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The concept of God in A level philosophy is the concept of God as understood by the three main monotheistic religions – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. 0000003513 00000 n >q���]��,�㣡v���V�HQ�DAhC�����-Ͻ1`+>�:�G�����y�����(^/�D������b�ې�gF꨺�'(>b �Aװ������L���ؚ�_�8�1I�k���Xnj�D��̐k�-��kV�:ڊ�"����Z��}��t��=>6��4u80��n�5�7��W��r�"���� �ȵ�y0U���N��j�h����?�W02j��-Y�8�J���*���9#qX����0 �; � >И�(f��-PoE�m�r��� �TV��9P��?��8 i���� 3�����fUœ>�©nvͼ��(�ް��u�xF����ୗ|�j�41Lu���/�q�8j�ѰBh?F�B���k\J���q�Ģ=$i1y�ZUG�E���-:h� [��a)�� G8�;t(��L� ��������F7�N���ƅفc�̧�H���k@��W��֥�%re��*6n��9�E2�{Gn �tV1T@�����w� �!|nU�����g��y?f��-^c�A�l�����!i�|iE� In order to focus on a specific debate about the existence of God, we will focus on a more common notion, concept or idea of God. This distinction is very important. He has no physical form and is invisible. An attribute is a different perspective, a different glance of who God is in His basic nature. the existence and attributes of god by stephen charnock table of contents discourse i - on the existence of god discourse ii - on practical atheism discourse iii - on god's being a spirit discourse iv - on spiritual worship discourse v - on the eternity of god discourse vi - on the immutability of god discourse vii - on god's omnipresence Unchangeableness (he never changes, but we do) 3. The Akan regard human and non-human forms of life as constituting a single, undifferentiating whole. Tozer in his classic book on the attributes of God, The Knowledge of the Holy. The Reformers, for example, depended heavily on revelation because of their conviction that the human mind is darkened by corruption and therefore is inadequate to shape concepts of God. But in on sense there are no communicable attribute. The Concept of God in Islam (part 2 of 2): His Attributes and His Oneness Description: More on some of the unique concept of God in Islam, with an emphasis on how this uniqueness effects the life of the Muslim. However, God never ignores His attributes just because He is sovereign and can do anything He wants to. endstream endobj 71 0 obj<>/Size 56/Type/XRef>>stream t$��NS#1MD��{�o�S��dH��utiP���۷��Y"�!� LT�g��!N����C�����q��>3��� 4d�Glb�*�Q��k|=�% ����#4��5��4f+'2�e$�;'�Qؠ#��qt. 0000002755 00000 n All other ideas about God are, according to the Bible, false gods. x�bb�f`b``� � +� � Resounding throughout the pages of Scripture is the proclamation that God is King. GOD: AFRICAN SUPREME BEINGS African supreme beings are spiritual beings or divinities who are as varied as the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, the world's second largest continent after Asia. -�ҥC����p�� ,�\�p��ҭѩ�$2�����儉��UR����>?�C�V�Q�*t�r���ȿ}$�ЪbS��Ũ�|y��ஸ��F�is�{_F�eȔj�_��]�A��� � ʐH�t���!e��g�$��x�noooΔ#���C��;5��g�;s������ꋸ���e�̀�c��t��Ql�+�|B?F�����Y� Abstract. Session 1 David Hocking – The Attributes of God 3 The Greatness of God There are three things, basically, that comprise the greatness of God. y It is alsoexperienced as overwhelmingly real and valuable—indeed, so realand so valuable that, in comparison, all other things appear empty andworthless. I thirst for You as parched land thirsts for rain.” (Psalm 143.6) Our awesome God is gloriously incomprehensible. "The Concept of God is an excellent treatment of an increasingly critical issue in philosophical theology. (ii) God is everlasting / eternal. However, we have to realize that all of our discussions about God’s attributes are going to ultimately be inadequate. �ꇆ��n���Q�t�}MA�0�al������S�x ��k�&�^���>�0|>_�'��,�G! Method of determining the attributes of God C. Suggested Divisions of the Attributes VI. The Shona religion is a monotheism endowed with striking similarities with Christianity. Attributes of God - The Immensity and Omnipresence of God - by Dr S Lewis Johnson - Recommended Resource - includes Mp3, a 22 page Pdf or MS Word document. Experiences can be occasioned by something external and universally available, such as the starry sky, or by something external and private, such as a burning bush. These characteristics do not simply describe what God does, they define what God is, the scriptures does not endorse worship of an unknown God, but make God known. An attribute, as we can know it, is a mental concept, an intellectual response to God’s self-revelation. By learning the attributes of God, you may praise God for who He really is and for how each of His attributes impacts your life in a positive way. Reported experiences of God are remarkably varied and have produced equally varied concepts of the divine being. MORALLY PERFECT: The following are the moral attributes of God; they are listed here together because God’s moral In many religions God is also conceived as perfect, all-powerful and all-knowing, and the source and ultimate ground of morality. And the concept most closely associated with His kingship is His sovereignty. Which attributes of God are communicable or incommunicable? Of the former there are no traces in the creature; of the latter there are. <<0EFF5EFBA8C8B24CB63000489DDAA3A8>]>> LANDMARKS OF BAPTIST DOCTRINE© problem being that their concept of sovereignty leans towards capriciousness. The following verses highlight many of God’s attributes, but these characteristics and associated Scripture references are not an exhaustive list. Source for information on Attributes of God: Jewish Concepts: Encyclopedia of Religion dictionary. In this article, we’ll start with the communicable attributes of God. That’s why in addition to the other metaphysical qualities the attributes like infinity, eternity, permanency etc. Focus Point: It is very important that we learn the concept of lord is one of the fundamental principles of a kingdom. Home >> Attributes of God Attributes of God Attributes of God – The Meaning “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” So says A.W. So, there cannot be any substance other than God. BiblicalTraining.org | God reveals Himself not only in His names, but also in His attributes, that is, in the perfections of the divine Being. There are a variety of ideas, linked with the God concept, such as pantheism, idolatry, belief in a formless God, and belief in many Gods and Goddesses. “I reach out for You. Look at it this way. The answer of the religious people is negative because according to them these attributes are individual or private regarding the God and these attributes just highlight the nature of the God. Experiences can be internal and effable, such as a vision, or internal and ineffable, as is claimed by some mystics. There are many concepts of God around the world, and different religions have different views on the nature of God. (iv) God is the creator of the universe and everything in it. respected them because they worked in fear of God and the administration of the country. endstream endobj 70 0 obj<>stream This is only one study out of over 100 in depth lectures by Dr Johnson on Systematic Theology including studies of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, Prayer, Salvation, etc. Th… ��w�G� xR^���[�oƜch�g�`>b���$���*~� �:����E���b��~���,m,�-��ݖ,�Y��¬�*�6X�[ݱF�=�3�뭷Y��~dó ���t���i�z�f�6�~`{�v���.�Ng����#{�}�}��������j������c1X6���fm���;'_9 �r�:�8�q�:��˜�O:ϸ8������u��Jq���nv=���M����m����R 4 � 56 17 GOD IS AN ASSUMPTION FROM THIS UNARGUABLE PREMISE ALL ARGUMENTS FLOW, ALL IS GOD AND THERE IS NO GODDEFINITION OF GOD CONCEPT When the primitive man had not developed the skill of spoken or written words, God was recognized by the unvocal, the undefined and the unscripted silence, even creation of universe emanated from the womb of silence, as there was no speech or writing, to … (vii) God is All Powerful (Omnipotent). those which are revealed in God’s relationship with man. Attributes of God – The Conclusion This is the description of the God of the Bible. The following are four of the many ways He is beyond These two traditions have dissimilar conceptualisations. two God concepts: a “theologically correct” concept, deployed when reasoning about God overtly and deliberately; and an anthropomorphic concept, deployed when reasoning about God covertly and spontaneously. LANDMARKS OF BAPTIST DOCTRINE© problem being that their concept of sovereignty leans towards capriciousness.However, God never ignores His attributes just because He is sovereign and cando anything He wants to. Theologians often like to use fancy words to describe biblical teaching and categories. God in a time when God and his glory have been much diminished in the church. What are the attributes of God? 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The Moral Attributes of God Introduction: The moral attributes of God are those which are relative to man, i.e. To say that God is sovereign is not to say merely that He is stronger than everyone else, although this is true. This paper is an appraisal of the Shona religion as a monotheism that plays an integral role in the lives of the shona society. 0000004134 00000 n He has power over all creation and controls nature. Because God is a personal Spirit… I will seek intimate fellowship with Him. 0000001790 00000 n 11:25-27) 14. Revelation can be link… Exodus 3:13-15 2 JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all He is present with us, God is in everyone of us; so that here on earth we may walk with God. 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