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It should have read, "I'm NOT disappointed."
Sorry, that was a typo.
We ourselves cannot logically be a part of God as that would lead to a form of pantheism I believe. The cosmological argument from contingency also demonstrates logically why it is impossible that God could have parts. We exist apart from God, but everything we have originates from God. Meaning, there is no attribute we have that is not perfect within God. It is the case that we exist within Gods knowledge, but we are not Gods knowledge, because if we were Gods knowledge, we would also be God, and we are not since we lack knowledge.simplyme wrote: ↑2 weeks ago Welcome Illusive,
I had not heard of the Divine Simplicity teaching before now but what you have described resonates with what I have been studying. I personally see nothing controversial about it.
I know this can easily get into word games which I don’t want to do. I’m just trying to understand this a bit more.
So if after you die your essence continues to exist are you technically still existing just not in the physical world?
Could you say our essence comes from God so is actually a part of God? Could the same be said of anything living in the material world, that it comes from God?
A good definition of the word logos that I am using can be cited from the PBS glossary, which I think does a decent job of explaining the definition.goghtherefore wrote: ↑2 weeks ago ...Regarding post #8: ..."... and we strive to understand him through the finite words which are mere reflections of his infinite logos."
The phrase "infinite logos" moves me to question:
Logos/Word it seems is described as "beginning of his ways" Proverbs 8:22 (New International Version)
“The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;...). As the Supreme One is without beginning, before His first "expression" or "bringing forth" the First Expression/Logos/Word; Should not be referred to as Father...(until He became Father).
Here is a cool and useful video on the topic made by a friend of mine.AmosAU wrote: ↑2 weeks ago A scripture that comes to mind regarding this topic is;
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Just a thought.
I'm enjoying this topic. I have a busy schedule today, but will be back later.
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