As the argument is inductive, Richard Swinburne argues that it is rational to presume that God is omnibenevolent and wants to be actively present in people's lives. ‘An Omnipotent and perfectly good creator will seek to interact with his creatures and, in particular, with human persons capable of knowing him'. Richard Swinburne believes that if countless people have had a so called ‘religious experience' then this is enough evidence to believe them. (Principle of credulity) Swinburne proposes that religious encounters are judged through our senses and clarified through ‘religious insight Hence, in the event that somebody has had a religious experience, then it is reliable to trust that their telling the
What made Luther different from previous reformers was that while the others attacked the church and its corruption, he argued based on the root of the problem. The church 's doctrine of salvation and God 's free gift of grace. His opinion can also be considered reliable because of this. The words of God cannot be touched, changed of wronged, therefore as a source, the Bible is quite reliable. And what if Luther tried to change the scriptures?
Augustine, in his work The Perfection of Human Righteousness, combatted the heresy of Pelagianism as described by Caelestius in his treatise, The Definitions Attributed to Caelestius. Following Pelagius, Caelestius by logic and Scripture argued that the Fall did not destroy man’s natural capability to do right. Caelestius argued that God made us free to do the good and thus we all have the power not to sin, and that both the devil and Adam’s original sin are unable to destroy this power. As proof Caelestius gave examples of Old Testament saints who he claimed lived holy lives.
The plan of God’s salvation in the book of Romans. According to Christian belief that salvation is from God, and salvation is the free gift from God to those who are believe. I believe too, the reason why salvation of God accured to people because of love, grace and because of the promise of God from the descendants of Adam, however, God also has planned salvation to His people in this world. But in this generation there are many people don’t believe that salvation comes from God instead salvation comes from the effort of man, and the good work of man, but the Bible itself does teach about that, its wrong, its not true at all. Reformed theologian believes that, man was corropted by sinned, and he done nothing to get the gift of God’s salvation,
-Christian theism- God created us in his image he gave us the ability to understand what is right from wrong. -Naturalism- believes we are machines. Deals more on our personality and make up as an unexplained source.
Because of distinct prosocial nature of Christian beliefs, we can more clearly observe the factors that modify these beliefs, as they have a lesser range of interpretations. This range became narrower with the arrival of Reformation and overall improvement in public education, as the abuse of religious power and beliefs decreased (Cameron, 2012). Even without a well-defined moral ideals
The power of God that enabled Jesus to do signs and wonders is with us too. It is to our advantage, Jesus said, that he goes to the Father, because only then would the Spirit come upon the disciples and they would do even greater deeds than he did
Saint Anselm: Saint Anselm was a brilliant philosopher who brought thought-provoking ideas to the world. His mission was to provide evidence that proved the existence of God. The way in which he found the ability to prove the existence of God was through conjuring possible reasons for existence but then finding contradictions within those reasons that only lead back to the solution that there is only one higher power. 1.One of Anselm’s ideas was called Monologian. This was based on the idea that all good things come from something of ultimate goodness.
For people who truly believe that the universe was created by God, the heart of the issue comes down to whether the Big Bang disproves and undermines the story of creation depicted in the bible or supports and validates it. Throughout the whole duration of making this paper, I have read and researched some important ideas that would prove that instead of debunking and undermining the theory of Creationism, the Big Bang in fact does the opposite. It therefore gives strong evidences and strengthens the notions suggested by the Bible. First of all, the Big Bang provides a scientific confirmation and evidence that the universe has a beginning. Secondly, it validates the Bible’s concept of a finite universe.
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This coincides with my next argument in that God has created a world that allows for both good and evil, and along with this, he gave humans the ability to make their own choices. God allows humans, who are not all-powerful and not necessarily wholly good beings to have the decision to make between being good and being evil. I am a firm believer in this hands-off approach that God may have taken during his creation because free will allows people to ultimately choose their own path in life, and while allowing the possibility for evil to occur God himself remains both wholly good and all-powerful. Without free will it would be unclear as to what makes humans unique individuals; free will allows for the understanding that humans can be themselves and choose their outcomes ultimately resulting in them deciding their lives. Unfortunately, free will along with good and evil go hand in hand.
His concept of natural law stated that there was an order in nature that could guide people’s thoughts about right and wrong. Natural law, he declared, could be discovered through reason alone. Since God had created nature, natural law agreed with the moral teachings of the Bible.
He believes that moral purposes were generated by human society, for human society, over generations passed, to ease human life thus there is no rational intelligence behind it. 1.b. John Lennox’s take on “has science buried God?” John Lennox is a firm believer of the Christian religion. Even though Lennox is a believer of the Christian faith, he is also a scientist who firmly believes that the conviction of a creator not only is under no circumstances arguable, but it is of essential importance when one looks at the creation of the universe and the existence of human kind.
Lewis goes on the talk about the Christianity-and-water views of God, that simply say there is a good God in Heaven and everything is all right--leaving out all the difficult and terrible doctrines about sin and hell and the devil, and the redemption. (pp.40). I believe that Christianity adequately explains the