Explain the Anthropological Argument
The Anthropological Argument seeks to demonstrate the existence of a personal God by showing the personal nature of human beings.
Basically, this is the image of God argument. Because man was formed from matter, his body reflects physical elements consistent with other inorganic or unconscious organic systems. Because he he resides in the same physical environment as animals, he reflects some of the same physical and psychological characteristics as animals, namely consciousness. But man is constructed in a way that no other creature is: he has the image of God.
He has a mind which is self-aware and is rational, a heart which is free and can love, a conscience for moral direction, a soul which longs for meaning and significance, an erect posture, the ability to appreciate beauty, a face which reflects an emotional state . Consciousness, rationality, love, morality, and meaning: these constitute the essence of what it is to be a person in the full sense of the term. The bible teaches that such attributes exists for the sake of relationship and that the foundation and fulfillment of all relationship is to be found only in God.
Man's attempt to satisfy or qualify any aspect of his personhood apart from God results in a degradation and eventual enslavement to that desire.