Sometimes the language itself becomes the impediment to an understanding of the Scriptures. In the Western tradition of Christianity, the name of Allaha has been established as 'God.' There is no getting away from this; except at the cost of alienating all the Americans who are going to go to their graves with the name of God on their lips. There is nothing to be done about it.
It was ironic seeing all the faces of world leaders at the last memorial of Day Day 'celebration' on the beaches of Normandy -- even the German prime minister was there -- all nations now can celebrate D Day together; they all fought in the name of God. Nobody can take it away from them.
And the merchants say, 'In God we trust, but we accept cash.'
So 'God' it is. Well, it's more than that involved: there is the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, and God in the Flesh: what are we to do about them?
Then there are the thousands of traditions and holidays; it's all impossible to deal with in one generation. We must accept it and go beyond it to what unifies the faithful.
Although there are many individuals who write me every week, telling me about their appreciation for the true names of the Creator and His Milta (Manifestation) who came to the world two thousand years ago as Eashoa Msheekha barah d'Allaha (Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God) and who was referred to by His Disciples and Apostles as Maran (our Lord) and Maryah (Lord God) -- nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of the readers of my web pages still prefer to call on the name of 'God.' So be it.
For those who wish to consider using the true names of the Creator and His Son, I will continue to make audio and video commentaries, so semantics don't become an impediment to understanding the Scriptures.
November 13, 2014
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