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How many Gods?

By Weneed2share, 03 April 2013 · 1,014 views

How many Gods do we have?

If you believe that God is able to make His Word become flesh, John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh,...", then you should want to know what His names/personalities are to us. But first we must know what the definition and meaning of a name is.
Wikipedia says that "A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context."

And from that definition, we now understand that a name is a word that identifies a person. God has so many wonderful names, and we are yet to account for how many of them He has given life to (i.e, made flesh). In our study of the scriptures, we see God manifesting Himself according to His purpose, and here's and example of what God said of Himself to Moses in Exodus 6:2-3, "And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them." Let's simplify, God said unto Moses that He(God) is the LORD, that APPEARED to his(Moses) forefathers by the name Almighty, and not by His name JEHOVAH.

Did you get what God said of His name and purpose? God appears to man by His names/personalities. If we should count how many names God gave in these two verses alone, we will have 4 names/personalities - God, LORD, Almighty and JEHOVAH. So now, how many Gods do we now have? It is still the same God!

Deut 6:4 says and confirm that God is one..."Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" Don't let this declaration of God confuse you, it is only saying that God the LORD(i.e, the Possessor of heaven and earth) is one LORD(God). Only that the LORD defines His personality/purpose at this time. So I believe you now understand the significance of a name. It's very, very crucial we have the right name/s to identify with the right God, Personalities and Purpose.
Exo_20:3 also says clearly that "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." And this is a warning (and also the first commandment!), that people could ignorantly be worshiping a different god by a different name/s and not know. We need to be very careful of this.  

So now we see that God by His names appears to men in many different personalities according to His purpose. He ONLY is capable of this.




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