Unfortunately Larry, this is why I must explain it again; I pray you understand. There are what you call false gods which are fallen angels or demons who set themselves up as gods, or idols created by men made of wood, metal or stone that can neither talk, hear nor see. These are the many gods of men,like Baal and Pan or Leonard or Forcas, etc, etc, etc. The pronunciation of God and god is no different and it doesn't make the word different either.<quoted text>
I have to admit I havent read much of your postings. Thats pretty typical of me when someone uses the type of language you use. You throw alot of what is apparently Hebrew in your posts and it loses me very easily so I tend to scroll by those posts.
I happened to read the one I responded to and was surprised at what i read.
It sounded to me like you dont consider Yawheh a God (Higher then a God) but leave open the possibility that there are Gods, otherwise why mention Gods at all?
Thats a brand of christianity I've never heard of. You also mention to leave the new testament behind and go back to the original teachings, which would (at least in my eyes) diminish the role Jesus played in the bible..........
I and many others like me even many others who are leaving the church to go back to the true and ancient roots simply do not categorize Yahweh Elohiym (barack be He) as a God/god. The word god comes from the Gothic word Gudis and the Germanic Gott. The root meanings of this word in Proto-Germanic means to call or to invoke or even further, one whom sacrifices are given to. The preChristian meaning is idolatrous and can also be translated as "one who is invoked". When Bishop Ulfilas helped to convert the Goths to Christianity in the 4TH century CE, the word Gud/Gudis was used in the Gothic bible. It is being understood that the word is a medieval representation of Odin. Remember, the Goths had a big influence on Rome especially after they were conscripted into the army, and many obtained high status and rank, but in general were still treated poorly.
The Romans had a bad habit throughout history of borrowing the deities of other powers, nations and tribes and making it there own. That is simple research so I don't need to get into it. Anyone who reads this and think I'm lying, all they have to do is read, it is common literature.
I didn't diminish the role of Jesus because Jesus had no role. Why? Because there was no Jesus; this wasn't His name. His name was Yashua, in the human context, Yashua ben Yosef. When he became anointed He was called Yashua Ha-Mashiach or what you term as Messiah. The names Yahweh and Yashua were systematically removed from texts that were bound together to make what we now know as the bible. The Savior was a Hebrew person born in Bethlehem of Judea; He was not English, Greek nor was He Roman. There is no authorization given in scripture to translate His or any name. The name isn't hard to pronounce. As often what happens with the Hebrew and Aramaic languages is that much of the time there are no accurate 100% translations of these languages into Greek or Latin. Substitute words and phrases are often used, often which causes the true meanings of such words to be watered down or inaccurate. People make up excuses for why His supposed translated name is ok, but my name is Andrew; if you come to that fact and still call me Carlos then you err, therefore sin. I can even go as far and say you are not being respectful to me. So if you call me anything other than my name, if you come to the knowledge of it, then I simply won't answer you. Makes sense, doesn't it.