Crediting God

The absence of God's representative in the political order in modern democracy or republicanism, in turn, allows for the possibility that the political order receive an autonomous foundation.48 In A Secular Age, Charles Taylor claims ...

Author: Miguel E. Vatter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823233199

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Based on a conference held in May 2005 at Northwestern University.

Hating God

Wiesel is careful not to characterize this falling off from piety, this rebellion against God, as a perverse act to be ... however, press their search further and more blasphemously, crediting God with evil as well as absolution” (Gates ...

Author: Bernard Schweizer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199781348

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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While atheists such as Richard Dawkins have now become public figures, there is another and perhaps darker strain of religious rebellion that has remained out of sight--people who hate God. In this revealing book, Bernard Schweizer looks at men and women who do not question God's existence, but deny that He is merciful, competent, or good. Sifting through a wide range of literary and historical works, Schweizer finds that people hate God for a variety of reasons. Some are motivated by social injustice, human suffering, or natural catastrophes that God does not prevent. Some blame God for their personal tragedies. Schweizer concludes that, despite their blasphemous thoughts, these people tend to be creative and moral individuals, and include such literary lights as Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Rebecca West, Elie Wiesel, and Philip Pullman. Schweizer shows that literature is a fertile ground for God haters. Many authors, who dare not voice their negative attitude to God openly, turn to fiction to give vent to it. Indeed, Schweizer provides many new and startling readings of literary masterpieces, highlighting the undercurrent of hatred for God. Moreover, by probing the deeper mainsprings that cause sensible, rational, and moral beings to turn against God, Schweizer offers answers to some of the most vexing questions that beset human relationships with the divine.

The Center is Jesus Christ Himself

course of which Elijah prays, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in ... crediting God, God tells him, “Because you did not believe in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the people of ...

Author: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813234106

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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The polarization in the Church today can be traced back to a more fundamental crisis in theology, one which has failed to connect our mundane experiences and the mysteries of the Christian faith with the person of Jesus Christ. Ecclesial discourse on the so-called ‘hot- button issues’ of the day too often take place without considering the foundation and goal of the Church. And this is unfortunately due to a similar tendency in the academic theology that informs that ecclesial discourse. In short, much of post-conciliar Catholic theology is adrift, floating aimlessly away from the center of the Christian faith, who is Christ. The Center is Jesus Christ Himself is a collection of essays which anchor theological reflection in Jesus Christ. These diverse essays share a unified focal point, but engage with a variety of theological subdisciplines (e.g., dogmatic, moral, Biblical, etc.), areas (e.g., Christology, Pneumatology, missiology, etc.), and periods (e.g., patristic, medieval, and modern). Given the different combinations of sub-disciplines, areas, and periods, theology is susceptible to fragmentation when it is not held together by some principle of unity. A theology in which the person of Jesus Christ serves as that principle of unity is a Christocentric theology. Together, the essays illustrate not only what Christocentric theology looks like, but also what the consequences are when Christ is dislodged from the center, whether by a conspicuous silence on, or by a relativization of, his unique salvific mission. The volume is published in honor of Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, Rev. Dr. Robert P. Imbelli, who dedicated his teaching and writing to bringing Christ back to the center of Catholic theological discourse.

God Has a Plan for You

“Don't be angry or distressed. God sent me here to preserve your lives. It was not you who sent me here, but God” (Genesis 45:5). Now hear this! Joseph is not charging God with cruelty, but crediting God with bringing good out of human ...

Author: Robert D Prescott-Ezickson

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788018046

Category: Bible

Page: 287

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"I read the Bible, but I don't get anything out of it." "I want to know what the Bible says, but I need a guide to understand it." "I just don't have time to read the whole Bible, but I want to know its message for me." If any of these statements describe you (or your parishioners), then this is the book for you. Arranged in 52 weekly sessions, God Has A Plan For You! provides an easy-to-follow structure for a one-year plan to read through the entire Bible. It offers a broad overview of the message of scripture, as well as practical applications to daily Christian living. Each chapter includes a clear explanation of the biblical text and its meaning for today. And study questions and thought-provokers help readers to deepen their understanding. The unique format makes this an excellent resource for a preaching series, Sunday school lessons, or a group Bible study, as well as for personal Bible reading. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, this book can help you reach your spiritual goals by fostering a clear understanding of the Bible's message and God's plan for you. God Has A Plan For You! celebrates the message of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.... This approach helps make all of the written word -- not just the more familiar favorite passages -- the basis of a life lived in obedience to God and his kingdom agenda for the church. Dr. Prescott-Ezickson wisely avoids secondary issues and dubious interpretations, consistently focusing on the central message of salvation as it is found from the beginning to the end of the scriptures. Readers, whether from the laity or the clergy, will come away from this volume with a new appreciation of the fundamental message of the Bible. Robert T. Coote, Associate Director Overseas Ministries Study Center New Haven, Connecticut Robert D. Prescott-Ezickson is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Meriden, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor of religion at Central Connecticut State University. A graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, Prescott-Ezickson has previously pastored churches in Indiana, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He has served as president of the Minister's Council for American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, moderator of the South Central Association, and president of the Meriden Clergy Association.

Understanding God S Message for Mankind

No other messenger gives so complete an outline of the way God deals with His earthly people. ... They attributed this bounty to the work of their hands instead of crediting God for his graciousness (Hosea 12:8).

Author: David Charles Cole

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453557686

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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Why do Christians believe as they do? How do we know Jesus was the Messiah? What does God expect of us? What happens after death? Is there really a heaven and a hell? Why does God allow evil in the world, permitting bad things to happen to good people? This collection of essential verses from Scripture and the accompanying commentaries will help answer these and other fundamental questions. The sixty-six books of the Bible are an integrated message system from God: a message to mankind from the creator of all things. It is the best selling book of all time, yet most copies sit unread. This is due, in part, to the fact that wading through so many pages of spiritually inspired and purposefully encrypted material can be intimidating. This new guide to the Bible offers a solution for those eager to understand God's message and develop a closer relationship with Him. It holds a collection of inspirational verses selected from all sixty-six books of Scripture, cataloged under more than 100 specific subject headings.

Is There a God

Praying to, kneeling for, prostrating before; glorifying, and crediting god are common practices. Again, we have no concept of how big one light year is, nevermind how unimaginably massive 93 billion light years is.

Author: Trung Nguyen


ISBN: 9781927091166

Category: Religion

Page: 700

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Is there a god? This question has haunted our ancestors since time immemorial. It still haunts billions of people today in every corner of the Earth. However, the god question has always been, “Whose god?” Religion is an ingrained part of modern life. It is pervasive in business, politics, and war. But is religion necessary for a civil society? Or is religion the linchpin of a divided society? Take a stroll through history to determine if it is possible that any human-conceived god ever existed. Then decide if a supreme being is responsible for the physical, psychological, and spiritual worlds. The truth shall set your mind free…

God Evolution Science

Because God has not lived up to my expectations of him in this evil, I am not only angry at him, I am tempted to push God out of ... Blaming God and other bad people for the Holocaust and not crediting God and other good people for the ...

Author: William Stolzman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725257870

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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God, Evolution & Science: How Our World Evolved from God presents a new approach for linking God, energy, and our material world in an evolutionary way. Energy is conservative, and it exists in two forms: potential and kinetic. Scientists have well established that our physical world began as a singular, kinetic “Big Bang.” Consequently, before that event, there had to exist a singular, potential, energetic reality, which I name the “Almighty.” This potential reality is forward-leaning and thus has the unidirectional dimension of time, which must also be quantized. Since energy is oriented toward establishing systems, the Almighty must also have a systemic aspect. The author establishes that evolution is not only biological but logical. He shows how from the Almighty logically evolved a quantized, bidirectional, four-dimensional field. By progressively breaking the symmetries of this field, he is able to show how the four forces of physics logically evolved. He subsequently shows how our world as we observe it today logically evolved from the Almighty. Whether this Almighty is impersonal or personal is discussed at length. Finally, the author also shows that beyond the entropic decay of our world, our physical world will end a “Big Collapse.” Nonetheless, because energy is conservative and eternal, the author shows how there remains the logistical possibility of a transcendentally evolved afterlife in the Almighty.

A Testimony for an Universal Church

... else I do verily hold God for a liar ; for God himself , hath equally asserted both the one and the other , in words of ... believing in , or believing on God , than merely the pure believing or crediting of God's testimony ?

Author: John FLEMING (of Airdrie.)


ISBN: BL:A0020842308



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Hearing God Every Day

I am crediting God for all of this. Had I not discovered my full potential, I would have seriously limited myself. I would also have missed my higher calling of helping millions of people all over the world. Listen to me: There are so ...

Author: Doug Addison

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768445558

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Hearing God is not complicated! We often think the process of hearing Gods voice is more complex than it really is. We may be straining to hear God speak in one specific way, when in fact, He is communicating in creative and unique ways which we must learn to discern. As you discover the different ways God speaks, you can position yourself to hear His voice with fresh, supernatural clarity! In this revelatory new book, prophet Doug Addison teaches all believers to recognize and decipher the different languages of God. Learn how to: Understand the supernatural languages of the Holy Spirit, including prophecy, dreams, visions, and angelic encounters. Access the benefits of hearing Gods voice. Create an open-heaven lifestyle where hearing from God is normal. Recognize three levels of hearing and responding to the Spirit. Understand the timing and seasons of God for what He is saying. When we hear Gods voice and respond to what He says, we will step into new dimensions of anointing, blessing, and destiny! Features activation prayers to begin hearing and encountering God