Proving God Via Jesus


It must be established that Jesus if shown to be authentic, is capable of proving the existence of God. There is a basic avenue which can be used to describe the relationship between the man Jesus and God’s existence. If a series of ‘if’ statements are employed the path becomes apparent.

1. If there is a God, it is logical that he would wish to interact with his physical creation.
2. If he interacts, it is logical that he would take on a physical form to do so.
3. If he takes on a physical form, it is logical that his physical form would be finite.
4. If his tangible form is finite, it is logical that it would not fully reveal his nature.
5. If his nature is partially unrevealed, it is logical he would show his divine nature by supernatural means.


6. The story of Jesus is consistent with these logical statements.

If Jesus can be proven authentic, authoritative, and trustworthy, then the existence of God falls in place. Being convinced that Jesus is supernatural, accomplishes the purpose of showing the existence of the supernatural, and therefore God.

Comments

  1. Those are some pretty big if's. Not even close to anything such as "proof."

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  2. (1) and (2) are monsters. I cannot see any conceivable way they are logical, or anything more than "possible".

    For (1), "God" is such an open word, meaning different things to different people. If you define "God" as "a creator who is personally interested in his creation", then yeah, it follows, but it is basically tautological. If you define "God" as some kind of "first cause" or "creator", there is nothing that says that someone who caused something remains interested in that something for eternity. In fact, for someone who kicked off the universe to even know that that action would result in people like us is a massive assumption (let alone keeping track of it).

    (2) undermines a lot of the Old Testament. The old "voice from the sky" or "thunder on Mount Sinai" is a much more impressive and probably convincing way of communicating than coming as a physical form. And in fact (5) looks like it has been thrown in after the fact to mitigate against the weaknesses in (2): a god who is capable of speaking to everyone simultaneously, but chooses to reveal himself as a person who is inherently limited in how many people he can reach. How will this wondrous message then be spread across the world and to later generations? Well, obviously third-hand accounts of those supernatural events are the best we're going to get. And if 2,000 years later that's not good enough, it's somehow our fault rather than God's fault for choosing a really bad way of communicating.

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