When someone walks up to you and asks to prove that God exists what do you say? Many people devote their whole lives trying to prove or disprove the existence of God. But as we will see, believing that there is a God does not mean taking an ignorant leap of faith, but looking around at our surroundings and seeing all the amazing things that God has made that point to him existing. The honest truth is that there is no way to completely prove through a scientific method the existence of God, but even though you have not physically seen something does not necessarily mean it does not exist. The two biggest things that point to the existence of God are our inner sense of a creator as well as the proof through nature.
In a recent study more than 90% of those living in the United States say that they believe there is a God. The most influential book in history, the Bible, just assumes this to be the case from the very fist sentence. Romans 1.19-20 states that all people know instinctively that there is a God and that we are without excuse by claiming that there wasn’t enough evidence around us to support this claim. The Bible also acknowledges that there are atheists in the world, but also paints such a clear picture that God exists that it calls such people fools. Christians also know within them that a God exists because of their changed life from before they were saved by Jesus what their lives look like today.
Proof Through Nature
Romans 1 also states that when you look around at the beauty of creation you are able to know that there is a God. Psalm 19.1 states, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Just looking around at a sunset or the intricacies of what must take place for life to continue to exist and it is an amazing witness to the existence of God. As humans, we are also created in the image of God and our bodies themselves give evidence that there is a God. Dr. Wayne Grudem has said that in the space of a single ink dot, there are 10,000 separate living cells. Each cell is like a miniature city and each one contains our our unique DNA. If a person had to create such a thing as an iPhone or a macbook, our complex bodies must have been created by God.
Throughout the ages there have also been several individuals who have come up with proofs that they say explain the existence of God. These proofs are summarized below:
Cosmological Argument or the Intelligent Design Theory – Everything in the universe has a cause or initiator, and that cause of the universe must be God.
Teleological Argument – Since the universe was created with a purpose, there must be a God to give the universe that purpose.
Ontological Argument – If you cannot prove that there is a being more powerful than God, he must therefor exist.
Moral Argument – We have an innate sense of good and evil and that of right and wrong. There must be a God who ultimately decides what constitutes such things.
This week take some time to look around your city or maybe even drive to the ocean or a lake to see the amazing things that God has made that give evidence to his existence.