The fact is, arabic-speaking jews, christians, and muslims all use the term allah to refer to the one and only god, the creator of the universe, the sustainer so they claim that islam stems from worship of a moon god named “allah,” and that the crescent moon symbol has been passed down from an ancient. This should pretty much clarify for you what jews, christians and muslims have in common in terms of our concept of god this is from an old testament book that goes back to way before the time of jesus regarding (2), it depends whom you ask the atheists/secularists, who have to regard scripture as human invention,. They all taught a consistent message about god by affirming his greatness as the creator and guiding people to worship him alone this basic concept has always resonated with people's natural understanding of god (click here to learn more about prophets in islam) when the final prophet, muhammad,. The distinction in the concept of god worshipped by christians and muslims is one of theology mormons and jehovah witnesses do not share an identical concept of god with that of evangelical and mainstream christians, but use the same nomenclature should we, then, find another name for the god we worship and. God is the absolute truth and substance of all things, the universal in which everything subsists as such god is also absolute subjectivity, or spirit the concrete development of this idea of god yields the christian doctrine of the trinity but hegel first reflects on the concept of god in a more abstract philosophical sense,.
In monotheistic thought, god is conceived of as the supreme being and the principal object of faith the concept of god, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence ( unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), and as having an eternal and necessary. Only then, we could form a clear understanding of the god that we are all invited to believe in and worship there is an overwhelming literature of different concepts and philosophies out there, falsely attributed to the creator, that intends to unveil the mystery of the nature of god, who he really is, or what. This limited understanding of worship is only one part of the meaning of worship in islam that is why the traditional definition of worship in islam is a comprehensive definition that includes almost everything in any individual's activities the definition goes something like this: worship is an all inclusive term for all that god.
The scriptures and law books (smritis) do provide guidelines and suggest methods of worship but whether to follow them or not is purely an individual choice the concept of monotheism is not new to hinduism it is as old as the vedas themselves references to one indivisible and mysterious god are found in the rigveda. Pope john paul ii has said the fact that christians and muslims worship the one and same god is a factor that draws the two communities together and lays the basis for love and the word al-lah literally means the god and is the equivalent of ho theos, the greek term used in the new testament to refer to god. Calling his book a compact guide to some of the main themes of the worship of god, and believing that the agenda of worship needs a serious overhaul in our churches, well-known theologian ralph p martin here reexamines the concept of worship, recasting its meaning in such a way as will express its essentially.
Yet, one in particular encapsulates the priority we should give to worship as a spiritual discipline: worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission (webster's dictionary,1828) true worship, in other words, is defined by the priority we place on who god is in our lives and where god is on. Allah and the christian god so should christians reject allah as a term for god should they insist that allah is the muslim god whereas christians worship the father of jesus christ or the lord god, as mark durie claims they should not allah is simply arabic for god, just as theos is greek for.
Great clarity when he says, “whatever rationalization we may try to make, the worship of gods in africa is idolatry”⁶ thus, at the point where revelation from the deity becomes re-creation into a new deity, it becomes impossible to see the biblical god as a continuity of the african god⁷ (turaki, 1999: 160. After all, i had been taught as a young muslim to worship the god who created adam and eve, who rescued noah from the flood, who promised abraham though the term “trinity” was coined in the second century, the underlying principles of this doctrine were hammered out on the anvil of pre-christian. What i find missing in braithwaite's account is any reference to worship or religious duty'8 as ninian smart puts it,'the substantive concept of god is indissolubly linked to the practice of worship',9 and he suggests altogether five features which are necessary conditions of worship the object of worship must be 'other' ('out. It is often assumed that the god of islam is a fierce war-like deity, in contrast to the god of christianity and judaism, who is one of love and mercy and yet, despite the manifest differences in how they practise their religions, jews, christians and muslims all worship the same god the founder of islam,.
Abstract: african traditional religion is the indigenous religion of the africans it has been debated among scholars whether atr is an appropriate name for african religious belief some writers labelled and described african as polytheist the africans hold they are worshipping a supreme being who bears different names.
The concept of god is the urge towards existence as infinity spiritual enlightenment allows the individual to reach his own conclusions about the nature of god. However, we must conclude that despite their common monotheism, islam and christianity have very different views of god, worship, and mission therefore, it is unreasonable to the most important difference, though, between the muslim and christian view of god is the concept of the trinity christians believe that god. We must worship “in spirit and in truth” (john 4:23-24) worshiping in the spirit has nothing to do with our physical posture it has to do with our innermost being and requires several things first, we must be born again without the holy spirit residing within us, we cannot respond to god in worship because we do not know.
Do you believe in god or in the concept of an almighty supreme being or force that created and watches over everything in the universe and if it turns out that earth isn't the only planet in the known cosmos on which intelligent life evolved, what are the possibilities that alien civilizations also worship a god. In the '40s, ae van vogt wrote a bunch of stories that used this concept in a very literal way i'm thinking of the book of ptath, published in '46-'47 (and based on earlier published stories) where the protagonist struggles to get belief that powers the artifact which in turn powers him it's been several years. Worship: worship, broadly defined, the response, often associated with religious behaviour and a general feature of almost all religions, to the appearance of the worshipper turns to the gods with his gifts (eg, sacrifices, prayers, words of praise and adoration, and petitions), and the gods receive these and bestow the.