Tillich defined God as the ‘ground of being’ and ‘our ultimate concern’ because God is the basis of all that exists and also the meaning behind all that exists. Therefore a sense of participation in God does not alienate us from the nature of this world; neither do our sense experiences in this world alienate God from us. In fact symbols are a very experiential idea, for example “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9.5) uses the symbol of light which empirically
And Mathew28:18 say “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”. That means that the word of god has authority. And just like Jesus – the revelation of god - has authority that was given by The Father, so does the word of God. Next we’ll discuss inspiration. As I believe, we can define inspiration as a supernatural guidance from the Holy Spirit poured upon a person, and that influence gives the individual comprehension and make his writings accurate and trustworthy.
(Heb. 6:1 faith is the substance of things hope for and the evidence of things not seen. I would answer the Axiological question by saying, “God is the creator of the for universe.” Not only does he creates everything, he is everything. So that means because God is of value, we are of value too.We have to always keep God center. (Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other Gods me.)
Calvin’s idea of predestination suggests that some people are God’s ‘elect’ and that, after death, these ‘elect’ will join God in heaven. Believers in predestination claim that our actions, whether ‘elect’ or ‘damned’, are predestined or decided by God; meaning that we have very little, if any at all, free will in our decision making or actions. This theory of predestination often leads people to believe in a God ‘who favours some but not all of his creation’, which would be intrinsically linked to miracles in the sense that, regardless of what we do, God has already decided whether he will interact with the world or perform a miracle. Miracles, in this sense, are seen not as unsystematic breaches of natural law but rather as the eternal intention of God for the world. For this reason, people who agree with Calvin in believing in predestination often find it difficult to understand why miracles aren’t common occurrences.
In Koran, God has power over all things and people have to abide His words without a doubt. In addition, God guide His people by giving messages directly and people do not have much free will to make their choices. In Hebrew Bible, God is powerful, but human beings can make decisions out of
Christians believe that there is only one God. They never really call “God” by any name other then God but Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jehovah is the actual name of God. They believe that the word God is a title much like lord, president, general, king or creator. The name Jehovah is more of a personal name given to the almighty God and Creator of the universe. They refer to the scripture Psalm 83:18, according to the King James Version of the Bible: "That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth."
When I look at the oneness, I think of numerous words such as the fact or state of being unified or whole, comprised of two or more parts. Oneness can also mean being one in number belief in the oneness of God. I don’t want to spend too much time defining oneness. As me being a member of the National Christian Fellowship Conference. I observe the oneness that the N.C.F.C.
His structure is stronger than anyone I know. “Jesus used illustrations from everyday experience to describe how God feels about us, and what God’s Kingdom is like” (Tame, 2005). Also through Jesus teaching he spoke in parable, to help us to look at information from a different perspective. This was a characteristic of his method. The kingdom of God captures both good and bad people.
Berkley would have even held this to be true of himself, and Berkeley, being a Christian brings God back into philosophy and science by positing God to be the Prime perceiver of all things. So what follows? Berkeley, much like his wife and kids, are ideas not of himself but of God who is always perceiving. God insures that our physical world is not vanquished when we shut our eyes or when we are not perceiving it in any way. His wife is really there, insofar that God is always perceiving her, likewise with himself and his
Paul Tillich argues against the literal theologians and the social scientists as well. He says that “religion has rediscovered its true place in man’s spiritual life, namely, in its depth, out of which it gives substance, ultimate meaning, judgment and creative courage to all functions of the human spirit.” (Tillich 9) In my opinion and it may be clouded by my religion, which is Christianity, is that God does exist and one will not