GOD: THE INVINCIBLE EVIDENCE
Updated: Oct 8, 2021
THE LAW OF DEATH cannot be explained by any human earth mortal. Scientists can't even create a theory for what it is, for it's not made of atoms or an energy force (electromagnetic, gravitational, etc.). Its effect upon all living organisms is the only tangible evidence of it's existence. Death even descends upon planets, stars, and entire galaxies.
This caveat (death) from God is the invincible evidence for his existence and his scriptures (from his prophets) of the major religions (below) bolster my claim.
Science has a concocted theory (guessing) about life on earth simply bursting forth by mere chance. They refer to it as ABIOGENESIS: (American Heritage Dictionary)
1. The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
2. In biology, the production of living things otherwise than through the growth and development of detached portions of a parent organism; spontaneous generation.
Aye, the above definitions of Science-Fiction are amusing to say the least. Let's see the same dictionary's definitions for DEATH:
1. The act of dying; termination of life.
2. The state of being dead.
3. The cause of dying.
Ahhh, but what is the cause of or reason for dying? Who created this law for all galaxies? Who created the conditions for the death of each organism, planet, star, and galaxy? Logic and reason conclude that it must be a living intelligence, for only intelligent beings make laws (human governments), and produce enforcers (police, military, etc.) to maintain law and order around the earth. Laws never have and never will make themselves, and I dare anyone to prove this to be false or incorrect.
Since death has no known origin in the material cosmos, it must exist in a non-material realm. Consequently, if death affects all material, yet resides in a non-material realm, its creator & governor must also exist in the non-material realm which is beyond the comprehension of mere earth humans (regardless of their degree of higher education).
Let's now probe God's decrees and reasoning for that which mere humans will never be able to comprehend or explain:
HOLY QUR'AN (Islam) 21:35
Every soul must taste of death. And We test you by evil and good by way of trial. And to Us you are returned.
Who created death and life that He might try you; which of you is best in deeds. And He is the Mighty, the Forgiving.
Every soul will taste of death. And you will be paid your reward fully only on the Resurrection day. Then whoever is removed far from the Fire and is made to enter the Garden, he indeed attains the object. And the life of this world is nothing but a provision of vanities.
Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in towers, raised high. And if good befalls them, they say: This is from Allah; and if a misfortune befalls them, they say: This is from thee. Say: All is from Allah. But what is the matter with these people that they make no effort to understand anything?
Surely Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death. And besides Allah you have no friend nor helper.
BIBLE (Judaism, Christianity & Paulinism) 25:8
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
DHAMMAPADA (Buddhism) 20:277
All created things perish, he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way to purity.
ZEND AVESTA (Zoroastrianism) FARGARD 7:1
Zarathustra [Zoroaster] asked Ahura Mazda: 'O Ahura Mazda, most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! When a man dies, at what moment does the Drug Nasu rush upon him?
2. Ahura Mazda [God] answered: ‘Directly after death, as soon as the soul has left the body, O Spitama Zarathustra!
TAO TE CHING (Taoism) 50:1
Men come forth and live; they enter (again) and die.
Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong. (So it is with) all things.
BHAGAVADGITA (Hinduism) 2:13
Just as the soul acquires a childhood body, a youth body, and an old age body during this life; similarly, the soul acquires another body after death. This should not delude the wise.
16. The invisible Spirit (Atma, Atman) is eternal, and the visible physical body, is transitory. The reality of these two is indeed certainly seen by the seers of truth.
20. The Spirit is neither born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into being, or cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, permanent, and primeval. The Spirit is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.
26-27. Even if you think that the physical body takes birth and dies perpetually, even then, O Arjuna, you should not grieve like this. Because death is certain for the one who is born, and birth is certain for the one who dies. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable.
The sun does not illuminate My Supreme Abode, nor the moon, nor the fire. Having reached there people attain permanent liberation (Mukti), and do not come back to this temporal world.
Aye, I pray that any young soul who is reading this (and any adult with an open mind) will now have a better understanding of the reason that God must exist, for some intelligent being must be the creator and governor (enforcer) of death. Earth sciences have reached their limits in the incorporation of machinery to ascertain phenomenon in the material cosmos. However, death is not of the material cosmos and God's most invincible evidence for his existence indeed. 🙏
I Thank You For Reading,
Prof. Robert Stewart