The Existence Of God


God does exist. He exists mentally and emotionally. Gods
existence has been proven by many philosophers. All of their theories seem,
some how, to end in Gods existence. There are arguments that can be
brought up against each theory on how that theory does not totally prove
Gods existence, but they can all be shot down by the next theory.
Anselm of Canterbury once said, “I do not seek to understand that I
may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I
believe, that unless I believed, I should not understand.” Anselm goes
on to the “fool” in Psalms 53:1, who “says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'
This fool though is convinced that something exists in the ...

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good he must exist because his
powers are unlimited} (Malcolm)

3. Therefore the possibility of conceiving a being than which
nothing greater can be conceived entails the logical necessity of the real
existence of such a being. (Anselm)

4. Therefore to say that God does not exist is to contradict
oneself. (Malcolm and Descarte)

5. The concept of God though, is not self contradictory,
therefore Gods existence is logically true. (Malcolm)

6. In conclusion God DOES exist.

The objection to this argument can be that existence is not a
characteristic. Only to reply, yes but existence can be a characteristic
of concepts. Since God is “logically necessary” couldn’t there be another
being higher that God, a being even more perfect that God? Yes, but that
proves even more that an all powerful being must exist. Gods existence is
not self-contradictory because a being so powerful must exist to have
designed the universe and everything in and on it. Therefore a being ...

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