His first form of the argument runs as follows: (P1) God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived (P2) If God exists in the mind alone (in intellect) then a greater being can be conceived (in re) (P3) God to be the greatest being, has to existing the mind and in reality, otherwise another being would be greater than God. (C) Therefore God must exist both in the mind and in reality. This method of reasoning aims to demonstrate the truth of something by reducing to absurdity the very opposite of what you are trying to prove. In Anselm’s case this would be that God does not exist, which he claims is absurd by means of an argument which he claims is logically necessary. For Anselm, God cannot not exist.
However, in the New Testament God heals and individual who is blind and lets others die. A strength of Maurice Wiles argument is that it appeals to educated believers of God and scientific laws. This I because Wiles says that the concept of miracles can exist as it is "logically impossible" to prove miracle wrong scientifically. By saying this, Wiles is allowing religious people to also uphold their beliefs in scientific laws. A second strength of Maurice Wile's argument against miracles is that it allows a re-interpretation of miracle.
And for morality to require God in such a way, there must be a direct link between the two. I believe that morality is defined by God, therefore immoral actions are wrong solely because God forbids them. Similarly, the “rightness” of moral actions is only because God has commanded them. In today's world things are defined as “right” or “wrong” or “moral” and “immoral.” This is because God, is the one that has allowed us to even understand what morality is. I believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things, and that we would not even be self aware, let alone aware of right and wrong, if God had not created within us his image, and therefore the ability to make moral distinctions.
Drummond classifies as Brady an “expert of the bible.” Drummond uses Brady’s devout Christianity against him as he questions him. Brady explains to the jury and audience that the bible should be taken literally, and nothing inside of it is false. In response, Drummond makes claims that everything in the bible cannot be taken literally because some instances are so absurd and do not seem possible. Events such as the flood and turning sticks into snakes are physically incapable of being real. Next he asks why humans are even given the ability to think, otherwise we would just be animals.
According to Luther, a strong faith is the foundation and necessity for a good Christian life. Luther defines a true Christian as “a spiritual, new, and inward man.” Luther makes it clear that no outward or bodily actions are connected with the “liberty or the slavery of the soul.” No evil bodily or external works will injure the soul. Nor will any pure external actions or works save the soul. The most important thing for Christian salvation is the Bible, or as Luther refers to it, “the most holy word of God, the Gospel of Christ.” In order for the soul to be saved, we need the word of God, nothing more. In order to receive salvation, one must have faith in the word of God and “preach Christ”.
When Biblical scholars debate this they lose the true meaning of the text. They become more focused on proving it to be factual rather than looking at the scripture for what it is. The scientific theory is backed by better evidence and is more likely to be true, there is too much evidence to ignore it, and therefore it should be accepted for the most part. Then Genesis can be used as a metaphorical story that allows us to understand more fully who God really is. Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving.
Does this mean “all truth?” Does that role pertain to the special disciples (Apostles) only, or to all believers? 16:13-15. Bruce, p. 320. Jesus had already introduced the disciples to the truth, and the Spirit would only guide them along the way of the truth. Jesus also insists that the spirit will only speak that which he hears but not on his own impulse.
Every worldview has its own specific set of answers to questions regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. However, these presuppositions differ greatly from those found in the Christian worldview. Christian presuppositions are unique, because they are not built on the philosophy of man, but rather they are built upon direct revelation from God. These presuppositions must be gathered from the source of God's divine revelation; that being the Holy Bible. This essay will discuss what can be found in the Scriptures on the topics of the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture.
Inherit the Wind is a fairly easy film to follow, and apart from the changed names of characters (this review will use the actual ones here to avoid confusion) sticks to the happenings of the Scopes Monkey Trial as they were recorded. It sketches the events of the first creationism vs. evolution legal battle, pitting the underdog, an aging agnostic lawyer (Darrow), against a successful fundamentalist one (Bryan). John Scopes, a high-school science teacher, is arrested for teaching evolution in a government funded school. He is to be tried in court, and quickly both sides of the case and the lawyers (Darrow fights for Scopes, while Bryan argues against him) are established. Both Scopes and Darrow are shunned by townspeople under the theological
Inherit the Wind is a dramatization of the challenge of thinking differently in a close-minded society. While a thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 Scope’s Monkey Trial, the movie holds its own while being slightly overdramatic. A teacher is arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution, while being outlawed in the school system. Evolution, the theory that we all evolved to better adapt to our world is an unprecedented idea at the time, and comes with much misinterpretation. The people of the town widely accept creationism and fear and quickly label anyone will believes anything different as agnostic Godless individuals without any worth in society.