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Theism

Definition

Theism includes any philosophy which claims that some kind of God or gods exist.

Keywords: Theism, Atheism, Philosophy, True, God, Deductive.

Veracity

Theistic claims are true .

Proof

Either there are no gods, and therefore atheistic claims are true, or there is at least one god, and therefore theistic claims are true.

Premise 1: If atheistic claims are false, then theistic claims are true.

Premise 2: Atheistic claims are false.

Conclusion: Therefore, theistic claims are true.

Since atheistic claims are deductively false, theistic claims are therefore deductively true.

World Religions and Cults (volume 2)

In Printed Form

Along with numerous other authors including Don Landis, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson, Timothy McCabe contributes analyses of various world religions and cults in this volume from Master Books.

Other Writings

"Could Christ have prevented his alleged crucifixion? If he could have but didn't, wasn't that suicide?"

"Could Christ have prevented his alleged crucifixion?" Generally, this type of question, "could someone have done other than what they did?" ultimately means, "was there a point at which the singular cause of the event was the will of the person involved?" If I have correctly understood the intent of the questioner, the answer is absolutely (John 10:18). "If he could have but didn't, wasn't that suicide?

"If God created everything and decided how it would be, wouldn't our sins be his fault?"

The word "fault" means a defect or an imperfection. God has no defects or imperfections, and it is nonsensical to suggest that the contrary could be true, for if God had defects or imperfections, they would not be recognized as defects or imperfections by anyone, including Him, and thus to call them defects or imperfections would be utterly meaningless. Further, if God were anything other than perfect-in-every-way, nothing could be trusted at all since He is the source of everything.

"Does your faith or worldview have a specific stance on abortion? What is it?"

The Bible condemns the killing of human beings (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Matthew 5:21; Mark 10:19, etc) when it is done without the express permission or command of God Himself. For example, governments have God's permission to execute murderers and certain other types of criminals (Genesis 9:6; Numbers 35:17; Leviticus 20:2, 24:14, 24:16; Deuteronomy 13:10; Romans 13:4) and to wage wars against nations under certain circumstances (Numbers 31:7; Joshua 8; 1 Samuel 15:18).

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