Proof of God
Do you believe in God? When asked this question, an overwhelming majority of people will say that they do believe in God. But when asked it they are absolutely positive that God exists, or if they can prove that God is real, we find that they have doubts. Can we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real?
Is it possible for mere finite man to prove that an infinite God exists? Not only is the proof of God achievable, it is imperative that we individually prove it for ourselves. Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
We are to diligently seek God, but how do we go about seeking Him? Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8) The Father seeks true worshippers to worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23) God makes it possible for man to be able to draw close to Him.
The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. (Psalms 14:1-2)
Paul says that the proof of God’s existence is obvious – because the invisible God has shown Himself in His works. Even though God is spiritual, He is clearly seen from the creation of the world being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and divinity. (Romans 1:19-20) All that we have to do is look around at the creation to know that our Creator God exists.
First, let’s notice that everywhere in the universe, all things are ordered and governed by a distinct set of laws. Everything in the cosmos follows the existing laws of physics, gravity, light, etc., whether Newtonian physics, astrophysics or nuclear physics. The very existence of “law” demands that a Law-giver exists. This is a proof of God. “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy.” (James 4:12)
As we look around us we see a variety of living things - plants, animals and mankind. Life is not spontaneous. Life does not come from non-life. All living things are the result of the reproduction of other living things – there are no exceptions. The first life required a Life-giver. Life is a proof of God. “God created every living creature after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind.” (Genesis 1:21)
In order to deny the existence of God, men have invented “evolution.” The rule is, they suggest, that the stronger consumes the weaker. Evolutionists find old bones that “prove” their theory. When the evidence does not fit, they say, “Oh well, evolution must be true because there is no God.” They find bones of saber toothed tigers, pre-historic horses, and woolly mastodons, but no prehistoric clean animals like cows, deer or sheep! Why? Because God created them when He created man and renewed the face of the earth. Creation demands a Creator – another proof of God. “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
In the same way that a child’s spinning top begins to slow down, wobble and then fall over, everything in the universe is winding down. How did it come “up to speed” in the first place? And, where did the substance of the universe come from? When you start with “nothing,” it stays nothing. A “Big Bang” of nothingness did not blow up into a universe of billions of billions of beautiful star filled galaxies. Read the words of the Psalmist describing the works of the eternal Creator. “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.” (Psalms 102:25-27)
Scientists, in their efforts to confirm a God-less universe, are always searching for “missing links.” They cannot allow for a new species to come into existence by creation. Missing links stay missing. Dogs never have kittens. Mallards don’t hatch robins. Kind after kind is
a God given law, and a proof of God. God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:25)
There is nothing more intricate, perfect and possessed with an incredible potential than a newborn baby. Growth to maturity is a part of its promise. Hundreds, if not thousands, of intricate fabrics of organs, muscles, and glands are interlaced. The child’s immune, circulatory and nervous system function together perfectly. The infant’s brain will develop into brilliance unmeasured. There is no design more perfect in all of the physical creation. This design proves a designer, and is another proof of God. “Thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalms 139:13-14)
No man can predict the future. Only God can foresee centuries and millennia into the future, because He is in control and brings it about. Man can only speculate ahead of time. When it comes to pass – and it always does – then we know it was of God. Fulfilled prophecy is a proof of God, who, Declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” (Isaiah 46:10)
Have you ever cried out to God in prayer, “Oh God, help me?” Oh God, heal my child?” How many times have our prayers been answered? Answered Prayer is a proof of God. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14) “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
To prove that God exists, and to know God in a personal way can only take place by the intervention of Jesus Christ. It is only by the initiation of Jesus Christ that we can entirely have faith in God. “Who by him [Jesus Christ] do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1Peter 1:21)
The first step in the process of conversion is a full and unshakable belief in the existence of our creator God. Once one believes – God will grant him repentance, and through His Word, will reveal all that must be known about God’s plan for salvation. Howbeit when the Spirit of truth, is come, it will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13)
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