For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,g in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.(Romans 1:18-23) ESV
The truth about God is so obvious that no one has an excuse not to believe, but we’ve been given free will to be able to believe whatever we want. For this reason there has to be a plausible alternative to the truth.
The alternative to the truth has two parts: a strong delusion and the lie. The strong delusion (the scientific method) has been given so that people who want to can feel justified, and intellectually superior, in believing the lie (godless existence).
Despite the overwhelming success of the popular science paradigm (SciPop) and its compelling narrative of godless existence, we’ve proven that it’s the lie because we’ve deduced the existence of God by examining primary sources of evidence and empirical observations. As such, Romans 1:20 is a predictive testable hypothesis and Matty’s Paradigm is a positive result.
- IF the truth about God is self-evident such that no one has an excuse not to believe,
- AND the Bible gives us an accurate physical description of the origin, history and future of the universe,
- THEN examination of physical evidence and empirical observations will reveal the truth about God.