1. DOES GOD EXIST?
Even from the standpoint of the
sceptic, a reasonable and candid search into the unknown by the light of
what is known will guide the unbiased, intelligent reasoner in the
direction of the truth.
Laying aside the Bible, and from
the standpoint of reason alone, it can be observed that:-
Belief in a God is grounded in
human nature. Man is so constituted as to desire to worship and
venerate a Supreme Being, even as other desires – for food, shelter,
companionship, knowledge, beauty, etc., are inbuilt.
Every event has a cause.
Reasoning back from many events to many causes, we reach the first
events, which imply a first cause which itself must be causeless, hence
eternal. Though some argue that ‘blind force’ is the first cause, no
proof is possible, and reason allied to other considerations favours the
existence of a supreme intelligence as the First Great Cause.
Order throughout nature points
to the existence of a master mind. The universe in the vastness of space
is marvelously ordered, and in the minutest detail of earth laws are
seen to operate which demonstrate a power and control which cannot be
the product of chance, but compellingly indicate the work of a great Law
Design is everywhere seen. All
forms of life have an environment and sustenance perfectly fitted to
their needs. As successful human enterprise is not achieved randomly,
but by intelligent design, how much more is planning evident in the vast
operation of the universe.
Man possesses intellectual,
moral and religious qualities. Man is capable of reasoning on deep and
abstruse questions, is endowed with a sense of right and wrong and a
moral obligation to the right, and feels his dependence on a higher
power. He has faculties for wisdom, justice and love, a persuasive
evidence that there is a God who is supremely wise, just and
Some of the human family have
undoubtedly experienced an intimate, personal relationship with the
Creator. To them he has been, and is, a living reality. His influence in
their lives and on their characters is indisputable, and their witness
cannot be dismissed.
It is impossible to
disprove the existence of God. A little thought will lead to the
conclusion that to disprove God’s existence one must know and thoroughly
understand every being, principle, force, etc., in the universe; in
other words, one must be omniscient.
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