Does God Exist?
We live in a world where millions doubt the existence of God:
a world of science and technology in which people only accept
what they can prove: see, measure, weigh or touch. Understandably,
abstract concepts are accepted with caution. The world is crawling
with religious cranks, weirdos and crackpots all claiming to be
spokesmen of the Almighty God.
Belief in the existence of ‘spirit beings’
such as God are, therefore, treated with suspicion, disdain and often
with amusement. Certainly the sophisticated western mind calls for
more than nebulous unproved theories upon which to base faith.
Nevertheless, were you to visit any country in the world, you would
find that the majority of people believe that a supernatural Being
(I'll call Him God) does exist. In other words, believers in
a God of some sort outnumber unbelievers. Many people believe
that there are thousands of gods, not just one: though they will
readily agree that over and above the lesser gods is One Almighty God.
In this article I will give you three reasons why I believe God exists.
The God of Israel is called Yahweh.
That is His Name.
So, when I use the terms God, the Almighty, the Eternal, the Lord,
the Most High, Jehovah etc, I mean Yahweh the God of Israel.
2. The Marvels of Creation
My first reason for believing that God exists is the creation.
Every week the manifold marvels of the natural world are seen on TV
by millions of viewers. It would be difficult to find a person in the western
world who does not secretly marvel at the wonders of nature. Films about
plants, animals, insects, fish, birds, reptiles and other living organisms are
legion. I spend hours watching them. Add to this endless array are other
films about outer space and the wonders of the sprawling universe of which
earth forms but a tiny part.
Did the universe really begin with a big bang, as some claim, and then
evolve over billions of years to its present complexity? Or was the universe
created by God? There is no way anyone can prove evolution or
creation: both possibilities must be accepted by faith. We humans cannot
hang around for billions of years to prove by experiment and observation
the claims of evolution. Neither are we able to command God to prove His
existence and power by doing a miracle before our eyes. Jesus Christ
classified the ‘demand for proof’ as a sign of
disbelief, as spiritual adultery! The Bible tells us many things
about the wise and the foolish, the just and
the unjust, the faithful and the adulterous.
Consider these texts:
||1: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
||4:“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas...”
(meaning his Resurrection.)
||4:“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
But even though we are unable to prove creation by commanding God
to reveal Himself, we still have enough evidence in nature to satisfy the
thinking mind. Literally scores of inexplicable, natural marvels confront
us every day: from the tiniest garden herb and insect to the giant galaxies
that populate space. All these wonders, the small and the large, could hardly
have happened of their own accord - even given trillions of years.Molecular
biologist Michael Denton writes in his book: Evolution, A Theory in Crisis:
No it is not credible: and that is why many scientists are
abandoning the theory of evolution in favour of special creation.
The marvels of nature, all thinking minds will one day admit, have been
designed and brought into being by an infinitely brilliant and powerful Being -
Almighty God! There is only one logical explanation on hand for their
existence: and that is special creation! The Bible supports this
observation in the following verses:
“Is it really credible that random processes could
have constructed a reality, the smallest element of which - a functional
protein or gene - is complex beyond ... anything produced by the
intelligence of man?”
||20: “ 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:|
21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22:Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
||5: “Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:”
||8: “Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.”
||12: “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded...”
||18:“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
Yes, witnessing the wonders of the natural world is our first reason
for believing that God exists: and that He is the Creator of the
heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water. Those
who dismiss this inevitable conclusion are classified in scripture as fools!
||“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Read A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada articles:
Evolution ... Fact or Fallacy?
and Creation for more on this point.
3. The Sure Word of Bible Prophecy
My second reason for believing that God exists is Bible prophecy.
A third of the Bible is prophecy: the recorded forecast of events due to take
place on earth. Mankind is totally incapable of forecasting future events. Of
the millions who do the lottery each week, not a single person is able to
infallibly forecast the winning numbers. They may make an accurate guess
once in a while; but guesswork is not knowing in advance. Guesswork is not
prophecy. No one is able to predict the winning numbers week after week.
Accurately forecasting the future of nations, towns and even individuals
thousands of years before they appear on the stage of history is infinitely
more difficult than forecasting lottery numbers. Yet Yahweh, the Almighty
God of Abraham does just that with stunning regularity.
The Bible contains many prophecies that are at this very moment
coming true all over the world. See our
Prophecy Page for examples. Literally hundreds of Bible prophecies
have already come true and others await fulfilment in the very near future. This is
irrefutable evidence that God, who inspired the Bible, does exist and that He
reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets.
||28: “...There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.”
||7: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
As Jesus said “... The scriptures must be fulfilled.” (Mark 14: 49)
4. Personal Experience
My third reason for believing that God exists is personal experience.
This reason is listed third in sequence, but it is by no means third in importance.
It is every bit as important as the other two and, perhaps, even more so, because
I have personally proved that Yahweh has lived up to every promise
He ever made concerning those who put their faith in Him and His son. Since my
baptism many years ago now, He has blessed me, beyond measure; far more than
I have ever deserved. So I can personally say:
As the old chorus says: “You ask me how I know He lives: He lives within my heart!”
- Yahweh loves me: He sent His only begotten Son Yeshua to die for my sins.
- Yahweh keeps His promises, every one of them. I have never found them to fail.
- Yahweh answers prayer: not always as I wish, but always for my good.
- Yahweh is my Instructor, my Guide, my Saviour and my Friend.
- Yahweh's perfect law is proof positive that its author is God - not man.
- Yahweh's Word the Bible is further proof that God exists. The whole book is an absolute masterpiece.
- Yahweh is with me: a blessing impossible to describe.
- All nature reveals the amazing handiwork of the Creator.
Scientists, palaeontologists, geologists, astronomers, chemists, physicists,
mathematicians, cosmologists, zoologists and physicians in their thousands
are now rejecting the theory of evolution and are placing their faith in God.
The theory of evolution is in very serious trouble as every new
advance in science confirms special creation.
- “I have little hesitation in saying that a sickly
pall now hangs over the big bang theory.”
(Sir Fred Hoyle, Aastronomer, Cosmologist, and Mathematician,
- “The theory of evolution suffers from grave defects,
which are more and more apparent as time advances. It can
no longer square with practical scientific knowledge.”
(Dr A Fleishmann, Zoologist Erlangen University)
- “The only competing explanation for the order we
all see in the biological world is the notion of Special Creation.”
(Niles Eldridge, PhD., Palaeontologist and Evolutionist, American
Museum of Natural History)
- Bible Prophecy is proof of divine authorship. God alone is
able to forecast events with such unerring accuracy. Bible prophecy
is more reliable than eyesight. It is proof that God exists! Consider the
Almighty's own words concerning prophecy and also king
Nebuchadnezzar's admission to the prophet Daniel.
||8: “I am the LORD: that is my name: (Yahweh) and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.|
9: Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
||47: “The king answered Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets...”
- From my own personal experiences I can confirm that YAHWEH
the Almighty God of Israel exists. Let me end with the words of
Yahshua the Messiah, the Son of the Most High. Go ahead and take
up his offer and let him reveal your heavenly Father to you! Then you will have
no doubt, whatsoever, that God does exist.
||27: “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.|
28: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
In the Son’s Name - For the Father’s glory.
Elder: Max W. Mader