Posted by rayww on November 22, 2002, at 10:25:43
In reply to Why god?, posted by Eddie Sylvano on November 21, 2002, at 14:23:33
How would God make known his own reality to a person isolated from contact with other believers? Through evidence, witnesses, and coincidences.
1. Evidence: the balance in nature denotes divine creation, everything in the sea, land, air, and space
2. Witnesses: like clues in a treasure hunt they can be found if one looks in faith, believing.
3. Coincidences: I just read a book "when GOD winks" that pretty much sums that up
And, 4. True acts of God have witnesses, and from there, "to some it is given to know, and to others to believe on their words" The first man, Adam walked and talked with God in the Garden of Eden. He taught his children, they taught theirs, their witness was preserved in the Bible. What is the Bible if not a witness to the reality of God? In a court of law could one prove that Jesus was the Christ, Son of the living God by drawing upon witnesses found in the Bible? Probably not, but coupled with "another book" which is a second witness to Jesus Christ, and other ancient texts that are being discovered such as the dead sea scrolls, and future records which will be un-earthed, yes!
"A Bible, A Bible, you say you have a Bible, and what thank ye the Jews for the Bible"?http://scriptures.lds.org/2_ne/29/4#4
Another evidence, the Jews cannot be destroyed because God said they wouldn't be. Watch and see.