Ray Comfort's book, How to Know God Exists, argues persuasively for the existence of God. Perhaps his best proof that there is a God is because of conscience and morality. Why are we the only species to have a clear sense of justice? No animal does anything like this. Why does a lie detector (polygraph) work so well to detect lies? The human conscience tells us lying is wrong and we react physically.
How to Know God Exists, by Ray Comfort (selections from book review by Reagan Schrock).
(These selections by Marko Malyj are of the book review published in Creation Research Society Quarterly Journal, Volume 48, Number 4, Spring 2012)
This is one of the clearest differences
between humans and animals.
If humans are just animals that are more
highly evolved than the rest, why are we
the only species to have a clear sense of
justice? Why do we punish wrongdoers? No animal does anything like
this. If someone is wronged, most of us
naturally want to make it right.
"We know right from wrong because the conscience
is an impartial judge in the
courtroom of the mind. It speaks to us
irrespective of our will" (p. 87). This is
why a lie detector (polygraph) works so
well to detect lies. Our conscience tells
us lying is wrong and we react physically.
For example, a person's blood pressure
and heart rate will spike when he lies and
the polygraph picks up the changes. If
there were no absolutes, the polygraph
would not work because we would not
have a conscience to tell us when we err.
Written for the layman and
designed to equip believers with answers
raised against Christianity, the book
is a good evangelistic tool. An atheist
who reads this book will have a difficult
time holding on to his disbelief.
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