Does God Exist?
By Joe Keim
January 1, 2020
Do the Holy Scriptures prove the existence of God?
The answer, of course, is no. The Bible does not prove that God exists. However, we can read in the Bible:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)
Neither of these passages prove the existence of God; they just assume His existence. One must choose whether to believe or disbelieve. The Scriptures also say:
For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Hebrews 11:3)
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. (Hebrews 11:6)
It is by faith and faith alone that Christians believe the existence of God, and that He alone is the Creator of all.
Not only do we, by faith alone, believe that God is the one and only true God, but we believe that He alone is our highest level of authority, that He alone is the maker and ruler of the entire universe and all that is in it.
Faith is not something we can manufacture or make happen on our own—all levels of faith are a gift from God. Are you struggling to believe? You are not alone. There was a time when the early apostles struggled to believe. The Bible tells us, The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith (Luke 17:5). Clearly, the apostles understood that faith was a gift from God. So is wisdom, and so is our salvation. All three (faith, wisdom, and salvation) are gifts that God offers to you, to me, to the world.
It is by faith and faith alone that the leper in Matthew 5 was cleansed and made whole instantly. The man, paralyzed for thirty-eight years, got up and walked, the storm and seas calmed down, the woman with a blood issue for twelve years was healed, the young girl rose from the dead and walked. Millions of men, women, and children throughout all generations have placed their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ and were instantly delivered from all their sins and given everlasting life—unending life—life that never stops giving. It is also by faith that we believe in the existence of God and His creation.
Romans 10:17 says, Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Are you struggling to believe? Is your faith weak? Read the Bible. Let those everlasting supernatural living words of God settle deep within your heart. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the Word of God is alive, powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword. God’s words are so powerful, so precise, and so accurate that they will divide the soul from the spirit and the joints from the marrow.
Does the complexity of the human body and universe and all that it contains prove the existence of a creator?
According to Romans 1:20, the creation of the world so much points to God that mankind is left without excuse. The whole universe, its presence and its nature, declares God. In the very same passage, we are told that mankind can see the “eternal power” of God. In other words, man can look at the creation of the earth and outer space, of plants and animals, of man and woman and can clearly see the great complexity of the human body and structure, the great variety and beauty, the arrangement and the order of the universe.
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. (Romans 1:20)
Someone might ask: What about those people who live in the deepest, darkest jungles of Africa, who have never had the Word of God translated into their language? Are they, too, left without excuse? Yes, according to God’s Word, they are.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork. (Psalm 19:1)
The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. (Psalm 97:6)
Self-proclaimed atheists and unbelievers refuse to place their faith in God for following two reasons: (1) they hate authority, and (2) they, like Lucifer and Adam, want to be gods themselves.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. (Psalm 14:1)
Those who reject God and refuse to believe that He exists will soon stand before Him and see just how dumb and foolish they were. On the other hand, if you are a true believer, don’t forget to give God thanks for His wonderful gift of faith to believe.
Jesus saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:15–17)
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for revealing yourself to me and for giving me faith to believe. Today, I acknowledge the fact that all that I have and all I that know is your special gift to me. Help my unbelief. Give me a greater level of faith.
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