And so Euthyphro adapts his definition again to say "piety is what all the gods love, and that impiety is what they all hate." (p. 11) Is something then pious because the gods love it or do gods love piety because it is pious? Let's suppose the former: that something is pious because the gods love it. The gods care about something because it is first loved by them. It can not be said that you love something because you care about it first. In saying that something which is pious is loved by
Our God is loving, kind and merciful, but there is another side to His personality, the side that defends and fights for His people. Paul declares we must know the “goodness and severity of God.” To understand the full character of God we must read the entire Bible. God is a lover of His creation and He is a warrior who fights for those whom He loves. The author makes an excellent point that since we are made in His image we must take on every aspect of the character
He knows everything. God is faithful. As followers of Jesus this faithfulness gives ushope of eternal life in heaven. God will honor his promise that our sins will be forgiven and wewill live forever with him. God is Love, not the emotion but the action of love. God is allpowerful. God has no beginning or end he just exists. Nothing else in all the universe is thisway, only God. God is just and his character is the definition of what just is. God is merciful.He shows his mercy to all who follow him. God is good and kind toward men. God is gracious,this grace came through Jesus Christ. God is always with us in all we do. We learn about theseattributes in the bible so we can understand who God is and how he loves us. God kept his promises in the bible as he keeps them today. He promises to love us,accept us, and forgive us. He promises to help and protect his people. This kind of promise is acovenant. A covenant is a legally binding obligation or promise. In the bible and throughouthistory God made covenants with his people. History shows us that he would keep his side ofthe covenant if they would keep theirs. A few of the first covenants were found in the book
The Holy Spirit: Who He is, What He Does Author: Robert Gromacki HOMI 860-397 LUO Jonathan Behler L23929745 In this paper, I will review Robert Gromacki’s book The Holy Spirit: Who He is, What He Does I will detail what I feel the book is about. I will emphasize various points given by the author that stood out to me. Finally, I will give my personal evaluation of the book.
Other attributes are that God is Holy, unchangeable and cannot lie. Isaiah 6:3 attests of God’s Holiness and that glory of God satisfies the whole earth. Because of God’s Holiness, it is impossible for God to lie as this goes against His nature, “So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character to his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable thins, in which it is impossible for God to lie”, (Hebrews 6:17-18, ESV). The Christian worldview doesn’t stop there. Christians contend that their God is alive and will never leave them. God is alive to every believer through His word (John 1:14 NASB), and the Bible, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than a two-edged sword”, (Hebrews 4:12, ESV). It is comforting that not only does God have a relationship by loving man that hat he will never leave the believer, “because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”, (Hebrews 13:5, NIV). These mentioned descriptions don’t include the more popular characteristics in which God is all knowing (omniscience), all powerful (omnipotence)
Towards a Definition of Holiness in "Euthyphro" The concept of holiness emerges in the dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro as a result of Euthyphro's assertion that he intends to prosecute his own father for murder even though critics accuse him of being impious (that is, unholy). Euthyphro divulges this information
In his first attempt, Euthyphro defines holiness as & Jowett, 2013). Socrates refutes this definition since he views that the gods do not need to be assisted by mortals. In his final attempt, Euthyphro defines holiness as an exchange between the gods and human beings. The gods receive sacrifices from us, while we they grant our prayers in exchange. In response, Socrates posits that this perspective implies correlates to the prior argument on the gods’ approval. He states that if holiness is gratifying to the gods, it is ambiguous as seen in the argument concerning what the gods approve, and the influences behind them (Plato. & Gallop, 1997).
The three holies suggest the Trinity of the Godhead. Furthermore, Him being Alpha and Omega suggest He has no beginning nor an end. These beings describe His character as infallible, hence verse 12a of chapter 5, “worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered” and worthy from the Greek term axios which means deserving, vv12b wisdom and strength are His traits. The works of the Lamb are linked with His love for fallen humanity, and in this point, Mueller points that love and holiness are chief characteristic of God, infinity and faultlessness are also expressed in the worship (Mueller). Furthermore, Revelation 15:3 “and sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your
Because He is the 3-0 God, there cannot be any evil that would match His goodness. This would undermine His power, thus making Him not God. Because there is no equally powerful force of evil, we must extend our earthly experiences of evil to try to understand an otherworldly good. It is possible we can never fully understand the goodness of God, even if we make it to heaven to directly experience Him. Thomas Aquinas speaks of theoretically studying God, which implies that an understanding of God is not easily acquired. If spirits in heaven who directly observe and experience God have to study Him to reach an understanding, we are much further off from reaching an understanding of God's goodness during our earthly existences. The believer will still try to fully understand God, despite the guarantee that he cannot achieve full understand while on Earth.
Divinity what it means to me. What does it mean? What makes someone divine? Their heart of gold? Their riches? When I hear the word 'Divine' I think of a God or Goddess like figure. Someone who is strong, beautiful, fearless, and empowering. Someone who is not afraid to stand
If this were the case, the gods would not be the ultimate source of what is holy, and thus not the source of moral authority. Since this is entirely in opposition to the divine command theory of meta-ethics, this cannot be the case, which leaves Socrates and Euthyphro with the idea that objects are holy because the gods love them.
Whether the Bible speaks of holiness, righteousness, justice, mercy, loving-kindness, love, or any other topic, it is communicating the words inspired by the God who is perfect in each of these attributes. The word God itself implies perfection. When we consider God, we consider One who is perfect. Not many
To begin with, God’s faithfulness is displayed in the Pentateuch. One example is found in the opening chapters of Genesis. Even though Adam and Eve disobeyed his command, God does not let sin prevent him from being faithful. Instead, God enters the garden and asks the couple, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) This example displays the theme that God
The first source to which Christian theology looks for it's teaching is the New Testament. It is the New Testament, which unfolds the divine plan introduced in the Old, and it is by the New Testament revelation that the Old Testament revelation is interpreted. For this reason all Christians theologians have made the New Testament their primary source for data in constructing views of God and His relation to the world. We must place all theology in context. As the Old Testament affirms, God is incomparable. Isaiah writes that we dare not make our God out of gold, or carry the divine around in a neat package to sit here or stand there. God reminds Israel, and all peoples, that "I am God and there is no other, I am God and there is none like me."
I have so many families of Hebrew terms, the "qodesh". The main Hebrew words used for holiness in the Old Testament are I find are: 1) 'qadash' (verb, pronounced 'kah-dash') = to sanctify, to make holy; 2) 'qadosh' (adjective, pronounced 'kah-doesh') = holy and 3) 'qodesh' (noun, pronounced 'koh-daysh')