Yahweh: The Role Of God In The Bible

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Some biblical writers, in the Old and New Testament, recognized God presence in their midst and experienced the transforming power of divine grace. Some of the writers portray God to have a humanlike personality, a cosmic authority character traits and behaviors of bewildering variety, he is the creator of everything. However some authors portray God as love, generosity, compassion, and merciful, while others emphasized his anger and violence. God is portrayed a eager to save his creation and to destroy all who do not accept Him into their lives, from Genesis to Revelation. It is impossible to delineate God, as the Deity may exist in reality. Some biblical texts seem ethically limited by the specific historical circumstances that created …show more content…
In Israel’s eyes, Yahweh is a great God, a greater King than all other gods, he is far transcending all other gods. During the long its long formation of the world’s first monotheism, Israel not only conceived of its God as one among many but also borrowed titles and attributes of foreign gods that were subsequently applied to the Israelite Deity. The bible portraits of God are thus a creative synthesis that draws on many different sources. God has been giving different characteristic from different gods through out history. Near Eastern inheritance to fit a monotheistic theology, rather in polytheistic Mesopotamia, different gods played different roles in stories about creation and the Flood. Monotheism creates an ethical dilemma that is sharply drawn than it is in polytheistic religions. If there is one God that rules the entire universe how is the presence of evil and underserved suffering, only in Job does it gives detail of this issue of evil. Paul tells us that God has no qualms about interfering with human free will, God not only shows mercy as he chooses, but passage, God appears to predestine individual human responses to his will, predetermine either their obedience of disobedience. It is impossible for humans to describe God, because human language cannot hope to …show more content…
Giving different characteristic to God from other gods shows me the inconstancy that we have on identifying God. No matter how hard we try we will never be able to understand God because he is beyond our thought process. Before this class I thought you had to take the bible literal but now after studying this book I realized that Jesus talks in parables meaning that we could understand because if he would have told us in our context then it would have been just a different story but instead he makes us think of how great our God is, also I now understand how to read the bible. At first I could not understand the Bible especially Revelation, but know I know that God symbolizes things and uses metaphors as well. In the Revelation when it talks about, “The Whore,” I literally thought he was talking about a lady but instead he was talking about the government and how the government treats God’s people. What fascinates me as well is that God do not interfere with human free will, if we as humans want to serve God we can but it is those who do not that hurts God’s hearts, because no matter how God reveals himself to us we have tunnel visions and only want to see the physical aspects rather then having an open mind and see

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