However, instead of submitting to the sovereignty of the Creator, man chose to respond against the very nature of God. This response and disobedience has led to immorality and a separation from God. Man has chosen to believe his existence is a result of anything and everything but the Creator. The only solution to this depravity is submitting to the truths about God. When mankind submits to the One and only God, a biblical worldview will replace man’s corrupt awareness of God.
Nonbelievers such as atheists, agnostics or non Christian religions wouldn’t necessarily avoid sins because they don’t have a biblical worldview on life. They instead would not even think about sinning because they do not know the Lord like Christians do. In Proverbs 3:5-7 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.” This would be an example of a biblical worldview perspective of living.
However the comparison between God and Aristotle’s prime mover has some differences, such as the prime mover is just an abstract idea: it is not as loving as God nor does it wish to seek a relationship with humanity. In addition, The fact that God wants a relationship with humanity is shown in the bible because the main focus, in both creation stories, are humans which were God's only creation that was made in his image; humans also had a partnership with God to look after the Earth seen in the story of Adam and Eve Genesis 2. Therefore God is seen as a creator who wants a relationship with us as he makes us special. Furthermore, in the second biblical account of creation, we see a more humanly image of god and this would make the relationship between humans and God more powerful as we could meet God as intensely as we would meet another human being; hence this further reinforces that the writers of the bible present God as a creator who seeks a relationship with us. Additionally, the writers of the bible write that God creates “Ex nihilo”; this shows how everything came from God and further supports the fact that God is omnipotent.
This evidence is consistent with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Paul eluded to this when he said that God’s invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature is clearly seen, being understood by what has been made, so that men are without excuse (Rom.1:20). Therefore, we are to worship the Creator and not the creation (1:25). But fallen man do not give God the honor and glory for all the beauty and order He designed in His wonderful universe He created.
There are times that Christians are slaves to the power of evil, not realizing that it has robbed God of his glory and human beings of salvation. However, God is much greater than the devil (1 John 4:4), but for the current conflict on earth, God has chosen to involve His people as members of His mission. As believers in Jesus Christ, God can accomplish every aspect of His mission through
In the first principle, it is evident that he is referencing his own beliefs about the existence of God. He believes his idea of God manifest as an object of his understanding, and that a perfect being such as God, could have only been placed through the act of nature itself. He also felt that believing in God is more reason and logic, than revelation or tradition (Skirry, 2008). Descartes believed that if there was indeed a God; God was not at all interested in interfering with human affairs (Sayre, 2011). In addition, he also believed that God lacked any resemblance of human character.
God’s attributes are typically broken down into two categories: Incommunicable (not shared) and Communicable (shared). Some of God’s incommunicable attributes are (taken from Doctrine: What every Christian should believe by Mark Driscoll and Gary Breshears): 1. Independence – God does not need us, or the rest of creation, for anything yet we, and the rest of creation, need him and can glorify him and bring him joy. 2. Unchangeableness – God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.
this text also shows that the environment where he is an environment that makes it easy for him to praise and speak to GOD. this tells that in this environment, his faith will not be tested and he does not have any reason to get away from GOD because he has all he wants. “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify his name? The almighty, the eternal and terrible master of the universe, Eliezer chose to be silent.
Jonathan Edwards' style of sermon stands apart from those of his contemporaries, being more subdued and yet somehow just as terribly awe-inspiring; Edwards relied more on his words to make an impact on his parishioners, not on an exaggerated delivery. It is this reliance on words that created Edwards' great difficulty; the limitations of English--or any Earthly language, for that matter--to properly describe the fantastic and glorious nature of God. Taking this doubt in stride, Edwards continued to preach. Specifically, within his "Personal Narrative", "A Divine and Supernatural Light", and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", Edwards gives his prose over in a complete attempt to do what he already claims is impossible; accurate and proper portrayal of the power of God. Edwards' success shows not only his absolute devotion to his Christian belief but also that his words do somehow give proper credence in spite of their Earthly shackles.
When it come free will God cannot make anything happen but he can influence it to happen. Process theology believes that the world is not identical with God even though God contains the world; God is changeable because he owns a changeable universe and the final belief is that mankind is not immortal but they can be immortal in God (Grenz, Olson, 1992). The core of Tillich’s theology is reason, revelation, symbol and Being and God, existence of Christ. The final concepts of Tillich’s theology are life in the Spirit, history and the Kingdom. When these two theologies are dissected one will realize that they have some connections.