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Featured WHY I BELIEVE THAT CHRIST IS GOD

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by mmarco, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. mmarco

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    The fundamental reason why I believe that Christ is God, is that I find that the christian concept of God and of divine love is the highest possible concept. I find that the idea itself that God loves us so much that He chose to assume the human nature and accepted to suffer crucifission in order to save us, expresses such a high concept of God and of divine love that it can comes only from God and it is certainly a truth. This concept is fully convincing for me, it proves itself by itself and makes superfluous any other arguments . I believe that Chirst suffered His Passion to help us to have faith in Him and trust Him, to make us understand that God loves us infinitely, that God is good and mercifull and that God is near to us so that we may totally trust Him and open our heart to Him, be in communion with Him and be saved.
    There are other religions teaching that God is love, but the problem is to define what the word “love” means, because by itself it could be only a vague and generic concept.
    The christian faith is unique because it gives a very concrete and unique meaning to the concept of divine love: in fact God’s love actualizes in the acceptance of a terrible physical suffering; the God of the christian faith loves us so much that He is willing to suffer a painful death in order to save us. In the christian faith, love is not only a theoretical and vague concept; Christ’s Passion is a clear and concrete realization of the concept of divine love which teaches us what is the true meaning of love. I think that this christian idea of divine love is the highest possible concept of divine love and it is the fundamental reason why I believe that Christ is God.
     
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  2. Altfish

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    Why do you believe there is a god?
     
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  3. mmarco

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    The existence and the goodness of God is the most fundamental truth and I do not think we can deduce such truth from some other truth, because this would mean that we believe more in the other truth than in God. I believe in God because the certainty of His existence is in me and I feel His Presence, expecially during prayer. Nevertheless, I think there are solid rational arguments which confirms my beliefs.
    Since I am a physicist, I would like to explain a couple of arguments based on a rational analysis of our scientific knowledges.

    All what science shows about the physical reality is that it manifests itself as a realization of some specific abstract mathematical models (what we call “the laws of physics”); in fact, the subatomic components of matters (quantum particles and fields) are actually only abtract mathematical concepts. On the other hand, mathematical models are only constructions of the rational thought and a mathematical model can exist only as a thought in a thinking mind conceiving it; this implies that matter (and the physical reality) is not the foundation of reality, but its existence depends on a more fundamental reality i.e. consciousness: contrary to the basic hypothesis of materialism, consciousness is a more fundamental reality than matter.

    Therefore the existence of this mathematically structured universe implies the existence of a conscious and intelligent God, conceiving it as a mathematical model. In other words, the universe can be only the manifestation of a mathematical theory existing in the mind of a personal God.
    I think that atheism does not account for such fundamental scientific information about the physical reality and denies, without any rational arguments, the only rational explanation.

    There is another argument from physics that I find strongly convincing; according to our scientific knowledges, all chemical and biological processes (including cerebral processes) are caused by the electromagnetic interaction between subatomic particles such as electrons and protons. Quantum mechanics accounts for such interactions, as well as for the properties of subatomic particles. The point is that there is no trace of consciousness, sensations, emotions, etc. in the laws of quantum mechanics (as well as in all the laws of physcis). Consciousness is irriducible to the laws of physics, while all cerebral processes are. This is for me the most convincing rational argument against materialism (which identifies cerebral processes as the origin of consciousness) and in favour of the existence of the soul, as the unphysical and trascendent principle necessary for the existence of our consciousness. Since our soul cannot have a physical origin, it can only be created directly by God. The existence of God is a necessary condition for the existence of our soul, as well as for the existence of us as conscious beings.
     
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    OK, thanks for the answer.

    I disagree with it all.
     
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  5. Mestemia

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    An all knowing entity creates humans.
    Said entity then creates more than 600 rules it already knows said humans will not be able to follow.
    The entity then comes to Earth as a human to die for the sins said entity already knew the humans could not keep.
    Then said entity is resurrected and goes back home.
     
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    So you believe yourself but don't believe jesus.
     
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  7. Audie

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    In what sense are you a physicist?
     
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  8. mmarco

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    I have a PhD in physics
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Can i ask, from which institution?
     
  10. Audie

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    You will excuse my asking.

    We have another poster who says his biology degree is cum laude, but says things that reveal he is lying as clearly as if I said I am a football expert then talked about innings, pucks, nets and sudden death overtime.

    Some of what you say is very contrary to
    disciplined, scientific thinking so it raises some
    questions.

    Oh, and why do you think Jesus is God if Jesus said he isnt.
     
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  11. mmarco

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    From Milan university, since I am italian. However, I do not think that has anything to do with the present topic.
     
  12. Audie

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    Well, you've been dismissed as irrational
    so that don't impress much.
     
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  13. mmarco

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    In my first post I have explained in great details one of the reasons why I believe that Jesus is God.
    By the way, Jesus never said He is not God; this is only an opinion of yours.
     
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    What is unique about your experience compared to other religious who've say the same as you but in their respective faith?

    Without christian pretext, how would I know your experience came from that god?

    I ask because if god existed and all other religions were wrong, you'd have distinct experiences that speak for themselves. Since they don't seem to, they're quite vague.
     
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    Doest mean that doubt, hesitant yet
    importunate doth much like unto
    Ye tendrils of Fog, creep unbidden
    and etc?
     
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  16. mmarco

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    You are totally wrong; in fact I have not reported any personal experience, but rational arguments which are not vague at all. I have many personal experiences supporting my faith in Christ, but I am not talking about them because everybody can lie about personal experiences; on the contrary, rational arguments are something people can examine and understand.
     
  17. ChristineM

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    Oh, it does, i was ascertaining whether on nor it was purchased online from some US diploma mill.
     
  18. Audie

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    He didn't say he is. I offered no opinion.
    Don't make things up.
    As for what he failed to deny, there's quite a list of other things before you get to God, if you
    go alphabetical.
    Notable among those are aardvark, aardwolf,
    artichoke, batman, catwoman, and Donald duck.

    He denied none of those.
     
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  19. mmarco

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    I am not making things up; in one of your previous post you wrote: "Oh, and why do you think Jesus is God if Jesus said he isnt."

    This is totally irrilevant.
    You have provided no valid counter arguments to my initial argument; I think you should read my initial post more carefully.
     
  20. Audie

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    Ha. Got me. I did say that.

    However, the list of things he didn't say is exactly relevant.

    Your initial statement was a rambling thing about
    feelings.

    Then you applied some sciencey words to various assertions
    of facts not in evidence.

    You think unrvidenced assertions are worthy of countrrsrgument?
     
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