Does God Exist?
By Joe Keim
September 1, 2010
If someone asks you to prove that God exists, What do you tell them? -S. Yoder
Joe Answers: When I was ordained to the ministry, the question was asked, "does the Bible prove that God exists?"
My first thoughts were "of course the Bible proves that God exists". But then as I began to think about it, I realized, there is not one verse in the entire Bible that proves there is a God.
Someone says, but what about Psalm 14:1 where it says, The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
To which I say, but that still does not prove there is a God.
The only type of Scriptures that cause us to believe there is a God, are ones such as Exodus 8:1, where is says, "And the LORD spake unto Moses."
Over 4,450 times, the Old Testament uses phrases such as "the Lord spake" (and) "thus saith the Lord"
And then we have Scriptures such as Genesis 19:24, where it says, "Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven"
Someone might say, "prove to me that this fire from heaven was from the Lord", to which I would say, "prove to me that it wasn't."
As for me personally, I would not need any more proof than what I just shared. But then I also realize that I had the wonderful privilege of growing up in a home where I was taught from little up that there is a God. What about the man or woman who did not have such an opportunity? To them, I would have to share the following thoughts and Scriptures as proof that there is a God:
In Genesis chapter one, we are told:
V-3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light...
V-6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters...
V-9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place...
V-11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass...
V-14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament...
V-20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life...
V-24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind...
V-26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...
And after I showed the person these verses, I would have to take them to Romans 1:20, where it says... For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
If there were still questions in the person's mind, I would take him or her to the zoo and say, study and compare the following creatures:
Go check out the elephants and when you have taken a real good look at them, leave their pen and go find the honey bee (compare the two). From there, go back to Elephant area and take a good hard look at the giraffes. After you have studied the giraffes up and down, left and right, well then make your way to the bird section and study the hummingbird (compare the two). Don't forget to compare and study the differences between the whale and the spider.
Don't forget to study the human body and how it works.
After you have done your home work, come back and try, if you can, to prove to me that these very different creatures just happened to come together on their own. To think that they just came together on their own, would be no different then passing a barn and saying, Wow! Look! See how that barn came together all on it's own.
No! Behind every barn is a craftsman and a builder. And, so it is with the tree in the woods; behind every tree is a creator.
Hebrews 11:6 says, But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
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