Since God is Infinite, worshippers throughout history originally tried to capture a multitude of divine qualities by giving God different looks that emphasize one particular divine trait or another.
According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, as the human race became more focused only on external forms, they eventually forgot about the deeper notion of an all-embracing, multi-tasking Creator, and instead began to view all these varying divine expressions (faces) as individual gods.
This is the origin of polytheism.
Even in modern Christianity, which is obligated to recognize “One God” (monotheism) they have turned their God into three individuals—“Father,” “Son” and “Holy Spirit.” While Holy Scripture indeed describes the Creator as saying “Let us make man in our image in our likeness,” (Genesis 1:26) and in other passages uses the words “the many faces of Jehovah” and later describes Jesus as communicating with his Heavenly Father and promising the arrival of a third deity, the Holy Spirit, these words only represent the external, literal or outer forms of a more unifying, symbolic message.
According to Swedenborg, the inner meaning of God’s Holy Word was also forgotten when humans began embracing only the literal sense of things and carved up both God and truth to fit into their own subjective world-schemes, or completely ignore God’s existence altogether. (This literalism is what has damaged religion the most and even turned science into scientism.)
A new heavenly disposition is now slowly taking place on earth to correct this situation. My published book titles represent my own efforts at helping to usher in this new spiritual paradigm. I sincerely hope these new spiritual ideas will interest you.