Is the adam and eve story a figurative tale about growing up? or is it a story of transgression against god?or is it both?
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...against god? Or is it both? In the common biblical sense which the majority are aware of, the Adam and Eve story has typically been known to be an account referring to the fall of man or first time that man committed sin against God through disobedience on eating from the ‘tree of knowledge of good and evil’ in the paradise. It particularly makes reference to characters ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ where the latter is said to have been tempted by the ‘Serpent’ to eat fruit from the tree which God had forbidden to be the source of food though the couple were given freedom to go and obtain living elsewhere... . Then the narrative proceeds with to completion when Adam further gave into temptation through...
Arguments against the existence of God
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...against the Existence of God Theologians, philosophers, scientists and ordinary people have for thousands of years proposed the arguments against and for the existence of God. Depending on which school of thought one subscribes to, an array of arguments exists which can be classified as logical, empirical, subjective or metaphysical. Arguments for the existence of God have been proposed by popular philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, Descartes who claimed that the existence of a benevolent God was needed to give meaning to senses, Immanuel Kant who in turn claimed that God’s existence can be extended from the existence of good (Nagasawa 12). Philosophers and thinkers who voted against... Arguments...
The Argument Against the Existence of God
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...Against the Existence of God J.L Mackie's, "Evil and Omnipotence" is an argument againstthe existence of an omnipotent and wholly good God on the basis of the problem of evil. According to theological doctrine, God is omnibenevolent but this belief is rendered inconsistent by the presence of evil in the world and the theologian can subscribe to it only by divorcing himself from reason. Mackie proceeds to make a sound argument to support his stance, and it is the purpose of this essay to take a close look at his skeptical argument and to arrive at a plausible response for it. Mackie's argument is important in that it has rocked the foundation of theological doctrine... 03 November 2006 The Argument...
Arguments for and against the existence of god
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...against the existence of God This is a paper defending theism position. Let us start by defining theism based on the view “that heavens and the earth and all that they contain owe their existence and continuance in existence to the wisdom and will of a supreme, self-consistent, omnipotent, omniscient, righteous, and benevolent being, who is distinct from, and independent of, what he has created” (Nagel’s defense of atheism, p. 598). Atheism is therefore the converse of theism by totally debunking the idea of theistic views concerning the existence of God. Hence, the idea concerning the argument from evil holds the claims that God is omnipotent, God is all good and evil exists... Arguments for and...
Arguments For or Against the Existence of God
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...against Thomas Aquinas’ Cosmological Proof of God’s Existence Teacher               Arguments against Thomas Aquinas’ Cosmological Proof of God’s Existence The 13th century saint and philosopher Thomas Aquinas has laid the foundation of the cosmological proof of God’s existence, or the existence of God as the First Uncaused Cause in a series of causes. God is known as the Creator of the universe and it is therefore only fitting to regard Him as the First Cause or the Uncaused Cause of things. Nevertheless, Aquinas’ cosmological argument lends itself to several flaws in logic and practicality. According to the Cosmological Argument of Thomas Aquinas, God is the First and Uncaused Cause... ? Arguments...
Arguments for and Against the Existence of God
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...Against the Existence of God Introduction Scholars and philosophers have made varied arguments in favor and against the existenceof god time to time. This paper attempts to explore the ontological, teleological, cosmological, and kalam arguments given in favor or against the existence of God. Ontological Arguments in Favor of the Existence of God Ontological arguments propose that god can be known through reason alone. Rene Descartes (1966) provided his ontological argument in Meditation 5 stating that God is the most perfect being to exist than not to exist. Descartes argues that existence is perfection than existence in our imagination or thoughts and therefore the idea... that the most...
Arguments for and against the existence of god
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...against the existence of God This is a paper defending theism position. Let us start by defining theism based on the view “that heavens and the earth and all that they contain owe their existence and continuance in existence to the wisdom and will of a supreme, self-consistent, omnipotent, omniscient, righteous, and benevolent being, who is distinct from, and independent of, what he has created” (Nagel’s defense of atheism, p. 598). Atheism is therefore the converse of theism by totally debunking the idea of theistic views concerning the existence of God. Hence, the idea concerning the argument from evil holds the claims that God is omnipotent, God is all good and evil exists... ?Arguments for and...
Present the argument from evil against the existence of god,and explain the major objections to the argument, and the major resp
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...God The problem of evil and the existence of God concerns the nature of there being a God when there is a great amount of evil in the world. While individuals tend to consider God in the traditional Western Christian sense, the philosophical problem of evil still relate to a wide variety of incarnations of the God concept. Even as many God concepts exist, it’s possible to examine a number of general objections and responses to the problem of evil and the existence of God. Argument In considering the problem of evil and God one of the major considerations is the nature of God as a supreme and moral being. One of the primary assumptions of a supreme being... ?The Problem of Evil and the Existence of God...
Does God exists?
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...God as an entity has the existence-in-understanding and can be conceived to subsist actually. From the above arguments, it can be stated that there exists God who regulates the functioning of this universe and He is beyond the imagination that an individual can conceive (Palmer 250-300; Cicovacki 90-100). 3. PROOF AGAINST GOD- SÖREN KIERKEGAARD On the contrary, many philosophers including Sören Kierkegaard argued that there is no rational evidence for God’s existence. Kierkegaard’s passion argument signifies that the feature... Does God Exists INTRODUCTION God is conceived by most of the people in the world as supreme-being and primary object of faith. Different peopleliving in this world possess...
Why God Allowed Sin into the World
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...God. Such an understanding brings about two major reasons as to why God allowed sin into the world. 1. God allowed sin into the world in order to manifest his true nature and other valuable lessons. 2. God allows sin into the world as a prove that indeed sin and its evil nature are malignant, and that the suffering attributed to sin, proofs that any contrast to God’s will results in suffering, pain, and finally leads to death. God's nature manifests best in human beings through suffering, considering that during sufferings, many individuals tend to tighten their relationship with God. Man despite having rebelled against God through sin in the Garden of Eden was not left... Why God Allowed Sin into the ...
Existence of God
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...God Existence of God Even after tremendous advancements in science and technology, still we are unable to unveil the mysteries surrounding the concept of God. Majority of the people in this world believe that nothing can be evolved out of emptiness and all the creations in this universe is the contributions of a superpower called God. At the same time, atheists question this argument. In their opinion, if nothing can be evolved out of emptiness, from where God comes. The arguments both in favor and against the existence of God seem to be ever lasting. In other words, it is impossible to either prove or disprove the existence of God. Science believes only in things which can be proved... ? Existence of...
Does God Exsist
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...GOD EXIST By Tina Kerr Introduction. One of the most debated topics throughout history has been the existence of God. An eternal, all-good and almighty being appears to be a hard concept to grasp. There are arguments for and against the existence of God. The purpose of this paper is to address this question, by examining the work of Thomas Aquinas. The paper will critically analyze this argument by addressing Aquinas' reasons for God's existence and objections to God's existence as provided in his text, Summa Theologie. The section that will be studied is a practical examination of the question of God's existence entitled, Whether God Exists He provides objections to the existence of God... DOES GOD...
God, Freedom, & human Dignity
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...God and describes how it pits us against God. God is omnipotent and omnipresent and nothing can be out of His sight. He is everywhere. In chapter six Highfield wants to depict the image of humanity that corresponds to this divine image. While pointing out the opinion of Sartre, Highfield describes his opinion about being free or obtaining freedom. “To be free” according to Sartre does not mean ‘obtaining whatever one has wished’ but ‘to determine oneself to wish’ success according to Sartre is not important to freedom. True... ?God, Freedom & Human Dignity “God, Freedom and Human Dignity: Embracing God-centred identity,” is a complete philosophical book based on the approach towards God. It is a fine...
Depicting God Through the two literatures presented.
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...God and seeking Him with a contrite and remorseful heart (Stirling, 247). Further, Holly sonnet 14 presents God as powerful and capable of changing anything. Despite the magnitude of sins that humans have committed against God, Holly sonnet 14 presents God as not only one, but a God in three persons, who has the ability to batter a heart, and use “force, to break, blow, burn, and make…new” (Donne, 6). This depiction serves to show that God is powerful and change humans from their sinful nature into new creations that are clean and free from sin, yet capable of living for God and serving Him eternally. Thus... Depicting God Through the literature Donne’s Holy Sonnets have...
The Image of God in Man: Sin corrupted that image
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...against the will of God under the influence of the Devil. The Bible teaches that the image of God in Man was marred by sin, following the disobedience of man against God. This led to man being equipped with the ability to make choices regarding right or wrong. The knowledge of man as being the image of God is quite important to the lives of Christians. There is indeed the need for more research on this topic because the availability of more information on the aspect of sin in Man’s life... ? The Image of God in Man: Sin Corrupted that Image Wilton Beamer Dr. Steven W. Ladd 12/12 Table of Contents Part of the Paper Page Number Introduction……………………………………………………………… 3 Main Part of the...
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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...against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God." (SparkNotes: Their Eyes Were Watching God) At first, the quotation may seem so vague and too deep to be analyzed. Nonetheless, I was able to grasp its thought, or idea, upon reading a relevant reference. According to SparkNotes (2009), the said quotation sums up the core conflict of the novel "humans against God, Janie and the others against nature... The art of the storyteller is to hold the attention of the reader. With regard to "Their Eyes Were Watching God", discuss the ways in which Zora NealHurston employed techniques that held...
Argument Essay, 1. I believe "Existence of God". 2. God does not exist. For example, like The Ontological Argument.
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...God Exists Introduction God exists. This research work claims that God exists. The supporting arguments of the thesis are; true believers experience the grace of God, faith hastens the process of realizing God, and God’s existence is independent. Most Americans believe in God. The idea of God has been philosophical. This work discusses some philosophical theories that support God’s presence. Thereafter, the arguments against God have been refuted and finally conclusions have been made. Human existence tends to be founded upon a number of basic ideas. Perhaps the most important of these relates to the concept of God. It would be no exaggeration to contend that human thought... of the of the of the...
Essay on Augustine's City of God
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...against the principle of God’s love for neighbors to persecute them. Augustine’s understanding of the family (and the city) in historical context One of the things emphasized in the book is the need to remain chaste. Augustine believes as the bible says that the body is the Lord’s temple and therefore should be maintained pure and that those who engage in immoral activities commit a sin against God and against themselves. Augustine also condemns those men who resort to violence whether... Augustine’s interpretation of the history of Greece/Rome as that of the of man’ Augustine denounces the historical narratives for misleading the people into thinking that Rome was being punished for deviating from...
In "Self-Reliance", how does Emerson explain what a person's relation to God should be?
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...god and his relationship to humanity. Although it cannot be said that “Self-Reliance” was published in any way as a diatribe against god or against religion, key nuances of Emerson’s belief system strike at the very core of what was intrinsically wrong with American society of that time. As a means of understanding this, this brief essay will seek to quantify and discuss Emerson’s viewpoint with relation to the way in which man should integrate with an appreciation for and a relationship with a god. Accordingly, by seeking to answer the question of how god exists within Emerson’s rubric and epistemology, the reader will be more able to integrate... Section/# Relationship to God and an Understanding of...
The Truth About God.
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...God by the Christians, as well as non-Christians. In addressing this, the paper will expound on what the Bible says about God, the views of renowned Ellen White, and the views of non-Christians. According to Christians, as portrayed in the Bible, there is one God. For instance, in the book of Mark 12:29, 32-34 as expounded by Clayton (3) Jesus explained on the existence of only God with one kingdom. In relation to this, Clayton (3) claims that 1 Corinthians 8:4 warns people against offering sacrifices to idols since there is only one God. According to Clayton, God is the Father of all things. This is also evidenced in 2 Corinthians 1:3 that defines... The Truth about God There are many teachings of...
Theists and atheists often debate whether the existence of God is relevant to ethics. Does morality require a theological foundation Take the position that mor
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...God, the Day of Judgment, haven and hell. Friedrich Nietzsche theory, that God is dead and man is free from the metaphysical demands of God is itself dead. Because value of morality on the base of love for oneself could no more hold the ground. The later sages have already countered the arguments of Greek philosophers against God as giver of ethics and morality. "The truth is we have no reference point about morality except as God reveals it. For us to argue with the source of morality is for the clay to argue with the potter" (Timothy J. Madigan.1997). God is the creator and sustainer of all things. He has all the potency and ability to guide us in matters of morality. Human... Topic: Morality without...
Salvation In Islam As Against Salvation In Christianity
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...against God. The difference with the two religions however is the fact that whereas in Christianity is it believed that the sin of Adam and Eve lives on and makes all humankind sinful, thus the need for salvation, Islam believes that the sin of Adam and Eve were forgiven and that generations thereafter bears no condemnation of the first sin... ?SALVATION IN ISLAM AS AGAINST SALVATION IN CHRISTIANITY Introduction There is no denying fact that Islam and Christianity are two of the world’s most populous religions. According to the IslamiCity (2010) “for a fifth of the world’s population, Islam is both a religion and a way of life”. The source continues to argue that “Muslims follow a religion of peace,...
MSAT Compare and contrast three old testament kings.
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...God, their disobedience against God, their successes, and their failures. Let us begin by analysing and comparing the historical backgrounds and the beginnings of the three... Religion and Theology 12 April, A comparison of Three Old Testament Kings: Saul, David, and Solomon This paper gives a comparison of three Old Testament kings, i.e. King Saul, David, and Solomon. The comparison lays bare the similarities and differences among the three Old Testament kings. The comparison involves an analysis of five features of the three Old Testament kings. The five analyzed features of the three Old Testament kings are: the kings’ historical background and their beginnings, their loyalty and faithfulness to...
Ethics and God
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...against humanity, “but also” because it is condemned by God, and God has inflicted punishment of burning in the hell for those who kill others (Baumgarth and Regan). If some people do not believe in God, they would still have a sense to distinguish between right and wrong. People would always have absolute dignity but there would be little to no realization. There would be moral obligations, and hence ethics. However, ethics would be no scale on which to measure the justification of human actions. Without God, people would be free to do anything... ? 24 January, Ethics and God: Yes, ethics fundamentally depends upon the existence of God for its justification, validity and sustainability. In the world in...
Word of God (The attributes and the perfections of God)
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...God never changes. Believers can always stand on the promises of God. God is completely self-existing, He is free and independent; there is nothing he needs that we might offer. God's attributes are impossible to list, therefore we know God is inscrutable; there will always remain aspects of God that are a mystery beyond our comprehension (Swindoll p.185). God is always faithful. This gives us peace to know. Man will disappoint us but God's faithfulness will never fail. In addition to God's faithfulness, He is truth; God can never break a promise or lie, this goes against who he... Brandon Hebert Week 4 Reading Summary ...
Existence of God
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...God does exist. They trust their intuition enough to just know that he does exist, and that is all that matters to people who believe in him. Seeing is not believing; having faith is. Frankly, I feel that if someone were to find proof either for or against Gods existence, that people would still continue to believe in him as they originally had, because now they have this relationship with a being that they believe influences the outcome of their lives. Proof or not, God is not someone or something that can be denied, especially if one already believes in him.... Existence of God The four arguments for the existence of God are ontological, which is when God exists if we can argue and conceive this, if we ...
Does God Exist
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...God has been accepted by thousands for people for thousands of years and to deny it would be simply going against something which is as obvious as the sun. I accept that science can rationally explain evolutionary theory or how the planets were formed, yet behind the magic of evolution and the creation of the planets and everything within them, the argument presented by Hume stands true that it is too intricate a mechanism to be formed without a creator, designer or manufacturer... Does God Exist The existence of God had been accepted as the truth for many centuries before doubts crept into people’s minds. Nearly every nation of people on earth had a concept of a powerful being or a group of powerful...
The Concept of Prophet-hood
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...God ordered everyone to prostrate to Adam but Satan did not. Satan provoked Adam against God and as a result both Adam and his wife were sent down to earth with guidance from God to be followed in their desire to escape from the misery. Many messengers were sent with the book of balance, certain people were on the right guidance but many became rebellious. The chosen people with the task to teach and implement God’s message are referred as Prophets and Messengers. In Islam, Nabi is the Prophet and Rasool is the Messenger from God. They came with the same message of worshiping none but God and to believe in him. Noah, Jesus, Moses, Abraham and many more were sent to spread... The Concept of Prophet-Hood...
The evil-god challenge
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...against their desire. As Law doubts the good nature of God, Drange globally questions His existence. One more point studied by both scholars is people’s destination after physical death. According to Drangle’s research humans who haven’t been enlightened with God’s word within this worldly life are given an opportunity to do this in heaven, though there are very few people who will save (due to their unrighteous life). Remember Law’s argument of the life after death that is almost the same one, namely: humans determine their future heaven or evil destination by their life on earth. So we can see that Law and Drangle’s theories... Good or Evil? God’s Nature The of the Good or Evil? God’s Nature ...
Morality and God
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...against the existence of God. This is a tangible argument critisizing why God allows bad to happen to people. Other arguments which depicts the scope of nonbelief or which attempts to show that the [proposition of God’s existence is logically incompatible with some contingent fact about the world does not clearly or truthfully reflect the truth about atheism. They oppose religion beliefs by delivering merely possibility claims. Philosophy theism asserts that God’s existence is contingent to imply that it is possible for Him not to exist; notion that is also not firmly grounded. Everything in the universe... ? MORALITY AND GOD and number: submitted; Introduction Many things need to be considered to...
Images of God in Genesis
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...against the kings who capture Lot. By the conclusion of Genesis 14, God as the patron and Abraham as the client seem in full and firm relationship... Task Images of God in Genesis God is a focal character in the lengthy narrative that is the book of Genesis; He is the most compelling character in the book. He is, in fact, the one figure whose presence ties it together from the beginning to end. From creation to the settlement of Joseph’s family in Egypt, God in one way or another is central as he interacts with other characters. This character, God, gives a coherence and structure to the extended narrative of Genesis that is often otherwise experienced as quite episodic. In the book of Genesis, all...
Spinozas Conception of God
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...God In his writings, especially The Ethics, Benedict de Spinoza logically defined existence and provided logical proof of hisdefinitions. He used logical progressions and relationships among those statements he considered to have been proven to make his conclusions. In the readings consulted, Spinoza did not really argue for or against the existence of God, though he stated that the existence of God was a logical conclusion. He took that as a given. What Spinoza was attempting was a definition of the nature of God and of all existence. What he finally proved to his satisfaction was that God is everything which exists, that God is infinite and eternal and that everything else... Spinoza’s Conception of...
Word of God
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...God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,” (Luke 5:1), or more often it means Jesus Christ himself, who is the only Word of God incarnated in His Son: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”(John 1:14) Ultimately, the Word of God is all events connected with the life and death of Jesus, who, by His teaching, suffering and resurrection, declared the Word of God against sin, evil and death. Thus, mentioning the Word of God, the New Testament and the Christian Church means, first... ........ ..... 24 April Word of God The history of the Holy Bible begins with the Jewish Scriptures. Regarding the...
The existence of god
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...God and Three Philosophical Critiques Every culture and religious grouping has its own divine being associated with defined powerful roles. This implies that there is more to human life than the material world that surrounds us. Anselm’s ontological approach supports the concept that there is a perfect being i.e. God. However, criticisms have arose against Anselm’s approach, the prominent being Gaunilo of Marmoutiers’ Perfect-Island Concept. This paper discusses the logic that God does exist through focusing on the criticisms that Gaunilo, Kant, and Hume’s criticisms to Anselm’s theory. In this way, the analysis will seek to provide... Section/# Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the Existence of God and ...
God In You
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...God To walk in the Spirit means to live every day in dependence upon God. It expresses a total reliance on the Holy Spirit to accomplish His Mission. It is not about trying; it involves a total dependence in which the Spirit-filled walk is the only option for Christians. Because the demands are so great and Satan is strongly determined to make us fail, a deep understanding of the conflict raging within us is necessary in order to win the battle. Life is a constant struggle against evil which stems... David Jeremiah’s God in You Dr. David Jeremiah is a senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, in San Diego, California. In hisbook, God in You, he talks about the third element of...
Word of God
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...God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,” (Luke 5:1), or more often it means Jesus Christ himself, who is the only Word of God incarnated in His Son: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”(John 1:14) Ultimately, the Word of God is all events connected with the life and death of Jesus, who, by His teaching, suffering and resurrection, declared the Word of God against sin, evil and death. Thus, mentioning the Word of God, the New Testament and the Christian Church means, first of all, Jesus Christ and His feat of self-renunciation for the sake of human... ........ ..... 24 April Word of God The ...
Jesus, Son of God
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...against the religious teachings that they put in place. His divine nature was also revealed in the many miracles that he performed in the course of his mission (Ottati 3). Christianity is also based on the belief that God requires perfection from mankind. Man’s nature however makes it impossible for a person to achieve this perfection. Sin is part of human nature. Jesus however took the human form and lived among people but he lived a sin free life. The ultimate sacrifice of dying for the sins of man however means that a person achieves salvation. Those who believe in the divine nature of Christ and in his ultimate sacrifice are therefore able to achieve salvation and are thus freed... Jesus the Son of...
God exists? OR God doesn't exist? OR We should believe in God? OR We shouldn't believe in God?
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...God and How His Presence Defines the Universe The existence of God has been the of debates for many generations. Scientists, philosophers, religious people, scholars and many others have presented opposing arguments on the matter. Although there are many sectors that present compelling arguments, against the existence of God, I believe that God does exist and He continues to existing for eternity. The existence of God provides the most compelling explanation for the existence of the universe, the order of creation and the presence of creatures, both living and non-living, on the planet. If we take a look at the universe, we see order and not chaos. The planets... An Essay Discussing the Existence of God ...
Descartes and God
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...against Anselm’s version of proof, offered in the eleventh century, as to the logical leap from the mental world of concepts to the real world of things. Gaunilo argued that the same reasoning could be put to the things that do not exist. Johannes Caterus explained the point as follows: “Even if it is granted that a supremely perfect being carries the implication of existence in virtue of its very title, it still does not follow that the existence in question is anything actual in the real world; all that follows is that the concept of existence is inseparably linked to the concept of a supreme being. So you cannot infer that the existence of God... Descartes and God 2007 This paper is dedicated to the...
Comparing Moses and David's Faith of God
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...against the idea. David’s brothers saw him as a mere shepherd, while Saul, the king of the Israelites, was concerned about David’s age. Nevertheless, David had profound faith in God and let everyone know about it. David explained to Saul how the Lord had helped him kill a lion and a bear as he herded his father’s sheep and that he had faith that the same God would give him victory over Goliath. In the end, King Saul was convinced to let David fight Goliath on behalf of the Israelites. When Moses got to Egypt together with Aaron, Moses had regained his trust and faith in God. Moses confronted the pharaoh and asked him to free the Israelites, but the pharaoh refused... Comparing Moses and David’s faith in ...
Argumentative Essay on the Existence of God
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...God Introduction: Religions across the world embrace the tradition of worshipping a supreme power, which people know as God. The concept of a supreme power is popularly known as God, and this power is perceived to be omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. Different religions worship different deities, attributing different qualities and traits to each. However, the educated elite in Europe subsequently came up with the idea of rationalism, which upheld a view that no such power existed and challenged the concept of God. However, the people who argue against the existence of God has never been able to provide any substantial evidence to disprove... 20 March Argumentative Essay on the Existence of God...
Religion question
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...god had a child with one of his wives, thus, Jesus was born. After the birth of Jesus, Satan was born which places him as the brother of Christ. This belief definitely contradicts the Christian theology that recognizes Satan as a fallen angel who rebelled against God. In this context, the Jesus Christ that Christians recognize is not the same Jesus that the Mormons know of. Their teachings created another theology of Jesus. Lastly, Christians recognize the authority of the Bible and its message, considering it perfect. Nothing should be added or subtracted from its message. In Mormonism, they have expressed the limitations of the Bible through the 8th article of faith from the Mormon... Mormons are not ...
Augustines City Of God
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...GOD PREFACE PAGE 5-6. St. Augustine wrote of God against pagans and tried to disprove the rampant argument that destruction and merciless atrocities on Rome were wrong. Alaric's sacking of Rome in AD 410 resulted in unlimited atrocities and backlash and according to Augustine, it was a retribution for worshipping wrong gods. This being an important work of middle ages, was the only philosophy known throughout Europe around the said time. Augustine initiated the book as per his friend Marcellinus' request, as the 'fulfilment of my promise (p.5)1, taking the responsibility of defending 'City of God' against people who worshipped pagan Gods. "I have taken upon myself the task... 136977 AUGUSTINE'S OF...
God
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...God’s existence in the world has become a continuous argument amongst various religious groups. From the traditional point of view, despite race, cultures or denominations, all humans believe that there was a beginning of the earth. A super natural being is said to be behind the creation since the earth was formless. This super natural being is believed to be in charge of everything although the god varies according to ones belief e.g. Hindus’ god is represented by a cow, Muslims’ is Mohammed; they all converge to one God. Being a belief, it has sent different opinions thus leaving everyone to hold onto their own religions believe... (Plantinga, 2009). Here, premise 2 fails in the sense that...
Finding Darwin's God
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...God: Summary Chapter 6 & 7 In Chapter 6 of Kenneth Miller's book Finding Darwin'sGod the author explains the natural division between science and religion and informs the reader that they are two valuable disciplines that should be able to co-exist. In making his argument, he contends that there is an open hostility between the two factions that creates an emotionally charged atmosphere around religion (p. 167). He says that this is because at the center of the schism is the issue of creationism. Miller puts forth the premise that creation, though emotionally appealing, has no basis in scientific fact (p. 173). Therefore, science can use evolution as a club to threaten religion... Finding Darwin's God:...
The novel "Their eys were watching God"
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...against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.” (Hurston, 231) It is the protagonist’s realization about the life which helps her create a vigorous image of herself at the end of the novel. Significantly, the quest for love and life that Janie undertook in her life taught her that it every such quest should lead a person to the internal self of the person. Work Cited Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: University of Illinois Press. 1937. P 230.... The novel "Their eyes were watching God" One of...
The Mortal God
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...gods. To begin with, Zeus is involved in a battle against his own father and overthrows him in collaboration with his two brothers, Poseidon and Hades. He is very much promiscuous and even commits incest with his own sister. He is physically brutal and believes in instant punishment. He also betrayed his son Kratos, invoking his revenge against him. Poseidon colludes with his brothers to overthrow their father. He also desires another woman, Demeter. Furthermore, he is also portrayed as very stubborn, greedy and abusive. Hades is similarly involved in dethroning his father by force and is restrictive against his subjects. Hestia is illustrated as a care giver to the young and innocent. Hera... The...
Does god really exist?
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...God, who created it in its current state. References Andrews, E. From Nothing to Nature. London: Oxford University Press, 1978. Douglas, B. The Revolution against Evolution. New York: Decapolis Books, 1993. Hoyle, F. The Intelligent Universe. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983. Morris, H. The Twilight of Evolution. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1967.... ?Philosophers, scientists, and theologians have struggled for many years in the pursuit to establish whether God exist. In a world where science and technology rely on facts to prove and explain the existence of a particular phenomenon, establishing the existence of God is very challenging endeavor. Religion plays a significant role in explaining...
The novel "Their eys were watching God"
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...against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.” (Hurston, 231) It is the protagonist’s realization about the life which helps her create a vigorous image of herself at the end of the novel. Significantly, the quest for love and life that Janie undertook in her life taught her that it every such quest should lead a person to the internal self of the person. Work Cited Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: University of Illinois Press. 1937. P 230.... ?The novel "Their eyes were watching God" One of...
Doctrines of God and Angels
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...God propaganda. Satan's major activity in conjunction with his demon workers is temptation. Satan has a threefold attack lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Satan works to continually counterfeit God's plan this is why he is known as the "deceiver." In the end Satan will be cast in to the lake of fire to suffer eternal damnation. The blood of Jesus Christ is the only way out should the believers stand any chance of winning against the daemons. Christians must firmly believe in God and they should not turn their back on God come hell or high water. Christians must make no...
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