Proving God exists through bible passages.

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  1. writeyourwrongs profile image50
    writeyourwrongsposted 6 years ago

    Hi all. Before I write this post I would like you to all understand that I am agnostic. I don't disregard the possibility of there being a God, yet at the same time certainly don't believe there is one.

    What I'd like everybody's thoughts on please, is how using biblical passages makes sense in anybody's terms for an argument trying to prove God exists (which, incidentally is impossible).

    Far too often I have read an argument which will run along the basis of "God exists, look: [insert biblical passage here]". This can never ever work - as to believe in the bible you must first believe in God, and therefore if somebody is trying to convince you God exists by quoting a book that can only be considered reputable if you already believe in God, it is a pointless exercise.

    Your thoughts please?

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The Bible convinces believers that God exists.  It convinces non-believers of nothing.

      Many Christians don't seem to understand this.  Many non-Christians don't seem to understand this.

      Opinions don't really need a source that everyone agrees with to be valid to the person holding them... if they did they would be fact.  Many non-Christians don't understand this.

      Proof of your opinion needs to come from a source that everyone agrees with to be considered fact.  Many Christians don't understand this.

      Religion is an opinion.  Many non-Christians and Christians don't understand this.

      1. writeyourwrongs profile image50
        writeyourwrongsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Insightful response, thanks :-) This is the kind of comment I enjoy reading (incidentally I'm not as such looking for an answer to a problem, I'm just trying to open up a bit of conversation here so everybody feel free to weigh in)

    2. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The Bible can't be used as evidence. Does Vishnu exist because the Bhagavad Gita says he does? Does Wotan exist because Norse eddas say he does? No.

      1. writeyourwrongs profile image50
        writeyourwrongsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Though I'm pretty sure this proves the existence of Odin, right? lol

        1. twosheds1 profile image60
          twosheds1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well, you have to prove he DOESN'T exist!

          1. pennyofheaven profile image80
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            We first might have to agree on what God is.

    3. Pamela-anne profile image75
      Pamela-anneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Believing that God excists is something that comes from within an individual; if you believe from your heart and soul that he excists then for you it is so.  In the end it is left to us to decide for ourselves what we believe in. God or no God this is the freedom of choice and with this there is no right or wrong choice; to each his own.  take care pam.

    4. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You're talking about The Almighty, All Knowing God of the bible. You're a funny person! lol

      If that is the description you want to put on a G/god, then by all means seek help. Go pray some more for guidance, as I can see it hasn't helped yet. lol

  2. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago

    As proof they make no solid argument whatsoever. The proof is all around you. The proof is inside of you. I was agnostic, and am not now a christian, though I heed the council of the man called Jesus. I also heed the teachings of others, all of whom I consider to be my brothers...not my lords or masters. I have experienced proof, to my satisfaction, that there is something of a higher order than we are concerned with what we do, and that it is part of our reality...whether we like it, or not, and whether we believe it, or not. It convinced me, but what I actually saw, would not have convinced you...it was what was going on in my mind at the same time which convinced me. It was also not a single example. I was hard to convince.

    1. writeyourwrongs profile image50
      writeyourwrongsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You make excellent points - what is enough to convince one person is not enough to convince another, which is where the faith element comes in. I know people who say they KNOW without shadow of doubt that a particular religion is right - not believe or think, but know. I know others of conflicting religions who say the same thing, meaning such knowledge collides, rendering it faith not knowledge. Religion is a funny thing.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I am a church of one. God lives here. You are achurch of one, and God lives with you also. The state sure wouldn't like this one...churches are tax exempt.wink

 
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