We, His creation only share in existence with God. We depend on God for our existence, meaning that not only does God create the universe but He also keeps the universe in existence every second, giving him the title of the most powerful being. St. Augustine of Hippo once called out to God by saying “O Highest and Best, most all-powerful most merciful and most just, most deeply hidden and most nearly present,” (CP3 14). Not only does this show that God is powerful but also transcend and immanent. God being transcendent means that He is infinitely beyond, above, and outside the universe and all things.
The God, for them, is supreme, "needing nothing outside himself, but needful for the being and well-being of all things." (Pg. 305). St Anselm’s account of the ontological argument for the existence of God deals with the ‘existence in the understanding’ vs. ‘existence in reality.’ He defines God as the greatest conceivable or possible being. He adds that any person who hears this statement describing God understands what is meant.
Creatio ex nihilo advocates claim that God did this 'out of nothing;' creating all things out of absolutely nothing. Panentheists purport that God created by influencing a realm of 'non-divine actualities.' These non-divine actualities are comprised of 'moments of experience,' which have always been, and these actualities present the options from which the next moments are created. Panentheists believe a realm of actualities has always existed alongside God, although the individual actualities themselves are neither eternal nor do possess any divine power in, or of, themselves. Those on both sides of this debate profess God to be a sovereign, holy, omnipresent, and a personal being who interacts with the loving intent of bringing about the most possible good for all creation.
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.
If one says that the universe is brute fact as Bertrand ... ... middle of paper ... ...and was a free choice on God's behalf. If God did create the universe, it seems inevitable that he sustains because of his immutable nature. Furthermore, because the only coherent concept of God depends on the fact that God is illogically omnipotent, it follows that he is able to be both transcendent and immanent at the same time. Thus God is able to create ex nihilo and sustain the universe and still be coherent. Bibliography ============ Peterson, Michael.
Of course, not everybody agrees that God is the origin of the universe. Although, because of our faith, there is no need of proofs of God's existence: if something exists, then it is because that God exists. God-Existence is an evident fact. What other theories affirm when they say that there is an eternal universe is, in fact, that God-Existence, I Am, has always been, which is true. The only difference would be to see this eternal Existence as Somebody, "personal," or simply as Something, impersonal.
God is also said to be omnipotent or all-powerful. This should be understood to mean that God can do anything that is (1) logically possible (see below), and (2) consistent with being a personal, incorporeal, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, wholly perfect, and necessary Creator. Concerning the latter, these attributes are not limitations of God's power, but perfections. They are attributes at their infinitely highest level, which are essential to God's nature. For example, since God is perfect, He cannot sin; because He is personal, He is incapable of making Himself impersonal; because He is omniscient, He cannot forget.
By determining yourself as your own God, the individual, being his own creator, has no limit upon his will or desire due to there being no other absolute. Thus an individual must surpass his chaotic reality by molding the areas of his experience to suit his ends and will, developing his ego to the highest degree. The creation of a greater self demands the recognition of no absolute but yourself and your own will, and demands the surrendering to all aspects of existence, shaping a greater being from the ashes. With the destruction of the contradictory basis an ind... ... middle of paper ... ... to one Ubersmensh that may be corrupt and oppress. In conclusion, to create ourselves to greatness we must separate ourselves from our small life, then we must reach out and embrace what is not included in it.
Our universe being so perfect for life is a fact in need of explanation. The hypothesis that God has finely tuned everything to be where all living beings can exist in this universe is an explanation to this fact. No other hypothesis compares to such a standard as this one. Therefore, the fact that our
As the idea of an infinite being cannot be truly fathomed by a finite mind (his mind), he nevertheless doesn't seek to understand such because he accepts that he is a finite being. He asserts that the idea of God contains everything else that one grasps clearly and distinctly, everything real and true, everything with any perfection. God possessing all qualities perfectly i... ... middle of paper ... ...as a result of outside forces that attract my senses awaken my knowledge that a Superior Being authors these perceptions. Furthermore, when an inner voice "talks" to me on ideas and emotions I try to sort out and understand more deeply, I recognize that inner voice as God's. When I perceive that there is order in the universe as a whole, in spite of disruptions great and small, I know that God exists.