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I don't know. We'll all find out one day! Maybe, maybenot. .
Without empirical proof, then it's all hypothesis, conjecturesand/or wishful thin…king. .
Yes, he does... but it also depends on who you ask. .
By "It all depends on who you ask" I think the person whoanswered means that not everyone believes that God exists. Thebelief or non-belief has no bearing, though, on His existence [ornon-existence]. .
Yes, hundreds, if not thousands. Of course, believers of thesegods asserts that theirs is the true god... .
No, it is just a myth. .
Yes, there is a God, only one God. Religion is false. Godcreated Heaven, Earth and everything that is in them. He createdman to be in a personal, loving relationship with Him. He sent Hisonly Son, Jesus (who lived a perfect, blameless life), to bear thesin of the world because we're screw-ups. Human=sinner. If webelieve that Jesus Christ bore our sin and died on the cross, andthat God raised Him from the dead, we will go to be with Him inHeaven when we die. .
Your belief is your God. If you believe, there is a God, ifnot, no God. But sure there is some supernatural power whichmaintains all the universe. .
This is a question that many consider controversial for obviousreasons. Because we cannot see the creator, many feel that he doesnot exist. I believe firmly that we can "see" him if we are lookingfor him, and that he does exist. So I will present my belief in asa condensed form as I can. If anything said here offends someonewho believes otherwise, I apologize, that is not my intent. First, the Bible itself provides an answer to that question withsimple logic. At Hebrews 3:4 it says,"Of course, every house isconstructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God."That is very simple logic when you think about it. When we see ahouse, we don't imagine that it somehow just appeared there overmillions of years of accidental occurrences. We know someone withintelligence designed it and built it, all for a purpose. All of creation, including the Earth, universe, animals, plants,and us, are much , much more complicated than any house is.Reasonably, the more complicated the design is, the moreintelligent the creator must be. The most accurate and complicated time piece in the universe, isthe universe itself. All the planets, moons, and stars are inperfect alignment, in perfect order, so much so that scientists canpredict years in advance where a particular celestial object willbe on a given date, even at a given time. If you took all thepieces of a watch, put them in a can and shook them around in thatcan, those pieces would never assemble themselves into a workingtimepiece, even if you could shake them around in that can formillions of years. Someone with knowledge of how a watch works hasto put those pieces together to make it operate properly. I also believe that the Bible itself testifies to being inspired byan intelligent creator. Over 700 years before Jesus was born, theBible writer Isaiah, at Isaiah 40:22 said, "There is One who isdwelling above the circle of the earth..." Interestingly, theHebrew word translated "circle" literally means "sphere," so thatsome translations render that word as such. Isaiah wrote this at atime when the worldly "scientists" of the day thought that theEarth was flat, and supported by giant elephants. It would takescience over 2000 years to catch up to the Bible when theydiscovered that the Earth was indeed round as Isaiah has said. Howdid Isaiah get his information? I believe it was was from the onewho would know, the creator. Job 26:7 says,"He is ...Hanging the earth upon nothing." Thiseludes to the Earth has having no visible means of support. Thiswas only understood thousands of years later when scientistsdiscovered gravity. Again, the Bible was ahead of it's time, andagain, I believe the information had to come from the creator. Ecclesiastes 1:7 explains accurately, but in very simple terms, theEarth's water cycle. The Jews were protected from diseases bysanitation laws provided by the creator, at a time when people hadno knowledge of bacteria or microorganisms that can causedisease.-(Deuteronomy 23:13; Leviticus 11:27,28,32,33, 13:1-5;Numbers 19:1-13) This was at a time when the world's physiciansused human excrement as a salve to treat open wounds! But theIsraelites were protected from such dangerous practices. Again, Ibelieve that information could only come from the creator, thefather, Jehovah God. For more information, here is a couple of links that you may findinteresting:http://www.watchtower.org/library/g/2004/6/22/article_02.htmhttp://www.watchtower.org/library/ct/creator.htm .
Circular Reasoning Q. Is there a God? Ans. Yes there's a God. Q.How do you know that there's a God? Ans. Because the Bible tells it so. Q. How do you know the Bible is infallible? Ans. Because the Bible is the word of God.. See Related Links for "Circular Reasoning" to the left for theanswer. .
Isaiah 40:22.. "He sits enthroned above the circle of theearth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out theheavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to livein." This passage may reasonably be interpreted as referring to a flatcircular earth with the heavens forming a dome above it. Such aninterpretation is consistent with other passages of the Bible whichrefer to a solid FIRMAMENT (emphasis mine) (Gen. 1:6-20, 7:11;Ezekiel 1:22-26; Job 9:8, 22:14, etc.). Psalm "Thou has set all the borders of the earth" A spherical earth hasno borders. 74:17 God holds the earth up with pillars. 75:3 Another reference to "the foundations of the earth", implying thatthe earth is fixed and does not move. 82:5 "The world also is established, that it cannot be moved." 93:1 "The world also shall be established that it shall not be moved."96:10 "God ... who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain" (The earthis stationary and does not orbit the sun.) 104:5 "Praise him in the FIRMAMENT (see link) of his power." 150:1 .
Your point regarding Isaiah 40:22 is well stated, however,the Hebrew word (pronounced "chugh") which has been some Biblestranslate as "circle," literally means "sphere." Interestingly,only a spherical object appears as a circle from every angle. So,from the perspective of a circle or sphere, the Bible writer wascorrect. .
In Ps. 74:17 borders are mentioned. Yes, a spherical objectdoes not have borders, but continents, islands, and land masses dohave borders. So, from that perspective, the Bible writer wascorrect. .
Using terms such as "pillars, foundations, established,cannot be moved, firmament," in regards to the Earth does not haveto literally mean that the Bible writers meant that the Earth doesnot move. Psalms 104:5 says,"He has founded the earth upon itsestablished places; It will not be made to totter to timeindefinite, or forever." Ecclesiastes 1:4 says,"One generationpasseth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abidethfor ever."(KJV) Job 26:7 clearly states that the Earth hangs "uponnothing." No visible means of support. These other verses indicatethe Earth's permanence, that it is here to stay. God promises thathe will not allow the Earth to be destroyed. In fact, Revelation11:18 lists among God's purposes, to "bring to ruin those ruiningthe Earth." So even though man has the ability to destroy theEarth, God will not allow it to happen according to the Bible. Flat Earth 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. Daniel: The stone became "a great mountain" that "filled the wholeearth." This could only be possible on a flat, disc-shaped earth.2:35 Daniel's tree is tall enough to be seen from "the end of all theearth." Only on a flat earth would this be possible.4:10-11, 20 Revelation 1:7".....and every eye shall see him..." Psalm 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon allthe inhabitants of the earth. Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto theland of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners ofthe land. Isaiah 11:12 "..... four corners of the earth." .
Just because the bible says that there is a GOD does not makeit true. A person wrote the bible. Someone out there wrote thebible, so who's to say that they didn't just make it up? While I amnot saying that this is true, it is a question that I have all wayswondered. I will probably burn in hell for this, oh well. Peopletend to make their own explanations for things they don'tunderstand, like the fact that the earth is not flat, and it is notin the center of the universe like we thought before. And thepeople that where smart enough to figure it out where scorned. .
Yes. Do you think that the world could just come to be fromnothing? Think about all the details of the world. Take a leaf forexample. There are whole books on leaves - all about them, theirintricate systems and it just makes me go wow! Only a creative,amazing God could make something like that. A: Religions and their gods have had more to do with human selfishnessand greed than with righteousness, piety, compassion andspirituality. People use the words written by other men as proof oftheir religious theologies but never can they produce the realisticevidence as validation. It is apparent from many of the religiousdoctrines that this imaginary entity they call GOD is actually aslave master and a selfish, jealous authoritarian. Absolutely no individual involved in organized religion has aconclusive answer to the question of proving the existence of God.Many religious zealots will venture to market their particularbrand of theology in an attempt to create a convincing argumentthat their dogma contains the only credible proof that theGod-Fantasy is true. If God can't help you when you are in needthen why waste time? If you call your parents for help, theyrespond. If you call your friends for help, they respond. But thisgreat and powerful God leaves so many innocent victims to sufferand die at the hands of vicious criminals. Is it not curious how God is never around when good, honest andrighteous people call for his help in terrifying situations? Hehides from every one except the crooked charlatans trying toexploit gullible simpletons. The Internet is doing a better jobthan him. Doctors and scientists are adding more value to societythan he and his cult of religious bigots. Human suffering isalleviated by the hard work of caring, compassionate, righteous anddedicated individuals. The concept of God's Mysterious ways is a convenient excuse ofreligious fanatics for creating Fairy tales. It is no differentfrom parents who make up stories in response to their children'squestions about the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. No one has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt, theexistence/nonexistence of a supreme spiritual entity that governthe universe. If something exists it just has to be realized andexperienced or for something to be discovered it has to exist. In order to find something, you must know exactly what it is thatyou are looking for. You must know how and where to search for itthen you have to know how to recognize it when you find it. > Designer. To the archaeologist the existence and intricacy ofthe piece of pottery is conclusive proof of the existence,intelligence and ability of the people who made it. Look at thebeautiful sunset on a summer evening, at the moon and the stars ona cloudless night, at the water that you drink, at the trees andhow they grow from tiny seeds. Think about your eyes with which yousee, your ears with which you hear, your tongues with which youtaste and talk, your hands and your feet, your heart and yourbrain. Consider how these things are so complex in themselves andyet work together in such perfect harmony. From the movement of thegalaxies to the complexities of the interaction of molecules, fromthe dynamics of eco-systems to the intricacies of DNA, all lead tothe obvious fact of the existence of the great Wisdom, Knowledgeand Power that allows our Universe to exist and function. To anyperceptive person the existence and intricacy of creation isconclusive proof of the Existence, Knowledge and Wisdom of the Onewho creates, organises and sustains it. Most people naturallyrecognise the existence of the Creator, and we find reference tothe Creator in all cultures and religions. Even the atheists,communists and (disbelieving) scientists cannot avoid this reality,but avoid the term 'creator', for phrases like 'Mother Nature' and'the amazing way nature has designed...' .
How strange in the face of this, that many today reject thebelief in the existence of the Creator. Perhaps this is due more tofashion and the desire to justify a materialistic attitude to liferather than real observation and comprehension of reality.Something stranger still, and perhaps another reason for the trendto deny the Creator, are those who claim that a man, or men, whowalked on the earth, breathed air, who had bodies and souls subjectto the Laws of the Universe, are the Creator, or manifestations ofthe Self-Subsistent One. This is of course a complete contradictionin terms. Something cannot be the Creator and created at the sametime, needing air, food and drink and being self-sufficient, beingtemporary and eternal! If you are one of those who believe that aman such as Buddha, or Krishna, or Jesus is the Creator andController, then think again. We were created from a drop ofdespised fluid, in which was a microscopic sperm, which in turnfertilised a microscopic egg and we grew in our mother's womb instages predetermined, over which we had no control. We came fromour mother's womb, urinating and defecating, needing constantattention and care. Without food we will die, without air we willdie ... and then such a one is God? Indeed any intelligent personwould recognise exactly how dependant life, the universe andeverything is on its Creator. Our dire need for His help makesitself plain in times of great distress. Imagine yourself in anaeroplane and you know it is going to crash... Who do you turn tofor help then ? Or on a ship in the sea, thrown helplessly up anddown by towering waves ...There will have been a situation at onetime or the other in your life when you called upon your Creatoralone, forgetting everyone and everything else, hoping, trusting,wishing that the Being you know in your heart and soul that haspower and control over all things would help you. The only One youknow can save you! O creature of God. .
God is not omnipotent as no amputee ever grew back a limb. Godis not omnipresent as so only people in the ancient books claim tohave seen God. God is not loving and caring as so many people diein poverty and diseases. God is not there. He is imaginary: Ipresent a quote sometimes attributed to Epicurus, read itcarefully: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Thenhe is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he ismalevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Butthis kind of thinking doesn't make sense to people who want toblindly believe whatever they have been told to believe and theyjust can't get over the fact that they were told incorrect thingsright from their birth. .
Some say there is, and some say there isn't. However, the morescientists try to prove that evolution is the answer, the more theyprove that it isn't real. If you think about it, it makes sensethat God is real. Miracles happen daily, and though bad thingshappen, good things happen more often. It may be hard to believethat he made the whole universe, but how else could it happen .
Life is what you make of it! Those who believe in god see a rayof light even on the cloudiest day. .
There are tens of proofs for God's existence. These have beenrecorded for centuries and are easy to look up. However, thissubject is ultimately one of personal belief, since our possessionof free-will mandates that it be possible to put forth arguments(fallacious or not) against every one of the proofs. Here are a few: 1) Teleological Argument: The universe has definite design, order,and arrangement which cannot be sufficiently explained outside atheistic worldview. From the complexities of the human eye to theorder and arrangement of cosmology, the voice of God is heard.God's existence is the best explanation for such design. God is thedesigner. 2) Anthropic Principle: The laws of the universe seem to have beenset in such a way that stars, planets and life can exist. Manyconstants of nature appear to be finely tuned for this, and theodds against this happening by chance are astronomical. 3) Sensus divinitatus: The innate sense of the divine exists withinall people. People and cultures of all time have, by nature, senseda need to worship something greater than themselves. No ancientsociety ever existed that did not believe in a supernatural power. 4) Tradition: There are events in human history which cannot beexplained without God. Many people have their subjective storiesthat bend them in the direction of theism, but there are alsohistorical events such as the Giving of the Torah, which areunderpinnings for the belief in God. 5) Pascal's Wager: Belief in God is the most rational choice due tothe consequences of being wrong. If one were to believe in God andbe wrong, there would be no consequences. However, if one were todeny God and be wrong, the consequences are eternally tragic.Therefore, the most rational choice is not agnosticism or atheism,but belief in God. 6) Why is there reality rather than nothing? Aside from God'screating it, there are only five options: a) The universe is eternal and everything has always existed. - Even atheists have abandoned this possibility, especially becauseit would violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics. b) Nothing exists and all is an illusion. There is no reality.There is only nothing. - This possibility, it should be obvious, is completelyself-defeating. In order to even make such a proposition, thesubject has to exist in some sense. If all is an illusion, wheredid the illusion come from? Even the solipsist, who does notbelieve in the existence of other minds, has to explain the genesisof his own mind. c). The universe created itself. This is the idea that the universeand all that is in it did not have its origin in something outsideitself, but from within. - Like with the previous two, this makes a logical absurdity. Itwould be like creating a square triangle. It's impossible. Atriangle by definition cannot be square. So creation cannot createitself as it would have to pre-date itself to create. The pre-datedform would then need a sufficient explanatory cause, ad infinitum. d) Chance created the universe. The odds of winning the lottery arenot very good; but given enough time, everyone will win. While theodds of the universe coming into existence are not very good, givenenough time, it could happen. - This option is a sleight of hand that, like "survival of thefittest," amounts to nothing, because it implies that "chance"itself has quantitative causal power. The word "chance" is used to describe possibilities. It does nothave the power to cause those possibilities. It is nonsense to speak of chancebeing the agent of creation of anything, since chance is not anagent. What are the real chances of the universe created by chance?Not a chance. Chance is incapable of creating a single molecule,let alone an entire universe. Why not? Chance is no thing. It isnot an entity. It has no being, no power, no force. It can effectnothing because it has no causal power within it. It is a wordwhich describes mathematical possibilities which, by the curiousflip of the fallacy of ambiguity, slips into the discussion as ifit were a real entity with real power, the power of creativity."(R.C. Sproul, Not a Chance. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1999.) e) The universe is created by nothing. Simply put, nothing createdthe universe. - The problem here is that it is either a restating of option #1(the universe is eternal) or fails due to the irrationality of #4.In our current universe, the law of cause and effect cannot bedenied by sane people. While we often don't know what the cause ofsome effect is, this does not mean that there was no cause. When wego to the doctor looking for an explanation for the cause of ourneck pain, we don't accept the answer "There is no cause. It camefrom nothing." Yes. He has revealed Himself to mankind through the Bible. The Bibletells the history of mankind and how God chose the nation of Israelto be His people. Israel failed to reveal God's ways to othernations so in these last days God has spoken to all of mankindthrough His son Jesus Christ. (MORE)