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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)

  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?