Belief About Deity

Phoebe Drew
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Belief About Deity
1 Philosophical arguments for the existence of God
1.1 Cosmological Arguement
1.1.1 God exists because the cosmos exists
1.1.2 Everythign needs a first cause
1.1.3 Domino Analogy
1.1.3.1 When one falls they all fall
1.1.3.2 Chan Reaction
1.1.4 Thomas Aquainas
1.1.4.1 Nothing comes from nothing
1.1.5 Arguments Against
1.1.5.1 Chemical reason for start
1.1.5.1.1 Big Bang
1.1.5.2 Who caused God?
1.1.5.2.1 Uncaused causer makes no sense
1.1.5.3 Universe in non-contingent
1.1.5.3.1 Always being
1.1.5.3.2 Doesn't need a cause
1.2 Teleological Arguement
1.2.1 There is such design in the universe there must be and intelligent designer
1.2.2 Teleos- Means purpose
1.2.3 Examples of Uniqueness
1.2.3.1 Snowflake
1.2.3.2 Fingerprint
1.2.4 Arguments Against
1.2.4.1 Coincidense
1.2.4.2 Evolution and natural selection allows us to be well adapted to our environment
1.2.4.3 Not everything suits humans
1.2.4.4 Who designed God?
1.2.5 Anthropic Principle
1.2.5.1 FR Tennant
1.2.5.2 World is suited to humans
1.2.6 William Paley
1.2.6.1 Watch Analogy
1.2.6.1.1 A watch has a watch maker therefore universe must have a unierse maker- God
1.3 Moral Arguement
1.3.1 Fact we have a conscience
1.3.2 God gave us morality during creation
1.3.3 Imago Dei
1.3.3.1 Made in the image of God
1.3.4 Arguements Against
1.3.4.1 Not everyone is moral
1.3.4.1.1 People commit crimes
1.3.4.2 People have differnt morals dependign on upbringing
1.3.4.2.1 Morals due to teaching
1.3.4.3 Conscience is brain repeating morals taught
1.4 Religious Experiences
1.4.1 Happened for thousands of years
1.4.2 Examples
1.4.2.1 Near Death Experiences
1.4.2.2 Miracles
1.4.2.3 Answered prayers
1.4.3 Support from the Bible
1.4.4 Science can't explain
1.4.5 Lourdes
1.4.5.1 St Bernadette had visions of the Virgin Mary
1.4.5.2 Finds holy springs
1.4.5.3 5000 visitors go for miracles to occur
1.4.6 Knock Ireland
1.4.6.1 2 nuns saw a vision of Virgin Mary
1.4.7 Arguements Against
1.4.7.1 People lying for attention
1.4.7.2 Misinterpreted by reciever
1.4.7.3 Imagination
1.4.7.3.1 Hope for something else
1.4.7.4 Chemicals in the brain
1.4.7.5 Mental disorder
1.5 Ontological Arguement
1.5.1 Definition of God- Of which nothing greater can be concieved
1.5.2 Whatever you imagine is greater in real life
1.5.2.1 God is the real version of greastest imagination
1.5.3 Arguements Against
1.5.3.1 Can't imagine things into existence
2 Christian beliefs about the nature of God
2.1 Forgiving
2.2 Omniscient
2.2.1 All knowing
2.3 Judge
2.4 Non- Contingent
2.4.1 Always been
2.5 Omnibenevolent
2.5.1 All loving
2.6 Perfect
2.7 Creator

Annotations:

  • 'Your father your creator who made you'     - Duteronomy
2.8 Eternal
2.8.1 Forever lasting
2.9 Omnipresent
2.9.1 Always present
2.9.2 Not limited to just physical form
2.10 Transcendant
2.10.1 Above time
2.11 Omnibenificiant
2.11.1 All giving
2.12 Merciful
2.13 Loving
2.14 God the Father
2.15 Almighty
3 Reasons Christians give in support of their belief in God
3.1 God caused the world to begin

Annotations:

  • 'God the Father, almighty, creator of Earth and Heaven'                                                    -Apostles Creed
3.1.1 Arguments Against
3.1.1.1 Many things go wrong in the world
3.1.1.2 Why would God create world with natural disasters
3.2 God answers prayers
3.2.1 Arguments Against
3.2.1.1 Just coinscidense
3.2.1.2 People are hopeful to have answered prayers so make light of situation
3.3 Miracles

Annotations:

  • Feeding of the 5000                                                 -New Testament
3.3.1 Arguments Against
3.3.1.1 Only occasionally happen
3.3.1.2 People still die
3.3.1.3 Doesn't prove that it was God
3.4 Conscience

Annotations:

  • 'The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil'    - Genesis 3:22
3.4.1 Arguments Against
3.4.1.1 Not everyone has same sense of right and wrong
3.4.1.2 Terrorists kill for their cause thinking its right
3.4.1.2.1 Most people disagree
3.5 Design in the Earth

Annotations:

  • 'In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth'                                                   - Genesis 1:1
3.5.1 Arguments Against
3.5.1.1 Science proves otherwise- Big bang
3.5.1.2 Evolution means things are adapted to their situation
3.6 Bible

Annotations:

  • 'Every word of God is flawless'                                - Proverbs 30:5
3.6.1 Arguments Against
3.6.1.1 Bible written in 1100s by monks
3.6.1.1.1 Not God
3.6.1.2 Could have been misinterpreted or made up
3.7 Upbringing

Annotations:

  • 'Respect your mother and father'                       - 10 Commandment
3.7.1 Arguments Against
3.7.1.1 We should question what we learn to find the truth
4 Belief in God intervening in the world through Jesus
4.1 Messiah
4.1.1 Christ
4.2 Son of God
4.2.1 Conceived by the Holy Spirit

Annotations:

  • 'I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only son'    -Apostles Creed
4.2.2 Immaculate Conception
4.2.2.1 Roman Catholic
4.3 12 diciples
4.4 Human and Divine
4.4.1 God incarnate
4.4.2 Took human form
4.5 Baptised by John the Baptist
4.6 Taught
4.6.1 Right way the live
4.6.2 The word of God
4.7 Ascention
4.7.1 Ascended to Heaven
4.8 Told parables
4.9 Performed miracles
4.9.1 Documented in the Gospels
4.10 Life of Jesus
4.10.1 Born of the Virgin Mary
4.10.1.1 Bethelehem
4.10.1.2 Grew up in Nazareth
4.10.2 12 years old
4.10.2.1 Visited Jewish temple
4.10.2.2 Used personal term for God
4.10.3 30 years old
4.10.3.1 Baptised in Jordan River
4.10.3.2 40 days in the wilderness
4.10.3.2.1 To avoid Devil's temptation
4.10.4 Passion
4.10.4.1 Trial
4.10.4.1.1 Short
4.10.4.1.2 Public chose to free Barabas instead of Jesus
4.10.4.2 Last week
4.10.4.3 Near Passover
4.10.4.4 Gethsemane
4.10.4.4.1 Judas betrayed Jesus
4.10.4.5 Last supper
4.10.4.5.1 Bread and Wine
4.10.4.5.1.1 Blessed it as body and blood
4.10.4.5.1.2 Message of sacrifice
4.10.4.6 Arrest
4.10.4.6.1 Placed before Pilate
4.10.4.6.2 Charged with treason and blastphemy
4.10.4.7 Arrived on donkey
4.11 Crucified
4.11.1 Took on the sins of the world

Annotations:

  • 'While we were still sinners, Christ died for us'    - Romans
4.11.1.1 Salvation
4.11.2 Allows redemption
4.11.2.1 If you atone and are truly sorry
5 Belief in God intervening in the world through the Holy Spirt
5.1 Represented by symbols
5.1.1 Powers of Nature
5.1.1.1 Fire
5.1.1.2 Wind
5.1.1.3 Dove
5.1.1.3.1 Peace
5.2 Sent by God
5.3 Inspiration
5.3.1 For good
5.3.2 Moved
5.4 Gives people courage
5.4.1 God is 'inside' them
5.5 Given to diciples
5.5.1 At Pentecost
5.6 Changes people for the better
5.6.1 Changes behaviour
5.7 Spiritual
5.8 Bible
5.8.1 Axe of Apostles
5.9 Gave gifts
5.9.1 Healing
5.9.2 Prophecy
5.9.3 Teaching
5.9.3.1 Preaching
5.9.4 Glossalia
5.9.4.1 Tongues

Annotations:

  • 'They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues'    -Acts
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