- Witness argument
The witness argument is an
argumentthat is meant to help prove the existence of God, based on the assumption that many people have claimed to have personal experience with God.
Old Testamentbible there are many accounts of interactions with god. God walked and talked with Adam and Eveand gave them specific instructions. Later god tried to reason with Cainabout his anger and selfishness. God talked to Noah, and the same was true of Abraham. God also revealed himself to Mosesand the people of ancient Israel. At Mount Sinaiin Exodus, God offered the Jews a direct relationship but they refused and pleaded for more distance. Soon after God was revealing himself only through chosen prophets.
Christianitythe apostles' martyrdom is cited as strong evidence that their experience of the resurrection was genuine.
Minor world religions
Joseph Smith, Jrclaimed to have a god-inspired experience when translating the Book of Mormon.
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