Manifestations of Providence attest to God's intervention

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument forThis argument is a justification of There are divine interventions.
Keywords: God, Divine Providence[ edit ].


In particular:

  • God's answers to prayer
  • Significant and highly unlikely historical events
  • Highly improbable events in our lives that warn or save us


“Many people believe in the existence of God. But few know that because he loves us, God invites us to much more: he offers us a personal relationship of intimacy with him. It is through this relationship that he can truly transform our lives. Those who have had this encounter testify to the extent to which they experience God's love. God speaks to them, and they see him answer their prayers.”



Arguments forJustifications

  • Argument forGod's answers to prayer
  • Argument forParticularly unlikely events that influence the course of history
  • Argument forUnlikely events in our lives that warn or save us

Arguments againstObjections

  • Argument againstIf Providence existed, it would prevent many unjust events.
  • Argument againstManifestations of Providence are mere coincidences on which a religious interpretation is projected.
  • Argument againstThe interventions of providence are overestimated because of our cognitive biases

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