First Corinthians 8:6 states, “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom all things… and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things and we by Him”. This verse backs up one of the main claims of this God being the Prime leader. The idea of the “God of the gaps”. Easily counter’s this claim. This idea is based on the fact that Scientists are quick to give credit to God in areas where scientists are not able to find answers.
“The Allies model is premised on the belief that God’s truths are revealed in the book of God’s Word (Scripture) and the book of God’s Works (creation)” (Entwistle, 2015). As Christians, our main source of knowledge should be from God. At the same time it is also important to understand that God is the author of both nature and scripture. In accordance with this, John 1:3 says, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (Holy Bible, NIV). As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it.
Then we look at the second argument of Aquinas, The Argument of Causation- everything that is caused has to be caused by something else, there cannot be an infinite number of causes, and same as argument number one that must mean there is a God since all effects have causes. The Argument from Contingency asks if everything already exists contingently has a reason to do so, does the universe exists for a reason and if the universe has a reason for its existence that that reason must be God. The Aquinas fourth argument the Argument from Degrees Aquinas says in order to compare two things in the terms of good or bad, we must have something to compare it to, this would have to be an absolutely perfect thing aka God. Aquinas’ fifth and final argument is The Teleological Argument- According to Aristotle, everything has a purpose or Telos. If everything in the natural world has purpose, there must be someone who created that purpose,
I don’t understand why Universalism is so wrong. Hasn’t salvation been offered to every man, regardless of lifestyle and belief? Universalism or the gospel of inclusion is true in part. God extends His hand to all humanity. Man must believe, receive, and repent.
In the discussion with the Pharisees about divorce (Cf., Deut 24:1), instead of arguing about what is liable or about the juridical motivations, the Lord places the issue directly at the level of creation. His answer is a fundamental resolution, not a casuistic solution: “what God has joined together, let no one separate” (v. 9). Christ knows very well the pro-divorce praxis of his time and he rejects it. The principle which he refers to is not to be understood as temporal moment in the history of salvation; on the contrary it is to be taken as the original authentic will of the Creator. The unbreakable unity of marriage reflects its genuine meaning which, in fact, calls back to creation itself: a marriage acknowledged in this way becomes a means of salvation for the partners.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” Genesis 1:1 is the opening sentence of the Holy Bible which seeks to bring about how this world was created and how God created it in a Christian perspective. This Biblical creation view according to James Houston “form a necessary and central part of any part of Christian Belief and also it is believed through faith. Because it is impossible to prove scientifically how and when the earth originated, it is “through faith” that we discern the hand of God in creation. Hebrews 11:13 states that “It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God’s word” There are a lot of reasons that can be considered in order to believe the biblical view of creation but in this case we are going to consider a few. The DNA is also an evidence of creation by God.
Thanks to God, we are very different than men and that comes with a few advantages. Theology of the body helps teach us how man and woman were created for diverse reasons but we were also created to compliment each other. Feminine Genius is not to compare men and women but to show how we act, think and praise God differently. Although women may be seen as objects to some people we are way more
1) This essay aims to firstly analyse and explain Descartes’s God argument in Meditations three, specifically on the idea that perfection precedes imperfection. Then I will introduce possible oppositions to his view and attempt to defend it from his position. Lastly, I will provide my own view pertaining to his argument. Firstly, the idea of perfection here is an assumption of God’s trait that also relates to being infinite. In Descartes’s time, God is deemed to be omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient.
Anselm begins his argument in proslogion two by stating that there is no greater being than God. This greatness does not necessarily mean large, but it entails that God is the most perfect conceivable being in every single way. Furthermore, Anselm does not say that God is the most perfect being in existence, but rather that God
In other words, both these stories are based on actual men that realized the sovereignty of God and called out to Him in their affliction. The difference in their responses from God reflected the attitude in which they called out to him. Jonas submitted himself while Stephen fell slightly short of blatantly demanding God’s intervention. Demanding and submitting are obviously two very different approached. Thus, as I have said earlier when man is confronted by Mother Nature, the only way that man can find stability in an otherwise unstable environment is by submitting to God and recognizing his