How many gods do Christians believe in?
Topic: Writing ap world history comparative essay
July 23, 2019 / By Allaster Question:
I have to write a comparative essay for AP world history. I'm comparing Christianity and Hinduism. So do Christians believe in one god or many?
My notes say :
IN FACT, JESUS WAS JEWISH.
HE BELIEVED IN ONE GOD.
HE BELIEVED IN MOSES AS A PROPHET
AND HE DEFINITELY BELIEVED IN THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
but does that mean that Jesus was the only one who believed in one god or everyone does too? I'm really confused can someone please explain this to me?
Best Answers: How many gods do Christians believe in?
Tawnee | 8 days ago
Your average Christian believes in roughly 3, although the number can vary. Most worship at least two, both their unnamed master deity and Jesus.
Trinitarian theology has been the Achilles heel of Christianity since the 4th century, leading their claim of being a monotheism to result in a metaphysical equivalent of trying to divide by zero.
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Originally Answered: Christians: Can you prove your gods existence without the use of the Bible?
McKenzie it has been a long time since we talked
now I cannot say we can prove God exist, we will just hurt your feelings anyway
but this is just a basic opinion
we are human aren't we?
yeah your sciences are right
but we have emotions,don't we?
we are considered, special because we have a will
animals don't feel guilt
if there is no God at all
we are more of animals anyway
we feel, we learn
animals just don't change or learn, they believe in survival of the fittest
we believe in helping each other
we do have a choice don't we?
I can choose if I can believe in God
you can choose to be an atheist or a satanist
that's all I can say
it's your choice
I don't care if you don't agree with me or anything
I don't care if your an atheist
but no one must be a racist to my religion
I don't know what happened while I was gone but
you are not my friend I used to remember
One, made up of three parts or essences. Hard to grasp, but some compare it to water. Ice, waterand steam are all made up of water, but look different, have slightly different properties etc...
In the same way, Jesus testified continually about his Father in heavens will. However, Jesus took it a step further, and this is what the worlds denominations and religions hate, and claimed that he and his Father were one.
John 10:30 - I and my Father are one.
Furthermore, God claims several times that there is a "Godhead". Some say "Trinity" which simply denotes the number of essences, but since it doesn't appear in the Bible, many use that as anexcuse to disclaim its reality. The Godhead is a Biblical word though...(Acts 10:29, Romans 1:20, Colossians 2:9)
In 1 John 5:6-8 we see that the fulness of the Godhead is the three in one Father, Son (Word, John 1:1) and Spirit (Holy Ghost)
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
If a Christian believes that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired and infallible...providentially preserved word of God...that he promised to preserve forever (Psalm 12:6-7)...then they will believe that there is one God that exists in three persons. To say that Jesus "believed" in all that you list above is slightly off though. Yes the incarnate Jesus Christ was Jewish, He didn't "believe in one God" per se...he was and is God! He didn't "believe" per se that Moses was a prophet..as God, he chose Moses as a prophet and therefore attested to him in the New Testament. Finally, he not only practiced the ten commandments and other God-given Old Testament laws...but he was the fulfilment of them (Matthew 5:17)
So a true Christian believes in one God consisting of three persons or essences according to how God defines himself in His Word.
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Those who profess to be Christians are to believe in one God, and that is the Father and God of our Lord Jesus. If some believe in a different God than the one Jesus, his only begotten Son, gave us an understanding about (1 John 5:20; John 1:18; John 17:1,3), then they have a misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus (John 7:15-17). Jesus is not God, but he is the Son of the one who is God (John 14:28; Matthew 19:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19; John 20:17; Luke 22:41-43;) . God is one Yahweh, not one group of three that are called Yahweh (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29-34)
Blessed be the Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:3,17; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:24-28; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2).
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
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Christians believe in three gods: The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. (John 15:26) Jesus believed in one God because he was not Christian but a Jew. And according to the 10 commandments Jesus believed in, the first is indeed the divine statement that there is one God only.
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Remember that Hindus believe in One God, but with different forms and manifestations.
This is explained in a Hindu scripture called the Rig Veda: "Ekam Sat Vipraha Bahudha Vedanti" - "Wise people recognize that the Truth is One, but there are many ways to express and approach this One Truth."
This is pluralism, NOT polytheism.
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There is only one Creator GOD by definition.
Jews originally had different names for GOD.
The GOD of Abraham, Isaac & Moses is one.
Christians came to understand GOD as Trinity,
three persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
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They claim to believe in One God with three people.
It's like saying that because there are three people in a car, there is only one person in the car because they are in the same encasement.
Hence why I stopped believing in the trinity.
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Originally Answered: Christians- who AREN'T real christians? Are the KKK real christians? Mormons? Satanists who believe in God?
(to the first question after the bold).
Jehovah's Witnesses are real Christians.
A few self-described "Christians" have claimed that the title applies uniquely to those who believe precisely as they do. They apparently take for themselves a role which properly belongs to Christ himself.
(Matthew 7:21-23) Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, ...and perform many powerful works in your name?’ And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness.
Ironically, the bible most closely associates being "Christian" with preaching about Christ and Christ's teachings. Review all three times the bible uses the term "Christian" and note that the context connects the term with:
"declaring the good news"
'teaching quite a crowd'
'open eyes, turn from dark to light'
"uttering sayings of truth"
"keep on glorifying"
(Acts 11:20-26) [The early disciples of Jesus] began talking to the Greek-speaking people, declaring the good news of the Lord Jesus... and taught quite a crowd, and it was first in Antioch that the disciples were by divine providence called Christians.
(Acts 26:17-28) [Jesus said to Paul] I am sending you, to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God... Paul said: “I am not going mad, Your Excellency Festus, but I am uttering sayings of truth and of soundness of mind. ...Do you, King Agrippa, believe the Prophets? I know you believe.” But Agrippa said to Paul: “In a short time you would persuade me to become a Christian.”
(1 Peter 4:14-16) If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy... But if he suffers as a Christian, let him not feel shame, but let him keep on glorifying God in this name
So why do anti-Witnesses try to hijack the term "Christian" and hide its Scriptural implications? Because anti-Witnesses recognize that it is the preaching work that makes it clear that the relatively small religion of Jehovah's Witnesses are by far the most prominent followers of Christ:
.. ..(Matthew 28:19,20) Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded