Is God universal? For example, is the God of the Jews and Christians the same as Muslims and other faiths?
Is G-d universal? For example, is the G-d of the Jews and Christians the same as Muslims and other faiths?
From all of the research that I've done; all the Mosaic/Abrahamic beliefs share the same G_d. It's only the ardent extremist that believe differently.
The universality of God depends on the groups one wishes to encompass when using the term universal. Limit one's scope to the God of Abraham, you find a universal deity. Expand that scope to include the several pagan, naturalistic, asian, and new-age religions, and the universality becomes more complicated
It sounds more like an Abrahamic deity than a "universal deity." How can one group BC have a universal deity that excluded everyone else?
I've had people argue with me to tell me that even though I believe in a Supreme Being, the source of all creation and life and from whom all things flow - I did not believe in the actual God.
The reasons were "the dogma of God" because:
1) Jews don't believe in the Trinity
2) Christians do
3) Muslims don't
In an anthropological sense we all worship the God of Abraham, but, if, as a Christian, I don't believe in the Trinity in the traditional sense - I won't be considered a Christian by a healthy number of folks.
Yet, Jews don't believe in the trinity and they worship the same God in most any Christian's opinion.
If the Trinity isn't a separator on being the same God, what is?