In Julia Driver’s 2007 piece, “God and Human Nature”, theories are discussed in order to convey a better understanding of morality and how it is determined. The theory to be discussed is the “Divine Command Theory” and Driver discusses the role of God in assessing morality. The Divine Command Theory is an example of a system that is used to define what is right or wrong, moral or immoral. Essentially, according to this theory, what is right and wrong is “completely a matter of God’s will” (Driver 2007, 23). This means that whatever God actions that He determines are right are therefore considered right.
“Every story is informed by a worldview” (Godawa). A worldview is basically how one sees the world based on their own perceptions. However, a biblical worldview is not based upon any beliefs and values. A biblical worldview is defined as a framework of ideas that are in the scripture. Keith Druly defined a worldview as “a particular bias in our presuppositions that influences how you look at the world and what we see or expect to see” (Druly).
Disclosing the truth of God, of salvation and of judgment, was the principal way of making subjects, of exercising his saving kingship. Similarly, only those who are rightly related to God, to the truth itself, can grasp Jesus' witness to the truth (cf. 3:16-21). Everyone who is on the side of truth (lit. 'who is of the truth') listens to Jesus (cf.
In studying this section, Grudem discusses his theory of the Doctrine of God with discussing the character of God. Grudem begins by stating that there are several methods of categorizing the attributes of God. However, the most common attributes are better known as incommunicable and communicable attributes. The incommunicable attributes of God are "those attributes that God does not communicate to others", and the communicable attributes of God are "those attributes that God does communicate or share with others" (Grudem p. 186). An incommunicable attribute of God would be His unchangeableness; whereas, a communicable attribute of God would be love, knowledge and mercy.
Book Analysis Is Jesus the Only Savior? In this paper, it will critique the book “Is Jesus the Only Savior”, by Ronald Nash. Nash does an excellent job on explaining to the reader the different views on this topic. They are as follow: exclusivism also known as restrictivism, inclusivism, and pluralism. It is interesting how Nash presents this.
“Ecclesiastes presents a naturalistic vision of life, one that sees life through distinctively human eyes, but ultimately recognizes the rule and reign of God in the world,” according to Chuck Swindoll. The book of Revelation emphasizes that Christ will return someday to establish his kingdom of justice, and righteousness, and make all the wrong happening stop. Ray Bradbury emphasizes these books from the bible to demonstrate how Montag’s remembrance of the books is used to travel through the world in hopes to use that knowledge to change the world’s interpretation on what books do to a person’s thoughts. Because the terminology of Ecclesiastes is assembling or to gather from one person in life, and the meaning of Revelation is uncovering
He believes that not only does eternal law that provide guidance regarding what men should do or avoid if they wish to be happy or good, but it also issues commands and prohibitions of actions that are not legitimate (Strass & Cropsey 1987, p. 186). Revealed Law, according to Augustine, finds its origin in God's revelation through the Bible. He believes that, to resist such law "is to defy God's own ordinance, inasmuch as civil society is intended by God Himself as a remedy for evil and is used by Him as an instrument of mercy in the midst of a sinful world" (Strauss & Cropsey 1987, p. 200). Chapter 13 of Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans starts out with these words: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established"(Romans 13:1, NIV). Augustine often refers to this particular passage in the Bible when talking about Revealed Law.
The theologies of Tillich and Bonhoeffer are different types of theologies, but some of the same fundamental ideas connect these two different theologies. This essay will look at analyze the connection between the thoughts of Bonhoffer and secular theology and the connection between Tillich and process theology. The essay will also look at these two theologies in regards to the legitimacy of their views of the nature of God. Process and Tillich Theology Before the connections between process theology and Tillich, it is needful to understand the key principles beliefs of the theology. The principle beliefs of process theology contain ideas such as the belief that God is not all-powerful and that the world changes because of free will.
1. Explain the difference between the way Irenaeus and Tertullian approached the doctrine of the Trinity and the way the Cappadocians did so. (3pts) • The Irenaeus believed that the Holy Spirit was with God before the creation. He described the Holy Spirit (identification of wisdom) and the Son (word) as the two hands of God. He uses this metaphor to explain God’s work.
Philosophy of Personality Paper This paper endeavors to explore the realms of human personality by comparing established secular theorist’s views with the Bible. It seeks to answer the question, “Is Christianity compatible with a system based on naturalistic, nontheistic, secular humanism?” Introduction to Personality The American Psychological Association defines personality as “Individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving” (Understanding Personality). The study of personality focuses on two main areas: One is understanding individual differences within certain personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability. The other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together