It’s the age old question, isn’t it? Does God exist? The answer is yes, God does exist and He loves you and He is seeking you! He gave us the Bible so we can learn about Him.
Can you prove it? Unfortunately for many, the answer is a disappointment. We cannot prove the existence of God. But we also cannot prove that He doesn’t exist either.
That might be a very unsatisfying response to an important question, but it is in the search and examination that answers will come. Setting aside any preconceived notions, either for or against, we search for evidence.
We must believe in God by faith
The Bible teaches that we must accept the existence of God by faith. If God’s existence could be proved, then no faith would be necessary. It’s like talking to a person you trust and they say, “Take my word for it.”
So, by blind faith are we supposed to go along with the Biblical narrative? Hardly. The entirety of the Bible is a revelation, as piece by piece God answers all questions about His existence. We have to see for ourselves.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
“Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed’” (John 20:29).
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:1-4).
Where did we come from?
People think about where it all started. The ever-expanding universe is mind-boggling. Was it an accident? The precision of mathematics and the laws of nature are either a cosmic accident or a well-planned result of a creator God.
Consider Ecclesiastics 3:11 “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men.” I think we all have a sense of something bigger than us, but it’s hard to define just what that is.
Some people want PROOF!
God wanting us to accept Him by faith is indeed a major sticking point for those who require proof; not just proof but irrefutable truth.
Even if they met God face-to-face, would they believe Him? God sent Jesus, who walked with us, taught us, showed signs and wonders, but even with all of that evidence, there were many who denied Him.
Call it information bias, or whatever. The point is no matter the weight of the evidence, there are those who will never believe. They saw God, but they turned away. “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1).
Belief comes from somewhere
Since the vast majority of people throughout history, in all cultures, in all civilizations, and on all continents believe in the existence of some kind of God, there must be something (or someone) causing this belief.
In addition to the biblical arguments for God’s existence, there are logical arguments. First, there is the ontological argument. The idea of a supreme being, an all-powerful, omnipotent force, so widely shared by people all over the world, might well be evidence enough of His existence.
The teleological argument is next. It suggests that the perfection of the earth being right where it is and capable of sustaining life, is evidence of a divine creator. Of the planets in our solar system, our home is perfectly placed. Any variance of this positioning would change everything.
The life that is clearly evidenced, is truly amazing.
Chance of on protein molecule being created is 1 in 10 to the 243 power
I read that “The odds of a single protein molecule forming by chance is 1 in 10 to the 243rd power (that is a 1 followed by 243 zeros). A single cell is comprised of millions of protein molecules.” The science is staggering.
God spoke and the universe was created
We have heard of cause and effect. There must be something to cause an action. The Bible says God spoke the universe into being. Out of nothing came everything. People talk about the big bang. If there was a “big bang” then what caused it? Who is responsible.
You can’t recreate this event, because we weren’t there. Science can’t prove or disprove it. What scientists might say is an uncaused event was caused by God, something they can’t explain.
People know right from wrong
Then there is a moral argument. People all over the globe, regardless of race, culture or any other environmental influence, have an innate sense of right and wrong. They have a conscience.
The Bible says God created man with a free-will, so sometimes that conscience gets pushed aside. We do what we want when we want, regardless. We know that it’s wrong and we do it anyway. God is completely rejected.
Again, Jesus, “God with us,” is rejected. People want to believe a lie if it fits with their own view of the world. When God’s truth is presented they turn away and embrace the lie.
“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 made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
Accepting God by faith is the first step
Accepting God’s existence by faith is the first step in seeing the truth and realizing the presence and existence of God in very real terms. There are those who will always disagree. They disagree so passionately that their disagreement is just another proof that God does exist. Why bother to rail against something that doesn’t exist?
Our faith is a gift from God
One final thought on faith. Faith is a gift from God. He gives us a measure of faith, even faith in something we cannot see or understand.
From that little seed comes insight, understanding, belief and an absolute assurance that not only does God exist, but that we are His only by asking.
Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except by me.” (John 14:5)
The Apostle Paul wrote, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (Romans 10:17)
The creator God of the universe not only gave us life, but came down to save us. To believers it is obvious. To those who do not believe, it’s nonsense.