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.
"We cannot indeed overestimate the importance of the fact that Jesus' redeeming influence on the world-all that has induced men to call Him Lord and Savior-owes to His humanity at once its individual and its social power, and is complete with the com... ... middle of paper ... ...ipture it is specifically shown that God has a one-ness, that though it is not directly stated, it is implied that there is a Trinity, and it is also specifically stated that Christ was fully human (his humanity) and fully God (his deity) at the same time. Bibliography Dorner, J.A.. History of the Development Doctrine Person of Christ. Volume I. 1970 Dorner, J.A. Doctrine of the Person of Christ.
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 . . .
First, Divine Command Theory derives morality from the word of God. This is because God is considered an all knowing omnipotent being. According to Divine Command Theory, God created us and
Knowing how the universe or life began is important; it gives us a sense of purpose. I believe in the evolution creationism theory. Evolution Creationism is a theory defined as “the belief that God guides nature and evolution”. It is a theory that states that science and believing in God compliments each other and shouldn’t be in conflict. I have faith that a supernatural being which is God, made the entire universe.
Revelation is the process by which God makes himself known to us. Being that humans are finite and God is infinite, God must take the step to make himself known if humans are to truly understand God in all His majesty (Vandenburg, 2010). There are two ways God makes himself known to us, general revelation and special revelation. Theologians have generally thought, through our contact with nature, we are given the ability to know and interact with God. Nature, as created by God, is an element of general revelation.
The main focus, in both creation stories, are humans and humans were God 's only creation that was made in his image. Therefore God is seen as a creator who wants a relationship with us as he makes us special. Furthermore, in the second biblical account of creation the writers of the portray God as a creator who seeks. Compared to this novel God states “That’s the only real commandment…after you learn to stop hurting people, which I assume you’ve done or you wouldn’t be up here in the first place”
People see the world differently. The religious believe that God created the world and therefore God is aware of all situations, suggest God is the reason for everything that occurs in the world (Sire, 2004). This leads to the question of whether a spirit created the world or not. Chaotic situations that occur are part of reality and individuals are rewarded when dealing appropriately with bad times and learning from them. The reward is that there is a sense of appreciation and gratefulness for the good times and to ensure those times are not taken for granted.
Specifically he wanted to show that God was within nature and human beings should create a sus... ... middle of paper ... ...s. The first mode is Jesus Christ. The history of God’s acts is surrounded by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Transcendent believers believe that the knowledge of God is not about human nature or experience but God gives his knowledge to Jesus Christ who they look at as God and human. The second mode is the Scriptures because it represents a privilege to witness the divine revelation. The last mode is the church’s proclamation of the gospel.
He redefined God by creating a character he often named ‘Spirit’. He attempted to make "God" sound theistic by giving God a mind. In some passages, this mind was made to resemble the transcendent mind of Christianity's theistic God, although some interpreters recognised that ‘Spirit's’ mind was actually nothing but the collective psyche of man. For this reason, and also because God had a physical aspect of which man was a part (We are made “in the image of God”), God/Spirit was essentially humanity. Inwood modifies theism to pantheism: Hegel was "a metaphysician" who "saw the world as a whole on the model of a mind."