The Philosophical Proof of God:
Philosophically, it is easier to prove that something exists than it is to prove that it doesn’t exist.
To prove to yourself that something does not exist requires a leap-of-faith on your part at some point in the process. Absent any evidence whatsoever, you just unilaterally decide to believe that the thing does not exist. That’s how proof works. At some point, you just simply decide that an idea is true, or an idea is false. Once you have made your decision or your choice, then that particular point has been proven to you, one way or the other.
There are a hundred different ways to prove that God exists; and, many of them are very convincing. But, how can you find and present any kind of evidence that proves that God does not exist? At some point you have to take a leap-of-faith and just assume that there is evidence that proves that God does not exist and that that evidence is truly convincing. Then you have to will yourself to believe that evidence so that you can prove to yourself that God does not exist.
Since God exists, philosophical proofs of God’s existence are easy to manufacture; and, most of them are quite convincing.
In contrast, whenever someone tells me that God does not exist, I have to take a leap-of-faith in order to believe that that person is telling me the truth, because it is impossible for a person to provide convincing and conclusive proof that God does not exist. In order to prove that God does not exist, that person would have to be a God and be able to take me into every corner of the universe and into every dimension and reality simultaneously so that I can see for myself that God does not exist. If a person can do that, then that person is a God, and God really does exist.
On the other hand, if one of the people in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, or Pearl of Great Price really did see God and talk with God, then God exists. Seeing God is proof of God’s existence. I can’t think of any better proof.
However, atheists like Antony Flew are unwilling to accept the Scriptures and the Revelations of God as evidence and proof; so, they are more likely to be influenced by philosophical proofs of God.
This past year, I have come across some very interesting and convincing philosophical proofs of God, because I went looking for those kinds of things.
Here are a few of my favorites that I chose to pursue:
There are others, but these are the ones that I have purchased and have been reading.
You have to get over your fear of it before you can pursue the depth of it.
Be Excellent to Each Other,
P.S. If you have any other philosophical proofs of God that you find convincing, feel free to join the discussion forum and share them with us: