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Single Idea 20695

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / b. Teleological Proof]

Full Idea

From the creation of the world God's invisible nature, namely his eternal power and deity, are clearly perceived in the things that have been made.

Gist of Idea

God's eternal power and deity are clearly seen in what has been created


St Paul (06: Romans [c.55], 19-21), quoted by Brian Davies - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.16

A Reaction

St Paul says that for this reason the Gentiles are 'without excuse' for not believing (which means they are in trouble if Christians ever gain political power). Davies says it is unusual to find an argument for God's existence in the Bible.