Very likely, the word God is the most used noun in the English language—love would probably be a close second. I am free to make that assertion without scientific proof based on the number of times it is used in one church service and/or radio or TV dissertation/sermon. Preachers and laity alike throw the word God around like it was a football. You might be astonished to hear that even though God is spoken of endlessly, no one, but no one can prove his (its) existence. Neither can anyone prove his (its) non-existence. God is a matter of perception (faith). Faith, of course, is belief in something as being true which cannot be proven. I note with frequency how some preacher and preacher/writers attempt to prove God’s existence using contorted, distorted interpretations of the Bible, which itself has been so corrupted as to be virtually useless as a reference book. The bible serves many as a source of faith—never proof.
Even though faith can never be proven—if it could, it would no longer be faith—it would be fact, It must be based on some degree of rationality. That, of course works both ways—faith in something or faith against something. In the case of fundamentalists, that rationality is the Bible. In the case of atheists, that fundamental rationality is the bible. A philosophical principle pertains—nothing can be proven by itself.
Now lets consider a real basis for faith—the perfect order in the universe. The bible was written and re-written by scientific illiterates. They knew absolutely nothing of science. All they had for references were their superstitious imaginations. The earth was flat; the firmament consisted of the earth, stars and moon; the stars controlled their destiny; astrology was their science; the earth teetered on five crooked, wobbly legs, ever in danger of tumbling into the nether-world below; all babies were in the male semen; the earth was center of the universe; heaven was up; and the list of irrationality goes on.
Now lets consider today: the earth is round; the sun is the center of our little stellar universe; our sun is only one of billions in our galaxy alone, of which there are billions and trillions containing billions and trillions of suns; a beam of light traveling at the rate of 186,000 m.p.s. requires 100,000 years to traverse our Milky Way galaxy alone; light which has been traveling nearly fourteen billion years is just now reaching our earth—the suns that generated that light have been burned out for billions of years already; there are more suns in the universe than grains of sand on all the earth’s beaches; the egg of life is in the female ovum; and the known scientific list goes on and on.
The one compelling scientific fact lending credence to a Higher Power is the perfect order, even in its entropy, in the universe. There is absolutely no event, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, that is not a perfect example of what it is. The reason fore that is simple—every event is the direct consequence of all proceeding events. In addition, we know scientifically that every gravid object in this universe is composed of identical tiny particles of energy which are collectively known as quanta. There are various kinds with different names, but each of its kind is perfect and identical to its counterparts. Furthermore, there exists not a single one more or less than at the time of their creation.
My rationality tells me that it is rational to assume that such perfection did not likely happen by itself. That understanding (faith—belief) prompted me to not only accept the existence of God but, also, to define the essence of that being. No one before me has been successful in such an endeavor—many have tried—all have failed. I suspect the reason for their universal failure was their universal blind-spot. They either knew no science or they ignored it. They universally failed to connect the dots—God is science. The word science comes from the Latin word scientia which means knowledge. Knowledge, of course, is truth and God, of course is Truth.
With that brief overview, I will now share with you my definition of the essence of God. God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition is not only irrefutable—it is all inclusive. It explains all the so-called mysteries in our lives—Trinity, Eternity, Soul, Heaven. Likewise, it negates the eternal myths which have been heaped upon us. It demonstrates clearly that nothing could be in existence without the perfect intellect of God first envisioning it and the perfect will(holy Spirit) of God choosing it and keeping it perfect. Therefore, it is impossible for anything in this universe to be imperfect in form or function. However, everything in this universe is evil by virtue of its selfishness—a discussion for the next time. In the meantime, you may find a complete explanation of all in my little book Wilderness Cry- A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe; Amazon, Kindle et al. All comments welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org