Christian Faith And The New Psychology

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Ill COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT AS already pointed out, the force of the various lines of argument for the existence of God is cumulative, and the force is more apparent when the argument from cause and effect is taken first and the ...
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Ill COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT AS already pointed out, the force of the various lines of argument for the existence of God is cumulative, and the force is more apparent when the argument from cause and effect is taken first and the others later. By that argument, as we have seen, we establish the existence of a great extra- mechanical agency which started all the great universe process, and also prove something as to its character. Having that much settled the evidence shown by the other lines of argument, that there are order, design, etc., in the universe, has much more pertinent force, since we have identified the agency or being who brought them about, so they are now known to be legitimate proofs of the character and attributes of that being, since they are his acts. After the argument from cause and effect it would be most natural to take up the cosmological argument, or the indications inferred from the orderly state of everything in the universe. That there is such order is beyond question. Everything in the world and in the solar system seems to follow orderly lines of arrangement and motion, and there is good reason to believe that the same is true of all the rest of the universe. The very possibility of science at all is dependent upon this orderliness in phenomena. Now, as we have said, this fact taken alone would not have conclusive force. Even though we might refuse the suggestion that since they must have some order it is just as probable that they have this order as any other order, there is still left the answer that this order results from the operation and control of natural laws. But now that we have proved and know that there is a great being who started all this universe process, and that that being exerts acts similar to the voluntary acts of men, thi...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217188784
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/9/2009
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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Ill COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT AS already pointed out, the force of the various lines of argument for the existence of God is cumulative, and the force is more apparent when the argument from cause and effect is taken first and the others later. By that argument, as we have seen, we establish the existence of a great extra- mechanical agency which started all the great universe process, and also prove something as to its character. Having that much settled the evidence shown by the other lines of argument, that there are order, design, etc., in the universe, has much more pertinent force, since we have identified the agency or being who brought them about, so they are now known to be legitimate proofs of the character and attributes of that being, since they are his acts. After the argument from cause and effect it would be most natural to take up the cosmological argument, or the indications inferred from the orderly state of everything in the universe. That there is such order is beyond question. Everything in the world and in the solar system seems to follow orderly lines of arrangement and motion, and there is good reason to believe that the same is true of all the rest of the universe. The very possibility of science at all is dependent upon this orderliness in phenomena. Now, as we have said, this fact taken alone would not have conclusive force. Even though we might refuse the suggestion that since they must have some order it is just as probable that they have this order as any other order, there is still left the answer that this order results from the operation and control of natural laws. But now that we have proved and know that there is a great being who started all thisuniverse process, and that that being exerts acts similar to the voluntary acts of men, thi...
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