Does God Exist? – Part 5

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Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

We’ll finish up the series this week with five more common evidences for God’s existence, and some final closing thoughts.

6 The Biological Argument.

  • Life itself is powerful evidence for God. One of the most proven, and easily proven facts in the universe is that life can only come from life. This is an unquestioned given until you start to question the ORIGIN of life. Then men suddenly lose their minds and pretend that life came from NOTHING by CHANCE.
  • How could something come from nothing? How could a rock come from nothing? How much more absurd is it to think that almost infinitely complex life came from nothing?
  • The atheist, evolutionist and humanist have NO explanation for the origin of life and ignore the only reasonable conclusion: God created life.

7 The Historical Argument

  • Providential events as recorded by man throughout history show that God has been involved in human affairs from day one. The miraculous prediction and fulfillment of Israel is obvious evidence.
  • The Bible predicts that this small, unimportant, strategically insignificant, not particularly nice piece of land in the Middle East would dominate world events. Guess what? It does.
  • Great societies and world empires have come and gone with not so much as a trace of them left today. But Israel remains after thousands of years. Why? Because God said it would.
  • Early American history is filled with the stories of God’s providential care and orchestration. America WAS at one time the greatest exporter of Christianity in the world and it was the machinations of God that brought it to fruition.
  • Predictably, once America has turned its back on God, our country is in rapid decline. Just like God tells us in the Bible; evidence that God exists.

8 The Christological Argument

  • Why would a carpenter’s son from a dusty village in an insignificant country 2000 years ago make the biggest impact on the world in all recorded history?
  • Jesus of Nazareth, by human standards was a nobody. He was poor, unpopular, seen as a fanatic and trouble maker; and ultimately died a miserable, torturous, bloody death at the hands of his own people.
  • Why would such a man then become the most well known and influential person in all the world’s history?
  • Why not Alexander the Great? Or Nero? Or Hitler? Or Henry Ford? Or Howard Hughes? Or Stalin? Or Ghandi?
  • The world has produced thousands of people who SHOULD have become more influential than this lowly nobody from Israel.
  • But history shows Jesus Christ as a man who changed the world, changed societies, changed lives and changed hearts of men and women everywhere who hear His name and believe His teaching. Everywhere that He is embraced brings wholesomeness, goodness, transformed lives from misery to happiness; transformed societies from cruel to compassionate.
  • History shows Jesus, the Son of God fulfilling everything that God said would happen in the Bible… powerful evidence of God’s existence.

9 The Bibliological Argument

  • The Bible… written by over 30 authors in 3 languages over 1600 years yet showing perfect unity in message and theme. The Bible alone contains hundreds of prophecies predicting future events that were fulfilled to the last letter.
  • The Bible is the most criticized, critiqued and maligned Book in the world, yet not one error scientifically, historically, legally or prophetically can be demonstrated.
  • The Bible shows supernatural staying power being the most influential piece of literature in the history of man. It has been printed in hundreds of languages in hundreds of millions of copies.
  • To date there are over 5300 original manuscripts of the Bible. There is a 99% complete purity of agreement in the different manuscripts and NOT ONE single instance of disagreement in the texts concerns any matter of belief or doctrine.
  • This sets the Bible far ahead of ANY other piece of literature in the world in terms of supporting evidence, accuracy and harmony. The Koran, Plato, Confucius, nor any other piece of historical literature even comes close.
  • The power, influence, accuracy and prophetic content of the Bible is evidence that God exists.

10 The Argument from Congruity

  • All of the evidence and arguments are in complete agreement with one conclusion: God exists. Atheism offers no answers. Evolution, humanism, universalism and every other religion in the world offers no answers to great questions of life. Only God and His Bible offers reasonable answers and all of the evidence points to a Creator, a Designer and a transcendent God as its originator.

The evidence is overwhelming. To an objective observer there is only one conclusion. Consider a few more quick points:

  • The Bible agrees and gives the answer to scientific knowledge that says:
    • The universe had to begin at certain point in time
    • Something had to have been the cause of the universe’s creation, something can’t come from nothing
    • Many laws of physics and nature were recorded in the Bible thousands of years before science discovered them.
    • Life is only possible because of an enormous number of requirements that are perfectly in balance. For this to occur by chance is statistically IMPOSSIBLE.
    • Even assuming the existence of “matter” (without addressing where the matter came from!) it is statistically IMPOSSIBLE for the simplest of life to arise by a random chance mixing of that matter.
    • Even assuming simple life did IMPOSSIBLY form by chance from that matter (which came from nowhere), it is statistically IMPOSSIBLE for complex life forms (plants & animals) to evolve by chance and time.
    • Even assuming complex life did IMPOSSIBLY form by chance from simple life forms that IMPOSSIBLY formed from matter (which came from nowhere), it is INFINITELY more IMPOSSIBLE that human intelligence evolved by time and chance.

Yet most people would rather believe this is what happened
instead of answering to the God that created them.

  • If God did not exist and the Bible were a fairy tale then:
    • Why did 12 men fabricate and propogate the lies about Jesus Christ at the cost of their lives, health and families?
    • Why did not ONE of those 12, or any of the thousands of the early followers come forward to expose the hoax?
    • How did all of the writers of the Bible who lived in different times and locations all come up with, and fabricate a perfectly harmonious set of lies?
    • Why did those writers allow their personal failures and shortcomings to be apart of the fabrication?
    • How could a book of lies and fairy tales change the lives of millions of people and societies all throughout history?
    • How could millions of people from all walks of life, intelligence and status be fooled by such an obvious fabrication?

After five days of giving evidence, we have BARELY scratched the surface. But it is more than enough to “prove” God’s existence. The alternative is illogical, absurd, statistically impossible and leaves man with no answers, no hope, and no reason for living.

In closing, let me remind you of the reason for this study. You cannot force someone to believe in God. All the human powers of reasoning and persuasion will have no effect on the person who wants to live their life apart from answering to anyone other than themselves. I want these lessons to help strengthen YOUR resolve, belief, commitment and faith in the God who created you. That will in turn help you to better communicate the reason for your faith to others.

“In the beginning God…” (Gen.1:1)

Lord, help us to be well-trained defenders of Truth. Give us wisdom and understanding to know the reason for the hope we have in You and be able to communicate it to others. May we stand firm on the overwhelming evidence You have provided for us to believe in You and Your Son. Amen.

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Does God Exist? – Part 4

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The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. Psalm 14:1

Today we continue with simple and convincing evidences of God’s existence. As we study these, keep two things in mind:

    1. No single piece of evidence is “proof”. It is the overall weight of the tremendous quantity of evidence that brings any sincere seeker to the inescapable conclusion of God’s existence.
    2. No amount of evidence will convince someone who doesn’t want to believe. As we have discussed, you can’t mathematically and empirically “prove” things that have to do with philosophy, origins, history or God. You can’t MAKE someone believe the evidence. But the sheer quantity, quality and persuasiveness of the evidence for God is so overwhelming, that only the heart set against God in the first place, can ignore the obvious conclusion.

We will look at the first five of ten common evidences for God’s existence.

1 The Cosmological Argument

Every thing that exists must have a reason or cause that brought it into existence. No one argues this (unless of course they are talking about the origin of life and the universe, then all logic goes out the door).

If everything must come from something that preceded it, then there must be something, or some ONE, who was first, with nothing existing before that. This entity must be eternal, must exist because of itself and be the originator of all that came after it.

Revelation 22.12-13 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

The “first” being must by default be more intelligent than its creation. It must be of a higher order and exist outside of its creation.

This “entity” is of course God, and makes perfect sense.

2 The Teleological Argument

The teleological argument considers that fact that all design must come from a Designer; that all law must be originated with a Law-Giver; and all order must come from an intelligence and power that created that order.

Once again, no person looks at any design, law or obvious orderly system and believes that it just “happened”. We always know intuitively that it come from some intelligence higher than itself… except when it comes to life and the universe. Then all logic goes out the window and some people believe it all just happened by chance!

The universe, and life, show almost infinite complexity (design); perfect order; and all creation is bound to the immutable laws of physics. The only logical conclusion is that God created it.

Romans 1.20-21 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

If you look at a toothpick, a deck of cards, a house, or the National Football League Rules & Regulations… you would never question the existence of a designer that created them. How foolish to look at life; which is infinitely more complex and perfectly ordered; and question the existence of its Creator-Designer.

3 The Anthropological Argument

Despite today’s animal rights movement and earth worship religion; it is plainly obvious to all open eyes that humans are of a higher order than animals or plants.

How can Evolution, chance or time begin to explain the impassable chasm between the “smartest” of animals and the intelligence of man? Man can reason, think abstractly, conceptualize and be creative. We have emotions for justice, honesty, loyalty, dignity, art, love and many others. With no possible “survival-of-the-fittest” need, how would such emotions and thoughts ever come into existence?

What animal ever built hospital to care for the sick; laid a road; built a house or computer? What animal gives charity to the poor or sacrifices its life in service to others? What animal communicates creative ideas or develops philosophy? What animal ever even asked the question “does God exist”?

The Bible says “God formed the spirit of man within him”. And “the body returns to dust but the spirit returns to God who gave it (Zech.12.1)”. The fact that man exists, and is of a higher order than the rest of creation, is powerful evidence for God’s existence.

4 The Ontological Argument

The Ontological argument comes in many forms but basically is this: the very fact that we can conceive of God, means that He exists.

By default, man can’t conceive of something that has never existed in some form. Our thoughts and ideas may be a compilation of a thousand other thoughts, sights and experiences, but you cannot think of something that does not truly exist, whether in whole or parts.

All societies have sought out the existence of God, or a higher intelligence apart from us. Where did that universal desire come from? It could not have evolved by time and chance, there is no “need” for it biologically or chemically.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.

God created man and instilled in him the innate knowledge that He exists and should be sought out.

5 The Moral Argument for God’s existence

People who don’t believe in God are insincere about it. If they truly believe in natural evolution, then there can be no “right or wrong”. We are all the random product of electrical impulses and mixing chemicals.

How can anything be “wrong”? Who says its wrong? You? Society? What makes them right?

If there is no Absolute Being who has determined absolute right and wrong, then nothing is right or wrong. The absurdity of the argument can be demonstrated in a simple conversation:

Person 1: “Nothing is absolute. There is no absolute right or wrong”
Person 2: “Are you sure?”
Person 1: “Yes”
Person 2: “Are you absolutely 100% sure of that?”
Person 1: “Yes”

You can’t have it both ways. If there are no absolutes, you can’t be absolutely sure there aren’t any. If you can’t be absolutely sure there aren’t any, then there is a chance that there is.

Romans 2.15-16 …who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

The fact is, without a source of absolutes, life is random chaos. God has ordained what is absolute right and wrong and the ultimate appeal is to His authority.

Man is moral because deep down these Absolutes have been programmed into us.

This can easily be demonstrated with a few questions. If these questions were asked to the general world population, the answers would almost be universal. Why? Because in our hearts, God has written laws of morality. We can ignore them, suppress them and argue against them; but deep down, everyone knows the answer to these questions:

    • Should all elderly, sick and retarded people be killed because they don’t contribute to society and “survival of the fittest”?
    • Should all babies who are not perfect when born be killed so they don’t “infect” the human race?
    • Should it be perfectly legal and accepted to molest, abuse and torture children?
    • Should we kill all people who can’t work?
    • Should we have the freedom to exterminate all poor countries who don’t contribute to the world economy?
    • Should men be able to rape and molest any woman he wants?

Of course the answer to all these questions are obvious. But why? If we are just random products of evolution, the answers are NOT absolute and therefore not binding. It would truly be a savage world of “survival of the fittest” without absolute ideas of right and wrong.

But its not that kind of world. For the most part, life is not “kill or be killed” like the animal world (although there are men who act like animals, no doubt). The answers to these questions ARE absolute because our Creator instilled basic moral laws into our hearts, even if they are ignored.

Tomorrow we will cover five more points. Take some time and really ponder these issues. Why? Because it will strengthen your faith, solidify your resolve to serve the God that you know exists; and will help you communicate these truths to those sincere seekers of God’s truth.

Father, the evidence is overwhelming. You exist. And You have revealed Your nature and will to us in Your Word. May we be serious and committed in our effort to know You more fully, to obey You more earnestly, and to share Your Good News to all we come in contact with. Amen.

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Does God Exist? – Part 3

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Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

It is very common to hear “you CAN NOT prove God exists”, therefore God must not exist, or at least you can’t expect someone to believe it based on your “proof”. Really?

Have you ever contemplated what you can and cannot “prove”? Remember, in this context, when people say you “can’t prove God exists” what they are saying is that you cannot produce something that will convince every person, even the most ardent atheist, to change their mind and be forced to agree with your conclusion. In reality, this can be accurately translated “I’m not going to believe you, no matter what proof you produce for God’s existence”.

How can I possibly make that sort of generalization? I thought you would never ask. Using this line of reasoning (“you can’t prove God exists”), you can easily demonstrate the bias and ignorance of the argument. I would say to this person, “okay, I can’t prove God exists. You can’t prove…”

  • that the universe wasn’t created five minutes ago and that all our memories are just pre-programmed
  • that every other person around us really has a mind, they may be aliens, or robots
  • that the Atlantic ocean is not just an illusion that exists in our minds
  • that the Holocaust and Hitler ever happened and its not a hoax
  • that man ever went to the moon and the government isn’t cleverly fooling us

“That’s ridiculous!” some would say. Why is it, that only God, Jesus and the Bible require 100% mathematical, iron-clad, indisputable scientific proof that will convince every single person no matter how ignorant, hostile or biased; before it is accepted that you can “prove God exists” in the same way you can prove that Plato existed or the American Revolution occurred?

The obvious aggressive bias is further demonstrated when the very same people will accept Evolution and almost every other religion, scientific theory or historical account as unquestioned fact; despite the total lack of genuine supporting evidence. So its not a question of whether or not “you can prove God exists”; the evidence clearly and overwhelmingly says He does; it comes down to the predetermined answer to that question by a sinful and fallen human race.

The Bible says, God is Spirit, transcending human thought, outside the created order:

  • John 4.24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
  • Isaiah 55.8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
  • Hebrews 1.10 He also says, “In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”

God exists outside of, and beyond our ability to “prove” it. If we even possessed the ability to “prove” it, He would not be transcendent and separate from His own creation.

The CREATOR must, by default, be a certain degree
“higher” and “separated” from His creation.

Man can no more “prove” (in the sense people expect) that God exists, than a house has the ability to “prove” its Builder exists. The Builder (creator of the house) must be a certain degree of intelligence above that which he has created. So God is transcendent of His creation and thus He Himself has to reveal His existence and nature to His finite creation… which He does without question. This fact does not diminish the persuasive evidence of God’s existence, it more fully confirms it.

More Evidence

Let’s look at some more fascinating evidence of God’s existence. Remember that evidence comes in many forms: scientific, historical, sociological, logical, philosophical, etc. The fact that God exists is the reasonable and most obvious answer to all of life’s big questions.

  • Throughout history, in all cultures of the world, people have been convinced there is a God.
    • Can evolution or chance account for the fact that every culture has believed in God in some form? How would natural selection instill in man (and why not into animals, bugs or plants) a innate sense that God must exist?
    • Reasonable answer: because God does exist, He created us, and He instilled this innate knowledge into our beings.

  • Mere time and chance don’t even begin to answer the complexities and issues of life. Time and chance can’t begin to answer:
    • The existence of life.
    • Where love, emotion, justice, morality, beauty and music came from.
    • How we began.
    • Where we are going.
    • Why do we exist.
    • Is there any meaning to life.
    • Reasonable answer: God exists and has the answer to all these questions.

  • Morality, justice and loyalty cannot begin to be explained in biological or chemical terms. The very fact that we can reason, conceptualize and think abstractly transcends what electrical impulses or chemical reactions in the brain can produce. It is obvious to all that man is different than animals; that our ability to think and reason and judge set us apart from simple biological life forms. We have a mind, a personality; a part of us that makes us unique from every other person that has ever existed.
    • Reasonable answer: God created us with an eternal spirit that is separate from the physical body

  • God has clearly revealed Himself in written form
    • The Bible’s authenticity and inspiration is undeniable (again, because of overwhelming EVIDENCE).
    • This same Bible reveals to us the character and nature of God.
    • The Bible gives us clear instructions on how we must respond to God.
    • Reasonable answer: God exists and had revealed Himself to us through a written document called the Bible.

  • Laws are proof of God. Everything in our existence conforms to laws of physics and society.
    • Societies are governed by laws.
    • Businesses are governed by laws.
    • Every family, organization, country and group are governed by laws, written and unwritten.
    • Even “lawless” people can’t exist outside of the laws of physics.
    • What person doesn’t think that ANY law HAD to be created by, and enacted by source of higher authority and/or intelligence?
    • The laws of physics that govern the universe are specific, immutable and undeniable…. and yet there are those who believe they came into existence out of nothing.
    • Reasonable answer: God created those laws and instituted them outside of our control; which obviously they are.

  • To NOT believe in God, you would have to believe:
    • This physical universe is eternal and self existing.
    • That life was created out of non-life.
    • The mind was created from NO mind.
    • That intelligence was created out of an absence of intelligence.
    • That morals were created with no need, conception or reason for morals.
    • That man’s conscience was “evolved” without an possible preconception of right and wrong or accountability.
    • That purpose, order and complexity appeared without any purpose, order or complexity being in existence before it.
    • Reasonable answer: God design, created and ordained all these things.

  • The same person who states “you can’t prove God exists” cannot prove in the same manner that He DOESN”T exist. How can someone claim the only way they can believe in God is with “proof”, while choosing to NOT believe based on NO proof? He would have to be able to prove:
    • God does not exist.
    • All evidence for God’s existence is incorrect.
    • The Bible is not authentic.
    • All the prophecies of the Bible are not true.
    • That atheism is credible and reasonable.
    • Reasonable answer: God does exist. These things cannot begin to be ‘proven”.

Well, I could go on an on because the amount of evidence that “proves” God’s existence is so extensive that it simultaneously becomes humorous and sad to see people deny the fact. Over the next two days, I will give you ten easy to understand arguments for God’s existence that should give any Christian a reasonable foundation to persuade the SINCERE truth seeker and “defend the faith”.

Lord, give us understanding and wisdom to be able to persuasively give reason for the undeniable fact of Your existence. Let us then be disciplined and well trained in how to present the Good News of eternal life in Jesus Christ to those who need to hear. Help us today to be serious Christians, with serious faith and a serious hunger to know more about you. Amen.

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Does God Exist? – Part 2

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Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

Today we continue taking a look at EVIDENCE for God’s existence. We have determined that things concerning creation, origins, history, God, evolution, etc cannot be proven scientifically because they are not repeatable and observable.

It is EVIDENCE that allows us to believe the Vietnam War occurred, man walked on the moon, there is air, that atoms exist and that dinosaurs once roamed the earth. In the same manner, there is overwhelming evidence for God’s existence available to the sincerely searching heart. A mountain of books could be written about the evidence of God’s existence. Over the next few days we will look at some of the more “simple” and easy to understand evidence (but none-the-less powerful and convincing).

Logical Evidence

  • For every design there has to be a Designer. It is true 100% of the time in our existence, and yet when it comes to our Universe there are those who state that it just happened. It created itself. It came into being by accident and chance out of nothing. How absurd.
  • Every moment precedes another moment, every action is a reaction to something before it. Everything came from something that existed before it. Logically, this cannot proceed backwards into infinity. There has to be a beginning. That beginning has to be eternal and SELF-EXISTING.. nothing proceeds it. Logic demands this to be true. It is denying the obvious to believe otherwise.
  • Chance and evolution could not produce things that were not necessary for survival such as love, beauty, music, justice, honor, loyalty, compassion. If not instilled in us by a Creator, how could they come into existence?
  • If there is no God, how did the very concept of Him ever come into thought? If we are the product of random chance, then even the very thoughts you have at this moment are the useless and insignificant results of the random mixing of chemicals in your brain and thus worthless.
  • If we are a product of chance and time, there can be no right or wrong, and no person can be held responsible for what they have “evolved” into. Their thoughts, choices and behavior are nothing more than the random outcome of electrical impulses and chemicals in the brain that evolved randomly by chance.
  • The existence of God provides the most logical and reasonable answer to several of our most important “life” questions:
    • Order. God provides the best explanation for abstract notions, such as numbers, formulas and properties.
    • Causation. God provides the best explanation for the existence of the universe and all that is in it.
    • Design. God provides the best explanation for the complex order in cosmological and biological entities.
    • Morality. God provides the best explanation for the existence of objective moral/ethical values in the world.
  • Human intelligence is evidence of a Creator. Where would the ability to rationalize, conceptualize, dream, or think abstractly ever possibly come from in a universe created by the chance arrangement of atoms?

Scientific Evidence

Not only has science never disproved God’s existence, but the very ability to perform and understand science is overwhelming evidence for God (order, design, predictability, natural laws, reason, observation). The infinitely complex nature of design in creation is ample evidence of a Designer. The Bible says that all creation cries out there is a God, and that no man has an excuse to not believe.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

The cosmological argument considers the fact that EVERY known thing in the universe has a cause. But what was the FIRST cause of existence? Everything, no matter how simple, that shows design is immediately recognized as being created by a Designer (a toothpick, an arrowhead, a chair, a house, a factory).

One of the most proven and accepted scientific principles is the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states everything moves towards decay and disorganization. If there is no Designer, no Creator, how did the design that we see in creation come into existence when every scientist will tell you that all things decay and disorganize unless there is a power or force OUTSIDE of the decaying system that instills order and design into it?

As well, if the Universe was infinite, it would have logically decayed into its most basic elements long ago. All energy in the Universe would be burned out and used up if the Universe was infinite. The fact that there are stars, galaxies and organization says that the universe had to have a beginning, and that it couldn’t have been very long ago.

  • The design of the earth screams “Designer” (the teleological argument).
    • If it were 10% larger or smaller, life would cease.
    • If it were a tiny bit closer, or farther away from the Sun, life would cease.
    • If the moon were a little closer or farther away, life would cease to exist.
    • If it were tilted at a different angle, life would cease.
    • If our atmosphere were slightly different, life would cease.
    • Water in its exact current form is absolutely essential to everything in life.
    • Even dust has perfect design and without it, life would cease. (blue sky, rain, erosion)

  • The Human body is overwhelming evidence for God
    • The eye is infinitely more complex than any instrument ever created.
    • One human cell is more complex than the entire industrial complex of the United States.
    • The heart is the most efficient, durable machine on earth.
    • Bones are the envy of structural engineering
    • The brain of one man (any man, no matter how simple or even damaged) is infinitely more powerful, more creative and more versatile than the total of all computing power ever created
    • DNA is supreme evidence for God existence. Think of DNA as the letters that make up a book of instructions. Without a God, chance and time would have had to…
      • Create the letters and their meanings
      • Assemble millions of them in the absolute correct order in billions of different instances which is a statistical absurdity
      • Then, even if the letters were assembled, by chance over time, in the perfect order…
        • Where did the ability to understand and read the language come from?
        • To demonstrate the power of this evidence concerning DNA, think of this… if you were to pick up a book in a language that you didn’t know, would it mean anything to you? No. Someone had to create the language, create the words, create the syntax and structure of the language, then develop all of this into a logical, predictable form of communication. And you would have to learn it, to understand it.
        • So even if DNA “letters” could by some ridiculous chance assemble themselves together in the right order, they still have no meaning unless someone higher than it designed the language to have meaning!
    • What person would ever read a book and not believe it had an intelligent Writer? And yet DNA is infinitely more complex and perfectly “written” than any human book will ever be? Did it happen by chance? Only those who don’t WANT to believe in God would say yes.

That is just a taste of some logical and scientific evidence for God. Next time, we will look at some different types of evidence from society and life in general.

There is a God. For there not to be, is a logical, scientific and intuitive absurdity. I will categorically state, that any person who is sincerely wanting the truth, will examine the evidence and quickly be faced with no other possible conclusion. That is why Scripture says that no man has an excuse to deny God exists.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

Father, instill in us wisdom and understanding about the evidence of Your existence. Even more, help us to know the evidence of Your Presence, daily surrendering our lives to You. May we be able to explain this evidence, and this Presence, confidently and boldly to the world around us. Amen.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)

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  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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Does God Exist? – Part 1

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Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

Does God exist? This is one of the most asked, most wondered about and generally most poorly answered questions in all of history. Could you answer someone today if they asked you?

The most common answer is “well, you just have to believe by faith. You can’t really know for sure”. You’ve never seen God. You can’t touch God. You can’t “prove” God exists. So if you can’t “prove” it, then you can’t expect people to “blindly” believe in God. So everyone is left to “believe or not believe” that God exists; whatever you feel like without rhyme or reason.

Isa 44.6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.”

What if you could show that God exists as surely as you could prove, say, the fact that George Washington was President? What if you could demonstrate God exists 100 times more convincingly than the fact that Alexander the Great was a conqueror or that Egypt had Pharaohs?

    1. Was Napoleon Bonaparte a French dictator?
    2. Was Plato a philosopher?
    3. Was Abraham Lincoln president?
    4. Were you really born in the town you say?
    5. How can you prove wind exists?
    6. Are there atoms?
    7. Was there really a Holocaust?
    8. Does God exist?

Why does a person without hesitation believe there is a simple and irrefutable answer to the first seven questions? Anyone who would disagree with the obvious answer to those questions would be considered either deceived, deranged, stupid, or a liar.

How can you be so absolutely sure of the first seven answers? They can’t be scientifically proven.

The true nature of science is the ability to repeat and demonstrate something while observing and recording it. You cannot “scientifically prove” anything in history, any one-time occurrence, or anything else that cannot be reproduced at will. Most “scientific proof” today concerning our origins, creation, God, the Universe or a host of other “life” questions, is strictly theory presented as “science” to give it an air of authority.

Science deals with the tangible, repeatable
and observable. How are other things “proved”?

You have never seen or touched most of the subjects of those first seven questions. Some of them have never been seen by anyone ever. You can’t recreate and demonstrate them at will. Yet their existence is not questioned. Why?

Evidence

There is historical, legal, scientific, social and logical evidence to answer these questions. The answers are sensible and supported with convincing evidence, so we believe them without question.

The amazing thing is that there is exponentially MORE historical, scientific, social and logical evidence that God exists; and yet that fact is questioned or ignored by the majority of the world.

Romans 1. 20-21 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Why would seemingly reasonable people ignore the overwhelming evidence of God’s existence? Because examining the evidence requires us to make a decision about it. For the next few days, I will take you through some of the more simple and easy to understand types of evidence.

1 Peter 3.15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

The next time someone asks you “How do you know there is a God?”, you can be ready to give a defense for your belief in His existence.

Our God, give us a portion of wisdom and understanding so that we can boldly give evidence of Your existence. May we know You exist even more convincingly by how you change our hearts and lives today. Amen.

Contemplation:

Application:

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)

  1. What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
  2. What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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