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 God3 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
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam3 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 Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism4 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
Morality is Not an Opinion(9/05/2012)Morality is Not an Opinion3 years 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
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Wicca/Paganism7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity over Wiccan/Paganism7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Wicca/Paganism3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-One of the teachings of Wicca is reincarnation. But there is no evidence in support of reincarnation. There is no way to prove it exists.
-Christianity teaches we have one life, and that has much evidence for it.
-How do you know the gods and goddesses of Wicca exist? Can you prove it?
-The Christian God has evidence to prove Him (see artist description).
---Why would I leave Christianity which teaches something proven, for Wiccan which teaches something unproven?
-In Wicca, Satan does not exist. But then how can it explain the origin of demons? The practices of Satanists? Or the testimonies of those who have been to Hell and back? (see artist description)
-Christianity affirms the existence of Satan and is very specific about his nature.
---Why would I join Wicca when it contradicts my own experiences about Satan?
3. More Denial
-Wicca denies the existence of Heaven of Hell
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Buddhism7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity Over Buddhism7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Buddhism3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Unique and Set Apart
-Buddhism's beliefs are very close to those of Hinduism. How then can you determine one religion from the other?
-As opposed to Christianity, which has several factors that no other religion has, including a Savior, forgiveness, a personal God, and Salvation through faith.
-Another unique aspect of Christianity is that Jesus was resurrected.
-With so many wise men recorded throughout history, how is Buddha set apart?
---Why would I, a Christian, leave a unique religion with a resurrected Savior, for one that has an average founder and that is similar to another religion?
-Depending on which sect of Buddhism you're from, you are either atheistic, pantheistic, or monotheistic. With such huge contradictions of belief, how can you possibly know which way is right?
-Christianity has always had One God.
-Buddhism says that desires are the root of all suffering and you should rid y
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?2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Certainly I was confused—I had just gotten my head around contingency (for you adults here): that something
Human Sacrifice in the Bible? Part 2As I have shown in Part I, there were three major "human sacrifices" that are found in the Bible. But they were not the human sacrifices that anti-theists make them out to be: one was a divine act, one was merely a test with no resulting human death, and the last was either done against God's Will or was merely a misunderstanding of a man giving his daughter to a chaste life (though the former is much more likely than the latter). Hardly any of these would count as a bloody human sacrifice equating to that of the Aztecs, or a select other pagan groups.Human Sacrifice in the Bible? Part 22 years ago in Editorial More Like This
And yet some people have twisted Scripture (and I mean REALLY twisted it!) to sound as if Yahweh demanded human sacrifice. Along with some clearly anti-Christian websites showcasing the alleged sacrifices in the Bible and one source that barely went over the topic of Jesus's sacrifice, the person also cited a couple Islamic sites as well, telling how Jesus was never crucified (Yes, lets go to the Muslims to un
Proof of GodTo start off, I'd like you to take a moment to consider why it is you don'tProof of God4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
believe our God exists.
You cannot stay in a state of lacking belief in God. After all, my dog doesn't believe in God, either, but she's not an atheist. To state that you simply don't believe is not sufficient. There must be a reason. On a similar note, I don't believe "blind faith" is sufficient either. I don't just "believe" in God, I have reasons for my beliefs. Either you have accepted the idea of God, or you have rejected it.
So what is the cause for your rejection? What is the basis that you found this view on? When put under speculation, is it adequate? Is it flawed? Is it subjective? This first section of my "essay" deals with reasons you might have for rejecting that our God exists, and refuting them.
I believe there is no God because . . .
1. There's no proof.
That statement is subjective. I'm probably going to use this word a lot, so here's a quick definition: subjective means biased or one-s