Sunday, August 10, 2014

God Exists

The following story is taken by Christos Yannaras’ book Elements of Faith stating the fact that God exists. Many today wish to understand, on an intellectual and rational level, the existence of God.

“It is as if we are walking in the desert and suddenly encounter in front of us a house; we are then obliged to accept the fact that someone has built it – houses do not grow, nor are they erected by themselves in the desert. But we do not know who the builder is. From the characteristics of the building we can assume a few properties or distinctive features of the builder, whether he has good taste, for instance, or enough skill in the application of statistics, or even what needs he was serving with the rooms he built. But his face remains unknown to us; we have never met him, we do not know him. Surely he exists but he is inaccessible to our immediate knowledge”[1]

[1] Yannaras, Christos, Elements of Faith – An Introduction to Orthodox Theology, (Edinburgh, T&T Clark, 1991), p.7

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