Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite…perhaps, you are familiar with these names as they are three of the twelve Olympians of Greek Mythology. During his travels to Greece, Jeff Cavins shares his thoughts on the Olympians and marks some of the major distinctions between them and the one, true God. Jeff also discusses some of the “false gods” in the culture today.
Snippet from the Show
You can count on God. He is consistent. He is present. God will not abandon you.
The Twelve Olympians
- Zeus – God of the Sky, Thunder, Law, Order, and Justice
- Hera – Goddess of Marriage, Women, Childbirth, and Family
- Poseidon – God of the Seas, Water, Storms, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Horses
- Demeter – Goddess of Harvest, Fertility, Agriculture, Nature, and Seasons
- Apollo – God of Sun
- Artemis – Goddess of Hunting, Wilderness, and Virginity
- Ares – God of War
- Athena – Goddess of Wisdom
- Hephaestus – God of the Forge
- Aphrodite – Goddess of Love
- Hermes – Messenger of the gods
- Hestia – Goddess of the Hearth
- Dionysus – God of Wine
How is God different from the Greek gods?
God does not distance himself from his people. He comes into our midst and is with us always. In the Old Testament, God was present to the people of Israel in the tabernacle, in a cloud, and in a pillar of fire. God made himself accessible so that the people would know him and strive to be like him.
In the New Testament, God became incarnate. He became man and lived among us. He made himself vulnerable so that he could love us and reveal himself even more to us.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a wish fulfilled is a tree of life.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
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