God Entranced: Why I believe, part 1
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I LOVE GOD AND ALL THAT CREATED...DATS MY THOUGHT
Am I saying that I can prove God exists? Not exactly. I really don’t like that word ‘prove’. There are those who won’t consider the idea of God unless you ‘prove’ it to them. They demand an argument so airtight that no sane person could doubt it. I certainly can’t offer proof of that kind for the existence of God. Proving God exists in a way that would totally eliminate the need for faith clearly lies beyond the capabilities of science or pure logic (just as disproving God lies beyond the capabilities of logic or science).Yet more and more people are realizing how untenable such a position is. We all hold things to be true that we cannot prove beyond all doubt. Tim Keller asks, for example, “How could you empirically prove that no one should believe something without empirical proof? You can’t, and that reveals it to be, ultimately, a belief” (The Reason for God, pg. 118). I’m not really sure I could prove to you that Napoleon existed either. There are, however, very good reasons to believe he did, but in the end I will have to take on faith what the historians have recorded. Similarly, there are good and compelling reasons to believe God exists – there are signs the point strongly God’s existence. The reasons don’t eliminate the need for faith but faith, despite how it is often caricatured, isn’t some blind leap in the dark. It’s an informed belief in something. Faith isn’t belief despite the evidence; faith has its reasons for believing.