Our concept of God is very important.
Are we talking about some superpower that
creates material things? Or are we willing
to think of God as an infinite Spirit
that expresses Himself in ideas and qualities,
and then to go another step and think
of these ideas and qualities as making
up the nature of God's creation? In other
words, we can think of these ideas and
qualities as making up our identity and
all that we're conscious of. This view
of ourselves replaces a material, limited,
extinguishable, concept of identity and
creation. We know that certain qualities
such as honesty, unselfishness, helpfulness,
and joy are eternal qualities that can
be discovered, but certainly not thought
of as having been created by you or me.
These qualities spring from an eternal
source or spirit we could call Mind or
Love. If we are thinking of God in these
terms, we have to conclude that not only
does God exist, but that none of these
things which we perceive with our higher
nature would or could exist without God.
Will we accept or deny these qualities?
If we accept them, do we not then accept
the existence of God? I choose the concept
of God as Spirit, and I accept God's existence
because I accept the qualities that evidence
a divine, not a material source. I also
believe that the view of a matter-creating
God will fade as a spiritual view is better
understood and experienced. In this sense
we can definitely know that God exists.