God Will Find A Way Of God

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No matter what path one chooses to follow in life, God will find a way to inflict punishment. One can disobey his words as Adam and Eve choose to, commit actions whilom forbidden and in turn taint mankind, or one can be as devout as Job and have one’s entire family slain in the name of a challenge posed by Satan. One might as well disregard the idea of God in itself if one is to find naught but chastisement in his or her lifetime. In Hebrew, יהוה (HVH), oft later translated to ‘YHVH’ and eventually ‘Yahweh,’ can be rendered into plethora of things. ‘I am that I am;’ ‘I am who I am;’ ‘I will be who I will be;’ ‘I am;’ ‘I will be.’ HYH means ‘to become’ in Hebrew; ‘become’ is futural and suggests becoming (Brandes FYP Lecture). This is mind, one must think of God as transcendent, above the natural world — contrary to the Mesopotamian’s view of the gods. If the Hebrew God is ‘becoming,’ how can we as humans, beings on this Earth who are unable to see his face (Exodus 33:20), comprehend his nature? God is an entity who is familiar with naught but ascendency. “God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3) and thusly lays down the law of the land; “God is the law” (Burke FYP tutorial), what he says gets done. He commands, he does not ask (Genesis 1:2; Exodus 3:13). He is not to be disputed with, as further shown in Genesis when he states: “‘I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring fourth children’ […] and to Adam he said,
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