I do not want to stay here with the question of proofs, but I am anxious to be practical, and I have no doubt that many of you have read about the ‘proofs’ of the being and existence of God, and feel that they have some value, so it does behove us to say a little about our attitude towards them. There are a number of arguments, and you will find that most text books on biblical doctrines and theology go into them in great detail. There is the so-called cosmological argument which is an argument from nature: that every effect has a cause. Then there is the argument from order and design called the teleological argument, which says that everything leads up to something—that is clearly evident. Then there is the moral argument, which concludes that our awareness of good and bad, our sense of right and wrong point to the existence of a moral God. Next there is the so-called argument that people everywhere, even in the most primitive races, think and feel there is a God. It is suggested that there must be some ground for thinking so, and that that is a proof of the existence of God.

Lloyd-Jones, D. M. (1996). God the Father, God the Son (49). Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books.

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