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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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Names of gods in Islam like "Rahim" which means "The Most Merciful" which describe the attributes of God are also to be included.
A positive alternative, according to several theologians, is to dispense with traditional attributes of God as person, and to attend to attributes - love, creativity, justice - that we regard as essential to Being.
The superheroes come from all over the world, with each of their powers based on one of the 99 attributes of God in Islam, including generosity, strength and foresight.
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Epinoiai are specific notions about God that describe different attributes of God without saying anything at all about divine simplicity or divine essence.
The last chapter - The Most Beautiful Rosary - lists 110 attributes of God, each explained with a verse from the Quran containing a reference to that attribute.
Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy is an extended meditation on the attributes of God and their meaning in the Christian life.
More importantly, Neyrey observes how Paul carries forward the Jewish understanding of God's "Two Attributes" (e.g., articulated in Exodus 34:6-7), paraphrased by Neyrey as "mercy" and "just judgment." Neyrey's extensive discussion on how these attributes of God play out in Romans, is fascinating.
Specifically, divine omniscience is not omniscience simpliciter because the other attributes of God (e.g., omnipotence) preclude God's fully understanding certain concepts such as fear, despair and frustration (36-7).
The overall themes are religious experience and knowledge, the existence of God, and the nature and attributes of God. A final section looks at emerging perspectives from continental, Eastern, and feminist philosophy.
Strobel also presented profile evidence to see if Jesus fulfilled the attributes of God. The incarnation, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, eternality, and immutability all fit in the sketch and are found in the Christmas child.