Looking for a primary cause and a goal that can not offer philosophers existing beliefs

Raphael's "School of Athens"

Raphael’s “School of Athens” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In his speech to the philosophers of Athens, the apostle Paul summed up this aspect of the Biblical teaching when he stated that the God who made the world and all things therein, who is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands, and does not let himself be served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He itself is the One who gives all life and breath and everything to everybody.

Act 17:24-25 The Scriptures 1998+  (24)  “יהוה {Jehovah}, who made the world and all that is in it, this One being Master of heaven and earth, does not dwell in dwellings made with hands.1 Footnote: 1See 7:48.  (25)  “Nor is He served with men’s hands – as if needing any – Himself giving to all life, and breath, and all else.

We should know that the Supreme Sovereign Lord of lord of lords, the Adonai Jehovah God began by making one man, and from him he made all the different people who live everywhere in the world. It was this Elohim Divine Creator, Who decided exactly when and where those people would live.

In the Garden of Eden God made a promise that there would come a solution for the curse of God over man. It took some time before the world got that solution, because God wanted people to look for him Jehovah would sent to the world, and perhaps in searching all around for him, they would find him. Today still there are many who do not want to see or find that sent one from God. But he is not far from any of us.  It is through him that we are able to live, to do what we do, and to be who we are.

The solution against death is not made of gold, silver, or stone.  In the past people did not understand God, and He overlooked this. But now He is telling everyone in the world to change and turn to him.  He has decided on a day when he will judge all the people in the world in a way that is fair. Even this sent one would know that day but would know the function given to him and would warn people about this coming Day of God. For that warning Jehovah God would use a man He chose long ago. And He has proved to everyone that this promised one is the man to do it. He proved it by raising him from death!  When the people heard about Jesus being raised from death, some of them laughed. But others did know they would hear more about this from him later.

Act 17:26-33 The Scriptures 1998+  (26)  “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having ordained beforehand the times and the boundaries of their dwelling,  (27)  to seek the Master, if at least they would reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.  (28)  “For in Him we live and move and are, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’  (29)  “Now then, since we are the offspring of Elohim, we should not think that the Elohim is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by the skill and thought of man.  (30)  “Truly, then, having overlooked these times of ignorance, Elohim now commands all men everywhere to repent,  (31)  because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed,1 having given proof of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Footnote: 1See 10:42.  (32)  And hearing of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, while others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”  (33)  And so Sha’ul went out from among them.

We should be fully aware that with regard to the people God has been patient and that He has determined their allotted times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they should seek God, if they could find Him all groping, though He is not far from each one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being and by Him we received the grace of salvation by the death of the one sent by Him.

English: Their are thousands of artworks creat...

Their are thousands of artworks created in the art world depicting St Paul. This painting was created by the famous artist called Rembrandt. It hangs on the walls of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The apostle Paul his speech is therefore as interesting as the Greek philosophers, the shortcomings of the prevailing religious and philosophical thought had been identified. They looked for a primary cause and a goal that could not offer their existing beliefs. This led to even more speculative thoughts. They found that if it is a rule that all that exists is created, that it inevitably follows that the creator must have also been made or restored. That led them to see as the primary cause more and more to abstract principles like ‘the good. But because perfection can not deal with the imperfect in their views without betraying him or itself, there was no involvement of these primary causes of the world that was caused. The imperfect man could do strive for perfection, but perfection is not interfered with at all there. It was in this world that Paul was talking about a God who created the world with a purpose and Who gave a command to the people, but also deals with that man. A collision was inevitable, and therefore that did not stay out.


Preceding articles:

Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation

Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything

Next: Creation purpose and warranty

A Dutch version about this subject / Een Nederlandse versie over dit onderwerp: Gods vergeten Woord 13 Schepping 5 Een God die het ter harte gaat


Additional literature:

  1. Finding God amid all the religious externals
  2. Seeing or not seeing and willingness to find God
  3. People Seeking for God 1 Looking for answers
  4. People Seeking for God 2 Human interpretations
  5. People Seeking for God 3 Laws and directions
  6. People Seeking for God 4 Biblical terms
  7. People Seeking for God 5 Bread of life
  8. People Seeking for God 6 Strategy
  9. People Seeking for God 7 The Lord and lords
  10. A more than Great God to look for
  11. Looking for True Spirituality 8 Measuring Up
  12. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 1
  13. Doubting and going astray
  14. Are people allowed to have doubts
  15. Looking for Answers
  16. sinking world….
  17. Two new encyclopaedic articles
  18. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #16 Benefits of praying


  • The Garden of Gethsemane versus the Garden of Eden (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
    In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve’s sin brought death into the world.
    In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ chose to be obedient for us sinners that we be saved.
    In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve enjoyed luxury and abundance.
    In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus experienced agony and despair.
  • Choose Positivity (matheusyuhlung.wordpress.com)
    Have you ever wondered what if Moses and Aaron sat on the spies’ bad report of Canaan[i], what would have happened?
  • When my young son was badly burned in an accident, our whole family entered the Mystery of the Cross….. (faithinourfamilies.com)
    The human race has been plagued with hardship ever since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve desired more than the goodness God had already given them. And from that point on, most viewed suffering as a punishment from God – until that first Good Friday when Our Lord transformed punishment into a blessing. It seems natural for us to try to alleviate hardships when they come. A painkiller, a massage, an adjustment to the thermostat. How many little things do we do each day, each hour, to tweak the comfort level around ourselves? As these first 2 paragraphs were written, I have already adjusted my posture, scratched an itch and taken a sip of my drink. All actions taken almost without thinking and all done to increase my comfort.
  • Cursed (fbcpolson.wordpress.com)
    When God created mankind and put him in the Garden of Eden, there were no thorns. A curse came upon Adam and Eve because they sinned and disobeyed God. The thorn, the thistle, are the result of the curse of sin upon humanity. Jesus wore a crown of thorns because He bore that curse…the hardship, sorrow, and death that come with sin.
  • Acts 17:14-31 (theencouragementexpress.com)
    24 ‘The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
  • Knowledge of Divine Things Part Eleven Fides et Ratio Four (supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com)
    It is true that ancient Israel did not come to knowledge of the world and its phenomena by way of abstraction, as did the Greek philosopher or the Egyptian sage. Still less did the good Israelite understand knowledge in the way of the modern world which tends more to distinguish different kinds of knowing. Nonetheless, the biblical world has made its own distinctive contribution to the theory of knowledge.
  • In The Aegean (jonathank4e.wordpress.com)
    Do not miss the tenderness God displays.  The entire first chapter paints the picture of the Awesome and Almighty, the Splendid and Unapproachable, and then the Bible says, “He fed me this scroll.
  • Eve and the Garden of Eden: Rob Liefeld goes Biblical? (comicsbeat.com)
    Rob Liefeld is a fascinating and polarizing creator whose next comics work is sure to turn more than a couple heads. The author already announced his first Old Testament adaptation with Judges: The Covenant launching sometime in Fall 2015, now we can also look forward to another Liefeld Bible adaptation with Eve and the Garden of Eden. Liefeld Creations announced the news which was followed with a quote from Rob himself that will sort of get readers acclimated into what they might see in the new book.
  • Biblical Tree of Knowledge (debatepolitics.com)
    a continuation of the interesting discussion started with Grand Mal in the other thread. How mankind got the concept of right and wrong.
  • The Garden of Gethsemane versus the Garden of Eden (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
    In the Garden of Eden, the cherubic angel was placed to prevent the re-entry of Adam and Even back there due to their disobedience to the will of God.
    In the Garden of Gethsemane, an angel from heaven was sent to strengthen Jesus so that he completed the will of God.
    In the Garden of Eden, mankind by way of their choice had to face the prospect of a hopeless end.
    In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus made his choice so that those who believe in him have endless hope.

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