I am looking for suggestions on how to reword this question to better fit the site and narrow the scope to a specific doctrine question.

Do people actually make / invent anything?

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    It seems to be more philosophical than doctrinal if that makes sense. That's the reason I closed it. – wax eagle Feb 4 '14 at 21:42
  • I understand your reasoning - and agree. I am asking for suggestions - if there can be any - to get it back on track. – The Freemason Feb 4 '14 at 21:45
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    I recommend reading some of scientist, theologian, and philosopher, John Polkinghorne's work. In particular, a lecture entitled "God's Action in the World", will give you a taste. I don't know how to ask your question, but doing some research into the problem is a good first step. – Jon Ericson Feb 5 '14 at 16:40

Well, Peter Turner said it all really:

[T]he Calvinist perspective on free will probably has a lot to do with this. If you believe that man has a role to play in the creation of faith in others, you'll find man to be a co-creator (working with the Holy Spirit). If you believe God just put it there to begin with, then man is just a passive instrument and not a creator.

To put this into site guidelines I suggest asking for an Arminian or Calvinist perspective. I would ask how it is that Arminianism can explain the antinomy of God having given the creativity, deserves glory for that and all you create with it, yet you created with it, not God.

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