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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. Baptists, Evangelicals Methodists, Presbyterians, and other Protestant groups have accepted much of the Catholic Dogma about Jesus and Paul. Protestantism is reformed catholicism and most groups believe in the Catholic dogma about the Virgin birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and they believe the Pauline wrirings in the 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 Philip had a difficult time understanding what Jesus was saying.

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 Philip and the others to understand. For that we have to query the New Testament plus the writings of the Apostles, Philip, Thomas, James, John, Andrew, and Nathanael who sat at the feet of Jesus and learned from Him.