The Compelling Circumstantial Evidence Of God
What Is Circumstantial Evidence?
You likely have read about court cases where the criminal was convicted on circumstantial evidence. In fact, most criminal convictions are based on circumstantial evidence. It is a type of evidence that infers that something happened as opposed to direct evidence which does not require inference. For example, if you see someone steal a car, that is direct evidence. If you see someone running away from a stolen car, you might infer that they had also stolen it. This would be considered circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial evidence can be very powerful in building a case and when there is enough of it, or it is very compelling, you might say that the evidence is enough to be considered proof beyond a reasonable doubt. While alternative explanations can occur, the key consideration would be to determine if the explanation makes the most sense given the circumstances. Each piece of compelling evidence adds to a thesis that something occurred even when there is no direct evidence. You can even do this when searching for evidence of God.
Is there any compelling circumstantial evidence of God? You bet there is and we will tackle three of them now.