[quote=Montie Claunch]This has been boggoling my mind for a while now and I just can’t figure out the answer. In Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa works he uses reasoning that God exists. As I look at it, it seems to prove that there is a deity, no neccessaraly God as in our God but, at least a God. I have been pondering over how would one show that there is only one God and that is our God to the negation of others? Overtly we wouldn’t be able to use the bible scince an objector could just as easily say that it was either man made or that this God was simply neglecting to mention others. The Former objection in the previous sentence would could simply assert the testomony in history from the saints, miricles ect. But, this still leaves open the door of, “well there have been other ‘Miricales’ in other religions why not their gods also?”. And that is where I have hit a mental block. Does anyone have any ideas? 'Cause I know that eventually someone is going to come out with this and I would like to know what to say (and plus I hate haveing doubts in the back of my mind, no matter how small). Thanks and God bless.
P.S. ask if something isn’t clear (and please tell me which part is not clear so I can elaborate on it). Thanks.
Here goes, see if this makes any sense to you:
I have come to the conclusion that, if our faith demands that we must consider the evidence and logical arguements and decide that, yes indeed God does exist - then I must say that I have failed in my faith and I don’t really think God exists.
Not to worry, I have also come to the conclustion that this is not what our faith demands of us.
Does God exist?
God is the name by which I attempt to address existence. One might as well ask “Does existence exist?” Is Reality real?"
All scripture defines God to be Reality - and then it tries to guide us to stay in touch with reality.
The most clear expression of this way of thinking about God is the passage where Moses asks the voice that he hears in the burning bush “what is your name” and the voice says “I am who am”
Reality is what Moses heard speak from the burning bush and from the mountain when he was given the Ten Commandments and other places.
Reality is what Jesus knew the way an only and most beloved son knows his own father.
Perhaps the important question any person who is seeking faith must ask, rather than “Does God exist?” is “Can I have a real relationship with Reality?”
Jesus says “Yes” to that second question and shows us how to do it.
That is how I see it