• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What evidence could Christians put forward to attempt to prove the existence of God?

Extracts from this document...


GCSE Religious studies course work What evidence could Christians put forward to attempt to prove the existence of God? There are many arguments that Christians could put forward to prove or question the existence of God. Why are we here? What is the purpose of our existence? Thomas Aquinas, who was a catholic theologian. Argued that the universe is so complex and well designed, it couldn't possibly of appeared by chance. Nature is very complicated but all fits together so well there must be a creator. But if this creator so many believe in is intangible, invisible, scentless, and silent how can we prove that this God is real? Even though the God Christians believe in is invisible and traceless to most, some people claim to have felt gods presence in many different ways, some hear him talking to them and giving them guidance, this could happen to a person who has suffered a loss in their family and has asked for gods help. ...read more.


When a volcano erupts, why doesn't he save the people? Why does he let the volcano erupt at all? God is omnipotent, so why can't he make the world a good place for everyone? God is omni benevolent so why doesn't he stop children from dying in pain because of shortage of water? We believe god loves every person and treats us all fairly, so why does he stop evil from coming to one person, but not to another? We can't know everything about our God, he is beyond our understanding. He is to us as a dog would be to its owner, therefore why do we question God? Everything happens for a reason so if God is the judge of our lives, he must be doing the best for us, even if we don't feel a difference. ...read more.


In the bible it tells us of the creation of the world. It says how wonderful and beautiful it is and how pleased God is with his creation. If God has given us his perfect world why do we expect him to save us from all the bad we create for ourselves? Poor people with no food die every day, and we question god for this, we question his existence because of the evil we witness. God allows natural disasters to kill hundreds, so he doesn't exist. Look at the beauty and intricate creations around us, look at the universe and the stars and the animals, look at us and how complicated we are, so God does exist. How can we of appeared from nowhere? The world is the most vital proof we have for Gods existence but how can you prove he is real? We cannot explain everything in our lives or in nature. Is God the answer? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Existence of God section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Existence of God essays

  1. Good and Evil

    I don't agree that if God loved humanity we wouldn't have to suffer. Firstly I think that God is all powerful and all knowledgeable so know one can ever understand him, this is why we cannot know why he does the things he does, we just have to accept them.

  2. The Nature of God Religious Studies Coursework. I am going to explain, discuss and ...

    This is a problem with describing God and I will cover that later. The main complication with arguments for God is do we adopt religious beliefs based on arguments or do we adopt religion because we are brought up in a religious community.

  1. The God Question

    order to fit the argument of the religious, thus in any debate such as this all factors of the nature of this deity must be set outright before the debate is begun. Not that atheists have the rhetorical faults as well, the reason most atheists have turned away from religion

  2. 'An analysis of arguments for the existence of God will result in valid philosophical ...

    The only problem I can see so far is the discrepancy between these religions - each seems to claim mutually exclusive truths. For example, Christianity believes Jesus to be a historical and physical incarnation of God, whereas Islam judges him to be a true prophet and a man who never died at all, but rose to Heaven.

  1. 'Feud of the Gods'.

    Otherwise he would surly bring about his Masters downfall. After several minutes of labouring, he finished the incantation but he felt nothing. This meant he had failed the incantation of 'The Final Rite'. After another tense minute of waiting, Ifrit fell to his knees gasping for air. Suddenly, he felt his energy rise rapidly.

  2. Discuss and evaluate the ways in which the beliefs of researchers might count as ...

    So I think the beliefs cannot be proved, or there are enough evidences against that can count as against their results. And if there is a sufficient evidence or it can proved ,I think it can��t say it can count as against their results.

  1. What do Christians mean when they say that ''Man is estranged from God'' ? ...

    By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food '' Gen. 3:17-19 . Animals and man also developed problems, because it was the snake who tempted Eve to eat from the Tree of Life. God said that : '' And I will put enmity between you and the

  2. There is no evidence for the existence of God. Discuss.

    Christians would just say that science can?t explain it. The main arguing point that is behind those who believe ?There is no evidence for the existence of God? is that you can?t prove it through science. Christians would say to them that God created us and wanted us to have

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work