Introduction

Introduction My Convictions helps Christians identify and share their views about God. Using a web book and a theological profile quiz, readers contemplate various questions and define their basic doctrinal views. Description My Convictions does not cover every doctrine like a theology textbook. It probes the forks in the road, focusing on our differences. Limitation My Convictions summarizes dozens…

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Quiz

Theological Profile 1. How did God create the universe? Out of Nothing God created the universe out of nothing. Out of Matter God created the universe out of eternal matter that already existed. Out of Himself God created the universe by drawing it out of Himself.  Optional Clarification Back Preview 9 Next  

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Out of Matter

Creatio Ex Materia God created the universe out of eternal matter that already existed.  Creation out of matter is “creation by God out of some previously existing, eternal lump of clay.” Norm Geisler In ancient Greek mythology, these disorderly pre-existing materials were called chaos. This solution envisions God as more of a Craftsman than a Creator, simply…

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Out of Himself

Creatio Ex Deo God created the universe by drawing it out of Himself. When one watches milk being poured into cereal, one sees God being poured into God.Marilyn Ferguson Creation out of God unfortunately blurs the distinction between Creator and creation taught in the Bible. It can lead to the mystical view of pantheism. Permeational pantheism…

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Value

Scope Having already previewed the question dealing with the creation of the universe, you have been able to evaluate the structure and format of My Convictions. The scope of this resource deserves emphasis as well, for it broadly surveys over fifty such doctrinal issues, providing a comprehensive summary of one’s theology. Affordability My Convictions is priced…

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