Though many may be happy there has been an increase of theological books, we can see that the interest in God has diminished a lot more.
Theology has wide appeal, and books promoting it are best sellers, but by the common man we notice that he has drifted further apart from any connection with the Divine Creator.
Though the existence of order presupposes the existence of organizing intelligence. Such intelligence can be none other than God’s.” [Dieu existe? Oui (Paris, 1979), Christian Chabanis, quoting Pierre-Paul Grassé, p. 94.]
It is not because scientifically we can not prove an existence of something that it doe snot exist. The same with God, we not able to proof He does exist or does not exist, makes it not that He would not exist.
Our minds cannot fully comprehend the Divine Creator. He seems untouchable and incomprehensible. Though if we would look more to the things around us and listen to our inner soul, we would be more sure. Also when we would listen to the Words in the Holy Scripture and let them enter into our heart we shall come to understand lot more things. Listening to the heart will also give lots of answers.
It is not our minds cannot fully comprehend it that we would have a sound reason for rejecting the existence of God.
Consider examples: (1) Time. No one can point to a certain moment as the beginning of time. And it is a fact that, even though our lives end, time does not. We do not reject the idea of time because there are aspects of it that we do not fully comprehend. Rather, we regulate our lives by it. (2) Space. Astronomers find no beginning or end to space. The farther they probe into the universe, the more there is. They do not reject what the evidence shows; many refer to space as being infinite. The same principle applies to the existence of God.
Other examples: (1) Astronomers tell us that the heat of the sun at its core is 27,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit (15,000,000° C.). Do we reject that idea because we cannot fully comprehend such intense heat? (2) They tell us that the size of our Milky Way is so great that a beam of light traveling at over 186,000 miles per second (300,000 km/sec) would require 100,000 years to cross it. Do our minds really comprehend such a distance? Yet we accept it because scientific evidence supports it.
Which is more reasonable—that the universe is the product of a living, intelligent Creator? or that it must have arisen simply by chance from a nonliving source without intelligent direction? Some persons adopt the latter viewpoint because to believe otherwise would mean that they would have to acknowledge the existence of a Creator whose qualities they cannot fully comprehend. But it is well known that scientists do not fully comprehend the functioning of the genes that are within living cells and that determine how these cells will grow. Nor do they fully understand the functioning of the human brain. Yet, who would deny that these exist? Should we really expect to understand everything about a Person who is so great that he could bring into existence the universe, with all its intricate design and stupendous size?
- criteria for God’s existence
- to claim that there is no evidence = claim to knowledge which is itself already assuming a criteria of evidence
- there already exists an unconscious idea
- how should a God exist on their view
- reasons for believing in God’s existence = entirely pragmatic
- formulate conception of God
- our inability to truly conceive of perfect goodness
- when thinking of God, one must think of a being approaching one’s highest ideals of Perfection
- the better his idea of God => the better he will know God
- the worse the man, the smaller and more shallow his conception of God will be +> therefore the further from the truth he will be ===> digression
- Ontotological argument
- trick of the mind to think that the goodness of a thing counts as positive proof against its existence
- metaphysical possibility of God’s existence > no proof such a being is an impossibility -> possibility
- Pascal was right in concluding that the infinite gain one receives by living in a world of objective meaning, in which at the heart of existence really does lie a Perfect Being who shall set all right, and who can ground all logic and truth, easily justifies the risk one takes in believing in something one thinks is even extremely improbable.
- metaphysics, truth, science, morality, beauty, and a hope in ultimate triumph of good over evil
- if our faith lasts till the end we shall die with about as much hope as it is possible for the human heart to contain.
- We must not be tricked into thinking that just because we are gambling we are gambling on an impossibility. Remember, we are betting on a real possibility – a reality which thousands of years of human thought has not been able to prove impossible, and which there is actually good positive evidence for.
- Science and God’s existence
- Did the Inspirator exist
- Christianity is a love affair
- When believing in God’s existence and His son, possessing a divine legislation
- Hatred and hostility against God
- Daring to speak in multicultural environment
Further interesting readings:
- From Whom Should We Seek Counsel?
- Transformation through God’s word!
- The Whole Counsel of God #563
- God uses our work to put others in right relationship with Him
- Does God Exist?
- IS God really exist…???
- How Do We Know There’s a God When We Can’t See Him?
- God’s Existence
- The Ontological Argument for God’s Existence
- Scientific Evidence for God
- God, Evidence, and the Burden of Proof: Why A Lack of Empirical Evidence for God’s Existence Would put the Atheist in Higher Epistemic Standing
- Friday Phraseology: Wager Argument
- A short and simple truth
- Video: Evidence for God: Key Arguments for a Reasonable Faith | William Lane Craig
- Existence of God and Bertrand Russell
- An Interview with God
- A Return to the Ancient Worldview
- “They trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives.” ~~Apostle Paul
- What I Appreciate About Atheists
- Bible Meditation
- 116 Dissected: What Does It Mean to Be Unashamed of the Gospel?
- A Christian Response to Stephen Fry on God and Suffering
- Romans 1:21 – In Defense of the Faith
- The One Big Question For The Atheist To Consider Honestly
- Video- Deconstructing New Atheist Objections to the Arguments for God and Q&A- William Lane Craig
- Video- Christian Apologetics- Doug Powell
- Atheism and Its Irrational Call for Proof of God
- New Video Resources: The Kalam Cosmological & Fine Tuning Arguments
- What an atheist did answer, then me
- Why Philosophy Matters for Christians