Saturday, January 30, 2016

"Simon's wife's mother lay sick" - One God and Many Religions


One God and Many Religions

Suppose that God is only one as the sole Creator of the universe.  Then, as everybody understands, the god of Judaists, the god of Christians, and the god of Muslims are one and the same.

It tells religion is not so important as God.  Accordingly, different religions are possible under one and only God.  Religions are paths to God.  There can be many paths around a mountain to its summit.  But without God, there cannot be any religions toward it.

In ancient days, Judaists did not think their god was the god for all mankind.  Each tribe had its own god.  Accordingly, the god of Judaists did not mind if Judaists destroyed other tribes for them to survive.  From today's humanitarian and democratic point of view, the god of Judaists cannot be the god of mankind.  But today, Judaists think that their god is the god of mankind.  It is interesting when they changed their view on their god.

Christians believed that their god is the god of mankind, including Judaists.  Therefore, Christ Jesus told His disciples to preach gospels to the world.

Muslims also believed that their god is the god of mankind, including Judaists and Christians, though they did not and do not believe that Christ Jesus is God.

The important point is how God sees this situation with those different religions established under His name.  Is it what He intended?  Or doesn't He mind rivalry between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?

However, when God speaks to a man, He will not ask whether he is a Judaist, a Christian or a Muslim.  Rather he should ask if he believes in Him.

Moreover, God will not ask if a man reads and believes the Old Testament, the New Testament, or the Koran.   He will simply ask if he obeys His words.

The reason for the situation of the different religions under one God is that God seldom speaks to men directly.  He spoke to Abraham, Moses, Christ Jesus, and the founder of Islam.  But those who heard words of God from those holy men interpreted them in different ways.  Accordingly, different religions were established.

But, God as the sole Creator of the universe has not been a common concept among peoples.  For example, Buddhists have not based their religion on the concept of the sole god.

In this context, mankind has not yet fully understood or discovered God.  The existence of various religions in the world proves it.  For mankind to evolve, they have to fully understand God and unify all the religions into one.

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Mar 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
Mar 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.