Insight 1 identifies a fatal flaw in the theory of random evolution. Of course, that theory provides one of the most important bases for atheism, and Insight 1 shows that the theory is fundamentally defective.
Insight 2 explains why our world is supernatural, and therefore Divinely created.
Insight 3, which is based on our own experiences, solves the problem of our not being able to perceive God’s presence physically.
Insights 3 and 4 identify the spiritual dimension of every human being’s life – a spiritual dimension which each of us experiences, and which must have a source, and that source must be spiritual, like the spiritual dimension itself.
Insight 5 gives an interpretation of the account of creation in Genesis, which reconciles that account with science’s current theories of the fossil record and of the great age of the universe and the earth. This resolves one of the central current conflicts between science and religion.
Insight 6 identifies living evidence for Aaron, the High Priest, having existed. This is astonishing corroborating evidence of the Torah’s validity before our very eyes.
Insight 7 identifies the improbability of three million (see footnote 1 to insight 7) witnesses 3 200 years ago gathering at Mount Sinai to experience God’s revelation. Insight 7 goes on to explain how the Torah credibly recounts how this was achieved over hundreds of years of inter-related events, weaving a credible and reliable and intricate fabric of truth.
Insight 8 points out how the 10th commandment reflects the real world of inequality in which we live, and not some mythical ideal.
Insight 9 identifies a piece of evidence (the Torah’s description of Moses as very humble), which accords remarkably with the Torah’s narrative that Moses, at 80, became a student of Torah.
Insight 10 explains that a court decides where the truth lies between conflicting evidence by taking account of the fact that a complete lie has no context, while the truth has a context which can be tested. Insight 10 concludes with the cogent argument that the rich context of the Torah and of Jewish history over millennia reinforces the Torah’s truth.
Insight 11 finds persuasive support for the view that God loves us.
Insight 12 postulates that the ‘great flood’ was a localised phenomenon and not one which affected the whole earth, rendering the probability greater of the literal veracity of the Torah’s account of the ‘great flood’. Insight 12 concludes that perhaps the ‘great flood’ may simply be viewed a miracle – one well within the enormous powers of the Creator of all of reality.
Insight 13 points out the remarkable and hitherto apparently unnoticed fact that when God slew the firstborn of Egypt at midnight of the 15th of Nissan, the moon was full, providing much needed light for the dramatic events of the night.
Insight 14 relies on a South African judgment for the proposition that detailed evidence is more credible than vague and sketchy evidence. Insight 14 identifies examples in the Five Books containing a great deal of detail which indicates a high degree of credibility.
Insight 15 identifies the credibility of designating a chosen people who were to witness and preserve and give practical effect to the memory of the events related to the Revelation, and Insight 15 goes on to point out that the establishment, soon after the Holocaust, of the State of Israel and its continued survival contributes to that preservation.
Insights 1-4 support the view that God exists. Of course, none of these are as important as the obvious and palpable oft-repeated truth that the observable physical reality, replete with clear, overwhelming evidence of design, could not have come about by accident. It is simply absurd to argue the converse. Of course, science currently does so, but science’s fundamental problem is that its basic premise is of a purely physical and materialistic reality, ignoring the spiritual reality we all experience every day. Furthermore, eschewing the need to find the truth, science insists on ignoring the overwhelming evidence of design, and, of course, also its obvious corollary: the existence of a Designer.
Insights 5-15 provide weighty reasons for accepting the authenticity of the Torah – the Five Books of Moses. Of course, the strongest argument for the authenticity of the Torah, already well documented, is that the central events of the Egypt experience and what followed it, including 40 years of miracles in the desert, could not have been fabricated because, unique in all claims of religious experiences, they were witnessed by millions of people, whose descendants would undoubtedly have jettisoned them if they were false.
Having examined a great deal of the evidence and carefully weighed it all, as objectively as I can, I have arrived at the conclusion that God exists and that the Torah is authentic and true.
ChaiFM - Insight 15 & Conclusion