Friday, November 18, 2011

more nuttiness from gordo

Similarly, to see why Christians hold this understanding of God, we first need to understand why Christians are Christians, i.e we must first address the central warranting argument of the Christian faith: the salvific death, burial and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christos/ Messiah, leading to his appearing to over 500 witnesses and pouring out his Spirit in power according to the prophecies of the Scriptures, so that across 20 centuries millions have come to know the one true living God personally and in life-transforming ways “according to the Scriptures.”

Thus, Jesus of Nazareth is Lord of Life, Saviour and Eschatological Son of Man, who is the Anointed — what Christ and Messiah mean — of the Ancient of Days of Daniel 7. The OT scriptures (the Hebrew Tanakh) that prophesied Messiah’s coming and passion, up to and including salvific death, burial and resurrection [cf Is 53 etc] are thus shown to be the Word of God, profitable to teach us truth, correct error and coach us in righteousness. Similarly, the writings of the Anointed One’s authorised represetnatives,t eh apostles are scripture. From these we learn — as ZSoe has outlined — how the nature of God is complex unity, one God manifest inthreee persons.

A profound mystery, and not wholly comprehensible. but, already we know that it powerfully answers to the problem of the one and the many, with particular relevance to the value and dignity of the individual human being that gives us rights.

And in fact, implicit or explicit trinitarian monotheism is the ONLY live option worldview that gives a solid answer to this longstanding philosophical problem. (Cf the already excerpted discussion on that.)

So, if we can swallow quantum “wavicles” and transfinite sets where the cardinality of the subset is equal to that of he whole set [1, 2, 3, . . . "obviously" has the same "number" of elements as 2, 4, 6, . . . (a proper subset,the evens), namely Aleph-null! And, Cantor had a whole philosophy of the eternal that exploits things like that!] — similar cases of complex unity with properties of he whole manifest in the parts — we can humble ourselves to swallow the equally counter-intuitive doctrine of the trinity too, in light of its warranting basis.

“There are more things in this world than are dreamed of in your philosophy!”



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