Post Number:#46 July 15th, 2009, 10:35 am
ape wrote:God does and must prove that he exists since, based on his own Golden Rules, he calls on all humans to prove all things, one of which things would include God's existence.
So,you are saying god exists because he tells people to prove all things, including his existence, therefore god exists? This is a tautology because it presupposes as true the very thing it is asked to prove.
God exists-> Because he tells people to prove all things-> One thing is god-> Therefore, god exists?
Do you see the big circle you just talked in?
If god is omniscient, he already knows what you are going to do before you are even created. This calls the concept of free will into question.YSM wrote:God is good and everything He does is good, and our God has created beings like us who have a free will. We can either use His gift to ally ourselves with Him, or we can use it to become His enemies; in other words, we are free to oppose Him and thus create evil. It is true that God could force us to abide by His Moral Law always and to love Him, etc., but then we would be mere automatons and our love meaningless. True goodness and love cannot be born from force.