Dostoevsky provides his own response to Ivan’s accusations through his character, Alyosha. Alyosha acknowledges that Ivan 's approach and defense of atheism, "lies in that he renounces God out of love for mankind, comes forward against the Creator in the role of the advocate of all suffering creation" (Kiskaddon, Elissa. “Dostoyevsky and the Problem of God”). Alyosha tells Ivan his reason for rejecting God is simply a ‘rebellion’ and says; “One cannot live by rebellion...” (The Brothers Karamazov pg 245).
VOF, Chapter 9: Charles G. Finney, "Sinners Bound to Change Their Own Hearts" (1836) Question 1: What precisely does Finney mean by a "change of heart"? Answer: What Finney precisely means by the phrase “change of heart” is someone’s change in spiritual belief that results in a different end. When I say spiritual belief, I mean Supreme Ruler. The reason why, I concluded that a change in Supreme Ruler is what Finney means when he says, “change of heart” is because on page 183 he states, “It is a change in the choice of a Supreme Ruler”.
CHAPTER III Comparison and Analysis of the Other Competitive Conceptions of a Triune God This chapter has two major concerns. The first concern is to present the arguments in favour of Swinburne’s concept of a triune God as well as to make a reasonable response to the challenges posited to Swinburne by two all time great Philosophers of the Christian world, namely Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second concern is to compare and analyze Swinburne’s concept of a triune God with other competing conceptions of the selected Christian philosophers of the present era. This second part examines only the three-self theories which advocate that three centres of self consciousness in the Trinity.
Response to Objections Even if one resonate with Swinburne in his concept of a trinune God, some questions needs to be clarified such as whether the perfection of the divine beings requires dependence (even among themselves), the necessity of being loved for the divine persons, the difference between the Father’s creation of the Son (admitting the inevitable existence of the Son) and the creatures, the justification for the use of the term «create» to denote the existence of the Son and the Holy Spirit, the causal dependence relations among the divine persons. The responses to these questions are presented with the help of objections from the various scholars and at the end the necessary modifications are presented. Since Swinburne’s concept of a triune God has gone through a process of further modifications and clarifications, the latest versions are always considered for study.
God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe cannot be explained by chance, but only by design and purpose. To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God".
However, their beliefs regarding Jesus Christ, known to be “the Son of God,” differs greatly. So who exactly is Jesus Christ? Catholic Christianity believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, which makes him almighty, divine and eternal. In contrast, Islam teaches that Jesus is the prophet of God (Allah) and he is as pure as Allah, but he is not the Son of God. The teachings of Catholic Christianity and Islam regarding Jesus Christ differ greatly because Jesus is the Son of God in Catholic Christianity and only a prophet in the Islamic faith.
Luther taught that salvation and, consequently, eternal life are not earned by good deeds but are received only as the free gift of God 's grace through the believer 's faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority and office of the Pope by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge from God and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with these, and all of Luther 's wider teachings, are called Lutherans, though Luther insisted on Christian or Evangelical as the only acceptable names for individuals who professed Christ. Martin Luther contributed much to both the Renaissance and early Modernity.
The movement began among followers and supporters of Zwingli in Zurich, Switzerland. We can trace early Anabaptist thought back to 1523 the same year Zwingli articulated his Reformed theology by his sixty-seven conclusions. The motivation for the Anabaptists was the search for purely scriptural Christianity. They took an approach similar to that of Zwingli but went much further, attempting to establish all doctrine and practice from Scripture alone.
Dante’s expression is that despite our sinful ways God is willing and able to deliver us. Metaphorically speaking Jesus is the hero of men souls. Homer and Virgil served pagan gods whereas Dante sought truth and salvation in relation to the true and living God. It is important that Dante respond differently than that of Homer and Virgil because his fate depended on it. The heroes of Homer and Virgil’s time depended on their own personal strength regarding victory however Dante put his trust in the Lord for
However, Dowd progresses the course of history by arguing that the nativist rejected the accommodationists. Accepting Anglo-Christianity and culture, Dowd states that the nativists viewed the accommodationists as aiding in the transformation of native culture. Citing Josiah Gregg’s memoirs, the author states how many of the prophets preached that Christianity did not provide “salvation” to the Native Americans. Offering the importance between Native religion and politics, Dowd provides historians with a different outlook on the identity and culture. The author’s different approach to identity enables historians to investigate new inquires on the character and history of the Native
To figure out this relationship and connections between the three, scholars went back to study the Age of Reason. During the Age of Reason, scholars adopted empiricism. Empiricism is the theory that everything is based on experience, according to the five senses. Another key aspect to this age of reason was that the universe operated without the hand of God behind every miracle. The last aspect to this was that scholars and philosophers rebelled against restrictions of Christianity.
In the cartoon the judge is saying “oh wait...before you can testify how the words under god in the pledge is an unconstitutional sanctioning of religion by government, please place your right hand on this bible and swear that you’ll tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you god”. The artist did to state how there
Peter’s Basilica. Like his earlier peers that stood for a Church reformation, Martin Luther disagreed with the selling of indulgences and wrote the immediately popular 95 Theses, mainly attacking the misuse of German money and the Pope’s control over Purgatory. He argued that the letters Paul writes to the Greek Churches in the Book of Romans emphasised “the just shall live by faith” alone, instead of relying on financial transactions that would guarantee a person’s cleansing from sin. According to the New Testament, Jesus had came to Earth to die for all of humanity’s sins, and to put a monetary price to salvation would demean the significance and sacrifice He had done out of grace alone. Luther went on to question the Church, reasoning if Christian practices had came to be corrupted, then it was possible its teaching were as well.