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“Evidence”, or “proof”, uncovers truth. Therefore we can use evidence to prove God’s existence for our selves.

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Here are two types of evidence or proof.

A. Nonphysical or Experiential proof: proof that we gain only through mental or inner experience rather than by physical observation. And which we can not demonstrate to others because the senses can not discern it. Thus others can not verify it. And we acquire this proof through our mental and inner faculties. And in the form of visions, dreams, inner inspiration and similar forms of experience. So we prove that this type of evidence does exist whenever we experience it, as mentioned above.

B. Physical or observational proof: proof that we gain only through physical observation. And which we can demonstrate to others because the senses can discern it. Thus others can verify it. And we acquire this proof when we study and observe physical objects and physical activity.

The first type, “A”, can only establish truth in the area of nonphysical reality. While the second type, “B”, can only establish truth in the area of physical reality. So, clearly, we can use only type “A” above to prove God’s existence. And only through type “A” above are we able to receive communication and benevolence from God.

Evidence proving God’s existence 

Various places in the Bible show people receiving from God, benevolent acts, visions, dreams and inspiration. And all of these people are proving God’s existence during their experiences as mentioned above in “A”.

So below, I give several examples of some of these people and their moments of proving God’s existence.

• Luke 1:11-20, 26-38, 2:8-20; Matthew 1:18-25, 2:7-14; Acts 2:41,42, 9:1-7.

Also, Rene Descartes, the distinguished French philosopher and mathematician (1596 – 1650), proved God’s existence. And we can read it in a part of his philosophical work as named below.

• First Proof of the Existence of God in Meditation 3

• Second Proof of the Existence of God

Evidence: conditions for, and access to getting it 

But are they any conditions that we must meet to be able to prove God’s existence? Yes, we must have faith (Hebrews 11:1) in him. And this faith must motivate us to daily keep the ten commandments. And also, we must live by the other aspects of God’s will for us.

So when we make God’s laws and will for us our daily way of life, God sends his spirit with us. John 14:21,23. And God answers our prayers. 1 Peter 3:12; 1 John 3:22; Proverbs 15:8,29; John 9:31; Psalm 34:15-17; Psalm 66:18,19. Thus, as God gives us these experiences we prove his existence.

So God taught Abraham his laws and his will, and Abraham lived by them. (Genesis 26:5) And Abraham was a friend of God (James 2:23) thus he proved God’s existence. Also, Abraham did this 430 years before God wrote down those laws, for the first time, for Moses and Israel.

And can we initiate the occurrence of such occasions of proof of God’s existence? Yes we can, and we do this whenever we ask God for a favour and he grants it to us. Thus we prove his existence. But we must qualify for this to happen by daily keeping the commandments and doing God’s will.

So we can prove that God exists. And we do prove that he exists whenever he communicates with us, and whenever he acts toward us. And this proof is clear. Also, daily this writer proves that God exists, and he testifies to daily experiencing what Christ says at Luke 17:21.

By Edward Fagan

This post fulfills a promise I made in the last post “Proof And God’s Existence: Briefly”. And there I promised to show in the next post (this post) how we can prove God’s existence.

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Proof of God’s existence through physical observation is what some people constantly seek.

And they deny God’s existence because they’re unable to find such proof. Yet they accept his nonexistence without being able to prove it.

And strangely, they do not seek such physical evidence in other areas of life. As they accept phenomena, partake in activities and interact with others daily without proving anything first.

So, do they demand proof of the safety of food and drink first before they dine at a restaurant? Thus, like the rest of us, they generally live by faith rather than proof.

Plus, there’s evidence whose existence we can only verify by our own personal experience of such evidence. And we can not demonstrate to others verification of such evidence.

We prove to our self, the existence of our own physical pain when we experience it. But we can not prove to others the existence of that pain. Similarly, we can prove to our self God’s existence. Yet we can not demonstrate that proof of God’s existence to others.

By Edward Fagan

(I promise to show how we can prove God’s existence in the next post.)

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Indifference, love and hate 

Indifference does not share any similarities with love or hate. But love and hate as qualities do share similarities which prevent them from being opposites.

While indifference as a quality unbinds us from its objects, both love and hate draw us toward their respective objects. Hence, indifference is the opposite of both love and hate, and love and hate are similar to each other.

And this is true although desires that motivate us when we practise love or hate are opposites of each other. Also, our acts of love or hate affect others in ways that are opposites of each other.

And there’re going to be times that we need to distance ourselves from certain objects or activities. So on such occasions we can choose to be indifferent toward those objects or activities to our advantage.

Emasculating Men

Emasculation of some partners in a relationship is an act that some females think they can’t avoid to do.

These females also think that they can succeed in such emasculation without their partner realizing what they’re doing. Furthermore, these females think that their partner should accept this treatment when he starts to experience it. They think, too, that he should not leave the relationship after he starts to suffer from their attempt to emasculate him.

Well, that’s fine for these females but not for some of us males as we just exit the relationship. Such females then are wondering why no male stays in a relationship with them; and in their old age many of these females are going to end up confused, and all alone by themselves.

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Animal Rights Activists

Animal rights activists defend a good cause and I support them all the way; but still, I want to raise a few points in this area.

Around the world, humans have created bodies to protect and defend animals and their rights. We create and maintain shelters for animals; and raise funds for veterinarian services and to cover the costs of prosecuting animal abusers in the law courts.

Animal rights and protecting human life

When humans abuse domestic animals, activists quickly and correctly stand up and defend the animals. Sometimes, however, domestic animals kill humans, but when this happens activists refuse to respond.

Occasionally, somebody’s pit bull slays a little child from another family, but the activists say and do nothing. They do not even extend condolences to the child’s family.

Is somebody saying that animal rights are more important than the life of a human? I hope not because the Bible says otherwise in John 3: 16, and in other parts of scripture; and Christ died and resurrected for humans only.

Should activists assist families of humans that animals without owners, or of unknown owners fatally attacked without provocation, after such attacks? If the answer to this question is yes, then activists can consider two choices.

They can create a fund to assist the families of persons who animals fatally attacked. Or otherwise they could assist such families from resources they currently use to defend animals against abuse from us.

Or do we need to create a human rights body to identify and protect our rights against animals? This body could offer at least moral support to victims of unprovoked and sometimes fatal attacks from animals?

By Edward Fagan

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