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.
In today’s modern world, there are believers as well as non-believers who constantly question the existence of God. Instead, one may believe in Buddha or someone else he/she envision in their mind to worship. In Pascal’s argument, it is black and white. He does not take into consideration that there are many different religions because he only believes in a Christian God being the only God. Pascal’s argument is a one sided argument.
People continuously dispute the different sorts of revelation by saying, all revelation is non prepositional as it is based on peoples experience, however t... ... middle of paper ... ... Most believers believe miracles show how God intervened in something, however how do we know that it is not pure coincidence, has a scientific explanation? Are miracles not over riding peoples free will, open to interpretation and if not why does God not perform miracles for everyone to see and believe - again this is a concept leaving many to make up their own minds. Finally, while studying the topic of prepositional and non-propositional revelation it enables you to come to only one conclusion, there is no simple answer. Many theories are left for personal opinions to made up, however there is no real answer and for the near future we see no answers coming forthâ€¦â€¦I wonder if this is Gods way of giving us our free will and remaining uncomprehendable due to his magnificence?, again just a personal opinion.
Sole Authority for Faith and Practice In this day and age, there are many religions that claim their book to be the Word of God. Many books claim to be inspired, but only one of them is the true, living, Word of God, and that is the Bible. As Baptists, our primary, foundational distinctive is that of sole authority of the Bible. This means that the Bible is our first authority in faith and practice. 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.
Religion is the belief in and worship of a phenomenal controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Religion has been the part of human from the dawn of time, and whether people believe in almighty God or any other god. Most religions believe in a particular higher power, as a result it raises a question whether God really exists or not? Every person in this world can give an answer to that particular question in there on way and according to their religion. Some will say that God exists and they will give there proof of Gods existence, but there are others that believe God doesn’t exist and there is no such thing as God.
The truth of the world is something that is debatable on how to reach, and what it actually is. The general belief of the western world for many centuries was that there is only one truth, and that's the truth expressed in the bible. This is what Edwards believes, and he believes it can either be reached through logic, or directly from god through the divine and supernatural light. Emerson challenged the established belief system and said that the truth, which he calls genius, is inside all of us, and that we need to "trust ourselves" (2), and not follow anyone else, to find it. The genius is similar to the divine and supernatural light, but it reveals individualized versions of the truth to everyone, instead of god revealing the truth in the bible.
With every religion, there is likely to be a single holy being, a god. Many atheists have used science as a way to disapprove the existence of God. Science is not an accurate way of disapproving the existence of God(2). Scient... ... middle of paper ... ...This is completely false because God made the ultimate sacrifice.
Nevertheless, fundamentalist Christians hold that that the Bible is the revealed word of God. Indeed, one of Jesus' closest friends, Peter, wrote, "Above all, you must understand that no prophesy in Scripture ever came from the prophets themselves or because they wanted to prophesy. It was the Holy Spirit who moved the prophets to speak from God." In 2 Timothy 3:16, the apostle Paul reminded Timothy that "all scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives." It seems that although the writers wrote from their own personal, historical and cultural context and used his own style, each wrote in accordance with God's wishes.
The Apostle Paul teaches of a worship that is “ignorant” in Acts 17:23. Even in the very first act of worship noted above, we see that the offering of Cain was rejected by God as unacceptable to Him. Worldwide use today of the term “worship” loosely includes everything from the attendance at any given “place of worship” to the intense attention one might pay to their own body. This worldly “philosophy of worship” is not only flawed, but extremely dangerous when one explores what true worship is, the proper place for it in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ and the impact that it has on both the worshiper and the world in which we live. What, then, is biblical worship?
I never put the puzzle piece together until I learned the theological background of this passage. This completely ties into TKU’s statement of faith where they too believe Jesus was “eternally preexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit.” I love that Ridderbos taught us the value and importance of distinguishing God’s voice from either God, or the Word and also between the Father and the Son. I enjoyed learning more in depth theology about John 1:6-7. For example, I did not know that this is decisive evidence that the prologue is not in complete unity. That was something that challenged me to look up and get more details on because I like when certain little details point to evidence.