The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. A human artisan makes from a given material whatever he wants, while God shows his power by starting from nothing to make all he wants. Where did this originate?
Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and she ought to be drowned in baptism She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and This is the disease of curiosity.
It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn. Augustine —one of the "great" church fathers, Confessions "I believe because it is absurd.
Eusebius was a 4th century Bishop of Caesarea and Church Historian, considered "the Father of Ecclesiastical History" "Theology is the most certain of all sciences since its source is divine knowledge which cannot be deceived and because of the greater worth of its subject matter, the sublimity of which transcends human reason.
There is no need then to assume that God exists. As for heretics their sin deserves banishment, not only from the Church by excommunication, but also from this world by death. To corrupt the faith, whereby the soul lives, is much graver than to counterfeit money, which supports temporal life.
Since forgers and other malefactors are summarily condemned to death by the civil authorities, with much more reason may heretics as soon as they are convicted of heresy be not only excommunicated, but also justly be put to death.
Ignatius Loyola, — "For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? Usually in fact, they cannot be understood by everyone but only by those who are qualified to understand them with informed intelligence.
The depth of the divine Scriptures is such that not only the illiterate and uninitiated have difficulty understanding them, but also the educated and the gifted. God will select those who should go to heaven and those who should go to hell. Canon 14, "…the right of holding slaves is clearly established in the Holy Scriptures, both by precept and example… Had the holding of slaves been a moral evil, it cannot be supposed that the inspired Apostles … would have tolerated it for a moment in the Christian Church.
In proving this subject justifiable by Scriptural authority [Luke It was this very atheistic Declaration [of Independence] which had inspired the 'higher law' doctrine of the radical antislavery men. If the mischievous abolitionists had only followed the Bible instead of the godless Declaration, they would have been bound to acknowledge that human bondage was divinely ordained.
The mission of southerners was therefore clear; they must defend the word of God against abolitionist infidels. The purchaser [of the slave] should carefully examine whether the slave who is put up for sale has been justly or unjustly deprived of his liberty, and that the vendor should do nothing which might endanger the life, virtue, or Catholic faith of the slave.
I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing. I was equally angry with Him for creating a world.
Lewis, famous Christian apologist and former atheist "The Myth of the Inquisition is just that: And a sexual insanity will be unleashed into the Earth.
That means from a level which is not manifest at a sensory level. Our bodies ultimately are fields of information, intelligence and energy.
Quantum healing involves a shift in the fields of energy information, so as to bring about a correction in an idea that has gone wrong. So quantum healing involves healing one mode of consciousness, mind, to bring about changes in another mode of consciousness, body.
All happens within consciousness and nowhere else. But, God is not limited by the facts. Choose faith in spite of the facts. This is one nation under God. Gerhard Engel, "I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.The theological significance of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo Michael Stephen Hahn University of St Andrews One key aspect of most religions is an account of creation.
Christianity is no exception and, along with narratives of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection, the creation accounts in. ESSAY II: THEOLOGY OF CREATION: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES AND FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS Robert J.
Schneider Introduction. Christian theology is the intentional, rational and creative process of reflection and articulation of beliefs about God, human beings, and the creation, based first and foremost on the interpretation of .
The Book of Abraham tells a story of Abraham's life, travels to Canaan and Egypt, and a vision he received concerning the universe, a pre-mortal existence, and the creation . Routledge sent copies yesterday of a new book I edited, Theologies of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals.
It explores current thinking about creation out of nothing, and several essays propose alternative theories of creation.
The first Christian writer to promote the doctrine of “Creatio ex nihilo” was Theophilus of Antioch in the late second century, who wrote: “but then they (the Platonists) maintain that matter as well as God is uncreated, and aver that it is coeval with God.
A Review of Walt Brown's book and hydroplate theory. Earth Boiled, Steamed and Roasted Another serious problem with Brown's model is the immense heat that would be generated during the proposed cataclysmic eruptions (Castagnoli, ; Morton, ), which would have literally boiled the oceans and steamed to death all animals and humans aboard Noah's ark.