The Journey series
Does God Exist?
It’s a short but very big question. I asked God, “How can I say anything worthwhile about this? So much has been said already.” He answered, “Say less. Give them a mustard seed.”
After many hours of meditation I understood that many people do not accept God because He is just too big. Much of God is beyond human intellect and what we can comprehend fills volumes. Compounding this problem are reams of misconceptions which, instead of being weeded out, form a basis for rejecting Him.
At times that despair lurks at my shoulder, I often console myself with my Computer Assembly Language instructor’s sage words, “It may be complicated but eventually everything gets reduced to a switch that is either on or off.” Where is that prime switch that answers whether God is or isn’t?
To answer our question, we must first define what we mean by God. I will use this definition taken from the Nicene Creed; “Creator of all things, visible and invisible.” With this definition we can conclude that God is not to be found among any of these things because a thing must be before it can do. We can’t, therefore, expect to observe God empirically by looking among these things. We can, however, concede by the same logic that some entity must exist outside of all these things to initiate their creation. To discuss that entity we can continue to use the definition; Creator of all things, visible and invisible; or we can assign a name; God. Our question can now be rephrased, “Does a Creator of all things, visible and invisible exist?”
Scientists have been observing things for a very long while and have concluded that things change form over time but never, in totality, do they increase or decrease. There is never more or less matter or energy. There must be something outside our universe that created all that is and continues to be. To admit that our universe is, and everything in it is as it is, implies that God exists. To deny that God exists while accepting that the universe is as it is amounts to a mere refusal to accept the name He has been given.
This week’s mustard seed, then, is God is the name given to the Creator of all things visible and invisible. Next week we’ll examine why we claim a single entity caused all things to be.
5/25/2022 02:32:19 pm
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Peter T Elliott