CRITERIA TO PROVE THAT GOD EXISTS©
ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
What should be the criteria for the existence of god without any reference to any religion’s scripture? Here is a list of what I thought (please add to the list and we will discuss):
- He is worshipped as a god.
- He is a spirit – invisible and cannot be touched.
- He is omnipotent (‘almighty, or limitless in power’). Nothing is impossible to him including creation.
- He is omnipresent (‘present everywhere at the same time’). He can be present in different places to know whether his creation is following his rules or violating it.
- He is omniscient (‘knowing all things’). He knows the past and he knows the future. The past can be proved if it truly happened. He can prophesy and he has the power to make it happen.
- He lives forever, not only today but also 2000 years ago and in thousands of years in the future.
The definitions quoted are from the Pocket Macquarie Dictionary.
We cannot include a human being as a god because he cannot be present in different places at the same time, can he?
We can include in the fifth criterion his being able to know different languages for him to know what people are saying.
If he fails in any of these criteria, could we call him a false god? And if he could satisfy all the criteria, could we call him a true god or the true God?
There is only one true God but many false gods. To differentiate the two, the true God can prophesy while the false gods cannot prophesy. The keyword is prophecy. Very plain, simple, logical, and without quoting anything from any holy scripture of any religion. Hence, if we were to worship a god, we have to make sure that He is the true God and not a false god.
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