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Descriptions of God
· Christians believe in one God.
· He controls the universe and wants a relationship with all
· Descriptions about God:
Omnipresent- God is everywhere
Omnipotent- God is all powerful
Omniscient- God is all knowing
Omnibenevolent- God is all loving
Eternal- God has no beginning and no end
Judge- He will judge everyone on Judgement Day
Trinity- God the Father (Creator); God the Son (Jesus)
and God the Holy Spirit (power and courage)
`In the beginning God created the Heavens and the
God is in the world
Christians believe that God acts in the past, present and future.
Outside and beyond the universe
Not limited by space or time
Some Christians believe that you can have a personal relationship
This leads to people talking about God as if he is real
God is described as simply an idea
Like a prime number, that cannot be reduced or divided
Some say God is a force like gravity, which cannot be seen but
still influence the Earth…read more
Reasons for Belief in God
· The Bible- God's word.
· Religious Experience-God may have spoken to
people in dreams or answered prayers or
someone religious (St. Paul) may haven spoken to
· Natural World- God's creation such as sunsets.
· Our sense of right and wrong- Someone must
have taught us morality.
· Miracle- A special event that is unable to explain…read more
Design Argument- Paley's Watch- The universe is too ordered and
complicated to have anything by random chance, therefore it must
have been designed. As it has a design it must have had a designer.
· First Cause- Aquinas' Cosmological Argument- Everything must
have a First Cause therefore the first cause is God because you can'
t go any further back.
· Isaac Newton- ` In the absence of any proof, the Thumb alone
would convince me of God's existence.'
· Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution- Life evolved from simple
structures through a process of a natural of selection to create the
complex world. Christians believe that God was the one who
created evolution.…read more
Reason's for Non-Belief in God
· Unanswered Prayers- God may not answer all
prayers because there is not enough faith or
what is being asked for is not in God's Plan.
· Scientist believe the Earth began with the Big
· Feuerbach- God is only in man's imagination
because man needs a purpose in life so makes
up an idea of God to make life better.
· Not everyone understands right and wrong.…read more