Does God Exist – Six Reasons to Believe that God is Really There – Existence of God – Proof of God.
Got kids asking how we know that God is real. I propose that we can know He is real because creation, the prophets, Jesus and the apostles prove it. Consider Marilyn Adamson’s article from the link above.
I had a brief look at the article:
1, 3, and 4 actually speak against the existence of God (or, at least, his involvement as an active creator) for those who have a knowledge of e.g. emergent systems.
2 is at most neutral. Postulating God as the explanation would only postpone the problem of an origin; further, even assuming a divine act, there is really nothing that informs us of what hypothetical divinity was involved.
5 is based on a highly personal experience (which lacks value as proof for anyone except that person) and a lot of speculation. No support for this speculation is given.
6 is based on faulty reasoning and references to events that have no historical support outside the Bible (and Biblical apocrypha). Indeed, even the existence of Jesus as a historical person does not have a complete scientific consensus (albeit, the dissenters are in a small minority).
Thanks for your comment. You seem very well reasoned and have done much research. It seems as though we come from different planets in terms of our world-views. : ) In order to have a conversation about this we would need to cover a lot of ground. I think your answer for number six is very critical. The sources that you trust about Jesus or the non-existence of Him or His divinity take precedence over the overwhelming sources and evidences for His existence and divinity. But again, we would have to cover a lot of ground here. Thanks for your thoughts and keep searching for truth.
You might want to take a look at Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ.