II. Ways of Coming to Know God

We discover certain ways of knowing God called "proofs". These "ways" are twofold: the physical world and the human person.We can come to know God through the world's order and beauty, we can know that God is the origin and the end of the universe.

For what can be 'known' about God is PLAIN to them, because God has SHOWN it to them. Ever since the creation of the world His INVISIBLE nature, namely His eternal power and deity, has been CLEARLY perceived in the THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE."
Romans 1: 19-20, Acts 14: 15, 17, 17: 27-28, Wis 13: 1-9

The soul of a human person, the "seed of eternity we bear in ourselves, irreducible to the merely material," can have its origin ONLY in God.
Thus, in different ways, we can come to know that there exists a reality which is the FIRST CAUSE and FINAL END OF ALL THINGS, a reality "that everyone calls 'God'". St. Thomas Aquinas

Our faculties make us capable of knowing the existence of a PERSONAL God. For us to to enter into intimacy with Him, God willed both of these "proofs" to reveal HIMSELF to us and to give us the grace of being able to welcome this revelation in FAITH.

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