Philosophy - 1a

Half of the bible quotes and arguments for philosophy

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Deity - Genesis 3:8

God walking in the garden.

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Exodus - One of the Ten Commandments

"I am the lord your God... You shall have no other Gods before me."

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John 4:24

"God is a spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."

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John 21:17

"Lord you know everything."

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John 4:8

"Anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love."

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Matthew 19:26

"With God everything is possible."

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Psalm 86:5

"O Lord you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask your aid."

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Arguments In Support of Belief - The Ontological

We cannot think of anything greater than God and therefore God exists.

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The Cosmological argument

The universe must have come from somewhere - Christians believe it came from God. God is the 'first cause'.

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The Teleological argument

The world shows that it has been designed and so must have been created by someone.

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The Argument from Experience

People can experience God which proves he exists. This may be through miracles, answered prayers, conversions or the numinous.

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The Moral argument

People have a basic understanding of 'good' and 'bad', 'right' and 'wrong' and this knowledge must have come from God.

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Miracles - Luke 18;41-43

"... 'Receive your sight. Your faith has healed you.' Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God."

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John 1:14

"The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory. The glory of the one and only, who came from the father, full of grace and truth."

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