Critique To Timaeus

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The demerits of this view is that it following it disassociates us from the idea that salvation is a conscious decision. If we believe that our souls are superior to our minds, we are more likely to ignore our mistakes and our failures, which may come back to haunt us at some point in life unless we learn from our mistakes and use our physical minds to correct our waywardness. Human mind, which is primarily the source of our thoughts and from which we perceive the world is part of the human body. We can therefore deduce that we make decisions based primarily on our experiences of the world.

When we make a decision to follow Christ, it is basically a conscious decision as opposed to some mysterious reorientation of a soul detached from the
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This narrows down to how making right decisions in life and living a life of righteousness through avoiding evil and doing good could lead into the fulfillment of human goals and secure them from trouble besides taking us to heaven.
Critique to Timaeus’ view of the soul
Timaeus carries a notion which directly contradicts creation ex nihilo, the notion that God created the world out of nothing. It limits the creative power of God to using the materials that were present before Him. Just as a carpenter would be limited by the amount and type of materials he has in creating his furniture.

He attributes the soul to the ability to move the body without itself being moved and for running the faculties of the body, which some people will find acceptable due to its appeal to some kind of divine intervention in our decision making. However, an extrapolation of this very idea can lead to deism since motion itself, having been initiated by the first cause seems to go on and on without intervention from its creator. This notion therefore makes the divine somehow an unnecessary entity since everything seems to be going fine without
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