Throughout your life, you will probably ask a question that people have been asking for thousands of years: Does God really exist?
This question is HUGE! Because the answer to that question has real consequences. If God does really exist as the Bible indicates, then that means God will one day judge the human race. So if you aren’t living the way you should, you would probably want to change it very quickly.
If God doesn’t exist, then that means the Bible is a bunch of lies. Made up by people to try to “fool us” into thinking something that isn’t true. Which leaves you free to do whatever you want to do (so long as it is legal of course).
As human beings, everything we do in our lifetime will ultimately be guided by our core beliefs. So if you believe God exists, you will likely live your life in a way that resembles the way the Bible says we should live. If you don’t think God exists, then you may live your life very differently.
So since this is a very important question, let’s look at it very carefully.
How Can We Know God Exists?
If God exists, then how can know He exists? First, we have to look at all of the evidence to see if God exists. Here are some things to really think about:
1. Life Works. Have you ever really stopped & considered how complex life really is? I mean think about it for just a second if you will.
Did you realize that if the earth rotated just a few hours slower each day, life as we know it would stop. The earth’s climate would be too hot. If the earth rotated faster, the earth would be too cold.
The sun rises & sets every single day. If we didn’t have the sun, forget about life! Also, the earth is placed just far enough from the sun so that it doesn’t bake us to death, yet close enough so that earth isn’t a giant ice ball.
See any signs of life on other planets? Just look at them. They are all blank planets with no real traces of life, water, plants, etc. Isn’t it a little strange that earth is the only known planet that has such an incredible amount of life, atmospheric, & landscape conditions? Is that just a coincidence?
Think about gravity. The moon plays a big role in gravity. It is close enough to orbit the earth, yet distanced enough so that it doesn’t collide with earth. Also, the moon has a very strong effect on earth. Ever notice how the tide changes with the moon, and most women’s menstrual cycle mimics lunar activity?
What about the weather. If we didn’t have a weather system to constantly deliver water throughout the world, the entire land would shrivel up like a desert! Yet year after year weather patterns water the earth.
No asteroids have killed us. There are tons of asteroids, meteors, rocks, debris, etc. in space. Yet none have wiped out earth. We may get a few small stones fall occasionally, but there has never been a giant rock slam into earth & destroy it.
If God doesn’t really exist, then it is hard to believe that all this has functioned & worked out so well isn’t it? I mean, how does all the complex things occur that requires life to continually exist, unless there was a Genius Creator that designed to work like that? Incredible!
2. Human Genetics Is a Code- Your eye color, hair color, everything about you is wrapped up in a single secret code, so small, that you can even see it with the naked eye. When you were in your mother’s womb, your code told your cells everything they needed to do. You grew at just the right pace. You developed hands, a brain, eyes, a nose, etc.
This was all being executed by a single secret code. Codes can be tricky. The web page you are reading write now is made of a code called HTML. It is a web page code language, and when your browser sees the page, the code tells it what to display.
Complex codes DO NOT occur randomly. Your genetic code is so complex, that it proves God’s power. If you took a bunch of electrical components, placed them inside a barrel, and placed a bomb inside that barrel, do you think the results would be a computer system? Or a bunch of scattered parts?
A computer system will NEVER come out of a barrel after a blast because the explosion would scatter the pieces around. Or consider a jigsaw puzzle. If you took all the puzzle pieces, put them inside a box, and shook the box for a long time, do you think you will ever look inside the box and see the completed puzzle? Of course not!
The exact same is true with our code. God designed the human genetic code. Everything about your body’s makeup is found in that code. Who or what designed such a brilliant code if God didn’t? It is impossible that chemicals could arrange themselves in a pattern with no guidance, begin to move, and then actually (somehow) figure out a way to copy that code over and over. NO WAY!
There had to be a mastermind behind it all. Even a leading atheist (Anthony Flew) changed his mind after a life of atheism. He said the code is so complex, there had to be a designer. GOD is the mastermind.
3. Where is Human History? If there is no God, then that means scientists must be right about evolution. We must all be insignificant matter that evolved over the course of thousands of years.
So here is my question: Where is the human history? I mean, there is NONE really. They can’t even find any significant evidence that humans were even apes.
In just the past 100 years, humans have gone from no phones to cell phones, no computers to hand-held computers, from very little medical knowledge to cloning, from almost no machines to sophisticated robots, cars, airplanes, etc.
If we have been here for thousands of years, then where is the evidence? Why have we only figured this stuff out in the past few thousands of years? Or even past 100 years. Yet we have supposedly been here for MILLIONS of years?
Shouldn’t there be more evidence of people living longer than that? Shouldn’t there be fossils. Shouldn’t we have learned all of this technology thousands and thousands of years ago? Hmmm…
4. Evidence in the Bible – The Bible clearly indicates that there is a God. This is written evidence from several different authors, from different nations, over a span of thousands of years. There have been eye-witness accounts, and more.
Also, have you ever wondered why so many stories from the Bible have very close resemblance to other ancient stories. For example, there is a “Flood” story like the Bible’s story of Noah found in many old civilizations.
This is good evidence that there actually was a world flood, and the story has been passed around for centuries. That is why so many civilizations have a story about a “Great Flood.”
Also, look at all the prophecies that have come true & are coming true even today. Every Biblical prophecy has come true except for one (Christ’s return). Of course that one will come true one day, but it has yet to occur.
There are many other prophecies that have come true. The entire life of Jesus was correctly prophesized. The Bible predicted the return of Jews to a nation. After years of not having a country, the Jews were finally given a nation just like the Bible predicted.
If the Bible has proved its accuracy, and holds that there really is a God, and the God divinely inspired the Bible, then that is strong evidence that God exists.
5. Test it Yourself– To me, the best evidence by far is to simply create a test for yourself to see if God exists. Here is the test:
Live like the Bible says you should live. Learn from its wisdom. If you do this, I guarantee you will be happier 1 year from now. Maybe even much sooner. You will find the deepest meaning of love, you will find comfort, you will find wisdom, you will find peace, strength, faith, & much more.
Compare that to your life before you ever believed God existed. See if you aren’t happier. I never said it was easy. I never said you wouldn’t make a mistake along the way. But try it.
There is a lot of evidence and arguments for the existence of God, the accuracy of the Bible, & much more. I have searched & searched about the existence of God. I fully believe that He exists, and is a brilliant Creator.
Unfortunately, we can’t hold out our hand and say “Look-here is God. I told you he exists.” We have to take the evidence, and search our minds and our hearts, to know that He exists.
But I tell you the truth. Every person in this world is going to make a decision.
You are either going to decide for yourself that there is a God, or there isn’t. But even though there is ample evidence for the existence of God, you will never be able to “prove” that He exists or doesn’t exist. It all comes down to faith.
Either you have faith that He exists because of the evidence, or because of the feeling you have inside when you have a relationship with God.
Or, you will have faith that there is no God. Either way, you have to have faith because you can’t definitely prove or disprove the existence of God.
Personally, I would much rather prefer to have faith that God exists. It just makes me happier. It makes me feel secure, loved, and like life has a true purpose.
Also, remember this famous wager:
If there is no God, and you believed there was a God your whole life, then what have you lost? You went through life trying to live right. You loved people, forgave people, and you were happy. If there is no God, then you will never know the difference. Yet you made life great for you & many others.
But if there IS a God, and you choose not to believe, then there could be some serious consequences. According to the Bible, God will one day judge all of mankind. If you lived according to his will, you receive everlasting life, happiness, peace. If not, you will be removed & thrown into the lake of fire.
God gives you that choice to make. It is up to you. You have ample evidence. You have ample instructions. I hope you choose God. It has given my life purpose. It has given my life love. It has made my life worth living. I hope it does the same for you.