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How do we know there is a God?
There are a number of reasons we know that there is a God, the first of these is what is known as the cosmological argument. It is reasoning from the physical law of “cause and effect” i.e. for every effect there is a cause and the cause is greater than the effect. For example, if a rock came flying through your window, you would instinctively know that someone threw it or it flew off of a passing truck etc. One would never think that a rock would pick itself up and throw itself through a window. On a much grander scale we know, from observing the universe that, everything in the universe comes from something else, i.e. cause and effect. Corn grows because a seed was planted in the ground. We also know that ultimately there has to be a cause that itself is not caused, or as Aristotle put it, there must be an unmoved mover. There is no such thing as infinite regress, there must be an ultimate cause and that is what we know as God. We see this and other arguments used in the Bible in Acts 17:22-34 by the Apostle Paul.
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