With the concept of God being the center of one’s life, it becomes perfectly natural to focus life events and circumstances on God, and to give God credit for accomplishment in life. Theocentrism holds to an entirely different view, which does not reflect the Christian belief. Theocentrism has a couple of different interpretations. One where God is still God, but he is attached to all creation (nature has the same value as humanity); the other where God is creation and human beings should worship God by witnessing and caring for all of creation. The bottom line is Theocentrism is a belief that God is everything and within everything.
Hence, hc makes an important deduction that God, as described in the Old Tcstament, is sympathetic, considerate, and relational. He is involved in natural disasters and consequently suffers thcir outcomes. Due to thcse qualities, God can be engaged through prayers during any adversity. The book is organized into fivc interrelated chapters with overlapping and repeated ideas, This makes Fretheim to provide persuasive emphases to his arguments effectively. In the first chapter, Fretheim argues that the world as created by God was good, but with no absolute perfbctness, He supports his arguments by exploring the creation story, as recorded in the frrst and second chapters of book of Cenesis.
Therefore , for those who believe in the existence of God as the sole creator of living beings , but at the same time the view that " God created a variety of living things through evolution , " let relearn basic dogma of the theory. This paper is addressed to those who claim to have faith but mistaken in understanding the theory of evolution . Here is described a number of scientific and logical explanation of the importance that shows why the theory of evolution is not in accordance with Islam and the fact of creation . Basic dogma of Darwinism proposes that life came into existence by itself spontaneously as a result of coincidences . This view is completely contrary to the belief in the existence of God's natural creation .
Although one lives only one life on this earth, the decisions made here in this life directly impact the way in which one will live for eternity after dying. Although Jesus offers forgiveness and mercy to believers who repent their sins, choices made on earth still make an impact in the afterlife. Therefore, it is extremely important for Christians who follow and believe in these teachings to think about these potential everlasting affects before making poor choices and brushing them off as “YOLO moments.”
As Mortimer puts it, things are right “because God commands it”(Mortimer 3). The value of right and wrong come from the words of God, not because they are intrinsically good themselves. If morals were intrinsically good or bad without God, then they would have had to exist before God. This would not hold up with the Divine Command Theory because in paragraph 3, Mortimer conveys that God was to exist first and is the source and creator of all. Creation of everything would include both moral truths and their morality.
Merriam-Webster defines the literal meaning of the word as “of or relating to religion or religious beliefs.” Though these origins speak to the traditional religious definition of “spiritual,” nontraditional religions, philosophy, meditation, and even atheism all make use of the word. Though it may seem to some people that the word “religion” and “spiritual” are at odds, many find their spirituality in religion. When the religion is found, a person strives to do better and to be a better person. The person strives to please his or her almighty, and even though he or she still have some problems along the way, he or she continues with the help of his or her faith in his or her religion. Often those who are involved in a religion lead more happy and productive lives.
Each religion presents diverse religious traditions, rituals and even beliefs. In other words, religion means something different to different people. Divinity is the personification of force, being or realm that is unspoken by religious people to be at the spirit of existence and to have an altering influence on their lives and destinies (Encyclopedia Brittanica, 2008). To have a relationship with the divine, is to understand who or what is sacred. A person’s relationship with the divine is contingent on many methods or even actions that have taken place in their lives journey.
If God is all powerful, all knowing, and completely morally good he could have created life with no evil or limited evil, while still allowing free will. That way humans can experience a small amount of suffering and still learn compassion and empathy, the world would be a better place.
The reasoning for that is because God created humans under his likeness. What the church is saying about mankind contradicts with the scientific evidence scientists have found on human evolution. By analyzing the different scientific approaches, one will be able to grasp a clear understanding that the theory of evolution by natural selection conflicts with the Judeo-Christian worldview of God as creator. Before Darwin, the complexity of organisms was recognized as creation by God. The Judeo-Christian basis argues that in order for one to acknowledge there is a creator and that the bible is true is a much deeper substance than simply claiming a theory.
I have an optimistic view of creation, and believe that God created everything, even us. I have been taught that creation represents Go... ... middle of paper ... ...tion than I have towards faith in God. It gave me an understanding that we should not question other people’s beliefs, and that their religion and experiences are always valid. Misconception about someone’s religion is one of the barriers of communication. Being hostile to this religion would be very unfortunate because I think that what I experienced was a lovely treasure I will always keep and remember joyfully.