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". Thus he explicitly states, ' I have no choice but to conclude that the mere fact of my existing is and of there being in me an idea of a
According to a philosopher, Pascal Wenger, one 's belief about God existing is based on self-interest. He argues that it is in our interest to believe that God exists and hence from his point of view it is rational for us human beings to do so. Furthermore, he adds that if we believe in God 's existence and he truly exists then, we are bound to receive a reward in heaven but if he doesn 't exist we won 't have lost a thing. Finally, he concludes those who do not believe in God 's existence; then he exists they are bound to receive an endless penalty in heaven. Also, other arguments about the existence of God include the ontological perspective which tries to argue from the point of abstract reasoning.
Furthermore, John Donne writes, “batter my heart” as a way of the speaker to assert his yearning to be made new in Christ. He endorses the idea of man being covered in sin by stating that he needs to be beaten clean and punished for his transgressions. It is evident that Donne is conscious of the reality of sin and it’s affects on
Faith and reason are the two wings that help the man to rise to the truth. Faith and Reason (Fides et Ratio) are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth. This expression leads Pope John Paul II 's encyclical "Fides et Ratio". After reading this encyclical, I was amazed in how Pope John Paul II, in so few many words is able to synthesize the core of his letter, the subject of truth, something essential in life and history of men. Thus, as Pope John Paul II sponsors the capacity of human reason to be aware of the truth and demand that faith and philosophy again find their profound unity.
Ontological Argument (Anselm of Canterbury proposed this argument and later Rene Descartes deployed a similar argument) Idea of God - Everyone has an idea of God. Even atheists believe in a god in some sense. If you can conceive a God, then logic says there must be a God, or else where did the idea come from? 5. General Revelation (Romans 1:18-20) Knowledge of God and spiritual matters discovered through nature, philosophy, and reasoning.
He thought this because he believed it involved that the elect that salvation that the elect could get could also be gained by the non elect person as a result of their own effort to salvation. Which I believe from my religion to not be true. I believe that anyone has the open and free will to receive salvation it's not only given to a specific group of people. But Calvin did not believe this to be true he believed that the reprobate are the people that God intentionally chooses to neglect, I don't believe that God neglects anyone that does not neglect him. John Calvin believed firmly in election and predestination and he backed his beliefs with biblical statements.
Rudolph Otto prioritizes the non-rational as offering a truer understanding of religion because he claims the core of all religious life revolves around experiences and feeling, not simply rational thought. Overall, the rational is but an attempt to define the undefinable. To understand Otto’s rejection of the rational, the rational must be understood. “Rational,” in The Idea of the Holy, refers to the conceptualization of religion and the divine itself. Otto’s basic definition of the rational stems from the establishment and application of concepts evidenced in “they can be grasped by the intellect; they can be analyzed by thought; they even admit of definition.
So true justice does not rest on what society reflects upon with reason alone. The place to learn about justice is first and foremost from the biblical narrative of God’s creative, sustaining and redeeming activity in the world. The meaning of justice is known primarily from God’s revelation in history, and in the Bible is found the record of this revelation. The Bible is the story of God’s self-disclosure in both word and deed, and it is from this disclosure that one comes to know and understand more what justice entails. Social justice finds its beginning in God, who is both social and just.
The first one which is referred to as total depravity stipulate that sin is a force that has affected man’s stability as well as how they relate with god. All aspects of a human being such as soul, mind and body have felt the impact of sin. This means that sin affects a human being wholly. The second one is the unconditional election. Calvin believes that God deals with an individual and not a group.
This qualifier transmitted essential aspects of its nature and its being. His appearance would be human and despite belonging to another sphere, the celestial world, he would possess certain human features. This Son of man would be the expression (personification) of God but at the same time, it would be a reinterpretation of the old messianic hopes; reason why it has features of this world and appears as an independent figure of God and close to our history. In the time of Jesus then, the figure of the Son of man was already known as apocalyptic. The Jews expected the Son of Man as a character who had a particular relationship with God and who would represent them as a prophet and even as a
Genesis 2:7 is another passage that stiffens my biblical worldview. It says that God created man from dust and then breathed the breath of life into him to make him live (English Standard Version). This verse reminds me that God is omnipotent. Not only was He able to create man from dirt, but he also breathed life into Adam. It shows that God thought so highly of His creation, and that He