Reality

Definitions: (1) in existence; (2) existential; (3) the objective fact(4) indisputably actual

Comment: Are there any confirming means of identifying the truth of God? All such “proofs” are from personal experience. The first is the experience of the intellectual capacity for knowing God. The discovery, and self-verification of this intellectual idea, can be further substantiated by the personal and spiritual experience of loving and being loved in return. The observation that love, truth, beauty, goodness, and all other qualities of value are knowable in personal experience confirms ones confidence in non-physical, especially spiritual, facts.

Once the possibility of knowing God is verified, the second stage of proof becomes evident. This is the personal urge to find God. To the exact extent a person seeks God, does the Father pour in as much revelation of himself as can be received.

By this point, initial skeptical curiosity has been transformed through intellectual discovery and personal verification into reasonable faith. One is then tempted to experiment with the third stage of confirmation – the desire to be like God. Finding this possible is truly convincing.