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?
- Was Napoleon Bonaparte a French dictator?
- Was Plato a philosopher?
- Was Abraham Lincoln president?
- Were you really born in the town you say?
- How can you prove wind exists?
- Are there atoms?
- Was there really a Holocaust?
- 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?
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.
James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)
- What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
- What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
- What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?