Oord's stand, to say that God will do what his will has allowed him to. In the essence of things that are evil, it is counter to God’s character to be or do any of those things, so I guess in a way that is that Here are two passages from the many I could quote to support the idea that Jesus reveals God’s nature: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, You can cancel anytime during the trial period.Click the button below to continue. his comment is here
The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved. ; World English Bible (WEB) by Public Domain. I am particularly thankful for the Scriptural background and support being given to demonstrate the truth of Oord's statement, "God’s love always involves giving freedom and/or agency to creatures. God's uninvolve-ment does not have to correlate with his lack of care for addressing genuine evils, but he has given his greatest creation a mind and able body to do it, There's a sense in which it is proper even to say that evil is part of His eternal decree.
Many will disagree with this, but I am okay with that. Since none of you (who have made comments) choose to recognize this fact, then there can be no discourse. The idea that Christ could not go to these people without a Child of God carrying him to them lead to one of the most well known ministries in the world. I understand that this may not be something everyone else agrees with, but that's what I love about faith.
fixed and determined. When God spoke the word, was it "sin"? No. God Does Not Test Us I do believe that God intensely wanted to have a relationship with all of humankind so He sent Jesus to suffer evil and relate to humankind in a more intense way.
Jesus bridged the gap. So I do appreciate the effort you put into this post. I am stuck, so good for you to have the ability to step out and question our beliefs of what God IS. Reply JH says May 13, 2016 at 11:29 am There are issues with this perspective.
The phrase “by evil” is important because it highlights the point James was trying to make. God Tempted Abraham In her call experience she saw a vision of Christ asking her to "carry me into the holes of the poor, I can't go alone, carry me to them." Her whole To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. A number of theologians are comfortable saying God voluntarily chooses not to act in certain ways. God voluntarily self-limits, creates space for creation, and gives creatures freedom, say theologians as influential
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The notion that God cannot do things is something that is fairly new for me to understand, but is just as vital to the true understanding of God's nature. this content Attributes are important to give to God, but also lead us into many debates into what those attributes should be. This, in my mind, does not diminish the power of God. I came across a line of argumentation from him that supports my view of God’s nature making God incapable of controlling others entirely. Wesley writes, “were human liberty taken away, men God Cannot Be Tempted Bible Verse
Because it is again based on God’s essence, love, that I can have another perspective on the problem of evil. When God gave a command and then it was disobeyed THAT is sin. In fact, the Brown-Driver-Briggs lexicon does not allow "temptation" as a proper shading of the word. weblink September 26, 2014 8:36 pm The idea of God not being able to do certain things has been growing on me since your Philosophy of Love class.
I believe that Oord illustrates this well. Mary Forester September 27, 2014 7:29 pm I think an interesting point that I feel you have brought to light, as I read God Will Not Test You All rights reserved.; Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation; BRG Bible (BRG) Blue Red and Gold Letter Edition™ Copyright © Personalization Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts Syncing All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices.
Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.; New English Translation (NET) NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. I believe that we know exactly what God wants us to know about Him and Creation. In fact, I feel like it exposes how great a faith we have to have to be Christians today. God Doesn't Tempt Us Beyond And He Himself tempts no one,DRALet no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God.
Learn more... Abraham himself was confronted with an apparent contradiction. How can God be omnipotent if He "cant." After I wrestled with this perception of who God is, and what He can and cannot do, I've decided that to say that check over here This post cleared up so much about process theology.
You wrote, "Is there something about God's nature that makes it impossible for God to act in certain ways?" I feel that this sounds different than a description of God which The musings of a follower of Christ should be both constrained and tempered by Scripture. I mention the issue of speculating about God’s nature to get to a question I’ve been asking for some time: Is there something about God’s nature that makes it impossible for The “Problem” Some have imagined a contradiction in the Scriptures regarding whether or not God can be tempted.
The intervening part is what I don't understand, with my conscience there are certain situations where I think that if I was all powerful I would save that person…but that is Accordingly, we should contemplate the evident cause of condemnation in the corrupt nature of humanity-which is closer to us-rather than seek a hidden and utterly incomprehensible cause in God's predestination. [Institutes, I believe I have just speculated. God can’t be tempted by evil, and God doesn’t tempt anyone.GNTIf we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, “This temptation comes from God.” For God cannot be tempted
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It is important we realize that the simple things we say God IS also imply there are certain things God IS NOT and therefore there are certain things He CANNOT do. The next step is to enter your payment information. The issue of necessary evil vs. Control is inconsistent with fundamental aspects of what Scripture says God is.
Oord, I love the tone of this piece and of the logical progression you take us through. Reply Jeremy Myers says August 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm Absolutely true. As finite beings, it is very hard to try to understand the true power of an infinite God. Death, pain, disease, stress, exhaustion, calamity, and all the bad things that happen came as a result of the entrance of sin into the universe (see Genesis 3:14-24).
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