JERUSALEM – home of three (3) ‘different’ GODS!
Today’s WSJ had an interesting article entitled “Rewriting the History of Jerusalem”. UNESCO, part of the United Nations, will vote this week to redefine the capital of Israel so that the three main religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity) can all claim this city as their spiritual home equally. The goal is to make Jerusalem a supranational city where Muslims, Christians, and Jews can all worship God (the ultimate Logos/Word) as their personal Source. Bill Clinton proposed this concept back in the 90’s and this contentious issue continues to affect the Big Three religions which assume that their God is also the Source (Intelligence) for all of planet Earth!
In 1945, UNESCO was created (as part of the United Nations) in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity. In a globalized world with interconnected societies, intercultural dialogue is vital if we are to live together while acknowledging our diversity. But what is the bigger issue?
Mike Pence and Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem to discuss political/religious issues! Spiritual issues are at the core of all reality – who is aware?
Israel’s declared capital is Jerusalem, but this is not internationally recognized, pending final status talks in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The United States has withheld recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. The major roadblock has been the question on what effect, if any, the relocation may symbolize for other interested parties or neighboring nations involved in the ongoing and sometimes quite contentious Mid-East diplomacy and foreign relations. Jerusalem holds unique spiritual and religious significance for the world’s Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Middle East conflict is mostly a spiritual conflict! Who is God is part of this conflict! Is Allah, Yahweh, or the Christian Trinity the real Logos?
The bigger problem in all this action by UNESCO is that our three main religions on this planet all have different concepts of who God is and his relevance for our planet. Muslims have claimed a God called Allah as their Source. Judaism has claimed a God called Yahweh as their Source. And Christianity has claimed a Trinity God (three different persons) which has reduced human logic and math to mostly fantasy. Let’s review why spiritual ‘peace’ can not occur for planet Earth as long as there are three (3) different Gods desiring to RULE this planet!
Beliefs are key to reality and human action. What I/You believe determines our thinking, actions, political desires, and our eventual destiny. Today, we have millions of different beliefs and viewpoints about who is God and who rules over planet Earth. Can any of these beliefs dominate the others? I don’t think so! At some point human beings must choose who is the REAL Logos/God of our Universe and who are the false gods. Eventually, only ONE God can prevail and this God could then RULE mankind and its inhabitants.
The Muslim God is called Allah. This God has some 1.6 billion adherents. The Jewish God is called Yahweh. This God has some 15 – 20 million adherents. The Christian God is called a Trinity (Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit). This God has some 2.2 billion adherents. Then we have some 1.5 billion believers who have various concepts of God but they are believers in God (a spiritual Logos/Source). Add the numbers and we obtain some 5.3 billion adherents to some type of spiritual Source (called God or Logos). But is it possible to consolidate all these different concepts of God into just ONE?
Christianity views a Trinity (of person’s) as One God (this is false math and logic)!
One Logos or God over planet Earth would settle this controversy. Thomas Jefferson, America’s founding father, philosopher, and our spiritual mentor on this issue, concluded that there is only ONE Creator for our planet. The Declaration of Independence (primarily written by Franklin and Jefferson) concluded that our Creator God is ONE (not three or two). Jefferson debunked the idea that the Christian God of three (the Trinity) was a logical view of reality.
Jefferson rejected the Christian Trinity! Our Creator is not three person’s!
The religious views of Thomas Jefferson diverged widely from the orthodox Christianity of his era. Throughout his life Jefferson was intensely interested in theology, religious studies, and morality. Jefferson was most comfortable with Deism, rational religion, and Unitarianism. He was sympathetic to and in general agreement with the moral precepts of Christianity. He considered the teachings of Jesus as having “the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man,” yet he held that the pure teachings of Jesus appeared to have been appropriated by some of Jesus’ early followers, resulting in a Bible that contained both “diamonds” of wisdom and the “dung” of ancient political agendas.[6
Jefferson’s view on the Supreme being should be discussed and considered by all our religions as this philosopher is memorialized and viewed as one who understood reality better than most. Jefferson believed in the existence of a Supreme Being who was the creator and sustainer of the universe and the ultimate ground of being, but this was not the triune deity of orthodox Christianity. Logic and math exclude this Trinity God which some 2.2 billion seem to view as their God. Who wants to discuss the Bigger issues of reality so that ONE Source/Logos can emerge as the God of planet Earth?
The logic is unsound and the evolution of this concept is questionable!
The Christian Trinity would collapse as the God of our Universe if challenged with logic and sound reasoning. The God of Islam would also collapse if all the false concepts of this religion could be openly challenged with logic and sound reasoning. The God of Judaism has historical evidence to support this Logos as ruling over planet Earth. Jesus (called Yeshua in Aramaic) desired that his God (YHWH in Hebrew or Elah in Aramaic) be declared the Ruler over planet Earth. This historical person was killed for advocating this belief (called the Kingdom of God – YHWH). But could this view be resurrected today?
We need to discuss these Bigger Issues of spirituality as the foundation of reality is our beliefs and our words. Words (our logos) create our realities. Could The LOGOS be identified as the ONE (singular) SOURCE which rules over planet Earth? Think on this question. Who rules over this planet? What is Providence? Who sends messengers and words to believers today? The UNESCO vote is meaningless unless the bigger issues of WHO rules is discussed. Think on this for a few minutes. Read some history on the various issues. Spiritual reality is at the CORE of all reality (economics, finance, social relations, beliefs, and life’s doctrines! Enjoy! I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.
Some additional symbols to consider:
The Tetragrammaton and the historical God of all Israel (all twelve tribes)!
The 24 elders in heaven (who witness to the reality that God is ONE)!
The Lamb’s wrath comes from the Throne of the ONE God (Logos)!