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
Response to a Professor’s Definition of Free Will
Definition - Free will = the mental capacity to make choices, even if the freedom to do so is not available. Professor, I like the definition you gave of free will. The mental capacity to make choices even if the freedom to choose is unavailable. I think that is a clever definition. Those few words … Continue reading Response to a Professor’s Definition of Free Will
Moral Objectivity: Synopsis of William Lane Craig’s Moral Argument
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
Plato’s Theory of Forms
As a premise, it does not make sense to believe that there was no existence at any reference. Logic dictates that something cannot come from nothing; therefore, something has always existed in some way, shape, or form. Plato’s theory of forms is an attempt to understand the nature of reality. Understanding the theory of forms … Continue reading Plato’s Theory of Forms
Is Abraham’s role similar in Christianity as in Islam?
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?
Islam’s Misrepresentation of the deity of Christ
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
An Understanding of the Trinity Doctrine
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
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 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?
Do you think it’s possible Adam and Eve weren’t the only ones God created?
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?
What makes the understanding of Genesis important to our understanding?
Some claim that the book of Genesis is merely a historical piece of evidence. The claim is partially true, but in retrospect, the history in Genesis accounts not only the historical events of humans but also God's historical events. The history in Genesis is significant from other historical narratives. It stipulates not only people's actions … Continue reading What makes the understanding of Genesis important to our understanding?