Weblog of a Christian philosophy student

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The 'problem of evil' can never disprove God

God is infinite (1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 147:5)
God = infinity, and from infinity comes all of what God is like, which we cannot see with our finite reasoning (interesting assumption from a Christian worldview)
God-infinity = Everything (Col 1:17)
God-infinity = 1 (there can be only one God; one infinity) - Deu 6:4
Finiteness = something infinitely less than God, that can admit of distinctions (e.g. 1, 2, 3 and so on)
To make beings like Him God had to make us partly infinite and partly finite, rather than completely infinite, because all of infinity = God
= We have to be made partly infinite and partly finite (Ecc 3:11)
The infinite part of humans = our soul
Our reasoning had to be made finite
Finite reasoning is infinitely less than the reasoning of God
= Finite reasoning can't understand the things of God
= We can never understand the things of the soul
= We can never fully understand the things of God and the soul like e.g. why there must be a God-infinity rather than nothing, why God must be the way that He is, suffering, free will, consciousness, morality and so on through our reason (but only through revelation and faith). God literally *cannot* tell us the answer to these questions in a comprehensive way to finite reasoning

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