In addressing this we do not need to be apologists for our faith, but we would like not to be misunderstood. So with a desire to increase understanding and unequivocally declare our Christianity, I speak today on the first of those two doctrinal issues just mentioned. We believe Them to be filled with the same godly sense of mercy and love, justice and grace, patience, forgiveness, and redemption. I think it is accurate to say we believe They are one in every significant and eternal aspect imaginable except believing Them to be three persons combined in one substance, a Trinitarian notion never set forth in the scriptures because it is not true.
So any criticism that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not hold the contemporary Christian view of God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost is not a comment about our commitment to Christ but rather a recognition accurate, I might add that our view of the Godhead breaks with post—New Testament Christian history and returns to the doctrine taught by Jesus Himself. Now, a word about that post—New Testament history might be helpful. In the year A. All three persons are incomprehensible, yet it is one God who is incomprehensible. They have taken my God away from me, … and I know not whom to adore or to address.
We extend to all the same respect for their doctrine that we are asking for ours.
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As this relates to pantheism, it raises the question of how did the universe come about what is its aim and purpose? Rogers Ultimate Truth, Book 1. Further review helps to accentuate the idea that natural law, existence, and the Universe which is the sum total of all that is, was, and shall be, is represented in the theological principle of an abstract 'god' rather than an individual, creative Divine Being or Beings of any kind.
This is the key element which distinguishes them from Panentheists and Pandeists. As such, although many religions may claim to hold Pantheistic elements, they are more commonly Panentheistic or Pandeistic in nature. I am the Truth. Toward a philosophy of Christianity. Translated by Susan Emanuel. Stanford University Press. The God Delusion. Great Britain: Bantam Press. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 January The Demon Haunted World.
New York: Ballantine Books. The Grand Design. Bantam Books. In Donald M. Borchert ed. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In the most general use of the term, agnosticism is the view that we do not know whether there is a God or not. In Edward Craig ed. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In the popular sense, an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in God, whereas an atheist disbelieves in God.
In the strict sense, however, agnosticism is the view that human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist. In so far as one holds that our beliefs are rational only if they are sufficiently supported by human reason, the person who accepts the philosophical position of agnosticism will hold that neither the belief that God exists nor the belief that God does not exist is rational.
OED Online, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press. Also: person of indeterminate ideology or conviction; an equivocator. Also: holding this belief. In extended use: not committed to or persuaded by a particular point of view; sceptical.
Also: politically or ideologically unaligned; non-partisan, equivocal. The doctrine or tenets of agnostics with regard to the existence of anything beyond and behind material phenomena or to knowledge of a First Cause or God. People frequently adopt an attitude of rejection toward a position for reasons other than that it is a false proposition. It is common among contemporary philosophers, and indeed it was not uncommon in earlier centuries, to reject positions on the ground that they are meaningless.
Sometimes, too, a theory is rejected on such grounds as that it is sterile or redundant or capricious, and there are many other considerations which in certain contexts are generally agreed to constitute good grounds for rejecting an assertion. So an atheist is someone who disbelieves in God, whereas a theist is someone who believes in God.
Another meaning of 'atheism' is simply nonbelief in the existence of God, rather than positive belief in the nonexistence of God. Religion Explained. New York: Basic Books. Computer Theology. Austin, Texas: Midori Press. Retrieved 25 June Oxford: Oxford University Press. However, earlier authors and published works have promoted an agnostic points of view. Archived from the original on 14 October Retrieved 6 October While the pious might wish to look to the gods to provide absolute moral guidance in the relativistic universe of the Sophistic Enlightenment, that certainty also was cast into doubt by philosophic and sophistic thinkers, who pointed out the absurdity and immorality of the conventional epic accounts of the gods.
Protagoras' prose treatise about the gods began 'Concerning the gods, I have no means of knowing whether they exist or not or of what sort they may be. Many things prevent knowledge including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life. Kreeft, Peter ed. Summa of the Summa.
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I have a Father. I am part of a family. We have brothers and sisters who support us, work alongside us, and encourage us in our faith, as we do the same for them. I am an heir.
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This means that we will enjoy the riches of Christ for eternity. You are a saint. We often think of a saint as someone who is perfect, which can make us hesitant to claim that identity for ourselves. You are made righteous in Christ. Romans Your identity as His child started with Him and is sealed by Him; your identity as a saint started with Him and is sealed by Him; and your identity as being righteous started with Him and is sealed by Him.
Which means that placing our identity in ourselves — our performance, our feelings, or any other aspect of our humanity — is bound to be sinking sand. Rejoice in the Lord today that your identity is secure!
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