(John 1:3; Acts 17:24-25; Colossians 1:16-18; Genesis 1:1; Malachi 3:18; Revelation 21:6, 22:13; Psalm 135:6; Isaiah 48:11)
Since God knows that He alone is the reason, and since He is perfectly rational (indeed, He is the original rationality and the foundation and source of all derived rationality), when He conceives of His reason (which is always), His conception is the very image of Himself. This conception of Himself is the divine, eternal, personal reason for all things.
Nevertheless, the image is distinct from that which it is the image of, demonstrating that divinty is in fact shared between God and God's own reason, which is the very image of God.
This image, this reason (or logos), is Christ (Hebrews 1:3; John 1:1, 14:9).
God is the reason. He is His own reason. And therefore, He is clearly not unitarian.
This is one way we know that Islam is false: the god of Islam is unaware that his own reason is himself. This makes him irrational, and an irrational god cannot provide a justified reason for anything, making rational thought impossible if Islam (or any other unitarian religion) were true.
However, Islam is not true, and as a result, we have an alternative to being condemned for our crimes against God, namely, forgiveness through Jesus, the Son of God, the Logos or Reason of God, the Image of God. Jesus provided Himself as a substitution for us, taking the penalty we deserve so that we can be forgiven for our crimes against our Creator, and if we place our lives in His hands, we will be saved (James 4:8; 1 John 4:10; Romans 10:9, 10:13; John 1:12).
Why does Jesus say he will reject all those who believe in him as Lord in Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 21-23?
In the Bible we are asked to be more like Christ. We can definitely try but will never be able to be like Him. In Genesis the snake tempted Adam/Eve telling them that if they ate the fruit they will be like God. How do you explain this to a 6 yo boy?
Should people carry out parts of their religion that they disagree with. Should a religious person ignore their conscience in favor of fulfilling the dictates of their faith? If God tells me to kill my son, do I have to do it?
Do you think that education is the solution? In other words, would people agree with your view if they just had more knowledge? Is the problem basically one of ignorance?
Answers: Atheist, Christian
Where will you go when you die? Can you be certain of your personal final destination? How do you know?