I would like to begin this paper with saying that I emphatically believe that there is only one God. I do not believe for the health of ones spiritual life that entertaining the thought or existence of multiple deities is an intelligent decision. Those that believe in multiplicity of Gods can be found in many different religions including but not limited to Christianity. I grew up being taught these false teachings about who God was and how he operated in the lives of his followers. There is a misconception among many Pentecostals about what most 'Trinitarians' in the twenty-first century believe.
In today’s modern world, there are believers as well as non-believers who constantly question the existence of God. Instead, one may believe in Buddha or someone else he/she envision in their mind to worship. In Pascal’s argument, it is black and white. He does not take into consideration that there are many different religions because he only believes in a Christian God being the only God. Pascal’s argument is a one sided argument.
For many centuries people have believed in this figure called 'God', who apparently created the World, everything inside it and around it. Some people have had experiences involving him and just believe what is written in the Christian holy book, what they call the 'Bible'. There are many stories in this book, which mention of 'God', his son and how the World came about. But can people judge what it says in a book without any real evidence? Can they believe other people's experiences with this amazing concept of 'God'?
It is hard to believe that an idea this large and developed is just an idea, but that will continue to be many’s belief until proof is found leading them to believe otherwise. Throughout history many people have thought that either the Bible is the absolute Truth, or that science contains all the answers. In combining the two sources, there will be more answers to questions, and there will not be so many arguments over history. According to science, many parts of the Bible have been proven as true. There are many other parts, however, that have no indication of either being true or false.
Religion is the belief in and worship of a phenomenal controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Religion has been the part of human from the dawn of time, and whether people believe in almighty God or any other god. Most religions believe in a particular higher power, as a result it raises a question whether God really exists or not? Every person in this world can give an answer to that particular question in there on way and according to their religion. Some will say that God exists and they will give there proof of Gods existence, but there are others that believe God doesn’t exist and there is no such thing as God.
Although Descartes embraces quite a grand statement on the issues of God, I felt that his beliefs were biased towards his own perception and lacked evidence in proving that God exists to the point beyond reasonable doubt. I believe that neither Descartes nor modern science have been able to successfully prove whether God exists or not. What's really important, no matter whether such a being exists or not, is that the ideology of God has certainly existed throughout the history of man. Moreover, the power of this ideology of God has proven to be overwhelming among the believers who have faith in its religion. Even for the non-believers or so called atheists, the ideology of God has an effect and/or an influence on them in one way or another.
The truth of the world is something that is debatable on how to reach, and what it actually is. The general belief of the western world for many centuries was that there is only one truth, and that's the truth expressed in the bible. This is what Edwards believes, and he believes it can either be reached through logic, or directly from god through the divine and supernatural light. Emerson challenged the established belief system and said that the truth, which he calls genius, is inside all of us, and that we need to "trust ourselves" (2), and not follow anyone else, to find it. The genius is similar to the divine and supernatural light, but it reveals individualized versions of the truth to everyone, instead of god revealing the truth in the bible.
Glossolalia: A Gift of the Spirit The ‘Gift of Tongues’ (Glossolalia) as described by many Christians in present day is said to be evident proof of the manifestation of the Holy Ghost in an individual. Although many outsiders see it as a new belief or ideology, Christians believe that it is not a new practice but rather a forgotten gift of the spirit given to the early church right after Jesus’ departure. Many believers provide proof of that by recalling the biblical event with the Apostles at the Pentecost, found in Acts 2 and also the twelfth chapter of the first Pauline letter to the Corinthians. Some of these manifestations and gifts of the Spirit emerged to the public, after a long period of time, in the late 19th century and early 20th century giving birth to Pentecostalism. But as any other novelties it brought strife with itself.
By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur Even in this modern age, belief in the miraculous is widespread and is a feature of many world religions, including the Christian faith where miracles have played a significant role. It is important attempt to define what a miracle is, as this in itself is a source for debate. Today the term ‘miracle’ in many different ways and the idea is open to many interpretations. A miracle can be defined in a number of ways, firstly as an unexpected change for the better. This centres miracles in people’s treatment of each other, not necessarily demanding the idea of a creator God, although it can be interpreted as being God’s action (here a change can be deemed as a miracle by one, whereas another might not).
Scientific truth is vastly different than religious truth. One can say that their parent loves them, and they believe it is true, but how can someone really know whether it is true or not. This example is very much like in religion. Many believe that there is an Ultimate Being that loves them, but like I said, how can one truly know that that is true. Religious truth is far deeper than scientific truth because there is not any concrete evidence to prove it compared to any science facts.