You’ve probably wondered about God before. Perhaps late at night when you can’t sleep, when you were a child discovering life or even while daydreaming in class. You might be surprised to learn that the Bible states that all people have no excuse for not knowing God as evidence for him is all around us. This article seeks to delve into this evidence and demonstrate God’s existence.
Is It Logical to Believe in God?
As a starting point for this topic, it might be helpful to consider the reasons people have for their belief about God - whatever that belief might be! Some may think of the evil in the world or science as reasons for why they haven't believed in God. Whereas, others may think that perhaps morality, nature, and the need for a greater purpose could only come from God. Although God’s existence isn’t available to our senses, we can examine the reasons given by the Bible for God’s existence.
Imagine this oval here represents all the knowledge there ever was and ever will be, every book in every country, even things unknown. Now picture a dot representing your current knowledge. If you're like me or most other people, it's probably the tiniest speck. Not because any of us are unintelligent, but because there is so much we don't know! Considering all that is unknown to us, it is entirely possible that the knowledge of God's existence is outside of your current knowledge. So even if someone hasn't yet found reason to believe in God's existence, it isn't reasonable to conclude he could not exist.
While you have not met Vincent Van Gogh (unless you are hundreds of years old), you know of his existence in history because of his art. In the case of God, the world around us is his artwork and his art is one of the best pieces of evidence for him.
The earth is beautiful, no one can deny that! From the wonder of a sunrise to the serenity of a waterfall - the world can be simply gorgeous. This undeniable beauty and order of the universe points to a mind who designed and created it that way.
The Bible states, “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 people are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
Additionally, think about the complexity of the world around you. All of this complexity points to a creator. As a thought experiment, consider a smartphone. If all the parts of that smartphone were placed in a box, shaken up, and tipped out, you can be sure that a functioning smartphone would not tumble out of the box.
As the Bible verse above illustrates, when we look at the world around us, this displays God’s creativity in designing this incredibly complicated world. Every physical law governing this universe is precisely set so that everything can function. All of this points to a transcendent designer.
What are your thoughts on morality?
Why do we feel guilt?
The Bible states, “They [the non-Jews] show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness…” (Romans 2:15).
So, according to the Bible, we all have an innate knowledge of morality and this comes from our creator.
In fact, it is not just our conscience that comes from our Creator but the very standard of morality comes from God’s character. Higher than any human law or opinion, God’s law sets an ultimate standard for right and wrong.
If we abandon God’s standards of morality then we lose any basis for calling any action or behaviour “right” or “wrong”. For example, we would have no basis to condemn terrible events such as the Holocaust as wrong, because at the time the Nazi party agreed on those actions. It was legal, but it wasn’t moral. As the Bible states, we all have no reason for rejecting God’s existence due to the world around us and our innate moral conscience..
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