Is God Really Dead?

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

“A Select Issue in Contemporary Theology: God-Is-Dead Theology”

Submitted to Dr. Eunice Abogunrin
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of

THEO 510-B05
Survey of Theology

By

John Kohler Whitley
October 5, 2014

Introduction Friedrich Nietzsche believed God is dead, and he has based his theology around these three words. Why does he believe God is dead? Friedrich Nietzsche could have called his theology God does not exist and easily conveyed his message. Nietzsche purposefully chose these three words to send a message to the Christian faith. Since the beginning of time the existence of God has been questioned. Science has attempted to provide
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Nietzsche was really upset with the Apostle Paul, whom he believed played a vital role in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. He saw the disbelief of Paul and the other disciples as a way for them to invent a new doctrine that they called Christianity. Nietzsche was concerned with happiness as he knew it to be on Earth. Maybe this all stems back to his childhood trauma. Either way, Nietzsche never really presents any kind of evidence to substantiate his own claims.
Religion Believes God is Alive
Webster’s definition of God is: “God, in the Christian, Jewish, and Moslem religions, the all-powerful Being who made and rules the universe and is worshipped by man.” “It is reckoned that Islam is now professed by from 150 to 200 million people, nearly one-seventh of the population of the globe.” Islam believes that God is alive and His name is called “Allah.” The self-proclaimed prophet Mohammed was born in Mecca around the year 570. Some say Mohammed is the author of the Koran, while others believe Allah is the author. Humanity may never know, but the Koran is clear that there is a God and his name is Allah. The more radical views of Islam are on display daily in the news. Suicide bombers, soldiers, and mercenaries, are all men who kill in the name of their God. The Islamic religion proclaims that Allah is to be worshipped, and only Allah. They claim their God is a forgiving and merciful God, but they murder innocent men, women, and children in his name. Nietzsche

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