“WHEN confronted with a problem
involving the use of the reasoning faculties,
individuals of strong intellect keep their poise,
and seek to reach a solution by obtaining
facts bearing upon the question.” Manley P. Hall
The question of the day is this: What is a Benai Elohim and what is the nature of God’s Son, Yahweh? Further, how does this fit into the Greek understanding of Elohim / Olympus, city of God’s council on the mountain?
I found a very good website that outlines how we can look at the Elohim in connection with the Divine council of gods. Compare this to the gods of Olympus. Elohim from every Angle – Know the Truth of the Names
Here are a few highlights from the link above:
When used, Jehovah is Yahweh (Son of God)
ASV Genesis 12:7 And Jehovah appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto Jehovah, who appeared unto him.
—Yahweh can appear. He has a body that can be seen.
11 Yahweh would speak to Moses personally, as a man speaks to his friend. Then Moses would come back to the camp, but his assistant, Joshua, son of Nun, stayed inside the tent.
—Yahweh speaks face to face with Moses.
Exodus 24:10 They saw the Elohim of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made out of sapphire as clear and blue as the sky itself.
—The Elohim of Israel is Yahweh. He can be seen.
The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name. (Exodus 15:3, KJV)
NOG Bible same verse:
3 Yahweh is a warrior!
Yahweh is his name.
—In Genesis 18, one of the three men that came to Abraham was Yahweh. Can a physical being be omniscient or omnipresent?
…and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden. And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou (Genesis 3:8-9, ASV
And Jehovah repenteth that He hath made man in the earth, and He grieveth Himself–unto His heart. And Jehovah saith, “I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:6-7, YLT)
—Does a God repent? Can a God be sorry for an action?
And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou dealt ill with this people? why is it that thou hast sent me? (Exodus 5:22, ASV)
—Returning to Yahweh implies that he is in a location that can be accessed.
And Jehovah was with Judah; and drove out the inhabitants of the hill-country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. (Jdg 1:19)
—Yahweh is limited by chariots of Iron and those in the valley. He is with Judah, but limited.
After reading this link, and knowing what I have uncovered from my past threads regarding Yahweh, all of us must pause for a moment to realize something from this. First, all of the stories of gods coming from the heavens are interrelated. Second, these gods would rather we didn’t know the details of who and what they are. Third, they love to wage war. Fourth, there is something about humans that they need.
I leave you to speculate the answers. As for me, I am now aware of the thread of deception that connects all these stories. Central to this thread of truth are markers.
1) War and Destruction
2) Desire to be Worshiped
3) Asking Mankind to Accept their Message in Various Forms
The first two items are obvious. It’s the third item that allows us to know what they need from us. What is it about mankind that they know and fear?
We are witnesses. The judge will arrive. Our accuser (Yahweh / Adonai) very well might be trying to fool us into accepting himself as the advocate (Lord /Adonai/Christ). As I have clearly shown, this verse tells it all:
Genesis 9 (Elohim / Father Speaking)
6 Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans his blood will be shed,
because in his image, Elohim made humans.
Who hung on a cross for shedding blood? Was this payment for mankind’s sin, or ours?: The First Sin Was Not Mankind
I guess my last question is this: Can Yahweh be trusted after thousands of years of war and bloodshed? Is he God, or simply one wishing to fill those shoes? Are his traits that of our conception of the God of Love?
As Revelation states, the nations are deceived. The true God is welcome to come explain and lift the veil of delusion. I would assume we would all like an answer.