One of the most controversial debates is the existence of God. The question “Does God Exist?” evokes heated debate in any forum. I am convinced that anyone would love to some particular reasons showing the evidence that God exists, and it is worth believing in him. There are no shortcuts, no arm twisting, or “you just have to believe” statements. Though the atheists believe otherwise, they have no proof to prove their denial of the existence of God.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” But the challenging question that everyone needs to ask themselves is: “If God does exist, would I want to know or see him? Jesus, who is the foundation of Christianity said in John 7:17 “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.” Therefore, in this article, the honest effort is deployed to offer the best reasons explaining the belief in the existence of God.
1 The Complexity of Planet Earth
There are many examples to prove that a supernatural, all-powerful God designed and created and sustains the universe, but in this only a few can be highlighted. For one, the earth’s size is perfectly constructed with gravitational forces to hold everything in it in place. The balance of gases in the atmosphere is perfect for sustaining life, that explains why other planets such as Jupiter’s atmosphere contains free hydrogen, and Mercury’s small size makes the atmosphere impossible to hold things.
Secondly, water is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, yet it is necessary for the living organism to survive. For instance, the plants and animals body systems are made up of two-thirds water. The human brain is designed to process many things simultaneously. For example, the human brain processes everything that one’s eyes see. The complexity of the systems of natural operations in the universe is enough reason for believing in the existence of God. For, instance, many natural phenomena exist that human brain cannot comprehend or explain, is the reason to believe that God exists because these phenomena are created and are sustained by God.
2 The Reliability of the Bible
Every religion across the world has its specific holy book that guides the teachings; however, the Bible is unique among all sacred books. It is claimed to be the very Words of God infused with the power and authority of God communicated through human writers. The Bible was written over 1,500 years by more about 40 different writers from across the world, addressing different subjects and topics, yet the Bible shows outstanding consistency and Unity across the entire Bible.
Though different authors were inspired to write the Bible, there are no flaws it addresses God’s love for man and the great lengths to which He went to demonstrate that love. The prophecies contained in the Bible are fulfilled, showing that a supernatural God inspired it. The Unity and consistency, harmony, fulfilled prophecies, and accuracy of the subjects towards a common theme across the Bible is a piece of considerable evidence and reason to believe in the existence of God.
3 Jesus Christ as the Ultimate Evidence
The most astounding ways God has done to prove his existence entails passing the veil between heaven and earth and living among humans as a man. Jesus Christ said and did things that are way beyond the workings of the prophets. For instance, the Bible cites Jesus saying that he does not speak to God like prophets, but He speaks as God in human flesh. In the Gospel books of the Bible, Jesus Christ says, “If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father, because The Father and I are one.”
The proof that he was the promised Messiah and Savior, fulfilling the prophecies in the old testament of the Bible, Jesus accepted to be the Messiah, the Promised Savior, saying, “Before Abraham was, I am.” The words that drove the hostile listeners to decide to kill Him accusing him of claiming to be Yahweh, God Almighty. God promised to give his people a good shepherd in through the prophet Ezekiel, and Jesus came as the good shepherd; he equated himself with God. God does exist, and Jesus is the most apparent evidence of all that God exists, and humanity should believe Him.
4 The Limitations of Science & Mathematics
The concepts advanced by mathematics and science are limited processes defined by that which is measurable and repeatable. Mathematical and scientific methods attribute and appeal to the existence of God. The mathematicians and scientists hold assumptions and principles that the universe operates according to the established laws regularly. Doing mathematics and science implies humans have been assigned cognitive abilities and power to observe the universe and are positioned in an observable position. The limitation of both aspects of science and mathematics means they cannot explain the meaning, origin, or morality of issues in the universe.
Science is limited to operate under the set principles and laws meaning it can be manipulated to for both good and evil preseasons, for one science can be used in creating vaccines, protect the environment, or poisons, nuclear weapons, pollute the environment among other. Scientific and mathematical concepts cannot explain the origin and morality of things. The ability of humans to do mathematics and science is inadvertently appealed from the divine. The aesthetic value of the beauty of nature, science, and mathematics proves that God exists.
5 Miracles & Spiritual Encounters
The accounts enlisted by the followers and disciples of Jesus Christ acknowledge that he did more than claim to be the savior, the long-awaited Messiah of the world. There many documented modern time miracles by various Christian writers such as Craig Keener. God is not obligated to perform miracles in every circumstance; there a great deal of evidence suggesting and depicting God performing miracles in tough situations across history.
According to Corinthians 15:1-8 Jesus Christ won the trust of people through his works which encompassed miracles such as walking on water, healing people with paralysis, raising the death such as Lazarus, and dying voluntarily a painful death which could be considered underserved, before overcoming, conquering deadly through resurrection. The witnessing of the death and resurrection was claimed worldwide, the fact that Jesus after resurrection appeared talked to the followers, and ascended to heaven in their presence. Additionally, many people have encountered spiritual in a divine power is a further prove and reason that God exists.
6 The Necessity of a First Cause (Cosmological Argument)
According to the findings of Thomas Aquinas necessity of First-Cause, which suggests that everything we observe has been placed in motion because nothing sets itself in action. The argument proceeds from the consideration that God exists in the universe, and the famous argument which suggests that it is known as the cosmological argument. The mathematical theorem dictates that the physical world encompassing theoretical multiverse must have a necessary starting and first mover point.
There was some time in the past when physics which include the power of quantum physics, time and mater did not exist at all. Therefore, there is a need to explain how they come to be in the first place. The studies, research, and experts’ points at the existence of an external metaphysical which is beyond the realm of the physical, mental that brought everything into being and reality. That mind and external spiritual is who we and the world, universe beholds and knows to be God.
7 The Voice of Experience: We Know God Exists Because He Pursues Us
The Bible and spiritual findings say, and suggest that God designs and puts circumstances into human lives that compel humanity to seek, look for Him (Acts 17:26). The truth is that that if you listen to many of the atheists that they spend too much time, emotion, attention, and energy, something that they do not know exists. The Bible says that the continually starting or initiating and seeking us to come to him, using different ways, for instance, creating the desire in our hearts to look and research about Him (God).
For those who are courageous enough to look for him confirms that God is close enough to be found, as Paul, the apostle writes that God is a spirit in whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:27-29). The Word suggests that He makes it possible by setting the initiative, and we must reach out for Him in his terms rather than reaching out with our predetermined conditions, and we inevitably find him because God exists.
8 The Historicity of Jesus’s Resurrection
To this point in time, you probably have heard about Jesus Christ? It does not matter whether you believe in Him or not, knowing the claimed son of God is important enough. The events and accounts of Jesus Christ’s life and crucifixion and his resurrection is one of the most provable historicity accounts in ancient history. The fact that his death was made a public spectacle for all to see, humiliated on the cross; his resurrection is fascinating and intriguing because his appeal to God the Father to raise him from the dead. When he rose from the dead on the third day, it is proving enough that the one whom Jesus claimed would do did it. Therefore, the resurrection of Jesus Christ posits to a transcendent reality we call God, the existence of God is a reality.
9 The Habits of the Heart
The human nature from the very root is depicted as incurably religious because in moments of hardship and trouble, profanity, surprise or in prayer about a supernatural deity for help. In the Bible, its outlined clear that failing to believe in God is Foolish, precisely, Psalm 14:1; 53:1) says “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.” In our hearts, deep in the center, humans know there is God who is loving and caring; therefore, refusing to believe in him is being foolish.
Denying to acknowledge that God exists does no justice of dispelling the mystery of life while reaching out and including God in our lives eliminates the constant longing for more than the life on this earth can offer as the Bible in the book of Ecclesiastes (3:11) says. The world is full of things that we cannot deny which makes our hearts ache to encompass beauty, truth, love, pain, injustice, but its God who helps us draw moral conscience to know and argue about how life should be like and what it ought not to be (Romans 2:14-15).
10 The Background of Genesis
The opening of the Bible, in the book of Genesis, states that: in the beginning, the earth was formless, empty, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. The many readings and even general knowledge seem to agree that God is spirit; therefore, it means that God existed before everything else. The encounters and accounts in early parts of the Bible assume and strongly point that God exists.
The book of Genesis seems to have been written in the time in history, for one Moses states, “In the beginning was God” at a point after the Israelite exodus from captive land Egypt. Sparing all the great miracles and encounters witnessed by millions of Jews and Egyptians, it would be right to say they were the obvious way of God showing his workings to humanity and that he is worthy of all the worship. From the Genesis, Exodus to the coming of the Savior, Messiah, God has demonstrated his existence through his works using anointed people like prophets in real time and place; thus, God exists.