God Is Not Dead

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"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him... What was holiest and most powerful of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?" Friedrich Nietzsche (In Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft, 1882)

“I am what I am” God

“In Him we live and move and have our being” Apostle Paul

It has happened since the birth of time. It happened when the Da Vinci code and the God delusion was published. It happened with Charles Darwin’s evolution theory… In fact, it happens every day in the lives of thousands of Christians and non- Christians: Doubting God.

Throughout mankind’s history, faith has been like a delicate butterfly that swirls and twirls amongst us. We see it, and then
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If we have the power to kill God by not believing in Him… Then He is not really God. Nietzsche is placing the authorship of God into human hands. In this it can clearly be seen that Nietzsche’s statement has one fundamental flaw: He did not know who God is. If God is God: the consequence is that He cannot be killed, and cannot be started or stopped by human actions.

Now that I have revealed the flaws in Nietzsche’s view of God, I think it necessary to look to who God really is for my opinion to be successfully conveyed. For all of us, God is a lot of things. He is Lord, Creator, Redeemer, Shepherd, Love, Justice, Holy, Faithful, Master, and for some simply Nature. The universal truth, however, is that we have our origin in God. This is true. Whether He used evolution or Adam and Eve (I do not want to explore that subject right now) - we are because of Him.

He is our origin, not we His. And therefore, our lack of faith does not diminish His being. It is a simple principle: When you close your eyes: the world does not cease to exist; you simply don’t acknowledge it for the moment. The other understood characteristic of God… that which makes Him God: is that He is beyond our grasp. The moment we can rationalise Him- He is not God. The very essence, the greatest difference between God and us, is cognisance.

This is the heart of my argument today: the moment we can rationalise or understand or prove God: we are denying Him- denying His Godliness. We are

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