Beliefs about Deity

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  • Beliefs About Deity
    • The Nature Of God
      • Omnipotent - All Powerful
        • "For Nothing will be impossible for God." (Luke 1:37)
      • Omniscient - All Knowing
        • "For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything." (1 John 3:20)
      • Omnibenevolent - All Loving
        • "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
      • Omnipresent - Present Everywhere
        • "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good." (Proverbs 15:3)
      • Immanent - Within All
        • "The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life." (Job 33:4)
      • Transcendent - Above All
        • "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)
    • The Trinity
      • Christians believe in ONE GOD ONLY this is called Monotheism.
        • They suggest God can be understood in three different ways. But this does not make three separate entities.
      • The Father
        • The creator and the 'father' of humanity.
      • The Son
        • God incarnate (in human flesh). God in a physical body.
      • Spirit
        • The aspect of God that lives in the world today, working through the lives of Christians.
    • The Nicene Creed
      • The Nicene creed is a statement about what Christians believe about God.
        • One Truine God
        • God is the first cause
        • God creates and sustains the universe.
        • God is almighty
        • God is the father
        • God is transcendent and immanent.
    • The Ontological Argument.
      • God is 'that which nothing greater can be conceived.'
      • It is better to exist in reality than just to exist in the mind.
      • If God only existed in the mind it would be possible for a greater being to exist.
      • If God is TTWNGCBC then there is no possibility of something greater than God.
      • Therefore God must exist in both mind and reality,
    • The Cosmological Argument
      • Everything has a cause.
      • Nothing can cause itself.
      • Therefore everything is caused by something
      • Therefore something must have been the first cause.
      • God is the only being omnipotent enough to cause the world ex Nihilo.
      • Therefore God exists and is the uncaused cause.
    • The Teleological Argument
      • Things that are complex, intricate, beautiful and have purpose tend to have been designed.
      • The world is complex, intricate, beautiful and has purpose.
      • Therefore the world has been designed.
      • God is the only being omnipotent and omnibenevolent to be this designer.
      • Therefore God designed the universe and must exist.

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