Existence of God the Debate Essay
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- Subject: Mythology - Religion
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- Paper: #10939644
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Therefore, it becomes evident that Commander of these laws is definitely more powerful and more authoritative than the command itself. Moreover, moral commands are such that they have a link with the ultimate authority and these laws have to be obeyed anywhere and everywhere irrespective of what the circumstances are. The authority of these moral rules is superior to all the rules, regulations and authority of the human beings. Therefore, the authority of the one who has given these commands is superior to the combined authority of the human beings.
The argument of existence of moral laws gives the conclusion that a being exists whose authority is superior to the authority of any of the human beings and whose rules are superior to the rules that have been created by the authorities of this world.
As a whole these arguments have been very successful in proving that God exists, who is the perfect being who is important for the sustenance of this universe and all that is present within this universe, who is superior to all that has been created or ever will be created, who has the absolute authority of every single thing that exists in this world and who does that is best for the humanity.
God exists -- why?
Most of the people just want a simple answer and explanation to this extremely complicated and complex statement that God does exist. For those who want to understand the existence of God can do so by answering or understanding the answers of six major questions (Clark, 1946).
The first question is that if there is not God that who created this universe and who has been sustaining it for too long. When we look around us, we see that whole universe has been created perfectly. The shape of the earth, for example, is exactly the same it was when it was created. There is a specific amount of gravity in the core of the earth that has not increased or decreased over so many years and manages to pull a certain amount of gases over its surface. Moreover, the moon is a specific distance away from the earth and that is how it has always been. It takes a specific number of turns and the earth takes a specific number of turns around the sun. The second question that compels us to believe that God exists is that who caused the formation of this universe. Scientists believe and have also convinced some people that the universe started with a great explosion which they call the Big Bang and that is how the universe came into being (Weinberg, 1998). However, there must be something or someone that caused this Big Bang and the thing with which the explosion took place must also have been created or produced by someone. This where the answer kicks in; it is God who created the universe and therefore, he exists.
We all know that there are some laws of nature that have always been obeyed no matter what the circumstances may be. Scientists have tried to come up with explanations for these laws of nature, but they have not been compelling enough for one to deny the existence of God. These laws are so simple and yet they are so complex. For example, the earth is attracted to the sun and so are the rest of the planets and the moon is attracted to the earth. These laws of nature have not changed ever since they came into existence and there has not been any increase or decrease in the values that are associated with these laws. If there was no God then it would not have been possible for these laws to be applicable in every single system of the universe and they would also get altered over such a long period of time.
Now let's move on towards science to find an answer to the question about the existence of God. It should be noted that the scientists have found an extremely extensive DNA structure and sequence that is present in every cell of the human body. These DNA sequences have precise instructions pertaining to the function of the cell (Collins, 2006). Each and every function that the cell performs is according to the instructions that are contained in these sequences. However, the scientists believe that it is not possible for anyone to make even a single instruction code for a particular cell, let apart the whole DNA. Therefore, it gives us the evidence that if there was no God, if there was no one who was superior to the humanity then the formation of these DNA sequences was just not possible.
Millions of atheists have turned into people who do believe in the existence of God. There is a reason why this happened and the reason is that God exists and He looks over each and every human being and he wants the human beings to come back to Him (Flew, 2008). Those who believe that God exists know that He will always be there for them no matter what happens. These people also believe that God loves them and even if they are in distress for some time, He will take them out of this distress. Not only have the people who believe in God, but also the atheists had this constant pressure in their minds pertaining to the existence of God. If there was no God then this pressure would not exist either because He wants to be known and He wants people to realize that He is around and there for them. This is the power that is so strong that it compels the people to believe that there is God around them and they are forced to believe so.
The sixth and the last question that we need to ask ourselves is that if God didn't exist then whose message did the Prophets bring. Prophets were the people who were more determined than anything else in the world. They were sent to this world with a mission. This mission was also about convincing the people about the existence of God and these pious people explained the existence of God with the same signs as those that have been mentioned above. The fact that is important for us to understand here is that if there was no God then who was it to send down the revelations on the Earth and to tell the people what they have to do as human beings on this planet and what they are forbidden to do (Adamson, 2013).
Different conceptions of God
Apart from the atheist people, the followers of all other religions believe in the existence of God. Even though their belief of existence of God is common, what they consider as their God is different. For example, Muslims believe that there is only One God who has created them and Who sent down Muhammad (PBUH) for them and it is He to who they will have to return. On the other hand, the Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God and he was the only one to show the reality of God to the people and he is the only prophet who claimed that he was the son of God. On the other hand, the Hindus believe in more than one God. Their Gods can be human beings who gave many sacrifices to save the truth and to defeat falsehood or their God could be a cow or any other thing that they consider to be Holy.
From the above arguments, reasoning and discussion, it is clear that God exists and He is the Creator of this universe. He is the one who is not bound to bound and who does not have any beginning or any end. It is He who has been sustaining this universe and has been providing for the people ever since they first came to the earth. Therefore, in times of distress and hardships, He should be sought as He is the only one with the divine power and He is the only one who can take us out of the problems. We should constantly look for signs that compel us to have a stronger faith in the existence of God so that we can be at peace with ourselves and the world.
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