The ascent of the 6 steps that leads to Catholicism begins with proving that God exists. Today we take a look at one of the arguments based on the motion and change that we see in the universe.
In this argument for the existence of God we look at creation and ask "Where did the very first thing come from?" Since it's impossible for anything to create itself out of nothing, there must be someone outside of the nothing to bring it into existence: God.
Miracles are a legitimate proof for God's existence while the reality of evil is not a proof for His "non-existence."
In step 1 we've seen that God exists. Now we want to show that man has a soul and this soul is destined to live forever.
Based on mans' "built-in" sense of moral obligation and sense of justice we can reason to the immortality of the soul.
Man's natural desire for happiness is a proof for the soul's immortality.
Religion is an act of justice towards our Creator. The two main obligations of religion are prayer and obedience.
This vlog responds to some common objections to prayer: Doesn't God already know everything I need? Despite the prayers of many, disasters and evil are everywhere. Isn't this proof that God doesn't hear our prayers?
The "4th step" to Catholicism is to prove that of all religions, Christianity alone is worthy of belief.
In this episode of No Apologies, Fra. Joseph gives a defense of a Creator.