How do we know God exists? (part 1)

There is no irrefutable proof for God’s existence. And that really shouldn’t be a surprise to you. God has designed it so that mankind cannot reason his way to God or prove God’s existence in the laboratory or by seeing Him visibly, etc. Why? Because God has intended for there to be a “faith” element. He is pleased in only truly making Himself irrefutably known to those who exercise faith in His Son Jesus (Heb. 11:6; 1 Pet. 1:6-9).
So that explains why God has not allowed Himself to be provable by science or known by any means other than faith. However, God has left mankind clues for His reality – “divine fingerprints” as one author stated it – which once compiled lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that there simply must be an intelligent Creator.

Clue #1 – “Cause and Effect”
Everything in existence today is the effect of some cause (shirt – designer; chair – chair manufacturer; building – architect; etc..) And so we see how the law of cause and effect works: the effect (whatever it may be: a smile, a question, a cloud in the sky, a rainbow, the Golden Gate Bridge) always points back to an initial cause. If we take this logic out further and consider the billions of supposed galaxies and the innumerable amounts of stars, suns, and planets that fill them, we find ourselves asking a very important question, “What’s their cause?” You see, if you go back far enough, something must be eternal (i.e. an Uncaused Cause). Something never had a beginning. To doubt this is to be on the verge of intellectual suicide, because you would essentially be saying, “nothing X no one = everything.” Something must have always existed; and that something must not only have always existed but must of had the potential power within it to create the universe – we call that Something, “God”. This doesn’t prove the existence of an intelligent, all-powerful God, but it is certainly a clue.

With more to come,

John

One Comment

  1. Paul Haynes

    Fred, I enjoyed so much our time together at FBA. You are such a blessing and I learned so
    Much. I am going through the entire book on Heaven again and I can hear your voice on each page. Thanks for your prayers. God is so good to me and I want to give testimony every day
    And serve Him as long as He wants to use me here. But I am ready to go when He calls.
    TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN!
    May God continue to bless and use you and your family

    Love in Christ
    Paul Haynes

    Comment by Paul Haynes on May 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

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