Reading Time: 11 minutes A vague general theism is an incoherent position to defend because there’s a quantum leap of several orders of magnitude, from theism to Christian theism. Having a coherent message contained in the law and the prophets, allows the very basis of understanding why the cross and Resurrection can bring about Redemption to be understood in, what God prefigured in the law and in the giving of these prophecies.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Paul was not in Athens to prove the existence of any ‘new’ divinity. Paul argues that the Athenians had already recognised the existence of God in Athens, because there was already erected an altar to him, namely the one to ‘the unknown God’ (αγνωστω θεω, agnosto theo).
Reading Time: 4 minutes “For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” (I Corinthians 1:21)