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3.2.3 Erroneous Views of God

Erroneous Views of God

By seeing what He is not, we shall be helped to a better understanding of who He is.

1. Agnosticism-from two Greek words meaning not Knowing

Denies the human ability to know God

From the same etymology as ignoramus

The agnostic declares that the finite cannot grasp the infinite.

Refutation to this view

We can know of God without comprehending Him

The Scriptures declare that God is knowable

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I Am the LORD:
Daniel 11:32 The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

2. Polytheism is the worship of many gods

Characteristic of ancient religions

Still practiced today in heathen lands


New age cults

Based on the idea that the universe is governed by many forces

God of water

God of fire

God of other forces of nature

Worshipped the creature more than the creator Rom. 1:25

Refutation to this view

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
Matthew 4:10 Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.
books.John 17:3—And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent

kjv/deuteronomy.6:4 books.Deuteronomy 6:4

God is One
Three persons within One God
Monotheism the worship of One God

3. Pantheism all is god

The earth is all part of god

Trees, birds and all the animals

Man is also god

According to the pantheist god lives and expresses himself through nature

Refutation to this view

Pantheism confounds God with nature

The poem is not the poet

The creature is not The Creator Romans 1:25

4. Materialism matter is the cause of all life and mind(Big bang theory)

Denies any distinction between mind and matter

Man is simply an animal



Refutation to this view

Life only comes from existing life

No instance has ever been demonstrated of life coming from dead matter

God is the creator of all life

5. Deism admits there is a personal God, who created the world; then left it to be governed by natural law

A wound clock left to run on its own

Leaves no room for Divine intervention

No miracle is possible

Refutation to this view

Scriptural testimony of Divine intervention

Historical record of God's providence

6. Dualism there are two opposing forces of good and evil

Portrayed as good angel verses bad angel

Refutation to this view

God is more than an impersonal force

Satan's kingdom has been defeated