Years ago this concept was put to me like this, being one person I have many roles in this life:
1) When I was created in my mother's womb, I became a son
2) Years later, I got married, so then I became a husband
3) And soon thereafter, my wife and I became parents, me being the father.
So with those 3 roles (and I have many more), I have different ...
"The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, they are
not three gods but one God' says the Athanasian Creed
The Scripture explains how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are seen as the "one God".
One God, one Lord (1 Corinthians 8:6)
In this passage, the Father is said to be the one God (eis theos) whilst Jesus Christ is the one ...
We can have literal knowledge of God via analogy.
There are two ways in which we can use terms:
univocal way = when we use the term in exactly the same way (eg. when we say "Socrates is a man" and "Aristotel is a man" we use the term "man" in the exactly the same way, ie. we use the term "man" in a univocal way).
equivocal way = when we use the term in a ...
A. Can we know the essence of God?
The Bible teaches that there are things that can be known about God, and things that cannot be known about God.
Some things have been revealed to the whole world:
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the
godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their
wickedness, 19 ...
God's "perceptive" will assumes that God only commands us to do something we could do if we wanted to. True. But this does not tell us why someone may or may not want to obey.
Whether or not we want to obey depends upon whether or not God gives us grace to obey. Everyone is either receiving the grace to obey God's commands to the church or not. There is ...