So, he will find that consolation in paradise, but it does not become more truthful from it. Science is not a religion, because it is not based on the scriptures, nor the revelation, but only on the facts. This is difference between science and
For this reason, people who agree with Calvin in believing in predestination often find it difficult to understand why miracles aren’t common occurrences. However, as Swinburne suggests, if miracles were a frequent occurrence, people would live in confusion, not knowing whether to trust that laws such as gravity would remain constant. Swinburne also observes that if God were to interact frequently, humans would become expectant and perhaps take less active roles in society and would, for example, be less likely to find the cure for cancer. Another possible reason for miracles appearing to be sparse and selective is hinted at in Irenaean theodicy, which suggests that people suffer on earth and in life in
If you believe in god and you participate in sinning you will be punished when you go to heaven but you wouldn’t be considered one going to hell. In 2 edwards states, “Yea, on the contrary, justice calls aloud for an infinite punishment of their sins. (Edwards 2) What Edwards is really trying to say in this quote is that on justice day god will know what you have done in life and in what situations you have sinned in. But if you do sin it doesn’t mean you’re a person from hell. God will always be open to hear your prayers and the problems that you need help
It also allows human beings to get their minds around the fact that Gods knowledge and being is beyond anything our human minds can comprehend, let alone try to describe with ‘positive’ words. It is easy for us as human beings to believe in a God and portray God to be like us (anthropomorphism), but truthfully we do not know how he would appear, and this theory helps to convey the mysteriousness of God. Negative descriptions of God or divine Powers are literal fact and so are easily understood across cultures and time, because they never change and always remain fact, there is no confusion, however
As such, prophecy is different from forecasting or scientific predictions which are known by the natural light of human reason because it is Divine light by which God reveals things concerning the unknown future and by which these things are in some way represented to the mind of the prophet whose duty is to manifest them to others. From this we can see that to being a prophet or prophesying is a
Bill Maher is a smart individual but an agnostic can only promote what they know which means not very much when it comes to religion. Bill Maher said “Rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price.” To me having a meaning and a reason to
| Jonathan Holston Success Essay | Hist and western civilization 101. | | Jonathan HolstonMS.Douglas4:30 Hist and western civilization 101 | 9/28/2013 | | Success. Success is defined in many different ways. What success means to me may not be true for others. I for one find success in someone who lives in a humble manner, is free of any debt, takes care of his family, and lives a good Christian lifestyle, to be a success.
However, this would be absurd, seeing as that nothing greater than God can be conceived in anyway. So a being, which nothing greater can be conceived, God, does in fact exist. According to Joel Fienberg’s text, Reason and Responsibility, an Ontological argument is defined as “an argument for the existence of God stating that the very concept or definition of God automatically entails that God exists; because the special nature of the concept, there is no way that God could fail to exist” (pg. 722). This argument is formulated around the idea that God is a being, which no greater being can be conceived.
There Are No Such Things as Miracles The subject about miracles is strongly opinionated, there are a lot of assumptions, theories and happenings that can lead a person to believing whether miracles do or don’t happen. It all relies on the person’s belief and what they follow. A miracle is usually defined by ‘unexplainable events that break the laws of nature’. There are different types of miracles that most of us have probably heard about, for example, miracles of healing, exorcism, resurrection and nature. The belief in a miracle can come from either experiencing them or religious reasons and explanations.
I believe many of us regard the Spirit as something of an essence or wind-like force that surrounds us and leads us to be like God. The Holy Spirit is not a wind. Like God and Jesus, the Holy Spirit has all the qualities of a person. This is invaluable as we consider our relationship to the Spirit, for if the Spirit is not a personified being – if he is only a surrounding essence – how can we have a true relationship with him. And this true relationship is one of the main advantages of being human – that we are “a little lower than God and crowned with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:5) This is proven in John 14 because as Jesus, whose relationship with the Spirit is incomparable, talks of the Spirit, he uses the pronouns he and him – not it.