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Can we worship GOD by a different name? (THREAD)


A 'name' reflect it's origins (different or the same).

Use of the name reflects 'acceptance' &/or 'rejection'.

It definitely reflects a change.

People sometimes change their name; they have changed who they are.

Someone said:

"Islam isn't Abrahamic, it worships another god, Allah. YHWH is a very different god."

My reply:
Who (historically) is Yahweh?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh (3100 BC, Egyptian text)?

"There is almost no agreement on the origins of Yahweh".

"Abraham[a] (né Abram)[b] is the common patriarch of Christianity, Islam, Judaism" (circa 2000 BC).

God revealed Himself to Abraham; He said "I am the Almighty God" (GEN 17:1) & to Moses: "I AM WHO AM" (EXO 3:14). (drbo.org)

"God said to Moses: I AM WHO AM. He said: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: HE WHO IS, hath sent me to you."
[Exodus 3:14]
Note above: GOD SAID: "HE WHO IS".

'AM' & 'IS' are terms that transcend time; there is NO CHANGE: GOD IS.

Retrospectively, God began to reveal Jesus (the 'Seed') in GEN 3:15 & Jesus reveals the Holy Spirit (Paraclete) in JOHN 14:16, 14:26, 15:26 & 16:7 (drbo.org)
So, Catholics..

(the first and only Christians until the Protestant Revolution 1517 AD: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformati…

where 'names' are sometimes used to confuse, raising questions like: gty.org/library/questi…)

.. Catholics believe in ONE TRIUNE GOD, Three Persons The Holy TRINITY.
The Jewish faith rejects Jesus Christ's DIVINITY & thereby the Holy Trinity..

The Holy Spirit in the Jewish faith is seen as Divine inspiration (see link):

The Jewish Faith is MONOTHEISTIC (see link):
The Islamic faith rejects the HOLY TRINITY OUTRIGHT & remains MONOTHEISTIC.

"Islam.. is an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a messenger of God.."

Islam asserts itself by claiming: "Allāh is the only God and the same God worshiped in Christianity and Judaism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotheis….

Judaism & Christianity do worship ONE GOD; but as described above, there are differences reflected in the naming.
Allah - an immutable Monotheistic God.

During the 8th century BCE, the worship of Yahweh in Israel was in competition with many other cults, described by the Yahwist faction collectively as Baals.

Jews most often use YHWY anglicized as s Yahweh or Jehovah; but, many other names are used (see link).

The anglicized version of the word "God" is, interestingly enough, NOT understood in its etymological origins:


This source has some interesting references:


Catholics can easily avoid all the confusion by following the teachings of Jesus Christ Our Lord who taught us to address God this way:

"Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."
[Matthew 6:9]
Consider CONTEMPLATING the 497 verses when filtering:

'And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens'

"And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard."
[Matthew 6:7]

👉Names reflect change; to respect the name is to respect the change. 👈

Change does not mean EVERYTHING changes:

"Many things remain consistent even as changes happen."
- you've heard the idiom:

"the more things change, the more they stay the same"

To remain at peace:

Pray in peace & CONTEMPLATE 👉each word and phrase👈 that which you pray..

"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."

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