Nothing can come into existence, though, unless there is something to bring it into existence; nothing comes from nothing. There must therefore be some being outside of the universe that caused the universe to exist. This argument, if it is successful, demonstrates the existence of a Creator that transcends time, which has neither beginning nor
Creation Day 1 (Genesis 1:1-5) God created the heavens and the earth. “The heavens” refers to everything beyond the earth, outer space. The earth is made but not formed in any specific way, although water is present. God then speaks light into existence. He then separates the light from the dark and names the light “day” and the dark “night.” This creative work occurs from evening until morning – one day.
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote five arguments for the existence of God, part of his Summa Theologiae. Thomas’ second argument for the existence of God is one of the most compelling, as we can see examples from both the Bible and nature to support it. In the cause and effect argument, Thomas starts off with providing reason that all things that exist in the world must have an original cause to all the effects we see on earth. Thomas states, “There is no case known in which a thing is found to be the efficient cause of itself” (Summa Theologiae I 2:3).Thomas is proving that nothing in nature exists without having a cause, and therefore it is impossible for something to exist in nature without something, the effect, prior to it causing it to exist. The bird, the effect, that flies around your backyard was created by two prior birds, the cause, before that one, and you can keep tracing the cause of each bird back far enough when
It is hard to explain the idea of consciousness as till now there is no any scientific explanation, unlike the function of human body and the involvement of cells, the way we think is still abstract. However, some religions like Christianity and Judaism they refer our consciousness to the creator the supreme power, who created this whole universe that we live in, from the planets to the sun which gives warm to earth, stars, valleys, lakes, rivers, plains, mountains and the living creatures. So it is assumed that consciousness is created and thus never questioned. Since creation and science is after explaining the origin of life. Since then and science is able to discover how life evolved till today.
Due to Christian beliefs, Elohim is the only god and a creator, so in the creation story, the idea of a supreme being is utilized to demonstrate Elohim as the only god. Another creation myth that is really contrary to the Christian one also applies the concept of a supreme being. In the Chinese creation story, Pan Gu and Nü Wa are indicated as the absolutes. According to the myth, Pan Gu is a giant who created the earth’s natural environment and separated heaven from the earth; in
This verse alone shows the power of God. Genesis 1:1-31 teaches that God created all things differently, by simply speaking them into existence. He spoke them into being. These verses show the order and distinction of creation. Genesis 1:26, shows the conversation between God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Falk seems to be oblivious of the assumptions used in debates on origins, and of the difference between data and understandings of data. No one has a way to go back in time and study our history, so all ideas must be based upon assumptions. Those assumptions are the foundation of our worldview, which is our central belief about where the world came from and how it became what it is today. The Bible has many verses about the timing of creation and God’s hand in it. God spoke the Universe, heavens, Earth, life, and man into existence (Genesis 1; Psalm 33:6, 9; 148:5; John 1:1-3).
The ancient Hebrew Scriptures describe His functionalities as Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) and Ha-Mashiach (Messiah). We know nothing about God except what are in these manifestations. We are in error when we give these functionalities distinctive independent personality and individuality as hypostases or as parts of a trinity, each with total independence. They are not three different Gods, but very simply and neatly Elohim’s functions in Creation and Redemption. In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished.
For contemplating God is not just through them but also in them. Through means that we can contemplate God by the use of the whole created universe, or to simply put it, this refers to the macrocosm. While in refers to the entrance of macrocosm in a microcosm (soul) through the use of five senses. At this point, one can see how some internal things particularly one’s sensory activities is considered as an image of God. These external, sensible beings are the first to enter into the soul through the doors of the five senses.
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.