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GOD AS ETERNAL
1. God is timeless, past present and future are alike
o E.g. Anselm, Augustine, Boethius, Aquinas and Schleiermacher
o God exists outside of time which is an aspect of the created world
which God is in control of; time is something introduced by God
rather than something…

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3. God moves through time with creation and changes with it (process
theology)



GOD AS OMNIPOTENT
God can do anything; `For there is nothing that God cannot do' Luke 1:37
Unless God has omnipotence, he would not be able to carry out his plans for the
universe
Both Anslem and…

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John Macquarrie used this as an explanation to how Jesus could be the son of God
without always displaying God's omnipotence; `And being found in appearance as
a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death' (Philippians 2:5-8)
Developed from this was the doctrine of kenosis; God `emptied himself'…

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movement of time and exists only in a single unified present' This
allows free will
o Richard Swinburne who believed God is everlasting said God has
knowledge of everything logically possible to know
o This may include future events that are predictable by physical laws but
leaves aside free will…

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Other stories such as the killing off of humanity (apart from a select few) via the
Flood, Job's extreme suffering to test his faith and God wiping out many tribes to
protect and establish a land for `his people' also question God's benevolence
There are times when God's punishments seem…

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