god : Common Errors in English

About god

When “God” is the name of a god, as in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (“Allah” is just Arabic for “God,” and many modern Muslims translate the name when writing in English), it needs to be capitalized like any other name. When it is used as a generic term, as in “He looks like a Greek god,” it is not capitalized.If you see the word rendered “G*d” or “G-d” it’s not an error, but a Jewish writer reverently following the Orthodox prohibition against spelling out the name of the deity in full.

god Meaning(s)

  • (n) the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
  • (n) any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • (n) a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
  • (n) a material effigy that is worshipped

god in News

  1. 'God's Pantry Food Bank' Buys Warehouse In London

    The group 'God's Pantry Food Bank' is moving forward with plans for a new warehouse in London. The non-profit says it just closed on a property at 1215 East 4th Street. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse will help support more than 50 programs. God's Pantry Food Bank works to reduce hunger in Kentucky. It says the London distribution center will serve as a hub for soup kitchens, food pantries ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: ABC 36 Lexington

  2. God's punishment will destroy everything

    Michael Gawthrop of Reno asks why God has not destroyed us and what is he waiting for? Isaiah prophesied people would say this: “Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it!”
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fernley Leader

  3. God's Word Causes Radical Change

    “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: High Plains Observer

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