THE FUNCTIONALLY BEHAVIORAL SUBMISSION [AL-IHSAN]- replied the Messenger of GOD or ALA'LA - Muhammad Consists of submitting all his behavioral, not to mention all his deeds and actions or acts and attitudes, to the total accomplishment ...
Author: AL MAHDI COMPLEX SŽnŽgal
A senior pastor pleads with his colleagues to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry.
Remember that even those who trust in Christ may be cut down like these thousands who were in New York and Washington, but that does not mean they have been abandoned by God or not loved by God even in those agonizing hours of suffering ...
Author: John Piper
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
This book is the precipitate of a conference convened in 1997 to explore concepts of divinity as both one and many in ancient Assyria, Egypt, Greece, and Israel. The five original and provocative essays that resulted engage issues as diverse as the advantages and disadvantages of polytheism; different concepts of deity held by these closely related societies; the possibility that plural nouns may denote singular beings and vice versa; the many definitions of monotheism; and how to decide whether an ancient author in referring to a god as one was characterizing that god as numerically singular, best in quality, or simply first to appear on the cosmic stage.
To be sure, numinous beings such as angels, devils and jinns are categorized by participants in these three traditions not as gods, but as spiritual beings of a different (and inferior) kind. From the point of view of an outside ...
Author: Barbara N. Porter
Publisher: Casco Bay Assyriological Inst
Is there evidence for the existence of God, defined as the transcendent entity responsible for all material existence? The author believes that there is, albeit such evidence is not necessarily proof for everyone. In this two-part study, Wayne Talbot firstly presents the evidence that has convinced him that God is the most plausible explanation. With a limited but sufficient understanding of the nature of existence, in terms of energy, matter, space, and time, he demonstrates his primary axiom: that nothing can explain itself. The natural corollary of this is that scientists will never be able to explain the origins of material existence by examining the material itself. An explanation of origins must always lie outside the entity being examined. This is why scientists cannot explain the origin of the proposed singularity and why some scientists seek an alternative to the Big Bang model of our universe, even resorting to logical absurdities such as the universe creating itself out of nothing while in the presence of something. With the reality of God being his presupposition for what follows, the author examines the case for monotheistic religions versus polytheistic, concluding that the latter are antithetical to a God who is one. Left with a choice between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he concludes that if God has communicated his guidance for living to any, it is most likely Judaism as recorded in the Hebrew scriptures. The question becomes, Which parts of those scriptures were intended for the children of Israel alone, and which were for all people for all time? Researching ever deeper, he reveals what he has come to believe about how God wants us to relate to him and the specific guidance that should be reworded for contemporary times. The spirit of Torah is so much more than the mere words.
It isn't just that I don't believe in God and naturally, hope there is no God! ... whether or not there exists evidence for God, persuasive or otherwise, in this chapter I intend to show that dogmatic atheism has no basis in science or ...
Author: Wayne Talbot
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a timely contribution to the debate on the rights and liberties of religion, beliefs, and conscience in an age of secularization.
The claim that there is a God is not demonstrably incoherent. There are philosophical arguments (cosmological, teleological, ontological, and so on) for God's existence, as bases for thinking that it is rational to acknowledge God.18 ...
Author: Rafael Domingo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
He accomplished siinilar phe god or not , or indeed , so far as the well - being of nomena by changing the food of an eagle and of a man in this world is concerned , whether there be an tame kite , the former throve very well on bread ...
Author: Charles Southwell
In the midst of the many hardships we endure in our daily lives, it can be difficult to define the true meaning of love, let alone find it. Yet living without such love can leave us empty and unfulfilled. Consolatus C. Okorondu can help. Drawing on her personal relationship with God and many of her life experiences, Okorondu explores the supreme definition of love and how it can offer us liberation from the darkness within our souls. With an in-depth look at scriptures from the Holy Bible, Okorondu shares how true love will always lead you to peace and harmony toward God, others, and yourself. Learn how the fruits of love-patience, understanding, acceptance, consideration, honesty, forgiveness, and communication-are the key to successful relationships with others, whether it be your family, your spouse, your friends, or even your co-workers. Okorondu also shares different personal interpretations of love from others to reveal how the common human experience unites us all. But at its heart, Discover the Secret of True Love shows the awesome love that God has for each of his children. Find inner peace with the love from our almighty Father and renew your spirit!
Sometimes we think that as a loving Father, God must love us whether we love Him or not. It is true that God loves us no matter what, but the degree to which He loves us varies depending on the extent to which we love Him.
Author: Consolatus C. Okorondu
For I return to that very brief statement: If He could be injured, He is not inviolable; if He could not, He acted cruelly in sending us hither to suffer these things. Fortunatus said: Does the soul belong to God, or not? 10.
Author: Aurelius Augustine
We as individuals make up God's Church, not buildings or religion. People leaving religion also left God behind. Why? Can they come back to Him - would they want to? This is about good people from all walks of life coming together no matter beliefs or unbelief's. With or without God, with or without religion. It talks of uniting the world rather than keeping it divided as it is now. It's a book of love, peace and of coming together. A coming together of all people no matter what race, religion, age, size, sex, colour, lifestyle preferences or anything else. It also explores about supernatural gifts and how to test the spirits of those dead and living. A subject the church refuses to acknowledge, thereby pushing so many into false gods and spiritual practices. This book is packed with far more than is able to be listed here, but it is a book everyone should read if they want to make a difference to the world we see and live in today.
Chapter 23 So what do we do with such experiences and gifts if we have them and how are they to be used? Are they from where we think ... Are we meant to go out and try to develop such things, as everyone not of God says we can, or not?
Author: Lorraine Holloway-White
A man's work should be evaluated in terms of whether or not he understands and teaches what God says in the Bible. 7:17 – If anyone wants to know the will of God, he can know whether or not the doctrine is from God.
Author: David Pratte
But I give not this answer to you ! for , as you say , it would carry you out of your depth , and you are not capable of examining this matter ... Therefore to come short to you , I ask you , Who is judge whether there is a God or not ?
Author: Charles Leslie
Category: Church history
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
that some things are right and others wrong. One can hold the second view or the third and at the same time believe that there is is not a God, provided, of course, one is prepared to embrace the logical conclusion that, in that event, ...
Author: Harrison, Jonathan
God, or if it belongs to God, His mercy ceases, and the name of liberator, and the works of Him who liberates.229 8. ... now ask concerning the substance of God Himself and of Unspeakable Majesty, whether anything can injure it or not.
God asked this question: “Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?” (Jeremiah 23:23). God is where it all began; God is here today; and God will be forever. “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst ...
Publisher: Palmer Paxton Stoutt
This book is about God's unconditional, steadfast, and everlasting love for each of us. Each page offers an individual message, insight, talk, or devotional. Each message reminds, encourages, and empowers us to believe and trust in Christ and His abundant love. With God's help, each message equips us to step out of our comfort zone, trust in Him, grow in faith, spread His word, and to be a blessing to others.
Then one needs batteries for the control box and someone to work the controls, or the car does nothing. God is not our controller or the person using a control box. God is our Father, our Lord, and our Savior.
Author: Kathy Fleiger
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
This book examines the so-called hiddenness argument of the Canadian philosopher John L. Schellenberg. The hiddenness of God is a topic evincing a rich tradition in the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Rather recently, an argument emerged claiming that the hiddenness of God reveals on closer inspection the non-existence of God. Some say that Schellenberg ́s hiddenness argument is likely as forceful as the argument from evil rendering theism rather implausible or even false. In this book, an account of the traditional theistic notion of divine hiddenness is presented, which contrasts sharply from Schellenberg ́s use of the term. Moreover, a well-needed detailed exposition of the premises of the hiddenness argument is offered, thereby preparing the ground for an even more in-depth future hiddenness debate. Furthermore, a reply to the argument is given which challenges the truth of one specific subpremise, according to which belief that God exists is necessary in order to personally relate to God. Even though a plausible case is made that the hiddenness argument is unsound, it is beyond dispute that the argument deserves more serious reflection by theists and atheists alike.
... a personal relationship with God and, ad (b), also not resistant toward being in a personal relationship with God, ... but not sufficient condition for allowing S to freely choose to either personally relate to God or not is found ...
Author: Veronika Weidner
What is justice? What is freedom? What is bias? ... And who gets to have big ideas? Studies show that children ask caregivers 300 questions a day during meals, trips to the market, and before bedtime. This book teaches children to think critically and discuss ideas in a world that needs bright young thinkers. Jamia Wilson expertly explores the difficult questions kids may ask by relating them to real-life examples and introducing a diverse range of thinkers and luminaries. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, the idea of philosophy - and who gets to have big ideas - is reimagined. Choose a question or page to explore and discuss at a time. Relate to the real-life experiences, explore big ideas from a range of thinkers, and decide where you stand on the issue at hand. For example, try to recall your earliest memory. Can you remember a lot or a little? Do memories make us who we are? Or do we pick and choose them to suit who we are? This is a multi-layered book to be explored again and again. Extra info in the book includes a manifesto for talking about difficult topics and managing disagreements, a glossary of terms, a timeline of key thinkers, and an index of themes. Chapters are organised into five sections: Identity, Life, Truth, Culture, and Creativity. Questions include: Who am I? What is race? What is gender? What happens when we die? What is right and wrong? What is bias? What is freedom? What is justice? What is memory? A mind-expanding book to challenge young thinkers, which reimagines philosophy for ages 9 and up.
He thought that unlike human beings, who exist because our parents made us, God did not rely on any other being or force for its creation. Thinkers such as the Italian monk and philosopher St. Anselm argued that thinking about God ...
Author: Jamia Wilson
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
This book is a shaking read, its controversial political statement putting forward the demand that readers accept the existence of conscious splitting of personality through treachery, deception, betrayal, torture, and violence. Beginning with the introductory poem, the book is an outcry about the significance of personal freedom as well as a blazing plea for commitment to making these abuses known and helping victims achieve safety and healing. The two authors present victims' horrendous experiences in a rational, factual, and professional way, building a foundational knowledge regarding what mind control is, how it uses deceit and lies, and how through betrayal and attachment trauma the basis is laid for lifelong exploitation. The authors present the terrifying and horrible situations that children are exposed to as they are coerced into actions that go against their own beliefs and true natures. The cooperation of the two authors, client and therapist, based on mutual respect, serves as a model for every change process: solidarity, freedom, and equality
false “god.” 40. Lie: You are going to heaven, where you will have to spend eternity with God or Jesus telling you that you are bad, and punishing you. The truth: No one in this life knows exactly what happens after we die.
Author: Wendy Hoffman
But God will not make such a division for them. They must have one or the other of these for their portion, as God offers; and therefore they never make any choice at all.—Indeed they do practically and in effect choose sin and hell.
The loss of the fear of God has been the greatest devastation to our nation and to the body of Christ. It is the sign of the end times, the mark of falling away from the Lord. O how we need to recapture the fear of God in this day so that we all might be found prepared for the Lord's return. We are living in the very days before the Lord's return when the prophecies of scripture are being fulfilled all around us. Yet few are being prepared for his return with the holiness that He will demand. We must follow after “holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb 12:14). Such holiness cannot be obtained without the fear of the Lord being brought back into the church and especially into its leadership. This book shows how the fear of God has been forsaken, and it exposes the heart of compromise that is the spirit of our age. Ask yourself, how are you being prepared by the preaching of the fear of the Lord so that your life meets Christ's holy eyes?
Those who curse the deaf or trip up the blind have no fear of God. Those who dishonour the aged have no fear of God. Those who oppress others and take advantage of the weak and make unjust gain from others in need have no fear of God.
Author: Charles Von Hammerstein
Publisher: Charles von Hammerstein