Some of the most brilliantly ingenious and worldly men who ever lived, men who lived only 250 years ago agreed on very little, yet unanimously agreed not only in the possibility of a Creator GOD, but the 'Self-Evident' nature of that GOD. They made His Existence the basis of the entire secular law of their new nation and the legal term 'Creator' the origin of all existing human rights.
In their view, there were: 1) absurdities; 2) challengeable assertions; 3) evident assertions; and 4) self-evident assertions. The latter required such abundant and undeniable evidence that no reasonable or rational person would hesitate to even question it. The existence of GOD was one such assertion to them.
How could this have radically shifted in only 250 years?
The difference is that these very worldly men were TRULY and profoundly erudite and enlightened, not merely indoctrinated in the modern Orwellian government 'newspeak' and historical revisionism. Men had very recently finished an exhaustive and unabridged worldwide study and contemplation of every human culture, religion and tribe, enabled by a naval supremacy of the oceans. They could clearly see the influence of measurable sources of human inspiration traceable back to the foundations of each of the civilizations themselves. They could clearly see these 'gods,' operating in and among people whether they acknowledged them or not. They observed the specific differences in their arts, sciences, 'fixations' and ultimate visions for the society formed by them and through them.
There may have been some debate about 'what' they are, but not IF they are. They are far too consistent across all time since earliest antiquity. They exact very specific requirements in blood and treasure, they create the same social patterns, follow predictable social courses which always end the same way. A man would have to be a fool not to notice this or acknowledge it.
Beyond this, there was One unique stand-out form of human inspiration throughout history which provided His prodigy ONLY when the society in question acknowledged the flaws and dangers being created by any of the other inspirations and 'repented' of the high costs in blood and treasure being exacted by those inspirations. They saw this Effect cross all tribal, cultural and language barriers, ending suffering, destroying oppression, liberating the hopeless, bringing unprecedented cross-tribal integration and peace, manifesting obvious genius, providing unmatched prosperity, (which the founders called 'Providence'), through new and ingenious social models and newly emerging social patterns. In particular, they saw something they called 'natural liberty.' Only the Creator and His unique prodigy provided this experience. Otherwise, it seemed not to exist at all. In its place, governments were able to provide only 'license,' (special permissions granted or sold based on favoritism), or criminals provided 'licentiousness,' (opportunities to briefly experience lessened oppression by violating law, morals or ethics). These 'false liberties' were the measurable and traceable cause of all civilizational downfalls. 'Repenting' of them brought the only measurable alternative.
This 'Creator' is the Self-Evident Source of human inspiration which the U.S. founders made the basis of all human rights for our civilization in the hopes that we would perpetually avoid the other 'options,' or, at least, be constantly reminded of the existence of natural liberty by a 'vigilance' provided by this undeniable basis.
If you wish to know for certain whether there really Is a GOD, the way that wise and worldly men before you did this was to to pursue 'natural liberty.' That means learning to minimize contact with those who have a vested interest in making both GOD and natural liberty seem nonexistent with their own inferior 'versions,' their own short-sighted narratives and cosmic visions. Our erudite founders have seen them all and recognize these 'enlightened' visions for what they are. They are 'false gods,' (even when they convince their adherents and devotees that they do not exist), and they create 'false religion,' (even when they claim to have no 'religion' at all).
'Genuine religion' acknowledges both GOD and natural liberty. False religion is consistent in that it becomes aberrantly focused on specific elements of GOD's Creation rather than only upon GOD Himself, Who creates 'checks and balances' among them all instead, (Romans 1:20-25). 'Modern' people, for example, are fixated on 'spiders,' (one of the 'crawling creatures'), and most don't even realize this because of the mental fog being created by indoctrination. Have you yourself noticed the 'world wide web,' people 'hanging out' together in 'social networks,' people using 'public spin,' people dying at a rate of one every eight minutes from self-poisonings alone? Their creepy science even ghoulishly trades vital organs, (after creating pervasively poisoned and violent environments necessitating this), has learned to 'externally spawn' human young, and even 'gender shift.' We exist under imminent threat of civilizational destruction from the most 'toxic' weapons ever produced and the scientists responsible for all of this trace the origins of the cosmos itself back to what sounds very much like a glorified 'spider egg'; an object about that size once presumably containing all matter and energy in the universe.
GOD never told us that these 'lesser gods' had no evidence to support their claims, would not be 'convincing,' had no art, sciences or promising visions for 'progress,' 'enlightenment,' or 'advancement.' He simply told us NOT to worship them with our blood, lives and treasure. Once we realize that we are doing this, He tells us to immediately 'repent.'
GOD's Existence is Self-Evident to ALL reasonable and rational men and always has been.
All we have ever needed to do in order to experience His reality, His unique prodigy and His Providence is 'repent.' The same remains true even today.
"And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
for He says,
“AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU,
AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.”
Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION”—
giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left, by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true; as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things." (2 Corinthians 6:1-10).
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