When Matt and Amy whom did not believe in God, marriage was falling apart and looking only for marriage counseling, God showed up.
I will suggest that loving God with the mind means that our thinking is wholly engaged to do all it can to awaken and express the heartfelt fullness of treasuring God above all things.
John Piper, Think
Atheist: Why do you believe that God exits?
Christian: Because there are compelling arguments that He exists.
Atheist: Let me hear one of them.
Christian: I will offer you the kalam argument.
1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its
2. The universe began to exist.
3. Therefore, the universe has a cause of its
Atheist: How is that an argument for existence of God?
Christian: Because the cause of the begining of the universe would have to be uncaused, eternal, changeless, timeless, and immaterial.
Atheist: And those are the attributes of God?
Christian: Yes, and I believe one can also add personal on that list, because it would have to be a personal agent who freely elects to create an effect in time.
Atheist: If whatever exist has a cause of its existence, what caused God’s existence?
Christian: You have misunderstood proposition 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its
Atheist: And God being uncaused, eternal, changeless, timeless, and immaterial means He did not begin to exit.
Atheist: That is just a “God of the gaps” reasoning, just because you can not explain the cause of the universe, you take a lazy way out by filling it with God.
Christian: But what I presented to you is a religiously neutral statements.
Atheist: How so?
Christian: Because these are obviously statements to which scientific evidence is relevant. They may then serve as premisses in a philosophical argument for a conclusion having religious significance. There is no gap here wanting to be filled.
Pow! There Goes An Atheist Down
For a full detail kalam Argument. Dialogue answer to “God of the Gap objection” is inspired by William Lane Craig
Skeptic: No one can know the truth.
Christian: Is that true?
Skeptic: Yes, it is true.
Christian: So, one can know certain truth. In your case, it is true that no one can know the truth.
Skeptic: What if I change my answer to “No, it is not true.”
Christian: Well, if what you told me is not true, why should I listen to you.
Skeptic: Okay! But that was just my personal opinion.
Christian: Is your personal opinion true then?
Skeptic: Opinions are neither true or false. Its a free country, I am entitled to what I say.
Christian: It is a free country in a sense that you are free to speak your mind. I am just asking if what you’re free to speak namely “No one can know the truth” is true.
Skeptic: That is just your opinion of what it means by a free country. Which is neither right nor wrong.
Christian: What about my opinion of 2 + 2 = 3, is that also neither right nor wrong?
Skeptic: It is wrong, 2 + 2 = 4.
Christian: So, opinions can be right or wrong.
Skeptic: Oh! I never thought of it that way.
Christian: Why do you believe that God does not exist?
Atheist: Simple, there is no evidence for existence of God.
Christian: How is no evidence for existence of God, evidence for nonexistence of God?
Atheist: What do you mean by that?
Christian: Well, if CSI or FBI find no evidence that Kray Brothers murdered Bill Bob, does that mean Kray Brothers did not murdered Bill Bob?
Atheist: No, but no one can know for sure if they did or did not murdered Bill Bob.
Christian: You are correct, that position is called agnosticism. Simply means no enough knowledge to decide.
Atheist: So for me to be an atheist, I need to have evidences that God does not exit?
Christian: Yeap. Moreover even if one succeed in refuting all arguments for existence of God, that by itself does not entail nonexistence of God.
Atheist: How about the problem of Evil?
Christian: Well, we already answered that one last week.
Atheist: Yeah right! How about evolution?
Christian: Even if evolution is true, it does not entail nonexistence of God, because God could create a universe that evolves.
Atheist: That is possible! Well give me time to think about that, and I will come with arguments against existence of God.
Christian: I am looking forward. Thank you for a wonderful chat.
Atheist: Thanks back to you.
I obey God’s laws, not because of fear of punishment, but because of love. I obey God’s laws because of the joy and pleasure that flows as a reward in doing so. I obey God’s laws not because I have to, but because I love to.