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Is There A God?. Some say…. Yes!. No!. Friedrich Nietzsche. “The Christian conception of God—is one of the most corrupt conceptions arrived at on earth…We find that which

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Is There A God?

Some say…

Yes!

No!


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Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Christian conception of

God—is one of the most

corrupt conceptions arrived at

on earth…We find that which

has been reverenced as ‘God’ not ‘godlike’ but pitiable, absurd, harmful, not merely an error but a crime against life…”

The Anti Christ, pp. 172-73, 178


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

I. Every Cause Has An Effect (Cosmological Argument).

A. Pagan Philosophers

  • Aristotle (Romans 1:20).


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Aristotle

“…There is something that

moves others while itself

unmoved, and that actually

exists, and it can in no way be other than it is. For motion in space is the first beginning of change…and this is the motion the first mover produces”

Metaphysics, 7


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

I. Every Cause Has An Effect (Cosmological Argument).

A. Pagan Philosophers

  • Aristotle (Romans 1:20).

    B. Religious Philosophers

  • Thomas Aquinas (Heb. 12:25-29).


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Thomas Aquinas

“Now if you eliminate a cause

you eliminate its effects. So

that you cannot have a last cause, or an intermediate one unless you have a first…one is therefore forced to suppose some first cause, to which everyone gives the name ‘God’”

Summa Theologica, Q.2, Art. 3


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

I. Every Cause Has An Effect (Cosmological Argument).

A. Pagan Philosophers

  • Aristotle (Romans 1:20).

    B. Religious Philosophers

  • Thomas Aquinas (Heb. 12:25-29).


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

II. The universe displays design (Teleological Argument).

A. “A watch on the ground”

  • William Paley (Romans 1:20).


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William Paley

“Suppose I pitched my foot

against a stone and asked

how the stone came to be

there. I might possibly answer that, for anything that I knew to the contrary, it had lain there forever; nor would it be very easy to show the absurdity of the answer. But suppose I found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch…”


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William Paley

“…happened to be in that

place. I should hardly think

of the answer I had given

before—that for anything I knew, the watch might always have been there. Yet, why should not this answer serve for the watch as well as for the stone?...Every contrivance, every manifestation of design, which existed in the watch, exists in…”


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William Paley

“…the works of nature; with

the difference, on the side

of nature, of being greater

and more, and that in a degree which exceeds computation.”

Works of William Paley

Vol. 1, p.1 & 13.


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

II. The universe displays design (Teleological Argument).

A. “A watch on the ground”

  • William Paley (Romans 1:20).

    B. The “Ordinances of Nature”

  • (Psalm 119:89-91).


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

III. Universal religion is a display of revelation.

A. The concept of God

  • Romans 1:18-25

  • Hebrews 1:1-2


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

III. Universal religion is a display of revelation.

A. The concept of God

  • Romans 1:18-25

  • Hebrews 1:1-2


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

IV. The Bible is supernatural in character.

  • Because of its age.

  • Because of its authorship.

  • Because of its unity of thought.

  • Because of its foreknowledge.

  • Because of its solutions. (II Peter 1:16-21).


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Is There Evidence That God Exists?

Conclusion.

  • II Corinthians 5:7

  • Hebrews 11:27

  • Psalm 10:4



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