Even though the Bible does not tell us much about how angels turned into demons, you know after reading in the Bible that they were angels that “fell” out of line with God and turned their backs to him. Works Cited Keathley, III, J. Hampton. "Angels, God." Bible.org. (2013).https://bible.org/article/angels-god’s-ministering-spirits>.
Regrettably, it is shatteringly obvious to me that the nature of God centered on sightless trust is no longer an appropriate custom to adhere to. Throughout my analysis, I had expected to discover some way of proof to keep the direction of trust in God drilled into me by my religion. Sadly, this was not the case; the ontological and teleological arguments never connected the perceived world with a supreme God. On one hand, the teleological argument developed misguided results from analogies of scientific statements and materialists offered solutions, which may be rationally legitimate. On the other hand, the ontological argument was unsuccessful since it was misleading due to terms that could not broaden into truth.
Christian believers are said to known the "fruits" of their unequivocal faith in God, that being resurrection. However, an idealized view of the past intercepts on how the Gospels of the New Testament are viewed today. The mythical view of the world has taken the forefront. Bultmann expands this idea through the explanation that a man is not able to develop a worldly view. A man, he believes, views the world through his placement in history, thus, meaning that if a man is put in a place where his views are no longer interesting or beneficial, he will began to change these views.
8:22). God provides knowledge and wisdom of His power and His existence through nature; however, the evil of man is at odds to God’s divine plan. This wickedness has saturated to the point where, for many, God has allowed for “their foolish hearts to be darkened” (R... ... middle of paper ... ...daily burdens of this world fall away when understanding that there is nothing that “will be able to separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:37-39). Works Cited Barker, Kenneth L. Zondervan NIV Study Bible: New International Version.
Reflection Paper “Who is God?”, this becomes as impossible a question to answer as the question “Who am I?”. Michael Himes, the author of this book which is called, Doing the Truth In Love, expresses his ideas and thoughts on how we are supposed to think about God, feel about God, and understand who and what God is. Mr. Himes, explains first and foremost that God is a mystery. He gives his opinions on how He is mystery and on how we should identify “God with God”. Himes states that God is agape, unconditional love.
With vigor predestination stands in Scripture and the challenge for Milton was to demonstrate the Father is reasonable, but at the same time God is the Almighty. So where does Milton’s views stand in relation to a perfect God? As others before "of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate, Fixt Fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute," in the Apostle Paul’s reply "O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why hast thou made me thus" (2.559,560- Romans 9:20 K.J.V. )?
God both rebukes Job and makes his most direct reply to Job's earlier question: "What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him? (21:15)" Gutierrez states that here Job realizes he has spoken out of ignorance and that he may come no closer to God than his vision of him, therefore Job repents. In conclusion, Gutierrez main point is clearly that in order to understand God and his divine plan, one must avoid "…the temptation of imprisoning God in a narrow conception of justice (91)." The book of Job reminds us that God is outside time and space and that He does whatever He wants despite what we as humans think is just.
This is to say that, if a god like this exists, his goal for life and the universe is not necessarily valid as a meaning of life, the universe, and himself. For instance, the Bible claims that the Christian deity created the universe and placed humans in it that they might be in awe of his power. If this is so, why is worship the correct response? The meaning of the universe as created by God is the entertainment of God, but what is the meaning of the larger system containing God and his creations? We could conceive of an even 'primer' mover, but that simply takes us all the way back into the wall of infinite regression.
John Calvin and Jacobus Arminius had different views on to whom grace was imparted but only through careful study and examination of scripture can the truth be found. Efficacious grace sounds intimidating and confusing, but it’s really just a fancy way to say “irresistible grace.” Irresistible grace was created in repose to Arminius’s view known as prevenient grace, which will be better explained later. “Irresistible grace is the idea that when the spirit of God works on the heart of a sinner, the sinner cannot resist.” (Theopedia) Irresistible grace has the underlying thought that man cannot choose heaven on his own, God chose him and made salvation irresistible to them. Now this doesn’t mean that God forces humans to believe in Him, it means that when He calls us, He is overwhelmingly persuading and man can’t resist the truth. (Boice/Ryken, 135) The opposing belief, prevenient grace theory, believes that the fall of man wounded mankind and now they have to choose for themselves to accept the free gift of salvation, but the Calvinists believe that the fall of man killed them because of their sin.
In it he wrote: "Jesus Christ is the one word of God. We repudiate the false teaching that the church can and must recognize other happenings and powers, images and truths as divine revelation. We repudiate the false teachings that there are areas of our life in which we belong not to Jesus Christ but to another lord. We repudiate the false teaching that the church can turn over the form of her message and ordinances will or according to some dominant ideological and political convictions." (HCT: 294) Barth also wrote the well publicized Church Dogmatics, a thirteen volume, unfinished work of church writings where he attacked all "natural theology," and all human efforts to understand God.