Any religious believer (theist) who has any form of religious experience will find that the experience supports their belief in God and makes it stronger because they now have more direct evidence for God’s existence
Paley made an analogy (comparison) of a watch to the Earth, the argument went like this...
If you came across a watch in an uninhabited place, you could not say it had been put there by chance. The complexity of its mechanism would make you say it had a designer. The universe is a far more complex mechanism than a watch, and so, if watch needs a watchmaker, the universe needs a universe maker. As the only being that could design the universe would be God, it follows that God must exist...
If God does not answer prayers, how do you know he exists?
Why might this lead to agnosticism, or even atheism?
Prayer can be defined as ‘an attempt to contact God, usually through words’. So when people pray, they are attempting to contact God. Many religious people claim that they feel that God is listening to their prayers...
However, some people say their prayers in Church and at home, but never feel God’s presence
Why does God reveal himself to some and not others?
“ A young missionary couple asked the members of their church to pray that they would have a safe journey to their new posting in Nepal. However, the plane crashed killing them and their three young children”
You enter a competition, to win a top of the range sports car – and you pray to God that you will win... You don’t win the car, and you feel that God has ignored your prayer – or doesn’t exist at all.
However – a week after this contest, you find out the person who actually won, died in a car accident – involving this vehicle. Could it be that God was looking in your best interests by saying ‘no’ to this particular prayer?
What obligation does God have to answer your prayer for wanting a sports car, when people live in Poverty?