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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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I heard again that the role of the spiritual director is not to get in the way of God's action.
To suggest that to be a Jew or a Christian is not definitive is not to deny that Jews and Christians have something to say--namely, their response to God's acts in history with the language and tradition that they have accrued through time.
Even if no one can answer for another person, Christian parents are still called to give a credible witness of their Christian faith and hope [and] need to ensure that God's call and the good news of Christ will reach their children with the utmost clarity and authenticity.
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Thus, God's presence is revealed to the children who take time to look.
Jeff Jacoby of The Boston Globe and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, writing in The Jerusalem Post, noted that in the Jewish tradition, it is entirely acceptable and even righteous for human beings to challenge and argue against God's injustice, as Abraham, Moses, and Job did in the Bible.
In Morrison's fictional world, God's characteristics are not limited to those represented by the traditional Western notion of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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A new creation is adorned with a new Israel, God's bride, picking up on a pervasive OT metaphor for the Sinai covenant and all the history that followed.