In verse 3, it reads “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen 1.3). God did not have to lift a finger throughout His creation; he simply spoke, and something came out of nothing. Additionally, Genesis makes it clear that God created all things exactly as He intended. To show this, after every day of creation, the passage reads “And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1). God was perfect in his creation, making every aspect of the universe to His exact specifications.
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
Humans must endure life and its ups and downs in order to become a finished product worthy of God’s kingdom. (Hick, pg.85) In addition, the author objects to the antitheist argument that God is limited or weak in his power. After reading Swinburne “Is there a God” I believe the strongest objection is to his first objection to freewill. If humans were all good how would we ever be able to
In the bible kings were only judged by God. Henceforth, his king and any other king needed to embrace not only the entire country but the will of the people, simultaneously being immune from judgment of anyone mortal. This paper will set up the key differences between both John Locke and Bishop Bossuet arguments on Monarchy. Locke beliefs are what the constitution was built upon. In order to protect the well-being and property of others a
Because of the consistencies between these prophets’ strongly emphasized messages, they would add two commandments to the original ten: Repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities and let your actions be filled with good intention and conscious, for any action without any meaning behind it is useless. The first new commandment, repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities, is a common theme found in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. The book of Hosea, for example, is “designed to call upon Israel to return to the Lord” (New Interpreters’ Study Bible, Sweeny 1256). Hosea uses his marriage as a symbol to the people of Israel to reveal that they are straying away from the God that created them. Hosea’s most general message to the people of Israel lies in repentance, highlighting that the answer to any problem is to turn back to the Lord.
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
Basic Christianity is a crucial foundation that must be deeply entrenched within the hearts and minds of believers. The essential and basic principles aid every Christian by showing and teaching them how great God’s love is for us. In John Stott’s Book, “Basic Christianity,” he reveals insight on what it is to be a Christian. He also dispels many erroneous teachings that have been brought into the Christian community. Stott states in the beginning of his book that many have held the assumption that God sits on His throne, aloof, distant, and unconcerned for our needs and problems (Stott, pg.
More so, Swinburne feels that God has no obligation to allow all human beings to live on equal terms. Therefore, the omnipotence of God’s authority is complete, and human beings must live with the circumstances of inequality by being able to choose evil over good. In a religious context, Swinburne has gathered much of “reasoning” from the Bible and other religious texts, which assume the existence of God through the moral tenets of “good” and “evil” as a criterion for God’s omnipotence and the free will that was given to human beings. Swinburne believes that there is a reason for all human choices, which has been defined by the moral authority of God in this interpretation of
It basically just throws God in without even talking about him. The argument does a great job at showing that there is a creator, but does nothing to explain about God. Once you believe that there is a designer then it opens up many doors by diving into the topic of God and maybe doing research. What makes more sense to believe in God is actually trying to learn about God. If you learn about the Judeo-Christian God, you’ll find out that he wants to be known.
Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with. Paul put into perspective of how to talk to someone who is not a believer and provided