These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences. Though, despite this, humanity’s free will is the most important thing to both God and humanity itself. Burgess sees humans as beings
She sees in philosophy the way to know fundamental truths about human existence. At the same time, the Church considers philosophy as an indispensable help to deepen understanding of faith and communicate the truth of the Gospel to those who still do not
This method is supportive of Descartes’s will to emphasis on doubt and question anything that can be doubted. Thus, he demonstrates the presence of God through a chain of consequences ‘Causal proof’. Because of the law of conservation of matter, the cause must equal the effect, if we have an idea of God than this idea is the effect and God is the cause (Gaarder, 2003). Therefore, the idea we have of God is an innate idea that we did not produce ourselves. Accordingly, he expresses that as a result of his innate thoughts of God, it only makes sense that it be God who "is the reason for this thought".
There are many that says Jesus the only Savior, some say yes in addition to other way, and there are others that totally discredit Jesus altogether. Therefore, Nash sets explains this topic with clear, penpoint, foundational truths to prove that Jesus is the only Savior. On the contrary, Nash begins to attack this theological question with a thorough explanation of exclusivism, pluralism, and inclusivism. Exclusivist believes, “there is one exclusive way whereby men and women can approach God and receive his salvation: Jesus Christ.” He expressed his reason for exclusivist position solely stands of the authority of the Bible. He then defines pluralism as the belief that says Jesus is not the only
If our behavior is derived from our worldview, then our faith should impact how we think and our behavior when interacting with others. Christian psychologist David Myers, of Hope College, explains how he integrates his Christian worldview into the world of psychology. Myers explains that, “Believing that in everything we deal with God, and feeling called to worship with our minds, we search Gods world, seeking to discern its truths.” (Myers, 1996). Myers goes on to discuss how it is a religious duty that our faith act as our attitude in everything that we do. Miltenberger says, “Because a behavior is an action, its occurrence can be observed.” (Miltenberger, 2016).
As such, this theory stipulates the importance of the client confining in the counselor before the commencement of the counselling process (Johnson, Ridley & Nelsen, 2000). Moreover, this approach utilizes the combination of a secular and religious approach to dealing with psychological issues. As such, the counselor can draw insight from scientific principles and complement the decisions made with the religious aspect. As such, there is an inclusion of the provisions stipulated in the biblical counselling theory. The utilization of religiously sensitive interventions to neutralize psychological problems as pertained in this approach are similar to Crabb’s
Through “Utopia” he carefully crafts an argument for this reform by creating the Utopian’s belief system in a way that is is similar enough to Christianity to be relatable for his readers, but also different enough so that readers are forced to challenge their own ingrained beliefs and ideals. In this fictional society More upholds fundamental elements of Christianity, like the existence of a singular, almighty God as, like Christians, the majority of Utopians believe in a “single power, unknown, eternal, infinite…and diffused throughout the universe, not physically, but in influence”(More 634). Qualities that are associated with classical doctrine and depictions of God like sovereignty, etherealness, and omniscience are retained in the Utopian’s beliefs. However, while these ideas are associated with the divine, they are not limited to the Christian interpretation of God and are instead attributed to an entity called “Mithra”, a divine being that’s meaning is interpreted by each individual(More 635). Such an idea would directly correlate with humanist principles, as it suggests that each person has their own valuable interpretations to make about the divine, without straying from the fundamental principles of faith.
Many people believe that due to the simple fact of religious diversity, this provides the basis to discredit any assumption of moral truths. Some religions define evil as “the result of human sin” or that “Evil is the result of a spiritual being who opposes the Lord God” (Muncaster – Religion Lecture, 2016). Meanwhile, Christianity states there is only one god oppose to other religions that state the opposite. Due to the various amounts of moral disagreements between religions, it makes it quite difficult to believe in universal truths as everyday we encounter contradictions that exist within religions in explaining the meaning of good and
Everything. Because we are fallible humans, we are unable to find value or worth in ourselves and others. However; once one understands that God is our creator and finds both love and value in every one of us, they will also be able to find worth and value in themselves and others. Now imagine if you remove God from that statement. In not believing in the Bible or God, how is one supposed to find value in themselves or other people?
The ability to reinforce the existence of God and the ability to refute arguments of His nonexistence is becoming increasingly necessary in the life of Christian, which is why one has to arm themselves with different argument for the existence of Christ, and two of the best justifications for the existence of God are probable argument and cosmological arguments because they intersect with reasoning found in scientific observation and psychological