Peterson: God of emotion tricky for other faiths

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  • hbeckett
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:58 p.m.

    the Father of my Spirit and the essence of my mortal frame togeather with the Holy Ghost brings emotions of all types to me. That Supreme Being has emotion because he loves me so much that He sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for me and attone for my sins.

  • "Absolutely Simple"
    Aug. 24, 2009 8:57 a.m.

    I think he is referring to the "doctrine of divine simplicity" : 1.God is without any spatial parts(the thesis of spatial simplicity) 2. God is without any temporatl parts(the thesis of temporal simplicity) 3. God is without the sort of metaphysical complexity which would be involved in his exemplifying numerous different properties ontologically distinct from himseslf(the thesis of property simplicity) This is the traditional Christian view derived from the "perfect being theology,God is not a physical object,so he does not have physical or spatial parts. This also the Orthodox Jewish view. versus Anthromorphic doctrines of the Mormon church (Exalted man).