Different Interpretations Of God And The Role He Plays Within The Universe And Alongside Humanity

1670 Words Oct 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Theology brings about different interpretations of God and the role he plays within the universe and alongside humanity. These concepts range from a God that is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow to a God that is ever changing by the experiences of his creations as process theism describes; a God that shares a personal relationship with his creations to a God that is emotionless as Spinoza describes (Casanova, The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, p. 49; Nadler, Humanities, p. 46). While Spinoza holds a controversial view of scripture as propagating superstitious illusions and process theism portraying God in scripture as less distinct and less powerful, Western theism being more plausible depicts the divine as “all powerful, or omnipotent; all-knowing, or omniscient; and perfectly morally good,” where God’s creations acknowledge him through worship and regard him as the supreme perfect being (Nadler, Humanities, p. 46; Peterson, et al., Reason and Religious Belief, p. 145,148). The investigation will compare and contrast the God of process theism and the God of Spinoza to the God of Western theism illustrating their questionable views. God is the ultimate Supreme Being that is worthy of praise and worship by those he created. Western theism depicts God as an entity that is a jealous God and neither he nor she shall put anyone or anything before God who is solely deserving of worship. All prayers are cast forth to the most on high by those seeking divine…

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