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We have a tri-unity in the universe composed of time, space, and matter

January 6, 2010

We have a tri-unity in the universe composed of time, space, and matter. Each aspect is comprised of its own tri-unity. In the universe these are three distinct dynamics. All three of these are also divided by three. Space is comprised of height, width and depth – a tri-unity. All is space, yet a distinct aspect of space. Matter is comprised of solid, liquid, and gas which make up a tri-unity of matter. Time is past, present, and future. Each ‘time’ is fully time. We can see God’s nature reflected in His creation.

Michael A. Robinson, God Does Exist!, Author House 2006, p.148

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here is not one thing whatsoever more plain and manifest, and more demonstrable, than the being of a God. It is manifest in ourselves, in our own bodies and souls, and in every thing about us wherever we turn our eye, whether to heaven, or to the earth

October 3, 2009

…here is not one thing whatsoever more plain and manifest, and more demonstrable, than the being of a God. It is manifest in ourselves, in our own bodies and souls, and in every thing about us wherever we turn our eye, whether to heaven, or to the earth.

Jonathan Edwards, Works 2.252.

In his sermon on Rom 1:20, Edwards says that every blade of grass gives overwhelming testimony to the divine being. Elsewhere Edwards affirms,

Indeed, we every moment see the same proof of a God as we should have seen if we had seen [him] create the world at first.

Edwards, “Miscellanies #125,” 76 – source

It will be no excuse to an idle and untoward servant, one who would not attend his business by candlelight, to plead that he had not bright sunshine

September 24, 2009

It will be no excuse to an idle and untoward servant, one who would not attend his business by candlelight, to plead that he had not bright sunshine. The candle, that is set up in us, shines bright enough for our purposes…If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do muchwhat as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Introduction, 5

Whilst the light of nature does not give us all truth, yet it is sufficient to make to us our duty to others and God.

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” Romans. 1.20

Not the God of the Philosophers

August 24, 2009

(speaking of philosophers seeking to prove God from nature)

I would not be surprised if they were addressing their arguments to believers, for those with living faith in their hearts can clearly see at once that everything that exists is entirely the work of God whom they worship. But…Scripture…speaks of God as a hidden God and because nature has been corrupted , He has left men to their blindness…Truly You are a God who hides Yourself (Isa.45.15)

Pascal

The heavens declare the glory of God

August 6, 2009

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.

Isaac Newton

He also wrote:

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.

Design – The Eagle’s Eye

August 6, 2009

An eagle’s keen eyesight is proverbial in Spain (vista de águila) and Germany (Adlerauge) cf. Job 39.27, 29

A golden eagle can detect the slight movements of a rabbit from more than 1¼ miles away. Two huge eyes each having 1,000,000 cones, or light receptor cells, per mm² (humans = 200,000 per mm²). Practically each receptor is connected to a neuron. The eagle’s optic nerve (which carries messages from eye to brain) has double the number of fibres found in a human. Their lens is more powerful than ours too.

Design in human brain

July 30, 2009

The brain is made of neurons. These neurons exchange information with each other (synapses) in many possible permutations of connection. In fact, the number of possible permutations exceeds the number of particles in the known universe.”