The Existence of a Higher Power: Mere Christianity Insights
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TLDR There may be a conscious mind or power behind the universe, which manifests as a moral law within humans, suggesting the existence of a higher power or god.
The laws of nature describe how nature behaves, but when it comes to human behavior, the law of human nature or right and wrong must be something beyond just observing the facts, with two views on the universe: the materialist view and the religious view.
What is behind the universe is more like a conscious mind with purposes, and while science can observe and explain how things behave, it cannot determine the ultimate reason for why anything exists.
There is either something behind the universe that remains unknown to humans or it must reveal itself in a different way, and the idea that there is or isn't something behind the universe is not a scientific statement but rather a matter of common sense.
Man is the only thing in the universe that we have inside information about, and we know that men are bound by a moral law that they did not create but feel compelled to obey.
The question is whether the universe exists for a reason or by chance, and if there is a power behind it, it would not be observable as a fact but rather as an influence or command within ourselves.
We can only make assumptions about what is inside the little paper packets based on the ones we are allowed to open.
There is a power or force that directs the universe and appears as a law within us, urging us to do right and making us feel responsible and uncomfortable when we do wrong, which suggests that it is more like a mind than anything else.
The concept of a "life force" philosophy is discussed, suggesting that if this force has a mind, it is essentially a god, but if it does not, then the idea of it striving or having purposes is illogical, providing comfort to those who believe in a higher power without negative implications.