Logical God vs Biblical God Essay

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Logical God vs Biblical God



Can the descriptions of God, claimed by the Bible, be proven? In Descartesí Meditations,
Descartes logically proved the existence of an infinite and truthful being.

The Holy Bible describes God, our creator. I plan to compare the logically proven
infinite being (God) and the Biblical God and see if their traits mirror each other. If
they do then it would prove, if not give strong evidence, that they are one in the same.

First I will restate Descartesí proof of an infinite and truthful being.
P1- Ideas are either internal, external, or innate.
P2- The idea of infinity is not internal.
P3- The idea of infinity is not external.
P4- The idea of infinity is therefore innate.
P5- Any cause must be greater than or equal to itís effect.
P6- An infinite being is the cause of the idea of infinity.
P1-P6 proves that their exists an infinite being.
P7-

Established is an infinite, truthful being. Since itís infinite, then itís infinitely
wise. In Platoís The Republic, Socrates proved that a wiseman would be Just. Therefore,
an infinate being would be infinitely Just. So if the Bible is truth, and the Biblical
God exists, then God would be infinitely wise and Just as well. Following this logic,
everything God carries out in the Bible must follow the guidelines of Justice. If there
is an instance where God displayed an act of injustice, it proves at least the prophet to
be false.


I have not inspected every line in the Bible nor do I plan to. But I will go over some of
the main principles of Christianity, with a focus on Catholosism, and see if they follow
that which is Just. The chose Catholosism for two reasons. One is because itís my
religion and itís the one I know the most about. Second is because of itís views of
Salvation, which is the main focus of religion. The Bible is translated in many different
ways by different religions. Many religions believe that all you need is faith.
Catholosism believes in faith and works. I will use the most extreme view, which is
Catholosism.


The steps to salvation are that you must have faith. When you have faith then you must
also have repented all mortal sin.. In Catholosism the two kinds of sin are Mortal and
Veniel. Mortal sins are called mortal because what it does is kill your salvation. You
must repent a mortal sin to receive Godís grace once again. A Veniel sin is a less
serious one that still lets you receive Godís grace. That is, they need not be repented.
If your soul is clean of all mortal sins then you are fine. If not then your going to
hell.


Now, does this follow in the logic of what an infinite and truthful being would do? Well
a sin is an instance where you gave in to your desires. An Ideal human would never do
that. Any instance where you put appetite before wisdom are all covered within the ten
commandments. Therefore the idea of ďsinĒ is sound.


Then comes the separation of a veniel sin and mortal sin. One might think that the
separation is God passing judgement on you. Passing judgement on someone to live forever
in hell would harm them. It would make the Judgement maker unjust and less noble.
Therefore an infinitely wise being, God, would not do this. He doesnít do this. The
separation is not a passing of judgement. God makes rules and lets you choose your path.
If you chose one that would land you in hell, then God will give you the opportunity to
repent and clean your soul of that mortal sin. Evidence also shows that you may commit as
many Venial sins as you want. He does not use a balance scale to determine you salvation.
Which proves that it is in no way passing judgement.


Many may still argue, why is Catholosism preaching Ďfinal judgement by the fatherí. If
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