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Essence Of God Essay

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The existence of God has been questioned and asked by many human beings since they were given revelations. A clear answer to the question has not yet been verified nor proven to be true by anyone and philosophers trying to prove so have failed too. Regardless of the disappointing search for God’s existence people still have hope and believe in God. Humans never stop seeking for a supreme being other than themselves, and when they prove God’s existence similar to how Descartes does, it opens up a lot of questions. What is God’s essence and what relation holds between God and oneself as an existent? And, how does the divine essence need anyone?

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If God does exist then we can relate his existence to ours. But before we do that we have to realize that “…The perception of the infinite is somehow prior in me to the perception of the finite, that is, my perception of God is prior to my perception of myself.” Basically in order to understand that we exist we have to acknowledge that God has been there before us as we are finite and he is infinite. God being infinite means he’s been there from the start and he will be there till the end, and only God knows when that was and when that will be. Us humans are finite and have a shorter span of life as we do not exist forever and are born into a random span of time. But the idea and content of knowledge itself is infinite and only God can do so, meaning we innate our ideas, which ties Gods existence and us. With the mistakes we encounter on daily basis we can come to the conclusion that we humans are not perfect. For every human there is a cogito and if that cogito is imperfect as it makes mistakes from small to big we can conclude that something perfect must have created the cogito. While we know our parents conceived us and their parents conceived them, and this cycle keeps going on till eventually we stop at God the perfect being of all. The perfect being God is the creator of all including us; we can relate God to us because we are a part of his creations. By concluding that God created us we automatically conclude that he created our body, which ties us to God as he allowed our body to function as a system of its own.

Since a single body is a functioning system that is imperfect it would only make sense that all the bodies in the universe from human to object to space are a perfect body put together. We understand that God is perfect so god has to be everything put together as one, which defines his complex and perfect system as a whole. You need God because God is in everything, that’s why you have to understand Buber’s quote “That you need God more than anything, you know at all times in your heart. But don’t you know also that God needs you—in the fullness of his eternity, you?” Basically Buber states that you know that you need god because without God and everything he brings you cannot stay...

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