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How Can a Loving God Allow Such Evil?

 

the-problem-of-evilIn popular culture it is often asked, “if there is a God, why is there so much evil in the world?” Thus, many see the existence of evil as somehow incompatible with the existence of an omnibenevolent being (God). C. S. Lewis properly identified the problem of evil as the problem of pain.[1] Read more…

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Divine Aseity Continued: Dealing with Realism (Platonism)

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Threats to Divine Aseity

Two Types of Platonism

Perhaps the largest threat to the doctrine of Divine Aseity is Platonism. There are generally two types of Platonism; I will refer to these as hard and soft Platonism. Hard Platonism posits eternal abstract objects existing with God, whereas, soft platonism is only committed to abstract objects in the sense of semantic objects like “7.” For instance, if a truck driver radio’s over the CB, “what’s your twenty?” It does not follow, that he is asking for an object called “twenty.” This is just a grammatical direct object that which does not imply the actual existence of an object called your “twenty.” Thus, the soft Plutonists really pose no threat to Divine Aseity; rather, it is the hard Plutonism that is in conflict with God’s a se existence. Read more…

Divine Aseity

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First I must give thanks, where thanks is due. I attended a class (Coherence of Theism) by Dr. William Lane Craig and it has helped me tremendously in regards to the attributes of God and I suggest anyone that is interested and able to attend this class, you will not regret it.

God as a self-existant being is central to the Judaeo-Christian faith. If the universe and everything in it were to spontaneously disappear God would still exist though everything else that exists contingently would not. Thus, God exists a se and everything else is dependent on him. Read more…

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