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10/29/2015

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God Exists - Morally


"This is my Father's world, Oh, let me ne'er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet..."

From the hymn, "This Is My Father's World" by Maltbie Babcock 1901

Human beings have been teased by this age old question for centuries... "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, is there a sound?" If you want to have a bit of fun, google the phrase and see what you get. Even the quantum physicists join the fray. If we say that sound is group of compressions and rarefactions sent through the air by some vibration, we would answer the question in the affirmative. If no ear was there to translate those compressions and rarefactions into something meaningful, what do you think? Sound? You're probably wondering where I'm going with this, so here it is... Is a lie a lie if you get away with it? When you were a kid and you did something wrong and got away with it because your parents didn't find out, did that mean you really didn't do anything wrong? The moral argument to prove the existence of God seeks to show that the presence of objective law implies the existence of a lawgiver... If there are instances of "genuine" wrong, that do not depend on man's decree, there must be a source higher than man which provides the standard for such a wrong... If a lie was not a lie, and a sin was not a sin, every man would be at liberty to challenge and even change the belief of every other man. God is able to provide laws ABOVE man's ability to change... These laws would deem wrongdoing despite man's recognition of them... Because we recognize that such laws exist, we can also recognize a divine LAWGIVER, and that would be God. The tree falling in the forest might be a teaser, but the very existence of God's great laws are not, and they provide man with a sound foundation for behavior...

Have a great day... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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