Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation.¬†Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

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General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.

What is Revelation? The word revelation comes from the Latin 'revelere' which means to unveil. Basically, it is the communication of things which are unknown by reason alone to mankind. This means we cannot know fully about things that are beyond our human understanding - such as things like the afterlife, the soul or God's … Continue reading General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.

What is the Purpose of Revelation?

The Origins course will look at many different ideas about where the Universe comes from and who made it. We are going to explore this in this unit and look at different answers to the question: What are the Origins of the Universe? To begin with, we are going to focus on Christianity and how … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Revelation?

Is it possible that God could have created the Universe? Higher Origins Essay Help

Is it possible that God could have created the Universe? Higher Origins Essay Help The VIEWS Structure This guide will follow the VIEWS format; which is a good example of how to structure essay paragraphs. Viewpoints Interpretation Example Weaknesses Strengths/ Rebuttal Some may find it easier or more logical to switch the weaknesses and strengths … Continue reading Is it possible that God could have created the Universe? Higher Origins Essay Help

Creation Science – Institute of Creation Research

Creation Scientists take a literal approach to Genesis 1, believing it to be an actual account of the creation of the universe. They use science to back up this view. The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) was created to complete research into backing up this theory. Founded by Dr. Henry Morris in 1970, ICR exists … Continue reading Creation Science – Institute of Creation Research

Origin of the Universe – The Scientific Approach

For Scientific Materialists, it is unreasonable to believe that a God or Supernatural being created the Universe. Instead, they deduce through scientific reasoning and the scientific method that the origin of the Universe can be explained solely through science with no religious input. One believer of this approach is Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist who … Continue reading Origin of the Universe – The Scientific Approach

The Big Bang Theory Explained

The Big Bang Theory is a term for a theory that is centuries old although is on record as being term the 'Big Bang Theory' by Fred Hoyle in the 1920s. There are many different parts to the Big Bang Theories and some disagreements within the scientific community as to the cause and effect of … Continue reading The Big Bang Theory Explained

Christian Beliefs about Creation

Christians believe that God created the Universe. He chose to create it out of love for humanity. Some may argue that he created it because he wanted to be worshipped, therefore it was selfish his creation however Christians would debate this. They would argue that as God is Omnipotent he doesn't need to be loved. … Continue reading Christian Beliefs about Creation

National 5: Is it reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the universe? (8 marks) Model Answer

Below is a model answer for a National 5 8 Marker Evaluation Question. Read more about how to answer these here.¬† Is it reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the universe? (8 marks) Some people would argue that it is reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the … Continue reading National 5: Is it reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the universe? (8 marks) Model Answer

Is it Reasonable to Believe that God Created the Universe? Higher Model Answer

Is it reasonable to believe that God Created the Universe? (20 Marks) Below is a model answer of the above question. I have added in some links to help with additional reading. This is a question that has been widely debated for years and as scientific advances happen, fresh debates also happen. In order for … Continue reading Is it Reasonable to Believe that God Created the Universe? Higher Model Answer