The Doctrine and Covenants goes on to tell us more about whom some of
God’s children chose to follow. A third portion, “of the hosts of heaven turned… away
from [God] because of their agency; And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil
and his angels” (D&C 29: 37-38). The Doctrine and Covenants is set apart from other
scripture by giving God’s children such specific detail about where did we come from
and why are we here. In particular, since Joseph Smith always sought for continuing
revelation, we discover more about the pre-mortal life and why we need a savior. No
other book of scripture goes into as much detail about the true nature of Satan, and how
the origin of agency affected mankind. By studying the pre-mortal life in the Doctrine
and Covenants, we realize why agency is such an integral role to our existence on earth.
From our pre-mortal existence we learned that agency is a valuable part of the
plan of salvation. The Doctrine and Covenants shows us that “ I, the Lord God, make you
free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free” (D&C 98: 8). God
has given us agency since the beginning of time in the preexistence. Agency is vital to…
Socrates’ arguments for the pre-existence and immortality of the soul include enough evidence and explanation that validates his reasoning. The arguments instituted by Socrates on death and the continuation of the soul give validation to the belief that death is not the end and we ought not fear it.
In Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Phaedo there is constant discussion over the afterlife and how to handle impending death. Socrates was sentenced to die by the public court for corrupting the youth,…
and values. We can see that although theists believe in god(s) and atheists don 't, both have some similar assumptions about how the universe came to exist.
St Anselm (1033-1109), who was the Catholic archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church, first created the Ontological Argument.
This is among one of the strangest arguments as well as also being one of the most debated. The ontological argument is notable due to its claim of the existence of God by basing its evidence solely on…
He was trying to achieve an infallible system of acquiring knowledge, through his intentions of a radical deconstruction and at some later stage, begin the process of renovation. For Leibniz, Descartes’ substantial dualism failed to establish an acceptable understanding of existence and the nature of human being. The Cartesian conclusion left us with the impasse of trying to explain exactly how they could act together either in human existence or in the notion of God.
Leibniz’ view of reality…
HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening liver disorder thought to be a type of severe preeclampsia during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy that causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine. It develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. The name HELLP stands for:
H – hemolytic anemia, hemolysis (destruction of blood cells).
EL – elevated liver enzymes (sign of liver damage).
LP – low platelet count (blood cells that help stop bleeding).
HELLP syndrome often…
something’s existence by using univocal terms which fall within the ten categories of being. For example, when it is univocally predicated of Joe that he is good, we know that Joe exists with the attributive quality of goodness. The ten categories are comprised of substance and 9 other accidental properties. Maimonides illustrates that it is impossible for a univocal attribute to be predicated of God, e.g. one cannot predicate of God that he is good. Goodness is an attribute of man, and to…
The individual itself comes into existence when “[necessary causes] interact with one another until particular things come to exist as a result.” Avicenna’s specific term for the principle being is the “Necessary Existent,” to capture the concept that all being necessarily comes from the Necessary existent. From this idea, Avicenna describes the Necessary Existent’s intellecting powers, “It intellects by way of Itself anything of which it is a principle.” From thence, the Necessary Existent does…
unsatisfactory iff viewed from a position of theological revelation.
I argue that revelatory theology necessarily requires either a complete and deliberate predetermination of events or a minimum value of immutable events. While LP’s argument does allow for limited agent free will, it does so only if divine knowledge is also limited. In this way, LP’s definition fits well in the pre-Christian mythology of the Mediterranean, where divine entities were thought to have some significant control…
In the novel, Storms over Genesis by William Jennings portrays numerous theories that appeal to all types of theorist based on the Bible. The novel analyzes the Bible’s content as well as ideas from the bible. It also relates the Bible to present day society and events. Throughout the analyzation of the book, I have learned a tremendous amount about the Bible and the theories within its bindings.
In the beginning of the novel Jennings opens up with a storm over the two creation stories. We…
just slapped me in the face and made things worse.
I met with a UNM academic advisor, and I would say that I do not particularly like him because he made me question myself as to why I am even going to school and he basically made me feel like I would not be able to succeed as a pre-med student.
I got offered a transfer scholarship and a grant from UNM; the catch is that I have to be enrolled in 15 credit hours there and I cannot use a consortium agreement, which basically states that I am…