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September 01, by Malcolm B.
Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Unfortunately, some people have downplayed or denied one or more of these attributes of God.
For instance, some evangelicals, known as Open Theists, find it difficult to believe that God knows the future perfectly. They believe that the free will exercised by human beings is somehow inconsistent with the all-encompassing nature of divine knowledge. These philosophers cannot conceive how God can be simultaneously all loving and all powerful, yet allow human beings to suffer.
Such doubts are especially prominent when nations suffer the vicissitudes of human history. But before we look there, we should recognize that there are both benefits and difficulties in various ways of speaking of the divine "attributes.
But the difficulties in outlining the divine attributes are numerous. First, when we use the terminology of attribution, we must be careful not to consider God as somehow dissectible.
We cannot divide Him like a specimen into various isolated pieces called attributes. God is not a series of loosely connected categories. Neither are His attributes in conflict with one another.
Rather, God is a living, unified, and holistic Being. We can know God only because He has graciously manifested Himself to us. In other words, our knowledge of God is a gift and we must not assume crassly that our knowledge of Him is perfect.
He is perfect, and His revelation is perfect, but human beings and their reflections are not perfect. Third, as we consider the divine attributes, we must be careful to distinguish divine revelation from human speculation. The Baptist Faith and Message wisely limits itself as it confesses the nature of God, confining itself to how God has personally revealed Himself to us in Scripture.
Likewise, we should avoid abstract philosophical definitions that have little to do with divine revelation. When people follow their own efforts to know God, they distort or obfuscate the divine reality.
With these warnings in mind, let us turn to a consideration of the divine attributes made clear in this passage. According to Isaiah, God is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise.
He never grows faint or weary Isaiah From the creation of all things to their consummation at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Scripture consistently exalts the power of God. God created out of nothing everything that exists.
|God's Character||I thank you for the cross, where your Son, Jesus Christ has disarmed principalities and power, once and forever! He crashed down his foot so hard, that he not only crushed the head of the serpent, but bruised his heel with the excessive force.|
|God in Islam - Wikipedia||Fisting and God's Will The sex act called fisting is a source of confusion and misconceptions for many Christians.|
|Allah : The one and only God||How could an all-powerful, all-loving God allow His created children to experience pain and suffering?|
Unfortunately, the powers that He gave to angels and man were subsequently misused.Jay Lynch, M.D. is a pro-fessor of Oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Omnibenevolence (from Latin omni-meaning "all", bene-meaning "good" and volens meaning "willing") is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "unlimited or infinite benevolence". Some philosophers have argued that it is impossible, or at least improbable, for a deity to exhibit such a property alongside omniscience and .
The question is raised: If God is all-good, all-loving, and all-powerful, why is the world filled with all this evil, pain, and suffering?
At face value, this seems to be quite the conundrum for Christian theists. M y Lord, you are all I need! I adore you and love you with all my heart.
I confess to you the sins in my heart of fear, pride, and control. I let go of these fears and the areas of my life and others lives of where I’m trying to be in control, knowingly and unknowingly. It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities.
This is not the case with Allah. 2) Soundness. A sound argument is a valid argument with true premises. The conclusion of a sound argument must be true. So, to prove the conclusion of a valid argument, it is sufficient to prove all premises are true.