Some believe that to question the Bible, God's direction, or even God Himself is tantamount to blasphemy or, on a smaller scale, a sign of disbelief.
An answer to this fundamental question is a prerequisite for answering the other big questions of life: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Do we serve a purpose? Do we have any intrinsic value?
What happens after we die? The question of the existence of God is fundamental. If, for example, I am already dedicated to the philosophical idea that nothing can exist outside of the natural realm i.
Asking the question "does God exist? My answer would be "No, He doesn't," regardless of whether God truly exists or not.
The question would be impossible to answer from an evidentiary standpoint simply because anything which God might have done that is, any supernatural act which might serve as evidence for His existence would have to be explained away in terms of natural causes, not because we know what those natural causes could possibly be, but simply because a supernatural God is not allowed to exist!
If, on the other hand, I were neutral, and didn't already have an "a priori adherence" to a particular worldview be it naturalistic or otherwisethe question "does God really exist? Rather, it would be the first step in an objective and meaningful search for ultimate truth. Our willingness to ask the question with an open mind is fundamental to our ability to discover the truth behind the answer.
So first of all, before you even ask the question, decide whether or not you're really willing to accept the answer. Discoveries in astronomy have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that the universe did, in fact, have a beginning.
There was a single moment of creation. Advances in molecular biology have revealed vast amounts of information encoded in each and every living cell, and molecular biologists have discovered thousands upon thousands of exquisitely designed machines at the molecular level.
Information requires intelligence and design requires a designer. Biochemists and mathematicians have calculated the odds against life arising from non-life naturally via unintelligent processes. The odds are astronomical. In fact, scientists aren't even sure if life could have evolved naturally via unintelligent processes.
If life did not arise by chance, how did it arise? The universe is ordered by natural laws. Where did these laws come from and what purpose do they serve? Philosophers agree that a transcendent Law Giver is the only plausible explanation for an objective moral standard.
So, ask yourself if you believe in right and wrong and then ask yourself why. Who gave you your conscience? Why does it exist? People of every race, creed, color, and culture, both men and women, young and old, wise and foolish, from the educated to the ignorant, claim to have personally experienced something of the supernatural.
So what are we supposed to do with these prodigious accounts of divine healing, prophetic revelation, answered prayer, and other miraculous phenomena? Ignorance and imagination may have played a part to be sure, but is there something more?
If your curiosity has been piqued and you desire to look into this matter further, we recommend that you consider the world's assortment of so-called Holy Books. If God does exist, has He revealed Himself?
And if He has revealed Himself, surely He existsWhy is a BIG question and the yoga system gives a comprehensive answer to this perennial question for all people at all times. This is not a new question. It is the question that is in the mind and hearts of all sentient beings past, present and future.
As to why James can't just give me a straight answer, God only knows! I really don't know why James can't just give me a straight answer! Where the phrase comes from, and why it is inverted is probably a better discussion for ELU.
Why do we exist? What is the aim of the human kind? What is the meaning of life? Those are the questions every person thinks of at some point in its life. World religions try to give answers to these questions.
Art and science give us some interpretations of the meaning of life as well. Eve. Fortunately, we have been told the nature of our Creator, to further help us answer the question "Why do we exist." "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love" (1 John ).
God is love. God is not subject to desires such as that for pleasure; His existence is beyond this. Before we ask the question "Does God exist?" we first have to deal with our philosophical predispositions. If, for example, I am already dedicated to the philosophical idea that nothing can exist outside of the natural realm (i.e.
there can be no supernatural God), no amount of evidence could convince me otherwise. How do you explain the origin of the human race?
Since we are alive, it is natural to wonder where we came from. One reason many people are confused about the meaning of life is that they do not understand the origin of life.
To know why we are here, we must know where we came from.. Many People Hold Mistaken Ideas about the Origin of Life.