The tendency to go beyond what humans can grasp Essay

The tendency to go beyond what humans can grasp.

How the intellect and the will show humans have a tendency to go beyond what humans can grasp

            This question is a difficult one especially for those who do not believe in God. However, for those who really seek for an answer, Saint Paul’s statement in his letter to the Romans is enough to give a clue. Saint Paul says, “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been, so made that men are with out excuse” (Romans 1: 20). Saint Paul is telling us that all that we see around us is not a mere product of accidental explosion of something out there in the universe. That the world did not exist by it self, but designed and created by supreme power, which great philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and others called, “Supreme Being” “Prime Movers” “Supreme Power” and so forth. This implies that the will and the intellect of humans have a tendency to go beyond to discover how everything existed and who created them.

The positive interpretation of the tendency to go beyond as a pointer to God

            The fact that everything that has been made was so great that philosophers had to conclude that there is Supreme Being that created all these things, goes back to Saint Paul’s Statement that it is God who created the world and everything around it. The Psalmist says “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…” (Psalm 8:3) The creation clearly points to no else but God, who only has the power to create.

Reference

The New International Version Bible.