- Author : Charles L. Ladner
- Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
- Release Date : 2019-12-09
- Genre: Philosophy
- Pages : 110
- ISBN 10 : 9781796076189
Reflections on Creation Original Sin and Big Evil Excerpt :
This book is a theodicy. That is to say, it is an attempt to reconcile two apparently irreconcilable realities: (1) The existence of evil and imperfection; (2) In a world created by a good and perfect God. However, unlike all other such works, the author’s perspective is a radical departure from tradition, because he rejects the customary Christian practice of using Third century science and terminology to explicate the truths of revelation, and instead relies almost entirely on contemporary physical and biological sciences. He begins with a fundamental proposition, informed by what we now know about the inconceivably immense scale of the universe and its opposite, the equally inconceivable small scale and unimaginable complexity of the cellular and physical worlds, leading to the determination that, between humans and their Creator there is an unbridgeable ontological chasm that makes the Creator God forever incomprehensible. Science, he says, will not allow us to understand the nature of God any more than ancient philosophy or natural law, but may help show His direction.