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Site updated on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Seeing God

 

Everyone ‘sees God’ through the Dogma of the traditions of their chosen Religion.

What we know of God is filtered through the Dogma of Roman Catholicism. Other religions such as: Baptists, Epoiscopalians, Methodists, and Presbyterians have accepted much of the Catholic Dogma about Jesus and Paul.

These other religions are really only  reformed catholicism, and hence they are called 'Protestants"  those leaders who have objected to the control of the Catholic Church, yet agree with the fundamental teachings about Jesus.

Most Protestant groups believe in the Catholic dogma about the Virgin birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. And they believe the Pauline Epistles.

Some Protestants believe the Holy Bible is the actual ‘word of God’ revealed by the Holy Spirit to men.

It is not that one group is right and others wrong about God. None of us is able to know what is God because our brains are incapable of imagining what God really is. Jesus tried to explain it to His Apostles but they had a difficult time understanding what Jesus was saying. When Philip asked Jesus to show them The Fatherm Jesus replied:


  1. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? John 14:9


We must learn what Jesus was trying to get the Apostles to understand. We have to query the New Testament as well as the writings of the Apostles, Philip, Thomas, James, John, Andrew, and Nathanael who each sat at the feet of Jesus and learned from Him.