The diversity of God

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:38

The demarcation between monotheism and polytheism is not as clear as most of us imagine. Polytheists maintain that each and every god is a manifestation of a unity, and monotheists discern distinct loci of behaviour within their one God. In the Christian tradition, the Bible is understood to present God as manifesting Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and at the same time affirming that God is One. 

The defeat of evil

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:10

The defeat of evil

Christianity maintains that a day will come in which evil will be a thing of the past, it will be completely defeated and there will be nothing but goodness left, excepting perhaps in the outer darkness. There will be nothing but good in those who are with God, and their will be nothing but good in the universe. The apostle Paul argues in Romans chapter 8 that these two things are intimately related, in the sense that the liberation of men from evil is the basis of the liberation of the universe from evil.

Greek accretions to the concept of God

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:16

The problem with perfection

Christianity contains many accretions to the Christian concept of God which derive, not from the Bible, but from Greek philosophy. Foremost is the notion that God is perfect in the philosophical sense of not being subject to any limitations. This concept of perfection is unsound. It can therefore not be used in arguments in order to reach sound conclusions.


Submitted by jhwierenga on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:15

The God Hypothesis

In science, the proposition that God exists is not admissible as a premise. However, it is perfectly acceptable as a conclusion. Not only do the premises of QO lend credibility to this conclusion, they also provide new insights into the nature of God, the existence of evil, and the manner in which evil will be overcome.