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Existence of the Almighty Cannot be Humanly Proved - Especially not Religously

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 15, 2014 at 15:32

Approaching this series of exchanges brings to mind several other such similar debates, so much so that the tension encountered is as palatable as eating kippered snacks and still tasting it over and over and over again. To say that such exchanges are fruitless is an understatement, especially the dialogue that requests proof when it is evident that what is being sought is not proof of a particular existence of a 'god,' but that there is no way a human can prove God's existence any more than one human telling another human what is moral or not without defining the baseline which distinguishes one or the other.

No mere mortal can define the Almighty, the eternal existent and it is a waste of theological talent to try. Many have tried and where do we see the end of the debate. Actually, the debate for many is over; they have come to the end of their mere mortal existence and for the most part, cannot come back to try to explain what they saw. Near death experiences do not count.

So, the question: why does mere humanity fail in proving the existence of the Almighty? The answer is simple: IT'S NOT THEIR JOB; they just do have the 'tools' of thought necessary to even allege that they can. Further, it is not even in the innate nature of mere humanity to even approach the subject, that if left to their own devices, humans would have decimated the race eons ago.

Now, someone might say that 'born-again Christians' do have an ability to 'interpret' the Scriptures to show that the Almighty exists, but therein lays the mystery: what do the Scriptures say about that? Spending 4 years or 40 years in a 'born-again' environment without understanding what that means does not lend to the process either, if in the time spent all one does is examine the apologetics without its spiritual embrace that comes only by returning the love to the Almighty that He sent to the world in the first place.

The reason that the world is in such a shambles is that the world is in headlong rebellion, a condition that cannot be terminated except by one of two ways, termination of the rebel (the full rebellion cannot be quelled, not by the 'good' of humanity or expressions of empty Christianity-the rebellion will run its course); or by realizing that there is a way to personally avert receiving the consequences of being rebellious.

We cannot prove the existence of this Almighty Eternal Sovereign because of this rebellion; it's just not in our nature. So, how do we find a way to avert a personal disaster if we desire to avoid its consequences; by proving there is a God? No, this is not going to get it done; we cannot do anything, for that is the religious way and the world has proved religion is not going to get it done.

Strange as it may seem, there is one way that humans have to determine a 'destiny' of either life or death; and it is inculcated in our human condition, the same condition that got mankind in trouble in the first place – the human will, in which there is the ability to make choices. The wrong choice got mankind into trouble and a personal choice to seek a different destiny than what mankind's spiritual infidelity is what is required.

If one is intent and thereby content to forego believing there is some 'god' out there, then the choice, by default is made and no further discussion will be required. Death will become the equalizer in those instances. But if one were to consider that the rebellion is not the way to go, then there is a means to 'change one's destiny.' But one must be ready, hard and ready, to change that choice, from unbelief to belief. It cannot, it will not be forced upon anyone. It is by responding yes to the invitation.

The Almighty, Who still seeks those who will ask Him into their hearts by the means of Him He sent, is looking for a relationship of immense eternal proportions. But it has to be in the form and context that was provided for in the Gospels of Jewish fame, asked in the Name of Him Whom all must acknowledge for even just the chance to be saved. Salvation is of the Jews and the cross of Christ and His blood is its basis for redemption. The exchange must occur in the heart and by the Spirit only.

Nothing else matters until that transformation in the spirit occurs; and it can only happen in the spirit; otherwise it is just religion. Again, many ask for proof and such proof that might be humanly required is not going to be coming. In the alternative, the proof is in the belief and the choice is personal between the Seeker and those whom He seeks. He loves all, but only those who turn from their rebellion and return His love to Him will find out what it really means to have new life, and to have it abundantly.

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