Efficient Causation and the Existence of God

Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Is there a God? There have been several arguments put forward to show that God exists (moral, cosmological, teleological, etc.), I want to focus on the argument from causation. If something happens, there must be a sufficient reason that thing happened. If you hear a bang in your kitchen, … Continue reading Efficient Causation and the Existence of God

One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” is also famous for saying ““Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” This great quote reminds us of our sin, our Savior, and our need for sanctification.  SIN … Continue reading One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Is God One or Three?

Trinity? Christians worship the one God who exists as three persons. The doctrine of the Trinity is, indeed, a mystery. However, the doctrine is essential. The Scriptures describe the one God who is three persons—Father, Son, and Spirit. These three persons are distinct from each other, but the three persons are also one God. The … Continue reading Is God One or Three?

What Is God Like? Classical Theism and Isaiah 46

Most of us try to imagine God. That’s really something we shouldn’t do. The first commandments in the Decalogue are to have no other Gods and not to make any graven image of our God. Why shouldn’t we make any images of God? Perhaps the best reason we shouldn’t make any images of God is … Continue reading What Is God Like? Classical Theism and Isaiah 46

Does God Know Everything All The Time?

Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. —Psalm 147:5. There is nothing which God does not know—he is omniscient or all-knowing. Psalm 139:4 helps to illustrate how God knows everything. There the Psalmist said, “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” This knowledge … Continue reading Does God Know Everything All The Time?

Covenants

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com             How does God have relationships with mankind? All relationships are built around individuals who have some sort of an agreement about what that relationship will look like. As we look to our relationship with God, we understand that there is an understanding of what that relationship should look like … Continue reading Covenants

Divine Simplicity: The Entire Fountain of All Good Things

Photo by Emre Can on Pexels.com             Is God simple? When we think of God’s nature, “simple” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. As the song says, “we stand amazed in the presence of Jesus,” and that is good. We should be amazed at the incomprehensibility of our God. We can understand … Continue reading Divine Simplicity: The Entire Fountain of All Good Things