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Descartes Argument for the Existence of God - Descartes employs what is known as an ontological argument to prove the existence of God. Saint Anselm who lived during the 11th century first formulated this type of argument. Since then it has proved popular with many philosophers including Rene` Descartes. Even though ontological arguments have lost popularity with modern philosophers there has been some recent attempts to revive them. Descartes formulation is regarded as being one of the best because it is straight forward and relatively easy to follow....   [tags: philosophy, theology] 1171 words
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God according to Crimes and Misdemeanors - God is always watching. This is what the first couple of scenes in Woody Allen’s movie Crimes and Misdemeanors would seem to imply but as the movie continues its message about god and a just universe flips back and forth as events go unpunished or the good go unrewarded. God and who god is are the main themes of this movie and as the movie progresses each character shapes his beliefs of god on what happens as they live their life. A main character, Judah, an ophthalmologist who runs into some issues and takes the unmoral path, struggles with his idea of god throughout the entire movie....   [tags: Film Review] 816 words
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God's Governmentin the Time of Samuel - During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king. “Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations."” 1 Samuel 8:5 (ESV) It is amazing what God's people (Israel) want it, the desire to be governed by human guidelines and not through the divine hand of God. When this terrible mistake happened, the people of God put press on the prophet Samuel to search for a king like the other nations have. The result was that God in His sovereignty, grace and mercy instructs the prophet to listen to the people, and the results were that the hand of the enemies of God was upon them....   [tags: Old Testament, Biblical studies] 731 words
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Theories on the Existence of God - There are many groups of people that have differing views on God. Does he exist. Does he not exist. These questions can be argued with countless theories as to why he does exist and how there is no way that he does not exist or he does not exist and there is no way that he does exist. Theists would argue that God does exist and there is good reason to think that he exists. Agnostics, Atheists, and Fideists, on the other hand would argue that there is no good reason to think that God exists....   [tags: philosophy, power, evil] 1118 words
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The Kingdom of God and Missions - Missions have always revolved around Christians reaching out to others and living out their lives to glorify God. Jesus displayed this evangelical mission throughout his ministry in the early church when he was living with the disciples. Through reading different articles I have discovered that the new emerging church in the postmodern context has a kingdom view of missions. The kingdom of God is the key to missions which is portrayed in the early church and in Jesus ministry; it is also an evident necessity in recent emerging churches in postmodern context, and reveals itself through ministries that serve to help the needy....   [tags: christianity, church, Mark Beach, youth]
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Business For the Glory of God - Introduction Business for the Glory of God persuades one to view business in a different light. There are many views, both positive and negative, one could take on business. If one could see business as a way to help others, it may be achievable for them to see business as a way to glorify God. For example, some may do business to assist their families. If left with an excess they might even consider charity. Wayne Grudem establishes the theme by enacting a scenario where someone talking to a new acquaintance explains what type of business they work in....   [tags: Spiritual Issues]
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An Assesment of God the Almighty - For this class we were provided with three different books to help us develop our understanding of the doctrine of God in the Christian faith and Muslim faith. Two of the books focused individually on the two faiths, and the third is how a Christian might explain and understand the Muslim faith from their perspective. The benefit of having all three of the works is that there is full coverage of all topics, including a valuable perspective from an Islamic scholar. Assessment of God the Almighty In God the Almighty: Power, Wisdom, Holiness, Love author Donald Bloesch provides a graduate level study of the attributes of God....   [tags: christian faith, theology, muslin faith]
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The Controversy of Jesus as God - Introduction Since the beginning of Christianity, the Christian Church had survived many controversies. However, in the early fourth century the Arian Controversy questioned the divinity of Jesus and placed the unity of the Church at risk. The Controversy was sponsored by Arius a presbyter presiding under the guidance of Alexander the Bishop of Alexandria. Arius believed in the divinity of Jesus but He did not believe Jesus was eternal. In other words, Arius believed Jesus was lower than God was....   [tags: church, trinity, divinty]
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Gaia, God, and The Big Bang - “In the beginning…” These words launch the book of Genesis, conceivably the greatest first expression of any narrative. This biblical phrase is of absolute paramount considering that stirring at heart at of human nature are questions of existence and manifestation. In view of the fact that no YouTube videos of the Big Bang, of the Judeo-Christian God, or of Gaia creating order out of Chaos humans must rely on folklore, legends, and myths conveyed from generation to generations to construct explanations or rely on the findings of researchers and scientists....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Discussion over the Existence of God - The discussion over the existence of God remains one of the finest pursuits of the human mind to break out of the world and surpass the practical or extraordinary realm of experience. Without a doubt, the question of God's existence is one of the most significant questions of human philosophy. It alters the whole meaning of human life, and it challenges if man is really the Supreme Being in the universe or if man has a greater being that he must love and obey, or possibly defy. So the question is; does God exist....   [tags: religion, philosophy, supreme being]
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The Importance of Worship for God - ... In order to show sincere worship to God, you have to worship him from your heart. This lady shows that the things that we use for evil, is what we should really use for kingdom building. She uses to use the expensive alabaster box, full of very precious fragrances, to subdue/lure men, but now she’s using it to subdue the presence of God. We as Christians have to use our evil methods for good. Instead of robbing men, we should be robbing the enemy from everything he stole from us. Instead of killing one another through our words, especially in the church, we should be killing these demons by speaking the word of life into each other....   [tags: worshiping the devil through music] 2008 words
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God? - God. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, God is “a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically: one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality.” (“God”). For a philosopher, however, this concept has proven to be more than a little difficult to solve. According to O’Brien in his book An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, “The philosophy of religion is (in part) concerned with whether such a belief is justified.” (177)....   [tags: Philosophy]
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The Deceiving Power of God - In Meditations III, one of the six meditations in his book Meditation, Objections, and Replies, René Descartes acknowledges the existence of God. Descartes says, “Indeed I have no choice but to conclude that the mere fact of my existing and of there being in me an idea of a most perfect being, that is, God, demonstrates most evidently that God too exists.”(28) Descartes believes that he did not come into existence by himself, but some higher being, God, had to be in existence already and had to create Descartes....   [tags: Perfection, Examples, Descartes] 955 words
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Humans´ Desire to Seek God - The Desire for and a Response to God Mr. Kravatz All Humans have a natural desire for God, and the ability to respond to God, illustrated by people such as Moses, Saint Ignatius, or even myself. We know this because we can see our desire being fulfilled when we experience natural or divine revelation. We also have this desire fulfilled when we respond to God when he calls us to do something or to act in a certain way. We as people look for some higher form of guidance, and we can find guidance in the way that God reveals himself....   [tags: Prayer, Response] 784 words
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God's Journey with the Israelites - In the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Old Testament, an incredible story can be seen of an all-powerful God who works in the lives of humans that He specifically calls His own. These people, named the Israelites, after one of their ancestors, Israel, are enslaved to the Egyptian people, forced to do immense amounts of manual labor. God uses the harsh environment and obstacles to teach the Israelites many different things before rescuing them from the Egyptians. God ultimately attempts to teach the Israelites three major ideas: faithfulness, sin before God, and holiness....   [tags: Theology]
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The Artistic Explanation of God - The concept of God being found and described in art is a very interesting concept. God can be much easier understood and explained by the concepts of art. This is not a common idea, although it actually makes a lot of sense. In Joseph Kupfer’s essay The Art of Religious Communication he discusses his ideas of God in relation to art. His essay discusses all of the different ways in which God can often be looked at through art in a much more realistic way. Often in the world of art things can be explained in ways that other things cannot be....   [tags: The Art of Religious Communication]
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The Nature of God Essay - During Genesis 6-9, the wrath of God is felt by all of humanity through God’s flooding or purification of the earth. Only Noah, a righteous man in the eyes of God, is saved. For through Noah God saw a saviour for His creation. As when humanity started to expand, and became larger He began to see man’s wickedness was spreading, and because of this evil He needed to flush the Earth of all those who had done or will do wrong/evil. Throughout this part of Genesis God is seen as possessing the nature of being vengeful, and destructive, however right in his actions....   [tags: creation, noah, bible]
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What's the Opposite of God? - When we think of God, we associate good, light, force, and entity. Basically every good thought or anything associated with good is directed towards God. Likewise, when we think of the Devil, we automatically think of evil, and darkness. Every negative thought and bad emotion is linked with the Devil. This thought process is similar to the notion of dualism. The literal definition of dualism is the division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided....   [tags: dualism, devil, force, light]
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God's Devine Interaction with Jacob - ... Instead of allowing this to happen, she tells Jacob to fetch some goats for her to cook and, “‘...bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.’”(Gen27:10). Rebecca’s actions clearly have roots in what God told her the future will hold. She is working as an extension of God to have the Jacob rule over Esau, and the blessing is a very important step. Even later, when Esau finally realizes that his brother has stolen everything from him, Esau swears to his mother that he will kill Jacob....   [tags: influence, genesis, vow] 948 words
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God's Providence: The English Colonies - Idea of God’s providence permeated throughout the thoughts and writings of the leaders of the early English colonists to America. Contemporaries take for granted the religiosity of the New England colonists, but for the Chesapeake Bay, especially around Jamestown, God’s providence gave explanations for why certain things happened the way that they did and acknowledged the presence of God everywhere that they went. The settlers of the Chesapeake Bay area were discoverers, adventurers, (primarily) men who sought wealth, riches, and authority in a land untouched; a “land as God made it” while those who chose to lead New England came for very different reasons and saw themselves as the chosen,...   [tags: English Colonists, America, New England]
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The Question of God’s Existence - God is defined as “the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe” (“God”). I find it highly unlikely that God exists because if God is perfect in power and perfect in goodness then why are so many human attributes given to god: A perfect being would be one without emotions such as anger, hate, jealousy, sadness, and happiness to influence their decisions (“God”). I believe it stems from people’s innate sense to belong and be loved due to the evolution of society....   [tags: Scientific Theories, Human Creation]
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The Restoration of God's Plan - ... After the exile there were major reconstruction tasks to undertake both natural and spiritual. We find a most important task was the construction of the temple and implementation the continuing of one God to worship, this would be important in maintaining the keeping the covenant. (Haggai 1:4-6-NIV).This was to take priority over any self-indulgence such as building their own homes. Putting the work of God first would strengthen the faith and give proof of a form of true worship. It would not give and good spiritual investment if the Jews continued to live in houses made of cedar while the ark yet remained within the tabernacle now was the time that what Moses had said to come to past.(1...   [tags: religious beliefs, spirituality]
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The Chose People of God - God cares for all people. To him, it does not matter if you are one of much faith or one of doubt. He welcomes those who are in fear to find the light of his grace. This all started with his covenant with the people of Israel to let them know his love for them. He wanted to make sure they could be in fear but no shy away from his love. Through this we find how much God really does love us. He compares us a lot to a small flock. As much as he tries to herd us there are some that cannot find their way back to Him....   [tags: cares, grace, love, covenant, image, sins] 1394 words
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God, Superstar by Bruce McCulloch - Believing in God is a pretty big deal, just once it would be nice for someone to give full frontal proof that God existed. None of that “you just have to believe” talk, just hardcore evidence. Well the bible does just that. How much more proof would someone need than legit stories of the truth. Prime examples like Moses and the burning bush, God reveals himself to Moses in a remarkable way, that shows his full power and beyond humanity abilities. Just like this he makes it known again with Elijah when he proves his existence by bringing his flame to the offering to show the other citizens that the only God they should be worshiping is him....   [tags: bible, Jesus]
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Realism and God in Plays - “Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.” This pragmatic view and belief came from the mind of Henrik Ibsen, the often regarded, founder of realism. A new form of drama introduced in the later 19th century, realism, was an “attempt to create an illusion of everyday life onstage” as stated in Edwin Wilson’s Living Theatre: A History (403)....   [tags: informative essay] 791 words
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God's Role in Suffering - People have turned to God amidst suffering for thousands of years. Even today, it is quite common to hear that someone will be “prayed for” during times of hardship or struggle. Despite all of this, most people struggle when confronted with the image of God in suffering. People see God as a transcendent being who wields complete control yet allows heinous acts to occur. This false image of God can confuse people and create an enmity between them and God. However, people must understand that God is powerless in suffering....   [tags: Theology]
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In God We Trust - Since a child I can remember being intrigued by the motto “In God we Trust” printed on dollar bills and engraved on coins. What God do we trust in. Is the God we trust in Jesus. Why do we trust in him. These were just a few questions that came to my mind. With all the greed and capitalistic corruption that exist in society, how could men war over money that reminds us “In God we Trust”. I was under the assumption that this statement was symbolic of the authority God had within the system of commerce....   [tags: American currency history]
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Brennan Manning: God's Grace - In the words of Brennan Manning, “something is radically wrong.” As American citizens, we find the Gospel of Grace burdensome. God’s grace seems to be some ephemeral promise that sounds phenomenal but cannot possibly be authentic. We grasp the concept in words but we act utterly opposite. Hidden in our subconscious is the supposition that we must earn all that we receive and that anything given to us freely is of no worth. We believe things such as “There is no free lunch”, “You want love. Earn it”, and “You get what you deserve.” We have sold ourselves into a “no pain-no gain” spirituality downplaying God’s grace but emphasizing our own personal efforts....   [tags: jesus christ, bible, gospel]
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Islamic Images of God - ... To even question Gods "will" in some places is a sin you wouldn't dare commit. The day of judgment when we stand before God and he asks why didn't you believe that I would bring you to heaven if you committed this sin or that sin. You won't be able to lie to him because the answer is in the hart and it will say you didn't believe in him. In Islamic belief the creation of everything in the universe is by God command. In the Muslim religion there is no clergy between God and man. They feel since God was the creator of man that he will always know what they are thinking....   [tags: allah, jews, arabic speaking christians]
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Ethics: God and Abraham - The first problem, “Is there a teleological suspension of the ethical?” begins by declaring that the ethical is the universe which applies to everyone. However, our purpose in the universe, is to act ethically. “As soon as the single individual wants to assert himself in his particularity, in direct opposition to the universe, he sins, and only by recognizing this can he again reconcile himself with the universe” (Kierkegaard, 1985, p. 83). I think that this statement makes sense because we cannot move forward in life unless we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made....   [tags: universe, ethics, sacrifice] 545 words
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Proving Does God Exist - ... That’s how the human race began. The bible will inform you on the whole situation. Most people say the bible is just a book of a story. The bible is so much more than that. I can see why they would argue about that, it is a good argument. But God does not have to show himself, he was here a long time ago. He sacrificed his life for us. He is always with us, whether you see it or not. The key to belief is to have faith. The churches we have, the commandments, the Bible, and heaven are all true....   [tags: faith, creator, bible] 1226 words
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Managing Marketing with God - Marketers are in a very visible position in most firms and are usually a significant part of an organization. As a marketing manager the role can be daunting at times. The position of management itself indicates an advanced level of leadership, and is a position of strategy and must be viewed objectively understanding that decisions made must be all inclusive. In the book of Joshua, the 1st chapter and the 9th verse God instructs Joshua as the new leader of the Israelites that he is now in a strategic position: the responsibility of leading his nation rests with him (The Holy Bible, 2010)....   [tags: bible, leadership, verse]
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God Promises to Abraham - After going through the pain of childbirth, naming their babies, seeing their children grow up, and dreaming of their futures, filicide is usually far from the minds of most parents. The emotional ties that parents share with their children are hard to sever, yet in Genesis the culture was accepting of child sacrifices. The fear of the gods was stronger in ancient times, when science was lacking appropriate explanations, and so gods were believed to cause natural events. If the God from Genesis, who was much more powerful than any man and exponentially more vengeful, told parents to sacrifice their child, for the sake of their family (and the rest of the population for that matter), then the...   [tags: Religion, Genesis, Child Sacrifices] 1443 words
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The Existence of a God - The Existence of a God Throughout history, the worship of gods has been a part of daily life even amidst those cultures that have been considered "savage". The reactions, movement, existence, comparisons, purposes, and common beliefs of the world show that there must be a god. The existence of a god is an irrefutable fact. Sir Isaac Newton stated that "every action has a reaction." Therefore every reaction is formed from an action which€in and of itself is a reaction to a previous action....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
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The Personality of a God - The Personality of a God In the year of 2003 there are many types of religions that are practiced in the United States, which involves a God, or a divine power. My personal preference of religion is Christianity. I believe in Jesus Christ and the all mighty God Jehovah. The characteristics of a God varies from religion to religion, but all leading up to love, an everlasting peaceful life, and salvation; therefore, giving strength to all human beings that believe in them and has faith in them....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
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Augustines God Vs. Epictetus God - At first glance, I was immediatly inclined to argue in epictetus' favor, because it pains me to argue that Christianity is good for anybody. In the following paragraphs, i will contrast the God of Epictetus, and the God of Augustine, and in the end, my stand will be clear. Epictetus and Augustine both identify God on basic level. Epictetus says, "Where the essence of God is, there too is the essence of good. What is the essence of God?......Right Reason. Certainly. Here then, without more ado, seek the essence of good." He says strive for goodness, live in conformity with it, and you will find God....   [tags: essays research papers] 1061 words
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The Nature of God - The Nature of God Philippians 2: 1-11 · Is God personal or impersonal. Paul and Timothy say "3I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers, for all of you." So this means God is personal, because the use of prayer is implemented here for guidance and relation (which fulfils the definition of 'personal'). · Is God immanent or transcendent. Paul and Timothy say "8God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus." So this means God is immanent, because for God to testify something 'he' would need to be on earth and everywhere around, NOW (thus fulfilling the agreed definition of 'immanent')....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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The Existence Of God - The Existence of God Works Cited Not Included For centuries, the idea of God has been a part of man's history. Past and present, there has always been a different integration consisting of the believers and the non-believers of God. The group of those who have "faith" in God tend to be related to one religion or another. On the other hand, the skeptics find the existence of God somewhat puzzling and try to seek the answers through scientific methods. Even as of today with all the modern technologies and the development of sciences, we still do not have a definitive answer to the question "does God exist?" Among many philosophers and scholars who have tried to answer this question, we shall...   [tags: Religion Theology Essays Papers] 1308 words
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The Existence Of God - The Three Most Popular Arguments For The Existence Of God The Ontological Argument One of the most important attempts to demonstrate the existence of God is the ontological argument of Saint Anselm, an 11th-century theologian. Anselm’s argument maintains that God, defined as the greatest being that can be conceived, must exist, since a being that does not exist would by virtue of that fact lack an attribute that contributes to its greatness. Critics have questioned, however, whether existence actually contributes to a being’s greatness....   [tags: essays research papers] 914 words
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The Existence of God - The Existence of God In this essay I am going to explore and analyse arguments concerning the existence of God. I will be investigating all the different beliefs about God from Christians including: 'Moral and Divine Command', 'Ontological', 'Cosmological' and the argument from design. These areas of belief will all be fully considered and analysed in depth. After doing this, I will therefore come to a conclusion of my own sort and explain my own beliefs and there reasons. For many centuries people have believed in this figure called 'God', who apparently created the World, everything inside it and around it....   [tags: Papers] 723 words
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The Existence of God - The Existence of God What we call religious experience can differ greatly. Some reports exist of supernatural happenings that it would be difficult to explain from a rational, scientific point of view. On the other hand, there also exist the sorts of testimonies that simply seem to convey a feeling or a peace of oneness- something which most of us, religious or not, may possibly relate to. Firstly, I will consider the nature of an experience. Experience involves encounters which are empirical (testable via senses)....   [tags: Papers] 1507 words
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The Existence Of God - The Existence of God The existence of a God has for generations been the topic of fierce debate. This most usually occurring between members of the religious society and, everybody else. As a matter of fact the religious world itself has not always been able to agree on God. This has resulted in many a holy man to take up the fight for his deity through the realm of words. Many theories have been proposed, and all think that theirs proves beyond a doubt on whether or not God exists. To write this paper I read four of those theories by assorted men of the cloth, who all attempt to make the argument for a God in the Christian sense....   [tags: essays research papers] 1413 words
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The Existence of God - In answering questions regarding God, the argument from evil is a very peculiar argument. Most of the arguments we deal with will try to prove the existence of god. This argument on the other hand attempts to do the opposite and I really stress on the word attempt. Another reason why I say it is peculiar is because it is not just one argument, but rather a series of three arguments. In my opinion, this argument is quite weak and does not prove what it was intended to prove but rather it does the opposite....   [tags: Religion] 1573 words
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The Existence of God - The Existence of God "No one can think the opposite of that which is self evident…But the opposite of the proposition "God Exists" can be thought…therefore the proposition that God existence is self evident."( Thomas Aquinas) Some people may say that God is an omnipotent, omniscient being that the universe revolves around. In other words, God is all-powerful, all knowing, and runs the universe, but the mere claim, to prove Gods existence, seems to invite ridicule. The people who ridicule are not always right....   [tags: Papers] 1789 words
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The Existence Of God - The existence of God has long been a topic of debate. It is the ultimate topic of discussion, as everyone seems to have an opinion on it. I will look at the traditional arguments for the existence of God, the ones that have stood the test of time, and find out how convincing the arguments really are by looking at each one in turn, analysing the logic behind each argument, and finally looking at its criticisms and the responses to the criticisms. The first argument for the existence of God I will look at is the cosmological argument, more commonly known as the "First Cause" argument....   [tags: Religion, Theology, Philosophy, logic] 1655 words
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The Existance Of God - The Existance Of God Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground, and any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, because if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. This is kind of unfortunate for someone like myself, because I've always lived on that nonexistent middle ground. Until now I've never been put in a position where it was questioned....   [tags: essays research papers] 9147 words
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The Kingdom Of God - Pearl gates, marble stairs and a throne of gold, or an inner area in the hidden depths of our own soul. Which can describe the true kingdom of God, a real physical world or a place that is only seen in ones hearts. Some would say it to be a place above man, built by God to be a home for peoples' souls after death. Others might say that it is no more than a place inside us that can only be reached through the right decisions and acts of kindness. A place that is not seen or discussed but only felt in a way that is incomparable to any feeling ever felt by the living....   [tags: Religion Theology Christian Christianity essays] 1322 words
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God Is The Creator - God is the Creator Christianity is a religion which embodies the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ is completely divine and mortal. He is God. He is truly unique in that He fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of a coming Messiah. The aforementioned prophecies were explicitly communicated through the Bible, a guidebook for followers of Christianity. Specifically, the Old Testament is the foundation of many religions (i.e. Judaism, Islam and Christianity). The Bible (the Scripture) is composed of several books; each book is regarded as both a historical as well as allegorical source....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1160 words
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The Army of God - The Army of God Is it possible for one to believe in Christianity so much that he/she feels it is morally acceptable to commit sin to punish those who are the real sinners. The members of the North American terrorist organization named “The Army of God” obviously believes it is so. Having declared war on the United States of America the army of god has bombed abortion clinics and homosexual nightclubs in the name of God him/herself. This group is definatly no joke, it has produced three editions of its own terrorist manual and has many websites devoted to its cause....   [tags: Papers] 2664 words
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The Existence of God - The Existence of God Who is God. A startling question that most people will answer yes to is: Does God exist. Websters Dictionary (Webster's p. 412) defines God as the supreme being, seen as the omnipotent creator and ruler of the universe. Whereas a theologist describes him as God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end. (Thiessen p. 55) Whatever the case the statistics from Multipoll CGI on the internet show that 86 percent believe that God exists....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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God's Creation - Today we are continuing with our Creedal Series and we are onto maker of heaven and earth. Somehow I drew the short straw and got this immense topic. I had to keep reminding myself the purpose of this series is that we understand what is in the Creeds so that when we say them we believe them and comprehend them. Often in the church we take things for granted and regurgitate phrases without understanding the roots of what we are saying and what we are committing to. Somehow I don’t think I have to go into what creator of heaven and earth means but to help our entire community understand that even with all the advances in understanding of the world and in the world of science this is as true a...   [tags: Sermon] 1570 words
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God Provides - “Meaningless. Meaningless!” Lamented Solomon near the end of his life, “Utterly meaningless. Everything is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes NIV). Throughout the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon discusses the various facets of his life. Wisdom, wealth, fame, youth, each of them were denounced as vanity or utterly senseless. Solomon had spent the earlier half of his life living for God; however, in the second half of his life he fell away from God and pursued idols. In many ways, the condition of Leo Tolstoy in his middle years is identical to that of Solomon in the latter parts of his life....   [tags: Theology ]
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God Teacher - God Teacher Essay A God Teacher is someone not just with influence on you, but also someone that has taught you a great lesson. This lesson can be anything as long as it made a difference to you. My God Teacher is my dad because he has taught me many things that have changed my view on life and other people. Although he does not know it, he is the best teacher I will ever have. One lesson my father has taught me is that if I really want something you need to work hard to get. When I was younger and I wanted something really bad my dad would tell me if I really wanted it I would have to save my own money....   [tags: Personal Relationship, narrative] 664 words
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God's Wars? - Religious wars, especially in the centuries following the rise of empires, were quite common in the Western Europe and northern Middle East regions. The Crusades are known to most as some of the bloodiest and most widespread religious wars of all time, yet the reasons behind, misconceptions about, and possible consequences of the Crusades are still being researched by many historians today, and even show quite outstanding parallels to current religions conflicts. The Crusades, “military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Catholic Church during the high middle ages to restore Christian access to Holy places in and near Jerusalem” (The Crusades 1) were fought mainly between Christians and Musl...   [tags: religious war, middle east regions, crusades]
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Defining God’s Existence - There are two types of arguments to approach the existence of God. A posteriori argument is defining things based on the premises of what is true by our own experiences. This is the idea that we cannot know what is true unless we have experienced it using our five senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch, etc. This type of truth according to the book Core Questions in Philosophy written by Elliot Sober, is a posteriori truth, which is “one that requires experience to be known (or justified)”(84)....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Does God Exists? - ... They showed that one could believe in the gods without having solid, concrete proof. Looking at this religion we can see that God does exist. Then there are many other ancient events that took place in several eras. Like there are many similar events mentioned in Quran (The book of Muslims), Bible (Encyclopedia for Christianity) and Tanakh (Book of Jews). Though all of these have different beliefs and even earthly rituals. Like the miracle of Moses splitting the sea, David talking to animals, Suleman riding the wind and Jesus giving life to the dead....   [tags: big bang theory, darwin´s theory] 922 words
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Misconceptions About God - I recently read an internet poll about Christian views of God. 46% of those polled believe that God is a God of wrath and judgment. 16 % believed that God hated sinners and was a God of punishment. Out of all those polled only 20% believed that God was a God of Love and that he loved everyone. There were a couple of other categories listed but what opened my eyes wide and gave me a shock was how many Christian believers are in rejection. In essence all but those 20% believe God is a God of rejection, just waiting to reject, judge and punish....   [tags: Scripture and Self] 1997 words
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Christianity: God's Grace - Introduction Authored by the apostle Paul, the first eight chapters of the book of Romans contain a vastly descriptive and profoundly authoritative message, which summarizes and encapsulates the message of God’s grace. This letter written to the church in Rome is the “most systematic of Paul’s letters,” with an emphasis on the doctrine of Christianity, “reads more like an elaborate theological essay than a letter.” The book of Romans presents the Gospel of Christ as a sure and sound foundation of personal, relational, and cultural beliefs along with supporting those principles with significant revelations of nature and world the reader lives in....   [tags: apostle Paul, romans, bible]
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A Perfect God - I believe in an all mighty, all knowing creator. It is easiest to comprehend this being as a man or other human like form, but I do not believe this to be the case. God is perfect. God is perfect because he created perfection. This leaves only two options; 1. Everything is perfect because God created it. 2. Every thing is imperfect in comparison to God. Man is far from perfect, and is in fact the most imperfect being in Gods kingdom. Man is the only living creature capable of intentional sin, by this I mean no other creature on the earth is capable of committing acts and understanding that they are wrong, but rather they commit them as an act of instinct rather than reason like the sins of...   [tags: Theology, Religion] 289 words
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Atrribute of God - Truth an Attribute of God The definition of truth according to Webster’s is conformity to fact or actuality, reality, actuality. Ryrie defines truth as “agreement to that which is represented it includes veracity, faithfulness, and consistency.” To say that God is true is to say that he is consistent with himself. He is all that he should be; he has revealed himself as he really is. His revelations are completely reliable. For man to understand that truth is knowable to him and life does make sense, he should first understand that all truth is known to God regardless of if it is found in the Bible or other sources....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Looking for God - Looking for God Where are you supposed to look for God. How are you to look for God, and does it help to decide what sort of thing you are looking for first. What kind of thing is God. Looking from the perspective of someone with no previous faith, looking for general revelation, I would have to say you have to perceive what you think is God-like first. If you ask the majority of people with a faith what God is like, they would probably say 'all good and all-powerful'. So are you looking for general signs of goodness, beauty, power and awe....   [tags: Papers] 447 words
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God and Person - God and Person The word “person” can be interpreted and defined in many different ways, and there are many different aspects to consider when stating what a person really is. Accomplishments, goals, likes, dislikes, and experiences in life make a person who he or she really is. Traits most “central” to being a person include consciousness, reasoning, self-motivated activity, the capacity to communicate, and having a self-concept. A mind does contribute to a person’s self—a mind is what makes up part of a person, yet does not define one....   [tags: essays research papers] 675 words
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God and Tsunamis - Argument: Premises: 1.God exists, is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good 2.The tsunami caused people to suffer 3.An omniscient and omnipotent good being prevents any suffering that it can properly eliminate(that is, eliminate any suffering without eliminating an outweighing good or bringing about a greater evil)that it knows about 4.An omnipotent being has the power to prevent anything 5.An omniscient being is all knowing 6.The tsunami did not bring about good ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion: God should have prevented the tsunami The premises...   [tags: Philosophy, Argumentative, Natural Disasters] 320 words
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Betrayed By God - Betrayed By God To tell you the truth I have never really felt betrayed by God. It's most likely due to the fact that I haven't had many significant life experiences come up. Also when something goes wrong I don't look at God as a scapegoat. I feel you should blame whoever or whatever caused the tragedy. Blaming God is just the easy way out or just a quick answer to your problems. All this aside and even though I've never felt betrayed, I know others who have. I work at a deli in my town and it recently burnt down....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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Existence of God - The dilemma of the existence of God has troubled mankind for thousands of years. Many philosophers have put forth their theories in order to prove the existence of God. Most of these arguments can be termed as ontological. These arguments differ from other arguments for the existence of God since they are not based on empirical data such as the existence or nature of the universe, but are rather grounded in pure logic. First we will consider the arguments presented by Anselm. He believed that God is ‘that than which nothing greater can be conceived’; if one understand this, then God exists in his mind; but it is greater to exist in reality as well as in the mind than to exist only in the min...   [tags: Ontological arguments]
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God Is Truth - Montaigne, Descartes, and Pascal all believe in a superlative truth unforeseeable through the commonly held truth of society. Montaigne states that even contradictions are not contradictions in truth (Montaigne, p.75). Not believing in the possibility of this lack contradiction in truth would be considered scepticism - scepticism being the reluctance to believe anything for any reason. This same scepticism is explained by Descartes as a self-disproving falsity by his quotation "I think, therefore I am" (Descartes, p.24)....   [tags: Philosophy] 1413 words
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