A Simple yet Nevertheless Effective Proof of GodWhen it comes down to it, ultimately the laws of physics/science/nature have to be suspended in order for the universe to come into existence. Even the atheists have to admit that. Since matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed (excluding relativity but even then you have to have either matter or energy in order to get the other), it only makes sense that you have to have some force that operates beyond the laws of the universe (even then, logic dictates that there must be rules that govern in situations outside the normal laws of the universe). But there is a principle that cannot be ignored: cause and effect.
There is apparently some bizarre theory that I confess I don't understand that says energy can be created, apparently randomly. Okay, let's suppose for argument's sake that is the case. But unless I'm wrong, that theory doesn't allow for anywhere near the amount of energy needed for the creation of the universe. But still, nothing is truly random. What we call so
Objective Proof of GodIf I tossed a coin 2000 times and called it right every single time, what would you think?Objective Proof of God2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I can only imagine some of the things you would be thinking, but they would all stem from one rationalization: that what was happening defied logic.
To make sure we are on the same page, let me give you some quick facts about the Bible: The Bible was written over a span of about 1500 years (from 1445 BC to 95 AD) in 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 authors, and has 66 books. It's mostly a collection of letters written to churches. We can verify the dates of the books of the Bible through the efforts of historians, linguists, and archeologists.
" . . . a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. . . They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." Psalm 22: 17-18
What event is this verse referring to? If you have a basic knowledge of Christianity, then you know this is talking about Jesus' crucifixion. If you
Morality is Not an Opinion(9/05/2012)Morality is Not an Opinion1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
We may find ourselves in situations in which we have to speak truthfully even though the truth may seem hurtful to someone. I've been increasingly finding myself in that situation the more I walk with God. It's not always so easy to do this, especially when you're the type who is sensitive about other people's feelings and prefers not to hurt anyone.
But you know something? Sometimes the truth doesn't always sound so pleasant. Sometimes it hurts to hear it. This is also a truth in itself that needs to be accepted.
But we can also learn that it is a whole lot better to speak a seemingly hurtful truth than it is to give in with a "nice" and buttered-up lie.
Let me find an analogy:
Broccoli is healthy. Not everybody likes broccoli. In fact, a number of people don't like certain vegetables for that matter (I'm one of them; I can be a picky eater sometimes). But it is proven to be good for your body and will
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Secure in my Salvation
-The Qur'an says, "O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things," (66:8-9). Notice how it says if you are sincere you </i>may receive forgiveness.
-The problem there is this: how do you know you're sincere enough to be forgiven? If you say yes, are you being boastful? If you say no, are you being too humble?
-As a Christian, I know there is no 'may' or guesswork. By calling on the name of the Lord, I am Saved.
---The question is this: why would I, a Christian, give up my guaranteed Salvation in Jesus Christ when Muslims thems
The Point of ExistenceGod answers my prayers (and others prayers I'm sure!) in the most subtle yet amazing ways.The Point of Existence11 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
For years, I have been pondering God's purpose for creating the world, for creating us. If God is so powerful and all-knowing, why would He willingly create a world that would eventually crumble because of His own, favored creation: humans? What was the purpose of existence if He already knew that we would screw up? Was Jesus merely the "plan B" if "plan A" (Adam) failed?
I have heard all sorts of answers over the years, none of them truly answering the question. They merely danced around it and instead talked about the amazing gift of salvation Jesus can give to us. I mean, yeah, that's important to know, but why did God create in the first place? Plain and simple? Still, I kept going, knowing someday God would choose to bless me with the answer should I be open to it.
And it happened just yesterday, after years of wondering an
10 Facts That Disprove Evolution1. We share half our DNA with bananas.10 Facts That Disprove Evolution1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
2. The fossil record has holes in it. Dinosaur and humans footprints were found side-by-side in Arizona and Turkmenistan. In Uzbekistan, 86 consecutive hoof prints of horses were found in rocks dating back to the dinosaurs. Petrified trees in Arizona's petrified forest have fossilized nests of bees and cocoons of wasps. Those forests are reputedly 220 million years old, while bees (and flowering plants which bees require) supposedly evolved almost 100 million years later.
3. No macro variations (speciation) in evolution have ever been observed. Micro evolution is species adaptations, and it's not the same as macro. Adjusting to the climate is very, very different than changing from species to another.
4. Humans have the most neurons in their brains but primates don't have even close to that amount. They aren't even in the top ten.
5. Radiometric dating does not take into account the way heat and water affect the aging of bones (it makes them appea
Then Who Made God?When I was around three years old I sat on my grandfather's lap. He would talk to me about many things, but one subject that persists in my memory is when he would talk about God. He would tell me how God created the universe and everything in it. He began by asking me “Do you see the trees outside? Do you know where they came from?” I would ask where they came from and he would say any number of things that a three-year-old could understand and then say “Do you know where all of that came from?” I would then ask where it came from. Finally he said that “God made everything.” I then asked, “But, grandpa, who made God?” He would respond that no one made God and that God was never made or created. I would persist, “But where did he come from?” He would respond “He was always there before everything else.”Then Who Made God?1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Certainly I was confused—I had just gotten my head around contingency (for you adults here): that something