Searching for the unknowable God
God is immaterial, he cannot be seen or touched. The first step is to look at things around us, look at things scientifically, philosophically, historically and morally
“19 …… what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20
Ask questions, question everything. If in the end, if reason or your heart or something else causes you to conclude that God exists then you have discerned something spiritually. Because reason itself requires that one can only say “God might exist”. For through reason alone we cannot say God doesn’t exist (atheism) or that God does exist. This is part of what the Bible means when it states humans are made in God’s image – that we look around us and recognise that God exists.
These articles might help :
- How Do We As Human Beings Know Things And Exercise Free Will? A short article looking at our input systems when we make decisions by Dr James Fratzia. There is a barb at the end. Comments may be posted here.
- The New Atheism and Five Arguments for God by William Lane Craig, is a very detailed and referenced response to what is loosely described the “New Atheism” movement in theological circles. It has a particular focus on Dawkin’s arguments as a leading public proponent of the new atheism.
- Fathers of Science were Christians by aristotleO
- Does God Exist? also by William Lane Craig, is again an intelligent detailed philosophical treatment of this topic for those whose minds don’t get too numb too quickly.
- Empiric Evidence for a Universal Observer – Quantum Physics . An article by Dr James Fratzia looking at the possibility of a “universal observer” based on the famous “double-slit interference experiment”.
- In Control of your own Destiny. An article by Dr James Fratzia summarising his viewpoint how much control we have over our ‘destiny’.
- Why is there Life in the Cosmos. An detailed article by aristotle0 looking at the cosmological scientific arguments for the existence of God from the perspective of the existence of life.
Book Reviews related to Natural Theology
- The Physics of Christianity by Frank Tipler and it’s review by Maddoc
- Quantum Glory by Phil Mason and it’s review by Maddoc
- Hyperspace and the Spiritual Realm. An book by Dr Gary Sutliff reviewed by Dr James Fratzia