The odds are astronomical. In fact, scientists aren't even sure if life could have evolved naturally via unintelligent processes. If life did not arise by chance, how did it arise? The universe is ordered by natural laws. Where did these laws come from and what purpose do they serve? Philosophers agree that a transcendent Law Giver is the only plausible explanation for an objective moral standard.
So, ask yourself if you believe in right and wrong and then ask yourself why. Who gave you your conscience? Why does it exist? People of every race, creed, color, and culture, both men and women, young and old, wise and foolish, from the educated to the ignorant, claim to have personally experienced something of the supernatural. So what are we supposed to do with these prodigious accounts of divine healing, prophetic revelation, answered prayer, and other miraculous phenomena?
This screening function is what allows you to focus and operate effectively in your world. The brain functions differently than other organs. There is an intelligence to it, the ability to reason, to produce feelings, to dream and plan, to take action, and relate to other people. The eye It has automatic focusing and handles an astounding 1.
Yet evolution alone does not fully explain the initial source of the eye or the brain -- the start of living organisms from nonliving matter.
The universe had a start - what caused it? Scientists are convinced that our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light, which we now call the Big Bang. This was the singular start to everything that exists: the beginning of the universe, the start of space, and even the initial start of time itself.
Astrophysicist Robert Jastrow, a self-described agnostic, stated, "The seed of everything that has happened in the Universe was planted in that first instant; every star, every planet and every living creature in the Universe came into being as a result of events that were set in motion in the moment of the cosmic explosion The Universe flashed into being, and we cannot find out what caused that to happen. It had a start Scientists have no explanation for the sudden explosion of light and matter.
The universe operates by uniform laws of nature. Why does it? Much of life may seem uncertain, but look at what we can count on day after day: gravity remains consistent, a hot cup of coffee left on a counter will get cold, the earth rotates in the same 24 hours, and the speed of light doesn't change -- on earth or in galaxies far from us.
How is it that we can identify laws of nature that never change? Why is the universe so orderly, so reliable? There is no logical necessity for a universe that obeys rules, let alone one that abides by the rules of mathematics. This astonishment springs from the recognition that the universe doesn't have to behave this way.
It is easy to imagine a universe in which conditions change unpredictably from instant to instant, or even a universe in which things pop in and out of existence. The fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle. The DNA code informs, programs a cell's behavior.
All instruction, all teaching, all training comes with intent. Someone who writes an instruction manual does so with purpose. Did you know that in every cell of our bodies there exists a very detailed instruction code, much like a miniature computer program? As you may know, a computer program is made up of ones and zeros, like this: The way they are arranged tell the computer program what to do.
The DNA code in each of our cells is very similar. It's made up of four chemicals that scientists abbreviate as A, T, G, and C. There are three billion of these letters in every human cell!! Well, just like you can program your phone to beep for specific reasons, DNA instructs the cell. DNA is a three-billion-lettered program telling the cell to act in a certain way. It is a full instruction manual. One has to ask These are not just chemicals. These are chemicals that instruct, that code in a very detailed way exactly how the person's body should develop.
Natural, biological causes are completely lacking as an explanation when programmed information is involved. You cannot find instruction, precise information like this, without someone intentionally constructing it. We know God exists because he pursues us. He is constantly initiating and seeking for us to come to him. I was an atheist at one time.
And like many atheists, the issue of people believing in God bothered me greatly. What is it about atheists that we would spend so much time, attention, and energy refuting something that we don't believe even exists?!
What causes us to do that? When I was an atheist, I attributed my intentions as caring for those poor, delusional people To be honest, I also had another motive. As I challenged those who believed in God, I was deeply curious to see if they could convince me otherwise. Part of my quest was to become free from the question of God.
Let's unpack this, starting right from the beginning. In Genesis it tells us that we were created in the image of God. God breathed life into us. His breath flows inside of us.
Therefore, God is the source of life from within. He is inside of you, around you -- everywhere. If this is the case, when you reject yourself, hate on yourself or do even worse, you are doing the same to God because He is the source from within, and your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians Everything you are holding against yourself on a core level, whether it is through words or actions, you are also holding against God.
By questioning who we truly are, we are questioning who God is. Maybe you believe you were created by chance, and if that were true that would also mean you don't have a unique purpose. That would leave you struggling in life, not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually -- which again, would lead you to not truly believing in yourself.
What is there to believe in, if we run around like zombies without a purpose? We start to feel hopeless and a thought sneaks in that indicates that surely there can't be a God if that is how I feel because it doesn't feel good. When we don't trust ourselves, we also don't trust God. Our human self is restored through Christ yet we tend to not want to accept it on a deep spiritual level.
For many of us, the first time that we understood the awesome expanse of the universe, the indescribable power of the sun, or the breath-taking complexity and beauty of a single cell, we were driven by a deep desire to know and to be known by the Creator of all this splendor. We all want to be immortal, at least I want to be immortal. Reasons to Believe in God I want to pick up two observations which I think give us good reason to think there is a God.
I can propose that science can account for everything there is in the world without the invocation of the complexity of a creator, and a god. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. No arm-twisting.
I have argued that it is more reasonable to hold that it has a cause and that this cause is a non-physical personal agent — God. For a changeless, impersonal cause can never exist without its effect. During the last 30 years or so, scientists have discovered that the existence of intelligent life depends upon a delicate and complex balance of initial conditions simply given in the Big Bang itself.
London: Collins. These questions can be argued with countless theories as to why he does exist and how there is no way that he does not exist or he does not exist and there is no way that he does exist. Referring to all those who believe in him, Jesus Christ said of us, "I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. In a theistic universe God is himself seen as the supreme good. These are not just chemicals. Christianity holds that both of these are good sources of information.
I have presented enough, I think, to suggest that it is more reasonable to believe that God exists than that He does not exist.
Objective moral values in the world.
But time and the advancement of modern science have called God and His very nature into question. It has automatic focusing and handles an astounding 1. Agnostics, Atheists, and Fideists, on the other hand would argue that there is no good reason to think that God exists.
DNA is a three-billion-lettered program telling the cell to act in a certain way. If you do not speak the truth, you are not acting morally in that situation. First my argument from the origin of the universe. Thus, there can be some objective moral goods without God. Rather the premise of this God proof is bring together and share the various theories on which other God proofs have established foundations. Another alternative is to seek a Constructivist account of dignity, perhaps regarding the special status of humans as something we humans decide to extend to each other.
Instead, he has provided sufficient proof of his existence for us to willingly respond to him. I think it quite right that we should regard the current universe as an elaborate and engaging rearrangement of nothing. Since existence isn't a logical predicate, it doesn't belong to the concept of God; it rather affirms that the existence of something that satisfies the predicates defining the concept of God. Craig has done that for me. Existence is not a property in, say, the way that being red is a property of an apple. Here is the second version of the ontological argument as Anselm states it: God is that, than which nothing greater can be conceived.
If an unlimited being does not exist in W, then its nonexistence cannot be explained by reference to any causally contingent feature of W; accordingly, there is no contingent feature of W that explains why that being doesn't exist. However, the theist may hold that this account does not accurately represent the situation. If you want to know, investigate Jesus Christ. Indeed, it is for this very reason that Plantinga avoids the objection to Malcolm's argument that was considered above. Being a talking horse leaves me with plenty of time to ponder these big issues. If it is true that it is wrong to torture another person just for fun, then our moral sense picks up something real and objective about morality.