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As we said in the beginning the arguments contained in this treatise do not give uncontested proofs for the existence of God. Our intention was to show through them that the question about God’s existence can not be put aside by the usual objections. We wanted to give help to those people who honestly search the truth to recognise that the idea of God’s existence is not far from our human nature. In most cases the greatest obstacle in accepting God is not the lack of arguments but the confrontation with its consequences and the lack of wish to experience the relationship with God.
To accept God means to accept also the relationship with Him that he offers. It presupposes readiness to get to know Him, to give my time for Him, to have ears to listen to Him, to change my life according to His plan. It also means that I should entrust to Him my life, my way, everything that concerns me, completely, without reservation. And it means to reject everything that is contrary to Him and to renounce everything that hinders me to reach Him. Many people see just renouncement in the relationship with God but they do not consider that man should renounce only those things that hinder him to find the fulfilment of life and only the loving God is able to satisfy man’s needs completely.
There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person. (Pascal)
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Matthew 16:25–26)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:7–8)
[God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)
…that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way towards him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “In him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:27–28)
…yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; (Proverbs 2:3–6)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7–8)
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)
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