Is there enough Evidence of Religious Experience to Prove the Existence of God?

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Is there enough Evidence of Religious

Experience to Prove the Existence

Of God

The question that of course comes to mind when answering this question is, “what is religious experience?”. I think that religious experience is a person’s experience of a presence or power beyond themselves. They tend to be ‘out of the ordinary’ and are very difficult to verify, which makes this argument harder to answer definitively.

There are many examples of religious experiences. A main type of religious experience is conversion. In the bible, it tells the story of Saul’s conversion. He was walking along Damascus Road, and suddenly a light from the heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He then says, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do”. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. This caused him to become the greatest Christian missionary. This story is similar to the case of C. S. Lewis. He was alone in his room and kept on feeling the approach of God whom he did not want to meet. One night he “gave in” and admitted that God was God, and prayed.
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There are also contemporary religious experiences. Brother Yun , a Chinese Christian managed to escape from Zhengzhou Number One Maximum Security Prison. He was walking towards the iron gate outside his cell. Every step he took he prayed beneath his breath. At the exact moment he reached the gate, another servant of the Lord was returning to his cell. He managed to get through the gate without being seen. From that point on he managed to get past all the guards, until he reached the front gates. They were left ajar. He walked outside and a small yellow ...

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