Thursday, March 02, 2006

Divine Hiddenness

The divine hiddenness argument fails. It is doubtful that more people would come into a saving relationship with God if He were to make His existence more manifest; God showing Himself in a way like spelling out "Jesus saves" in the stars would not necessarily result in a change of heart [Luke 16:30-31]. God's revelation in such events as the plagues on Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea did not make a permanent change in people's hearts. The claim that if God existed He would make His existent more evident is meritless and undermines the claim that the "absence" of such evidence is positive evidence that God does not exist. There is plenty of reason to believe that God, particularly the God of the Bible, exists and interacts with humanity. There are so many confirmed miracles throughout history that this objection is a waste of time.