "reality".
Since God is making a SOUL out of his creation we better be sure that we don't hurt that soul in the making: God will not hold us guiltless for this: We never know when the soul of another is destined to bring forth the CHRIST, the SAVIOR of that Soul and all mankind: Argueing about the Bible is a waste of time if we don't care about the soul we are talking to:
I find it difficult to admit that it takes awhile to grow in the compassion that is put in us at the time of Christ in us: WHY? We must decrease....so he can increase and that is as difficult as it gets and this is for everyone: why?
It is so difficult because God is making us LIKE himself; a giver instead of just a receiver: If we don't understand that we are giving to OURSELVES because we are all ONE, we can't yet identify LOVE in us, even though we might have developed a lot of other parts of the WORD in us: Prophecy is the first thing we receive because this BUILDS THE HOUSE OF GOD, our heart made new; Lest God be the builder of that house it will not stand: Jesus told us that WE need to be built upon a rock and that rock is CHRIST, the stone that the prior builders (our old nature) rejected:
the house built on sand comes to an end when the rain and winds (tribulation) comes:
but the house build on the rock will endure to the end:
words words words.........they must Resonate in our heart---feelings or we don't really grasp their meaning or reality:
First WE are built up as a house of God and then we LEARN TO BE HOSPITABLE towards strangers: We are perfected IN WORD (perceive the truth) and then DEED (able to love);
be patient with those of us who are going through a transformation of heart and mind and will: IT is confusing till we are finished and able to love everyone like God does: