Even though I do not believe in the Divine Command Theory, I still believe in God, and that he is the creator of all things. I think that God’s goodness is rooted in nature, and it is in his nature to do good. However, I do not think this alone can prove that the Divine Command Theory is true. The Divine Command Theory implies that we know what God approves or disapproves of, but really no one knows for sure. So, we must rely on our own understanding
Weaver 1 Michelle Weaver Faith & Philosophical Enquiry PHI-110RS-ATWE Co_PHI-110-ATWE-2018SP1 Dr. DonatienCicura 25 February 2018 Saint Thomas Aquinas: Proof of the Existence of God Saint Thomas Aquinas was a theologian who wrote about proving the existence of God. There are five ways that Aquinas argues to show that God exists and I chose to write about two of those ways. The second way: “Argument from Efficient Causes” meaning that nothing in this world could have been created from itself. I interpret this as such, life wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t someone who existed before it. All beings were created from a higher power prior to having existence in the world.
Different denominations have varying worldviews however the Christian view is a worldview that is Christ centered and based upon the teachings of those found within the bible. Like a normal worldview, it is a framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual interprets and interacts with the world. It is to essentially love and server God. It allows a Christian to make sense of their world and life. This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people.
But what exactly does it mean to have a religious belief? In my own definition, it means to have a strong belief in a higher power that controls human destiny and is directly linked to faith. The higher power in Christianity, for example, is portrayed as a God, who is mentioned in the Bible. The members of this religious knowledge system have never actually seen God, their knowledge and beliefs are singularly based on what is written in the Bible. Although there is no visual proof of a supernatural power such as God, believers are motivated by universal beliefs in things we cannot see.
Our world today has fallen into the trap of thinking that believing whatever you want is okay. That it is acceptable for everyone to have their own right and wrong, and on the flip side, has made Christianity out to be this fairy tale religion that has no evidence to back it up. We as Christians need to be ready and able to defend our faith, all the while in a diplomatic and non hostile way. In order for us to do this, we need to understand evidentialism, basic beliefs, the Sensus Divinitatis, and who and what the skeptics are saying. The belief in Evidentialism has grown widely throughout the people in our world.
By a ‘God’ he understands something like a ‘person without a body (i.e. a spirit) who is everlasting, free, able to do anything, understands everything, is perfectly good, is the proper object of human worship, the creator and sustainer of the universe’ (Swinburne, 1993). When God is presented as a character in a story, then obviously he will and must be depicted as a being, a divine self, practically equivalent to a human self. This implies that in the event that we take the Bible straight, in a manner of speaking, we will dependably consider God as an individual. All we then need to do is isolate God from exemplification and finitude, and eventually, we have Swinburne's omnipresent
The second word in the statement ‘us’, proves 2 separate beings… not one. The statement itself; to make man in God’s image, if there were three entities that made this omnipotent creator who he was, wouldn’t man be made up the same? No humans of any religious domination claim themselves to be a trinity! The strongest argument against the dogmatic doctrine of the trinity comes from the Gospel according to Matthew, 3rd chapter verses 15 through 17, when Jesus was baptized. The Gospel clearly states when Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Jesus, and the voice of God came from the sky claiming “This is my ‘son’, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”.
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
To begin, a commonly accepted creation story relate to those expressed in the Book of Genesis. These beginning chapters capture the work of God as he begins to bring about the universe first, then plants, animals, and eventually humans. Genesis discusses the creation and eventual fall of Adam and Eve, who used their free will given to them by God, to make a decision that displeased him. But, it must be acknowledged that in Mirandola 's effort to create the idea that humans were created for their own purpose, one must explore how he elevated humans ' thoughts about themselves. Through his humanist ideas he promoted the ideas of dignity and individual self-worth.
The Cosmological argument is an argument that is put forward by the Christian Philosopher named St. Thomas Aquinas (who was around between the times of 1225-1274). This argument was made as an attempt in order to prove the existence of God. However, Aquinas had always had strong belief in God, this therefore meant that instead of trying to prove his existence, it was more as if he was trying to solidify his established faith that’s based on reason, through looking at the cause of the Universe. Due to this, Aquinas claims that this is the work of God. The word ‘cosmological’ practically explains what the argument is about.
During the 18th Century the United States Constitution was written and the majority of the Founding Fathers were religiously associated with either Christianity or Deism. What greatly differed these two religions was that Christianity’s doctrine stated that God created the universe and actively is in control of it. On the other hand the Deists denied the Trinity and believed that God created the universe, and then left it to run it’s course. Aside from this, the Deists received their sense of God and morality from nature instead of the Bible. Deists can easily be identified by their church involvement, their participation in the ordinances or sacraments of their church, religious expressions, and what friends, family, and clergy said about that Founder’s faith.
It is the foundation for how a person thinks, what they consider right and wrong, beliefs and values, and is the basis for one’s perspective of the world. A Christian/Biblical worldview rests solely in the belief that God, God of the Bible, exists. Our worldviews determine the course our lives will take. Building Blocks of a Christian Worldview Believing that God created everything in the universe by simply speaking it into existence is the foundation of a Christian worldview. It is dictated by the Bible that is the inerrant and inspired Word of God where we learn about God himself, the Trinity,