6th December 2016

Agnosticism

“What is agnosticism?”

Theists believe that God exists.

AtheistsClaims that God does not exist-an improvable position. They don't believe that the evidence for God is conclusive and some believe that there is evidence against the existence of God

Agnostics believe that we should not believe or disbelieve in God's existence, because it is impossible to know either way.

Agnosticism:

Is the view that the existence of God is impossible to be known or proven.

The word "agnostic" essentially means "without knowledge." Agnosticism is a more intellectually honest form of atheism.

Agnosticism argues that God's existence cannot be proven or unproven, that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists. In this, agnosticism is correct. God's existence cannot be empirically proven or disproven.

For the agnostic, such knowledge is viewed as beyond the reach of our feeble minds.

Joseph Earnest Renan once said that if an agnostic were to pray, the prayer would go something like this : "O God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul"

The Bible tells us that we must accept by faith that God exists.

Hebrews 11:6says that without faith "it is impossible to please God"

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

God is spirit,so He cannot be seen or touched

John 4:24

For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."

Unless God chooses to reveal Himself, He is invisible to our senses

Romans 1:20

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

The Bible declares that the existence of God can be clearly seen in the universe

Psalm 19:1-4The heavens proclaim the glory of God.The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak;night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.[a] Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.

Through the sense in nature

Romans 1:18-22But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.

He confirmed it in our own hearts

Ecclesiastes 3:11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.Agnostics are unwilling to make a decision either for or against God's existence. It is the ultimate "straddling the fence" position.

For the sake of argument, let's throw out the clear and undeniable evidences of God's existence.

If we put the positions of theism and agnosticism on equal footing, which makes the most "sense" to believe in regards to the possibility of life after death? If there is no God, theists and agnostics alike all simply cease to exist when they die.

If there is a God, both theists and agnostics will have someone to answer to when they die.

From this perspective, it definitely makes more "sense" to be a theist than an agnostic. If neither position can be proven or disproven, it seems wise to make every effort to thoroughly examine the position that may have an infinitely and eternally more desirable end result.

It is normal to have doubts. There are many things in this world that we do not understand. Often, people doubt God's existence because they do not understand or agree with the things He does and allows.

However, as finite human beings we should not expect to be able to comprehend an infinite God.

Romans 11:33-34Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord's thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice?

We must believe in God by faith and trust His ways by faith. God is ready and willing to reveal Himself in amazing ways to those who will believe in Him.

Deuteronomy 4:29But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Category

Agnosticism, All posts

Tags

,