What is meant with 'glory' of God?
I humble request permission to post here, since I exclusively want Christian feedback. I won't be adversarial though I might be a bit skeptical, and I want to interact with the responses.
Usually in many arguments that center around the Problem of Evil, or Divine Command Theory, I come across the concept of something that glorifies God. This is the goal of everything in Christianity, but I'm not sure what it signifies. One Reformed theologian tried to explain to me that Hell was good because it allowed God to prepare vessels of wrath (people made especially worthy of Hell through divine action) so that in punishing them he brings glory to himself. What is meant by that? I think only Reformed Christians who agree to that part, should be the ones to respond to it. The glory, if it is anything, doesn't seem comparable to any word we have. Is it wholly artificial? God declares that something brings glory to him, and therefore it does? Or is it something that comes about in another way? Would a mudpile with two X's on it and an M bring glory to God?
I can understand a mundane use of the word glory imbued with the meanings we have in it. That's a word with substance and meaning, it signifies something, you know what it describes. I know what I mean when I say fame and glory. And with this meaning in mind it seems for glory to make sense you need rational agents independent of God, who are impressed in some way by his actions, his nature, his character and therefore attributes those good things to him.
What do you guys think?
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