The Subject Of Knowing Who God Is - Part One

The subject of knowing who God really is has been an old but elusive one to round-up and as well have a conclusive secular stand on. Many in the past and even in our contemporary times have worked assiduously hard to prove that there is no God just based on some of the reasons enumerated in the previous episodes. On the other hand there are many who are earnestly working hard as well, to prove that there is God. But the reality is that it is ridiculous for one to prove the existence or non-existence of what one doesn’t know about. Ironically, most people who are of the view that God exists do not actually know who God is, while those who are bragging about the non-existence of God do not even have an iota of knowledge of who God is, and hence their fumbling. We will talk more on this. 

Come to think of it; our lives cannot do without the every now and then engagement we have voluntarily or involuntarily with things, mostly, our denuded eyes cannot see. The fact is that somehow, we have come to terms with them and really believe that they are with us and in most cases work in our lives. So, we see ourselves breathe in air though sometimes voluntarily and mostly involuntarily. However, there is a consciousness that has been created in our subconscious being that we are breathing in air, and it is sustaining us though we do not see the elements that we take in and out. Such believe we have in this intangible chemistry of gas exchange that occurs in our body has established the faith we have in the existence of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

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Let’s take a look at this: someone is diseased, and he gets across to a pharmacy and explains his situation to the pharmacist. Then, the latter draws out some packets of drugs from his racks and hands them over to the diseased, and the diseased takes them home to administer to his body. However, before he takes the drugs, he decides to read through the leaflets in order to be acquainted with its content. By this singular act, he ascertains the chemical content of the drugs and also how well the drugs can take care of his situation, and of course he becomes fully convinced that the drugs will certainly take care of his situation. With this firmness gained by knowledge, he takes the drugs as prescribed. Now, what has transpired is that he has developed the belief and assurance that the chemical components and elements put together in the drugs will work to resolve his situation though, he cannot see these elements with his denuded eyes. The only thing he sees with his eyes is a chalk like object. 

The question is, ‘Why would someone believe in such a tale about some elements put together, that they have ability to heal or cure aliments in the body?’ Someone might say because there are scientific proofs backing the claims, and here, the person in question is not the scientist and was not in the laboratory when these elements were concocted together, yet he believed in them. Interestingly, these elements were detected or discovered scientifically, as the case may be, in the laboratories by their reactions. Through their behaviour, their characteristics are deduced. Worthy to note is the fact that most of these elements, as well as some microorganisms, live in their own world; a world that is not seen by unclad eyes. Sometimes, it is only through their characteristics and reactions with other elements that they are detected. And through the means of visual aided objects we can see and notice the activities of these elements and microorganisms. Had it been that there was no visual aid to see them, no one would ever believe that they exist. And so it is, to so many things we as humans have not been able to discover. They are in existence in their own world, and our ignorance and unawareness of them don’t nullify their existence. 

However, the belief in the elements that make up the substance called drug is activated by an intangible force that no one can capture by any aided visual means or chemical analysis in the laboratories. This force is called faith and it exists in the abstract, just like love, hate, wickedness, hunger etc. Meanwhile, the reality of faith therefore, is established in the willingness of the diseased to accept the fact that the things he could not see with his eyes could be the remedy for his situation. This fact cannot be established or verified in the scientific laboratories because it exists in a realm that is not materialistic though should be considered a force or component to reckon with in the process of healing or curing the diseased. If faith is removed from the equation, it becomes an incomplete process because the chemistry between the diseased and the substance he takes is nullified; hence it becomes a mere formality. The step of believe initiates the establishment of the force called faith, and the force called faith puts to reality the existence of the chemistry that works between tangible and intangible; and a complete result is obtained.

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To be continued