How do you know God exists ....?

Jump to Last Post 151-155 of 155 discussions (472 posts)
  1. Peter M. Lopez profile image85
    Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years ago

    That is actually a keen insight 2ndflood about religion.  I would point out, though, that this was the very point of Jesus' ministry, He only ever criticized religious leaders, and His criticism was that they had turned God into nothing more than religious form - that they had totally missed the point.

  2. maestrowhit profile image60
    maestrowhitposted 10 years ago

    I'm totally coming into this one late. I didn't read most of the posts. I'm only answering the first one.

    I agree with inspirepub in a lot of ways. God is not separate from the physical world. God IS the physical world. And as it pertains to us humans, God is ME and YOU. Taking it further to how God pertains to ME - the only thing I need to concern myself with is that I am God.

    Everything that manifests itself is God. The birds, the sky - even the rotting garbage heaped in a disgusting back alley somewhere. It's all God.

    I just hate that the word "God" has to be used. All other words for it sound too fruity for my taste, and "God" sounds too dogmatic. There is just way too much stigma attached to that word.

  3. Osa Osazuwa-Tosan profile image61
    Osa Osazuwa-Tosanposted 10 years ago

    First of all, it is important to KNOW who and what God is because to know God is to know that He exists.

    Then, we should be sincere about our desire to know Him. In other words, is our question about God borne out of a genuine desire to know Him and all about Him or do we simply want to make an intellectual point to feed our already entrenched position on the subject?

    To know God and how He exists, we must be prepared to LEARN about HIm; and a person who sincerely wants to learn something should be unconditionally willing to apply himself to the requirements applicable and necessary to knowing through the particular learning process. In other words, we must make the necessary sacraifices that knowing God requires.
    Otherwise one would only be fueling his ignorance on the subject.

    Ignorance in this sense is not necessarily the lack of knowledge, but (as the root word, "IGNORE" implies), it is man's penchant for ignoring that which does not excite him or favour his entrenched viewpoint and indulgence. What I migh term "selective knowing". The tendency to shut oneself away from reality in order to remain indulgently comfortable. This is very dangerous because it prevents us from really learning. And learning is the soul of living here on earth where everything (including life itself) is a mystery until it is known. To cling to entrenched position and use that as the yardstick to counter and try to disprove what really ought to be known prevents us from accessing KNOWLEDGE, and knowledge in reality is God Himself.

    God is not "something" or "anything". God is God: the Divine Personality and Creator of all there is (in heaven and on earth), visible and invisible, tangible and intangible. Be they concepts, phenomena, whatever exists in nature, with and/or without form - indeed everything.

    God is Spirit in substance. He is OMNIPRESENT(or immanent). That means He is equally present everywhere every time in all of His creation. His substance is indiminishable. As He is in His fullness in the vast expanse of space, so is He in the smallest pinhole. He is both inside and outside of existence at the same time.

    When we say that God is outside of space and time, we do not mean that He is aloof of space and time. We simply mean that even though He is within space and time, He is not limited by space and time as other beings are. And being omnipresent and omnipotent, He is actually within and without at any moment. That is why He is TRANSCENDENT.

    He is the Author of existence, and the life in all that exist. He spans all there is. He was before all, He is present in all, and He is after all (i.e. even after everything cease to exist, He continues to exist). He is immortal and eternal. In fact He is ALL-AND-ALL and ALL-IN-ALL. So that if you know that you exist or that anything exists for that matter, then you know that God exists, because He is the life in you and in all that exist.

    The fact that God is Spirit and invisible does not preclude His exestence. If you really want to know that God exists you have to desire to know about the spiritual. And like I said earlier, to learn about the spriritual, you must make the necessary sacrifices to be spiritually aware. If men will make all the sacrifices to be materially and financially rich, and be all other things, then we should be even more willing to make the sacrifices necessary for us to be spritually aware; I mean, rich
    To be spriritually aware requires us to be spritually inclined or hungry. To be spiritually inclined would require us NOT TO BE self-centred, self-willed and self-promoting. The desire to put self first is the greatest obstacle to being spiritually aware.

    You have to come to the point where you do not count your "self" and whatever else as important as knowing God. I do not mean you should disregard and hold your person in contempt. What I mean is that you should be ever-conscious of God whose image and likeness you are, and whose life is your own existence; and not to be consumed in the "self" of you. In other words, you have to empty "you" of "self" (your carnal identity). Your "self" belongs to you, and you belong to God. Therefore your "self" must be dissolved in God the sovereign Source who is ALL-IN-ALL for you to be spiritually aware. This choice is ever before everyone of us. In other words, God (who is Spirit) is the only authentic expression of self in you. This reality you must accept or you will ever remain ignorant of who God is, and hence of His existence.

    In reality we are to maintain a TENDER conscience towards God. When we do, spiritual things will become real to us. We see them in God who is the spirit and the life that is the light of men.

    It is when you become thus aware that you will truly know that God exists, and this involves a choice by you to learn to know God or not. This reality you must accept or you will ever remain ignorant of who God is, and hence of His existence.


    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty darn ignorant of you actually. There is no such thing as god. Shouting that there is will not make it true. Sorry. You must feel very conflicted - trying to believe some thing that has been proven not to be there unless you have decided to believe in it........ sad

      How are you feeling?

    2. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I find the irony in your thesis a bit "ignore"-ant myself.  There are two sides to a coin.  Maybe you forgot to check and see what is on the otherside. 

      God may very well be a reality, but God didn't delete what has been discovered even if the reality turns out to be that there is no God.  smile

  4. LegendaryN8 profile image61
    LegendaryN8posted 10 years ago

    I thought you actually attain Enlightenment through the absence of the knowledge of what enlightenment actually is.

    To declare it openly is to grab at air.

    The air will not compel you if you grab it, it only compels you of its own will.  You can not touch it, but it can fell a city.  If you seek direction you can harness its power but only through means that exist beyond yourself.

  5. selfdefenseclique profile image61
    selfdefensecliqueposted 10 years ago

    hey i went through your hub and i found it really interesting the information which you have provided is worth reading. i really liked your work.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)