Right out of the gate he expressed his feelings toward the subject by saying, “Jesus is not God’s only word.” This reflects that Godsey believed that God was not only a Christian but also spoke of other religions. He continues on to discuss how God also spoke true of other religious and historical people who were not associated to Christianity but are directly linked to God’s word. He mentioned people such as Muhammad, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr specifically along with others that are similar. Godsey explains why he believes that Christians assume that God is a Christian and he places the blame on people’s self-centered nature. Godsey wrote, “It is a form of myopic self-centeredness that presumes to place ourselves-our vision and our understanding- at the center of God’s universe.” He further supports his theory by saying, “We Christians should know that this kind of self-centered “if you are not with us, you are against us” thinking actually seems to be precisely the sort of religious thinking that Jesus was trying to get people beyond.” In other words, Godsey is certain that humans, especially Christians, when it comes to faith are extremely self-centered which results in them thinking that God is Christian and nothing more.
Comparing Revelation in the role of scripture as portrayed in Dei Filius and Dei Verbum Randy Nguyen Introduction to Theology Father Michael Bruno 12/15/17 Nguyen 1 Revelation has always been linked with God and his people. God is the one that made his will known to us. Through
However, he did realize that no religion would be able to survive just based on the supposed experiences and ‘revelations’ of other people, which is what led him to understanding that it must be based on peoples understanding and personal interpretations of reality (Handout #1). Even though he did feel as though he was indebted to the Enlightenment, Hegel opposed many of its basic concepts even while protecting a lot of the developments that were brought by the Enlightenment (Handout #1). The views of religion that are offered by Hegel lean more positively to Christianity and religion in general since he does agree with the belief of God and he was Lutheran which is a sect of Christianity and also supports his acceptance of religion (Handout #1). He also frequently utilizes Christian terms in his writings, especially those of the Trinity which actually supports religion in general even though he thought that religion should be transformed into philosophy which proves that Hegel inspected and researched religion more as a philosophy which is more harmful to it since philosophies have never been proven. However, Hegel opposes a portion of orthodoxy because he believes that Evil was created by God and that humanity is nothing without the contrast between good and evil.
He replied yes, that God can see what man does not in others. Those who are kind hearted do have a chance of going to Heaven according to Langhorne. After explaining objectivism, I asked about his views about it in regards to truth. He replied that he believes in objectivism, namely Christian doctrines and beliefs, though he emphasized that one must take the subjective into account. I then asked if he thought that those who held differing views from relativism were wrong to hold such beliefs.
They were made by God. That’s who God is: the maker of everything. That’s (part of) what makes him God. But, as C.S. Lewis reminds us, “We don’t believe just because a God exists; we believe because this God
He also believed that The Word and Wisdom of God was “eternally generated” by the Father. Although Origen loved God and God’s people his views on the pre-existence of the human soul prior to human birth was condemned as heresy. Origen believed that the human soul is incarnated into a body reflecting the degree of pre-existent obedience or disobedience to God. According to Origen’... ... middle of paper ... ...we know that Jesus is God and that He is fully God and fully human. The questions and responses that were debated by the early Christian Fathers proved Jesus humanity and His divinity.
He was, after all, fully God on top of being fully human. Additionally, some Christians misread Jesus’ words and the rest of the Bible by taking it out of context. For example, Jesus’ words, “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Matthew 5:39), is often taken out of context. Jesus is not saying, in this passage, that someone should allow themselves to get hurt twice without defending him or herself. He is saying that they should not try to get revenge, but instead walk away from a fight.
A third reason people believe in God is because of their personal religious experiences. Non-believers might argue that such people are mistaken into thinking they have had an experience, but have not had one at all. One reason that non-believers say that God does not exist is because of the amount of evil in the world. Christians would argue against this view admitting that there is evil the world, but that this is because God gives people free will and they make the wrong decisions. Christians believe that worship is worthwhile because they believe that it brings them closer to God.
It is Trinitarian, but not tritheistic. It is impossible to separate the three or promote one over the other. Deuteronomy 6:4 says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” In scripture we see this triunity. In John 16:14 Jesus says that the Spirit “will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” A parallel is found in John 17:4 where in his high priestly prayer Jesus states that during his ministry on earth he glorified the Father. Here we see the Trinity acting in concert one with the other in glorification to each other.
Some may ask questions about who he is or what’s he does, some may just say his name when they pray or use his name in vain. Secondly, I will talk about creation. As a Christian I believe that god created this world and all living things. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Once god said let there be light there was light.