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Is There a God?

Does the Universe exist?
The best proof for the existence of God is our own existence, rather the existence of the universe.

If we believe that the universe exists, we must accept basically one of the three positions:

1- That the universe was created, or

2- That it was not created, but it has existed on its own from the "beginning",

3- or, That it was neither created, nor has it existed from the beginning, but it came into being on its own in a process of evolution.

If we believe 1, that the universe was created, then the question "Who created it?" arises. The answer is God.

If we believe 2, that the universe has existed on its own from "the beginning", then we have to accept the idea of the existence of anyone on their own from "the beginning". So we cannot rule out the existence of God from "the beginning".

If we believe 3, that the universe is the result of a process of evolution, then we must presume that this evolution was a random one and that there was no plan or purpose behind this evolution, that is, if we want to deny the existence of God. Or we can hold the view that the process of evolution was not random and it had a plan behind it.

The Universe Is a Cosmos and Not a Chaos
If we open our eyes and observe carefully the phenomena of nature, we see a regularity and order in all things; for instance, in the rising and the setting of the sun, the waxing and the waning of the moon, and the change of seasons, etc. We see the same regularity in the birth, growth and decay of plants and animals. In short we can very clearly observe that everything in nature follows an order/pattern. This naturally requires a schedule or a plan behind it. But if there is a plan, won't there be a planner? Our reason tells us and our experience teaches us that a plan can come only out of intelligence. And if so, how can we look at the grand design of the universe, the unerring order and pattern in nature and say that these are mere coincidences? In a world of random events, the sun can suddenly go out of its orbit and fly off at a tangent and the seas can become boiling acids. There will be no law; no order.

But ours is a Universe of Order, it is a Cosmos and not a chaos. Unless there is a reliable order, or a predictability and stability (instead of randomness) of laws governing the working of the Universe, how can scientists do experiments and discover what they call Laws of Nature or Laws of Science?

The foregoing considerations evidently lead us to the conclusion that behind the operations of this universe there is a grand design or plan which must have necessarily come out of a tremendous intelligence and vision which transcends and comprehends all the spheres of our knowledge, understanding and experience.

Furthermore, we find that the unity and the uniformity of the Laws of Nature unerringly point to the Unity of the Power behind the universe too.