Does God exist?
This is a vital question. It is not just an academic exercise. Does God exist?
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It is interesting that the Bible does not start with any argument to prove that God exists. It opens with the statement, 'In the beginning, God created ...'. It is not possible to prove or disprove the existence of God. However, there is convincing evidence available in creation. In everything we see in the universe, there are things that suggest strongly that there must have been a creator. Someone has said that all you need to do is to open your eyes and look around.
If you look at the grandeur of the universe, there is a pattern, order, and beauty that cannot be dismissed. The pattern is there because of the God who planned and made it. It is ordered because the creator maintains it. How could a series of chance happenings result in such order over such a huge scale? The Bible says, 'The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim the work of his hands' (Psalm 19:1). 'The Lord is an everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth' (Isaiah 40:28).
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If you look at this world you can see the marks of a creator. The weather, seasons, grasses, shrubs, trees, birds, fish, insects, animals, and humans. Have you ever considered how complex a living being is? A poet said, 'I am fearfully and wonderfully made.' (Psalm 139:14). This is not the work of chance. It was planned. There was a maker.
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If you ever get the opportunity to view the microscopic world, do so. There are so many things that our eyes cannot see, and yet there is a pattern, order and beauty that speaks of a planner. Pollens, mites, micro aquatic organisms to mention a few.
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You have a conscience. You have the ability to determine truth from error; right from wrong. You have values; you agree with the things you consider good, and are against the things you consider bad. Having these attributes is meaningless unless there is a creator who has imparted something of his standards into us.
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The desire to worship is another indication of the creator. Why is it that people have this desire to worship a greater being? If a person does not worship the God of the Bible, then they worship some other God, or bow down to some idol. It has been said that the creator placed as God-shaped vacuum inside every person. People try to fill this vacum with wealth, sport, relaxation, sex, drugs, etc; but this vacuum can only be filled by God the creator. 'He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.' (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
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If you have come to the conclusion that everything must have been created by the God of the Bible, then you have taken a positive step of faith in God. We suggest that you continue to read your Bible, and pray that God will give you an understanding mind. Please let us suggest that you begin by reading the second book in the New Testament, the Gospel of Mark. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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