Since a child, I have had an interest in biblical knowledge. My mother never took me to church, but I read the Bible on my own as I grew up. Sermons were sometimes frustrating because I felt I wasn't learning enough substance. Sunday morning sermons seemed to be composed of a message to make the … Continue reading For Better or Worse
Existentialism is one of the most influential philosophies developed in the nineteenth century. The philosophy intends to discover answers to some of life's most fundamental questions. The how and why of existence? What is existence, and how does our existence relate to the existence of others. Answering these questions assists in knowing each individual learning … Continue reading Existentialism: Nietzsche and the Death of God
Arguably, existentialism is an interesting philosophy. However, one may not necessarily agree with its worldview to appreciate its art. I refer to it as art because, in my view, philosophy is an art in general, and Nietzsche is one of philosophy's artists. Moreover, Nietzsche's will to power is a metaphysical concept. Metaphysics examines the nature … Continue reading Existentialism: WIll to Power/Will of God
Concerning knowledge, there are truth claims people believe they know and things they do not know. There is a problem concerning knowledge if people ask themselves what it means to know something and the difference between knowing and not knowing something. It is therefore insufficient to claim knowledge when one is not aware of what … Continue reading Justified Truth Belief in the Existence of God
When some read William Lane Craig’s (WLC) quotation or a similar statement regarding the inability of people’s goodness without God, they assume it means that those who do not believe in God’s existence are incapable of goodness. But, for argument's sake, let’s accept that goodness here is defined as love and pleasure without the distribution … Continue reading Moral Objectivity: Synopsis of William Lane Craig’s Moral Argument
This week's Phil 410 article states that "Christianity is linked to Judaism through Abraham." Although there is a true connotation regarding the origin of the Christian religion, I would rephrase it to "Christianity is linked to Abraham through Judaism." Abraham is the one chosen by God as the father of many descendants, including the nation of … Continue reading Is Abraham’s role similar in Christianity as in Islam?
One of the first things that grasped my attention was from the "God of Islam" article where it read that the bible "has been corrupted and therefore cannot be considered reliable." The reason of interest rests with the similarities between Islam, Jehovah's Witness (JW), and Mormonism. I realize it may seem strange to compare these three; however, … Continue reading Islam’s Misrepresentation of the deity of Christ
The doctrine of the Trinity is an astounding doctrine. It is significant and stands apart from any other religious doctrines in existence. There are polytheistic religions such as; Buddhism, Confuscianism, and Hinduism, which teach multiple deities, but none come close to uniting them as one God. Some religions claim "Christian," but they change the deity … Continue reading An Understanding of the Trinity Doctrine
Thank you for the questions. They are good questions and worthy of a lengthy response, but I will keep it concise. I can only imagine a loving relationship between God and Adam. Consider scriptural illustrations of how the shepherd cares for the flock. Imagine how much more love there was from God to Adam. Consider … Continue reading Do you think that God and Adam had a very close relationship, and do you think that curiosity played a factor in the deception of Eve?
Thank you for the question. I do not think God created any other humans besides Adam and Eve. In Genesis 4:14, Cain complains about his punishment and being a vagabond and worries about being killed by someone who finds him. Here many ask, well, who is there in the world to kill him if Cain … Continue reading Do you think it’s possible Adam and Eve weren’t the only ones God created?