Theological Reflection

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God is a complex being only understood partially, and his existence is challenged by some but accepted by Christians as a matter of faith. It is possible to prove any aspect about his existence through Thomas Aquinas. The Christian Trinity consists of the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit which is united under one godhead. The Holy Spirit is sometimes spoken of as the breath of God, it is also described as living water and wind, the Holy Spirit is also the Giver of Life. God comes in Various images which are thought of by people to gain a better understand of their God. Jesus revealed many things about God to all humans. Through him many truths and attributes where shown about God, to understand him better.

God is Transcendent, meaning God is beyond and above this world and this life, even though God is present in it. God is completely beyond the grasp of our minds.

In simpler terms this means that God cannot be fully understood or fully justified. But the existence of God can be logically proven using Thomas Aquinas' five ways in which a believer can figure out that there is a God. Firstly the universe and everything in it is always on the move, which changes every instant and going on to the next instant so there must have been a first mover who set of this universal move. Every effect has a cause, and there must be a something that caused the existence of the universe. Everything in creation is possible, but there must be a certain one who is necessary to the universe for its possibilities to unfold. Humans seek perfection, so there must be someone who is perfect for humans to seek it, and finally the universe works well, and the...