It is widely understood, that everything has an opposite. This can be seen right throughout the universe. Like - Light as opposed to darkness, remember darkness is only the absence of light, and silence is the absence of sound, then there’s cold and heat, stillness and motion, and of course death is the absence or opposite to life.
Generally, The God Question is believed to be found outside these parameters. It is understood that he has no beginning, and no end, he just is.
When asked the question: “what is the opposite to God?” most would say, “the devil”. Religiously speaking this may be correct - with two opposing forces, one righteous and the other evil. However, if this were correct, then the Devil (or Satan) would have to be Gods’ equal in all respects, having the same eternal qualities and powers. If this were true, then we would have two equally opposing forces, one evil and the other good.
It is unlikely that any Christian would agree to this, as God is seen as superior to that of Satan in every way. Therefore, the only true opposite to God, can be the absence of God. The opposite to force is not another force, but the absence of force, i.e. “a yielding”.
When applying the rule of opposites to The God Question, we find that his opposite can only be his non-existence. This is not a question of one force opposing another, but a question of “existence vs. no-existence”, just as it is with light and darkness.
The opposite to, “Yes god exists”, is “No god does not”
The only true opposite “To god”, is “No god”
“Either God does exist, or he does not?” There is no getting around this fact.
There can only be one answer to this question. “true, or false”
The God Question has been a fundamental concept within the minds of men since the dawn of his existence. It was probably first asked when his brain began to wonder and marvel at the universe, asking itself why and how. It most likely started with a question: “Where did we come from dad?” or maybe, “Who made you boss around here?”
The God Question is certainly a question of general commonality. The answers however are not so common. The fact that there are so many conclusions to this question, is proof in itself that the answer has yet to be settled. Questions of: life after death, reincarnation, ghosts, astrology, communication with the dead, and the supernatural.
Only you can answer this question, and only one answer can be right.
Question One = “Either there is a god, or there isn’t?" = True or false?
Question Two = "Either God created man, or Man created god?" = True or false?
“If God created man, then he does exist, and he probably did create everything.
However, if Man created god then he does not, meaning; he is nothing more than mere superstition. If so, then he will only exist as long as man needs him too. Therefore all man has to do is stop believing and, he’s gone.” William Alexander 1996
"Either God exists or he does not" - True or false?
Think about this question for a minute. There can only be one logical answer, and that must surely be true! No matter if you believe in the existence of God or you do not, the answer is still true! Answering true to this question does not mean that he exists or that he does not, it only means that you have agreed to recognize that he either does or does not. To answer false to this question wouldn’t make any sense, since it would be a none answer. Truly He exists or truly he does not. It would make no sense to say, falsely He exists or falsely he does not. The answer, has to be true.
"Either God created man or Man created god" - True or false?
Now, the answer to this question, maybe a little trickier. If God did create man, then he Does exist, and ought to be acknowledged.
But if Man created god then he is simply a figment of the imaginations of his creators. “true or false?” Once again your answer would have to be true. To answer false would once again be a non-answer. If you believe in God, your answer would be true. If you do not believe in God, your answer would still be true.
So, what is my point?
If you truly believe that God does exist, and that he created man, the next question would be - “which God is true?” And then - “where can he be found?”
Is the Hebrew/Christian God the true creator, or is it the Islamic God. Alternatively, it could it be one of many other gods.
Both The Hebrew/Christian God and the Islamic God can trace their heritage to Abraham, from Abraham to Adam and Adam to God.
They can’t both be right – or can they? Both believe that they are correct in their interpretation of history. They both believe that they alone are “the sole bearer of the truth”. Each of them believe that they have the goods on the one and only true God.
Could it be Jehovah (we will use the name Jehovah when referring to the Hebrew/Christian God for argument sake throughout this study) the God of the Hebrews. There is Jesus Christ, the self proclaimed Son of Jehovah. And there is Allah, the God of the Muslims? If you believe in God, be it Jehovah, Christ, or Allah, then I would recommend you “seek and find” all the available evidence to collaborate their claims.
Maybe then you may find the truth to - The God Question.
1/ If you chose to seek the Hebrew (Jewish) God you will need to consult the Old Testament. I would recommend, that you examine his character. What kind of a father is he? What has he to offer? What expectations are required of you and your family? (We will look closer at the character of Jehovah, in "Volume two" of - "The God Question”)
2/ Alternatively, if you chose to seek the Christian God you will have to consult both the Old and New Testament. Again, you should take into account the character of Jesus’ Father (Jehovah) and that of Jesus himself. What does the New Testament say about things relating to life, relationships and "the truth" as seen by Jesus and his disciples.
3/ As far as Allah is concerned you will find him in the Koran. Be sure to ask yourself these same basic questions. Do any of these religious groups, have proof as to the existence of God? Have they any evidence towards their claims of knowing the truth?
4/ There is however a forth possibility of truth. Could it be that he does not exist at all, and that he is nothing more than a fantasy or an illusion. A fabrication of mans’ wild and desperate imagination.
"The human mind has the ability to form abstract concepts which raise questions that demand answers, simply because the question was asked" - Dave Hack 2007
History has demonstrated that we are more than capable of fabricating answers in order to satisfy our curiosity. If we do not know the answers, we have a tendency to convince ourselves that we know the solution. Every culture has its own answers to the common question of God and creation.
The evidence of God?
Can your understanding of God be supported, when weighed on the scales with all the available evidence? Is there enough evidence to substantiate your belief in the existence of a god? Can the existence of any god be proven, say, in a court of law? If so, the jury (that’s you) would have to conclude “beyond any reasonable doubt” that these claim be correct. For in order to declare a case to be true or false you must find conclusive verification.
But can such proof be found?
Is there any evidence to support these claims?
If so, then is this evidence conclusive or just simply circumstantial?
Has the bible enough evidence within itself, to prove itself in court? After all, we are told to swear by it in court.
Is there any evidence found outside the bible, to support the existence of God, maybe nature, the universe, personal experience, or faith? Only you can be the judge.
God either exits or he does not. Either He created man, or Man created him. If He does exist, then you must decide which is truth. Follow the evidence that is beyond dispute.
Within the Chapters that follow, we shall look at some of the answers to these questions.
Is there conclusive proof to, the question of the existence of God?
THE GOD QUESTION.