After all, evil did not come from God, it must have come from a source other than God. ... ... middle of paper ... ...t Him and grow closer to Him. The modern Christian Leslie Newbigin writes fully Augustinian way when he states “I believe that all created beings have a sacramental character in that they exist by the creative goodness and for the redeeming purpose of God, that nothing is rightly understood otherwise, and that, nevertheless, God in creating a world . . .
We also believe in God because we accept all God’s revelations to us about himself and his will for humankind. In our contemporary culture, most people has misconception that for one to recognize the existence of God is always a matter of faith, but it does not require faith for one to recognize the existence of God. One is able to know that God exist by deduction from evidence and principles observable in nature(Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, I Believe in God,Publication Year: 2008, pp3-33, My own interpretation). Many thinkers from classical to modern times have certify the existence of God as a matter of reason( Aristotle, Plato, etc.) One of the thinkers who held that man knows God exist though reason was Blaise Pascal.
If the modern age local church of God ever strays away from the old time local church doctrine, it is not accomplishing what God has for them, and is even hindering those in the church from reaching their full potential as Christians. Unlike many churches have already done so; let us stay on the right path that God has intended for us to follow. Priesthood of the Believer and Soul Liberty Unlike the Catholics, Baptists believe that every born again believer has direct access and communication to God. He does not need to go through any other man to confess his sins and commune with God. Soul Liberty, on the other hand, gives the right to every individual to decide what he believes based on how he interprets the Bible.
He disputes the existence of God based on a lack of undisputable evidence, but he provides no undisputable evidence to counter this existence. He dismisses the idea of a creator by theory of evolution. Although he may have a valid argument for evolution he still does not account for the start of the world. Everything must come from something. The cause cannot be unlimited, there was a cause that had to be free of all other causes, and this points us to creation.
Throughout history there has been one common denominator in Christian congregations worldwide. The single most important aspect that is universal of each Christian denomination is the belief that God and Jesus are one. As defined by the Trinity, The father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit make up God. The truth of the unification of Jesus and the Father is manifested in multiple ways. God has the sole power to create in the universe and in the Bible it says that through Jesus all things were created.
My view of God is very similar to the non-denomination Christian Worldview. I believe that God is an omnipotent Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit that oversees the entire universe. I believe that God created everything in his image, including man. Because He rules over everything, it is He that I look to for forgiveness, assistance, and gratefulness. I am able to approach Him about anything because, ultimately, God’s love is never-ending.
1. Personal and Incorporeal. According to Christian theism, God is a personal being who has all the attributes that we may expect from a perfect person: self-consciousness, the ability to reason, know, love, communicate, and so forth. This is clearly how God is described in the Scriptures (e.g., Gen. 17:11; Exod. 3:14; Jer.
I must say the points that he made I agree. My view on this topic is also scriptural. Although, the word incarnate is not written in the Bible per se, there is much evidence that God indeed fashion Himself in the flesh. John inscribe this in his book, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” However, through the Virgin Birth, He did not compromise His deity. One reason of the many, is that God became flesh to relate to us.
In addition, all things are a reflection of God and in this sense the Monad is a reflection of God's doing. Anslem believes that God is the one that makes all things possible, just as Leibniz and Spinoza. Spinoza states God is an independent existence which is the cause of everything. All of the philosophers believe God makes all things possible. Leibniz compares to the other philosophers as well because he believes God is a perfect architect who created the world.
When you relinquish the power of your broken heart to God, you give your Creator the ability to serve in His rightful place over all His creation. And there’s no greater power we could trust our shattered and scattered pieces with than the One who gave us our hearts to begin with. As for me, my strength comes from the Lord. Because of God’s grace, I recognize my position of need in light of my Savior’s position in victory. There is no place too far, no position too deep, and no person too evil from the expansive, inclusive love of God.