They believe that God is omnipotent.
“If I were not, God would not be God.”
So God changes constantly; so God is in time.
The pantheist’s God is (usually) not a personal God.
And that amounts to saying that God is identical to God.
While the world is affected by God, God is not affected by it.
Even if God was timeless before, God is temporal after creation (Craig 2009).
The immanence of God in the world is at the same time the immanence of creatures within God.
Or, perhaps, after all, God is powerless, too, or, perhaps, God is simply the God deep within us . . .
The Son, thus, became a “second God, under God the Father”—i.e., he is a divine figure begotten by God.
Say that a God-property is a property that is possessed by God in all and only those worlds in which God exists.
God is not a contingent being, i.e., either it is not possible that God exists, or it is necessary that God exists.
If the F-ness of God = God, if, for example, the wisdom of God = God, then God is a property instance.
But just because God is impassible, it does not follow that God is immutable—God might be able to change without being affected by any external source.
In this understanding, God can only be designated by negative attributes: it is possible to say what God is not, but it is impossible to say what God is.
One might respond to Alston and Hartshorne on this point by saying that since creatures depend for their existence on God, their relations to God affect them, but not God.
Deus otiosus, (Latin: “neutral god,” or “hidden god”), in the history of religions and philosophy, a high god who has withdrawn from the immediate details of the governing of the world.
Luhrmann’s books “When God Talks Back” and “How God Becomes Real,” contrasts the “loving” God of the New Testament with the “severe” God of the Hebrew Bible, “who, for instance, orders Abraham to kill his son” (Books, November 9th).
Wagering for God superdominates wagering against God: the worst outcome associated with wagering for God (status quo) is at least as good as the best outcome associated with wagering against God (status quo); and if God exists, the result of wagering for God is strictly better than the result of wagering against God.
- any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
- a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
Example: he was a god among men
- a material effigy that is worshipped
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Wagering for God superdominates wagering against God the worst outcome associated with wagering for God status quo is at least as good as the best outcome associated with wagering against God status quo and if God exists the result of wagering for God is strictly better than the result of wagering against God