Hello good people of Biologos, hope you are all well. I’ve just had a weird idea I’ve been thinking about, I thought of mentioning it here to see if it was interesting to anyone. I hope I’m not going out on too far out on a limb with that one, lol.
Something that often seems to come up in discussions is mechanisms by which God could hypothetically prove his existence to people, non-believers specifically, usually. I don’t really find it hard to imagine some ways that might happen, myself, though some might differ.
What I’m thinking though, is that even if God could do that, how might he demonstrate that an afterlife existed and what its nature was? This seems harder to imagine to me. It is important, and I can imagine some negative hypothetical situations that might not be good for eternity
I guess one short answer to this is, he can’t. We don’t have any access to the afterlife, so how could he? That would just be it then, and a little boring (I’m not trying to say that should bother anyone necessarily, to be clear.)
But God can do anything right? So I guess another short answer would be that he could do it in some way which we cannot now imagine but which be totally demonstrative. Ok, then that’s it too, and equally boring! (Whether someone might doubt any possible explanation that was presented isn’t the point either, I think.)
Both are just a little unsatisfying to me for some reason, just thought someone might have some insights or think it was interesting. I can’t recall hearing it mentioned, but I guess it’s probable that books have been written about it Cheers.