The fourth Meditations of Descartes show that God cannot be a deceiver at all, as God is infinitely good. To judge something it is required to have understanding and will and we should know that the understanding is infinite or in other words it is the faculty, which brings us very close to God. Errors occur when will assents though it does not understand or perceive distinctly. So from this fact we can understand that error is ours and it is not committed by God. He also cannot be blamed for giving us an infinite will, as the will is nothing but a simple infinite entity.
In Christianity the behaviors and teachings of individuals in the Bible stories are subjectively interpreted as good or bad - or the stories are said to be holy or evil within the eyes of God, which then leads the reader to conclude which specific acts are deemed right or wrong - and ... ... middle of paper ... ... to their claims to justice (Nash, 1999, p. 360). In conclusion, it should not matter if one is judged alone or with a group. We are all equal in the eyes of God and should not worry what others say about us, because in the end God will be the only one we need to impress and he already knows where you stand in the eyes of equality and justice. Works Cited Retrieved from http://www.daoiststudies.org/dao/bibliography/shared-virtue-convergence-valued-human-strengths-across-culture-and-history Cline, A. (2011).
New Agers believe that man is separated by God only in his own conscious and awareness. Therefore he is the victim of a false sens... ... middle of paper ... ... In comparison to the Christian religion their difference lies in the belief that all is one (god), therefore there could be no sin and no death. The death of Christ for our sins becomes meaningless. Although the New Agers will agree that Jesus Christ is God, his world view will always compel him to say that Jesus is no more God than anyone else.
The Existing of Material objects according to Descartes and Locke Descartes started his Meditations by doubting all his ideas and believes, and his goal was to acquire a certain foundation of knowledge. Descartes, a rationalist, believes in innate ideas, which are built into us naturally and not dependent or derived by experiences. As an example, Descartes believes in the existing of God, a powerful and perfect. Also, as a perfect God; he will not try to trick or deceive people by making them believe that they are sensing a physical thing when there is in fact no such material thing; therefore God is not a deceiver, who gives people the right ideas. On the other side, John Locke, an empiricist, who believes that all ideas come from experience, raise an objection on Descartes premises of the innate ideas because Locke does not believe in such thing as ideas, which are built in us naturally and the reason of the of putting the right ideas is God for he is perfect.
If we have other authority that tells us something contradicting it, we must realize that because of the Bible’s sole authority in our lives, it comes before everything else. Because of the Bible’s Godly nature, true Baptists refuse to place any other writings, doctrine, or creeds above it. Sole Authority is easily recognized in the Scriptures. I Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” The Bible clearly states that it itself is the very Word of God. And if we believe in a just, righteous, omnipotent God, we must believe and give heed to His words.
Human beliefs are contingent true, because it could happen to be true and it could also have been false. Divine beliefs are necessary truth, by denying it, it will create a contradiction. Therefore, as logic dictates, my first proposition is if one believes in God, then no human action will be voluntary. However, noted that God is all-knowing, but it doesn’t mean God is all-controlling. For the sake of argument in a metaphysical sense, what if there were more than just one rea... ... middle of paper ... ...onditions: Since God is all-knowing, the multiverse can exist within God’s omniscience.
There were differing opinions of this matter in both scholarly and religious circles. Faith is what all believers must have within them, it is a crucial part of man’s relationship with God. On the other hand, reason is a part of science and some believed that matters of The Divine should not be subjected to reason; there should not be a justification for God. Thomas Aquinas was a teacher of the Dominican Order and he taught that most matters of The Divine can be proved by natural human reason, while “Others were strictly ‘of faith’ in that they could be grasped only through divine revelation.” This was a new view on the faith and reason argument contradictory to both Abelard with his belief that faith should be based on human reason, and the Bernard of Clairvaux who argued that one should only need faith. Aquinas, in the Summa Theologiae, stated that, “Man should not seek to know what is above reason.” His argument was, in very simple terms, that men need reason to understand all of God’s truths.
By this statement of the perfection, being the lack if imperfections, or rather the omnipotence being the lack of impotence is false because God can not break his promise, and he can not lie, or the entire religion of Christianity falls out beneath them. Being another example is that God can not create something that he can not destroy, because the idea of something that God can not destroy is in conflict with the idea that "anything God can make, it's maker can destroy." Because by very definition that something that God created is indestructible. My favorite points that he makes is that God as God cannot have a body or be a man, become tired, oblivious, angry, sorrowful, become violence or be overcome, or be corrupted. God the Son has done these things, but this discussion is about God as God, not God as Man.
Although they condemn the acts of murder, child abuse, rape and ethnic cleansing but this does not make them more ethical than a believer of God because realization of good or bad is already progr... ... middle of paper ... ... should not be fixed arbitrary and on irrational basis because then it would result in uncertain, surprising outcomes but it should be fixed based on a standard moral code with a clear comprehension of Divine revelations and Supreme commandment in one’s mind, which is possible only in the belief of existence of a Deity. Works Cited Ryan, Matthew D. "God and the Divine in Plato's Republic." Yahoo Contributor Network. Yahoo Voices, 26 Apr. 2010.
He concludes his article by stating that believing there is no God gives him more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, and beauty. For Mr. Jillette, the question of God is critical. His answer gives meaning to every other aspect of his life. What is interesting is that many Christians believe the same thing, but we have a different answer to the question of God. Therefore, Jillette's argument is not the importance of the question.