CHEROKEE INDIAN ANTIQUITY:
It was reported that among the ancient Cherokees there was a body of opinion that "said there existed above three beings who were always together and of the same mind. The names of these beings were: first, U ha lo te qa, ‘Head of all power,’ or literally ‘Great beyond expression’; second, A ta nv ti, ‘United,’ or rather ‘The place of uniting’ where persons agreed to meet and form a perpetual friendship; third, U sqa hu la, the meaning of which could not, in 1835, any longer be learned, but it had something to do with ‘mind’ or ‘affection.’ These three, it was said, were always one in sentiment and action and would always continue to be the same. They created all things, were acquainted with all, were present everywhere, and governed all things. … all prayers were directed to them. They had messengers, or angels, who came into this world and attended to the affairs of men.
The 1835 interviews were of "aged Cherokees whose primary sources took them well back into the 1600’s," who "said that as far back as their history could be traced" this understanding existed -- as a minority sect, while the larger sect among the Cherokees believed that multiple beings "came down from above and formed the world. They then created the sun and moon and appointed them lords of all lower creation. After this, the beings returned to their own place above, known only to themselves, where they remained in entire rest, paying no attention to this world. The sun then completed the work of creation, formed the first man and woman, caused the trees, plants, fruits and vegetables to grow ..." [making these Cherokees the first Deists?]
Citations are from page 143 of The Cherokee People: The Story of the Cherokees from Earliest Origins to Contemporary Times, Thomas E. Mails, NY: Marlowe & Co. 1992
A concluding note from your website author:
When we stop to explore the basic aspects of meeting God, we realize that we would expect that there would be profound aspects of God's being that would beyond our human minds.
This is good philosophical evidence that Jesus's revelation is the true understanding and Way.
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