5. God, God’s Presence and Lord are synonymous appellations for Jews.

As everyday terms for the Divine Presence: God, God’s Presence and Lord are heard and understood differently by Jews than by many Christians.  For example, for Jews, “Lord,” is a synonym for God whereas for some Christians, the term refers to Jesus. For Jews, “God’s Presence” means a spiritual presence. Since God never assumes human form, God’s Presence doesn’t carry any of the personal and corporeal “Jesus-is-here” connotations that it does for many Christians. In addition, God never means “God-the-Father”, “God-the-Son”, or “God-the-Holy Spirit”. God, God’s Presence and Lord always mean the totally unified, indivisible, unseeable Divinity who possesses absolute sovereignty and is supreme over the entire world.

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