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    #1

    He?

    Can we use the pronoun "he" for "God"?
    Can we use the word "Lord" for "God"?
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    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.

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    re: He?

    I think it's possible. I have likely heard them using in movies. Let's see what native speakers' views are.

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    #3

    re: He?

    Yes. God the Father is a "He." (Note that many believers capitalize references to God, including pronouns.)

    Yes, "the Lord" and "God" are basically synonyms today. ("Lord" in other uses is not common today, but persists in words like "landlord.")

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    #4

    re: He?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    Can we use the pronoun "he" for "God"?
    Can we use the word "Lord" for "God"?
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    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
    Psst, you forgot to capitalize that one, EnglishLearner1990.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    re: He?

    No, generally you can't use the word "Lord" for "God". If you are Christian, they are probably synonymous enough.
    Otherwise, "Do you believe in the Lord"? is not the same question as "Do you believe in God?" In fact, "Lord" usually refers to "Jesus", who is only one third of a Trinity in Christianity.

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    #6

    re: He?

    I agree that there is potential ambiguity in the term "Lord" between the Second Person and either the other Persons or the Triune God.

    But as early as the second chapter of Genesis, the phrase "the Lord God" is used.

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