Thursday, August 19, 2010

Which God?, Pt 1

In the following series, I intend to show that the Creator evidenced in the Creationism series is the God of Christianity. The way we will do this is to investigate what the universe reveals about the character of God and then to see how this is consistent with the God of the Bible. It will not be possible for me to analyze every religion in the history of the world and show how they are inconsistent with what is revealed, sadly. But, such a study can be done fairly easily. The fact that evidence strongly exists for a Creator should refute atheism, the fact that the attributes of the Creator can be known should refute agnosticism.

We have already discovered a few things of our Creator's character in our study of Creationism. If you missed that study, I will review them briefly here. I will also include a reference that says this characteristic matches the God of the Bible.

(1) The Creator has reason. Only a reasonable creature can create something with reason. (Psalms 147:5)
(2) The Creator wishes us to understand. This seems apparent because He imbued us with his own reason. (Isaiah 1:18)
(3) The Creator is powerful. He was capable of creating the universe according to very fine standards. (Psalms 79:11)
(4) The Creator wished for life to exist. He created the universe in a very specific way to that end. (Isaiah 45:18)
(5) The Creator is atemporal. Because He created spactime, he is necessarily outside of it.  (2 Peter 3:8)

With that known, we will proceed according to an outline given in Romans 1:18-20:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Here we see some attributes of God: opposed to unrighteousness, invisible, eternal, and divine. The following posts in this series will examine the universe as we experience it to see if a perfectly holy, unseen and intangible, timeless and divine God matches what we should expect. Comparing Christianity with faiths outside Judaism and Islam, you will find these characteristics unique. Once we have come so far as to eliminate the faiths outside Judaism and her seed, we will identify why Christianity succeeds over Islam and is the rightful heir to Judaism and her promises.

Stay tuned.

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