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"O Lord, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O Lord."
Ps 139:1-4
"God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?"
Numbers 23:19
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else."
Acts 17:24-25
"Am I only a God nearby,”
declares the Lord,
“and not a God far away?
Can anyone hide in secret places
so that I cannot see him?”
declares the Lord.
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord."
Jeremiah 23:23-24
"I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come."
Isaiah 46:10
"I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things."
Is 45:7
"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him."
1 Jn 4:16
“Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Rev 15:3-4
"Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. b This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’"
Ex 3:13-14
"(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)"
Rom 2:14-15
"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and a knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!"
Rom 11:33
"In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will"
Eph 1:11
Until the 17th century synonymous with theism, the term DEISM came to distinguish a view that affirms that a Supreme Being created the world but has little or no direct involvement in that creation; knowledge of this God comes through natural reason as opposed to divine revelation. Nevertheless humankind has obligation to worship, live ethically, and repent of sin in light of eventual divine judgement.
Apophatic Theology
Sometimes termed negative theology or the via negativa, this defines God by what He is not; human language is said to be incapable of describing the infinity wonder of God, thus he is in-finite, im-mutable, etc.
What is Pascal's Wager?
Blaise Pascal.
Given the option of life with belief in the Christian God or live of disbelief filled with pleasure - the reasonable choice is obedient belief in God.
What are the 3 primary names of God?
What other name for God does Elohim seem to parallel?
How many times is Adonai used?
Literal translation of Adonai?
My lords
My masters
Does Adonai suggest divine plurality?
Yes, it is less evident than Elohim, but it does suggest divine plurality.
How many times is YHWH used?
What is the tetragrammaton?
What does YHWH literally mean?
Rooted in the verb, "to be"
Difference in uses of Elohim and YWHW?
Elohim - denotes the more universal idea of God
YHWH - God's personal name in covenant with creation, especially focusing on his power to work on behalf of his people.
What does it mean that God is transcendent?
God is distinct, above and separate from all earthly and heavenly creation, unknowable apart from his graceful self-revelation.
What does it mean that God is immanent?
God is everywhere present within creation, sustaining it by his presence and power, yet unconfused with it.
What are Carson's 5 Biblical aspects of divine love?
1. Intra-trinitarian love.
2. Providential love for creation.
3. Salvific love to the fallen world.
4. Particular selecting love.
5. Conditional love directed to God's own people.
Def: Deism
God without Christ and the Bible. Supreme being is creator and ground for morality, but does not intervene in the world.
"Father of deism" - Lord Herbert of Cherbury in England.
Def: Mormonism
Veiled polytheism. No trinity - they are separate gods. The Father was Adam, came to earth with many wives to populate it. Each man as he becomes a god ascends a pyramid of wives and offspring like the Father did.
What does Mormonism especially emphasize?
The sexual act in marriage that begins the liberating process of spirit-children being given flesh and through the church becoming gods themselves.
They also believe in progressive revelation through their president who is considered a prophet.
What is the background of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin?
Jesuit priest
Integrated theology with cosmic evolution.

Ideas accepted throughout Europe quickly.
How did Teilhard synthesize God and evolution?
God is the divine force drawing the material universe through 3 states:
1. Biological life (biogenesis)
2. Human self-conscious thought (noogenesis)
3. Spiritual oneness with God (Christogenesis)
How did Teilhard view Jesus?
God's promise of the end, the eschaton, when God becomes incarnate not only in all humanity but also in all matter ("cosmic convergence").
What is Teilhard's "Omega Point"?
A complete hypostatic union of God with all creation; the universe will become God's body.
Why is the doctrine of the Trinity important?
Our worldview is directly related to our understanding of the Supreme Being. Therefore, we need to understand Him correctly.
Def: Holy Trinity (Grudem)
"God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and this is one God."
Def: Immanent Trinity
"The relationships among the three members of the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - in and with themselves."
Def: Economic Trinity
"A view of the Trinity...that stressed the functions (economies) or work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit rather than their eternal being in relation to each other."
Def: Person
"A center of self-consciousness existing in relationship to others."
Def: Trinity (Horrell)
"The one divine Being eternally exists as three distinct centers of consciousness, wholly equal in nature, genuinely personal in relationships, and each mutually indwelling the other."