We know he exists but we haven’t seen him, heard him talk or touched him, so how do we know he is not a complete mystery, I believe that to learn and understand God to our fullest capabilities, we have to undergo a “leap of faith”. We have to be willing to read and understand God’s message to us. We have to understand what He went through and why He did the things, he did. For example, he died for us. Why did He do this when He could have simply said “no”?
This faith belongs to no clan of self righteous humn being that think that becuse there rules that they follow our better then another. Se the truth is god does not have a check list of whos good and whos bad but rather he make the decision we have morals or as some calit a concous. This world is about the first stepping stone that we take this is a test can you live in an imperfect world and handle without cheating your fellow man. This is faith in yourself this life. God gave us life it is our choice wether we use it to its follow view or we cash in early and take the easy way out.
Because Anselm already believed in God, he was only looking for rational support for this belief. Therefore Anselm’s method of proving God’s existence is called “Faith seeking understanding. '; He proclaims “I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order that I may understand'; (Stumpf, 372-372). Anselm had to believe in God in order to support his own rational for God’s existence. To help prove his belief, Anslem he uses his mind.
Nonetheless, each person can manipulate ones view of the same thing. Naturalism tries to ... ... middle of paper ... ...our Divine God, my belief does not come from how I believe I came to know, or how I perceive to know, it is with every sense that I know. Philosophy has been a struggle to end for me, until I called upon the Holy Spirit to help me understand, and to have the words and perfect knowledge that I am entitled to from God. As a result, this brought a new level of perspective for me, one in which I can now understand that “Philosophy”, is the critical way in which we think and believe. All areas of philosophy can be made into new questions, new possible ideas, and new theories.
So the next time I am asked this very same question I will answer in such a way, there is nothing to truly to prove that God really exist, but we know God exist because we feel it deep inside our heart and we believe. In other words I have faith that God does really exist.
I myself do believe in a God, but not any particular God, this is because I do not think it necessary to single out one and only God that is right to believe in. I believe that there is some type of higher power out there, because as I said before there must have been something that created this perfect world. But I believe that God would want me to act and live my life exactly how I’m living it right now. I do not believe that you will not go to heaven simply because you don’t worship God your whole life and you don’t repent your sins. A being so perfect that could create all this must certainly know what we are going to do in our lifetime, so how can he punish us for not doing what he wants us to, if he already knew what was going to happen.
On the surface, this does not sound like it is possible. If a person's actions are causally determined, that means that they have no control over them; the action was determined without their knowledge or consent. If this is the case, then... ... middle of paper ... ...control. The claim that most who support determinism would make is "My actions are the products of pure chance….therefore, how can I be held responsible?" However, the rebuttal to that is that a person's actions are not products of chance, but of choice.
Since we cannot comprehend God in our thought, he no longer exists in our minds as an entity, but merely as a definition. Thus, since he no longer exists in our minds, there is no obligation to understand that he must exist in reality; an implication made in Anselm’s argument. Anselm’s Ontological argument is insufficient in proving that God exists. For the reasons above and further objections from various philosophers, I do not believe that Anselm can argue the existence of God with his current premises as they stand. I must say that despite my objections to Anselm’s Ontological argument, I respect his work done, and the tremendous thought process that must have occurred to conjure up such a case as was presented.
In order to define the Christian faith, one must obviously start with the premise that there is a God! Humans cannot understand God in totality, but we can have a solid beginning point for understanding who God is and what God is doing in our lives. Many people do not believe in God; however there is evidence that God does exist but also believing in God improves a person’s life. It is hard nowadays to believe if God exist from history, science, personal experience and philosophy. Ontological argument is defined as one of a category of philosophical arguments for the existence of God using ontology.
Many have doubted me and questioned why I still stay involved with the Church despite my agnosticism, and to them I can only respond that I enjoy being a part of a community that strives to do better for our world through service, a value that had been instilled in me by my father since I was young. These same people fail to realize that the Church is more than just doing what’s good in order to please a possible transcendent being, and also fail to realize the true reason they are doing what they do. These people are blinded by God, and I have always detested this idea, and perhaps this is what caused me doubt in the existence of God, as I did not want to believe in a being who