Descartes said, "I think, therefore I am." From that simple and
self-evident declaration, he built his proof of the existence of God of
the human soul. Building from the axioms that we exist and observe the
world with some degree of accuracy, here are 10 steps of logic from
simply "I exist" to "Logic requires me to believe the Judeo-Christian
1. I believe I exist.
2. I believe my observation of the
world around me is
3. All that I observe is an effect of
a cause which is
itself an effect of a previous cause which is itself... etcetera.
4. Without an uncaused First Cause,
there would be no effects; therefore
be a First Cause.
5. Causes are always greater than or
equal to their
6. Personality is greater than
the First Cause must be personal.
7. Love is greater than lack of love,
First Cause must be completely loving.
8. Justice is greater than injustice,
First Cause must be completely just.
9. Communication is greater than noncommunication, therefore the First Cause must be communicational.
10. Among the time-tested, primary books which this world offers as holding communication from the First Cause, only the Judeo-Christian Bible presents the First Cause as communicating personally, with complete love, and complete justice. Only in the crucifixion of King Jesus does the First Cause both lovingly forgive sinners and maintain full justice for sin.
11. Logic requires me to believe the
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Matthew Bryan was
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