Ok, we can get a number of other people to testify that this color is indeed red.
Mass hysteria? Conspiracy? Prove to me this shirt is red.
So Wikipedia says this color is red.
Can they prove it?
My point is this. This color is red because we all know what red looks like. Why? Because that's what our families, and our teachers taught us. But ultimately this is red because someone, somewhere, initially decided that this color would be called red. Perhaps Adam. One man called this red, no one argued with him, so this is red. Same for blue, yellow, purple, and so on. We know this is red because this absolute knowledge that this is red had been passed down through time and taught to us as an absolute truth.
Does God exist? Prove it. Just because we can't (yet) doesn't mean that He doesn't exist. There are miracles that happen every day (still). God has a very intimate part in our daily lives, and we know this because of the absolute knowledge that has been passed down to us over time by our ancestors.
Sometimes when I talk to people about God, their first comment is prove it. Now, there are a lot of approaches to this line of thinking.
1. You prove to me that He doesn't exist.
2. God established this world based in faith. If I prove it to you, that completely negates the faith element.
3. Look around at the world around you. It took a superior mind and being to create all of this, in just the right combinations to support life in the middle of space. We are no accident.
4. There is documentation proof, archaeological proof, and eyewitness accounts of Christ's existence. That's enough to hold up in any court of law.
5. God doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. Prove why He should do this for you.
but this is the newest, and very compelling argument to this problem question.
6. There is a distinct difference between absolute knowledge of a truth, and proof.
There will always be skeptics that will try to knock the truth. No matter what your answer is, someone will try to discredit you. That's what the evil one does. And he will never give up. So the next time this situation presents itself. Ask the one question they cannot argue out of.
What color is your shirt?
Until next time:
Peace to you and yours,
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