This five day study is based on the book "Does God Exist?". Over the next five days we will answer questions about who God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are.
- Romans 1:19-20
- Psalms 14:1
People will often contend that God does exist (theism), or He may exist (agnosticism), or He doesn’t exist (atheism). And if it can be shown that He does exist, then the latter two options are rendered irrelevant.
First, the Bible presupposes God’s existence. It’s as if the Scriptures knew God’s existence would be brought into question. Therefore, from the very first verse of the Bible the rumor is dispelled as it opens with the phrase, “In the beginning, God”
Second, to deny God’s existence is to deny the obvious. When we fast-forward to the New Testament we learn that God’s not hiding out. No. He’s not playing hide-and-seek. Rather, He has made Himself known. Paul stresses in Romans that the evidence for God’s existence is plain. Clear. Obvious. It’s as if he’s saying, “No one can play curious in the midst of the obvious.” Creation shouts, “We’re not here by accident!” Even atheists will concede, “Yes, it looks as if the universe is designed, but it’s not.” What are they doing? Rejecting the obvious. Rejecting God’s existence.
Third, it’s foolish to deny God’s existence. David quips, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God” And yet, note the irony. Today, the mantra has been flipped. Ours is a culture that says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is a God.’” Well, is there? And if He does exist, are there any hints out there? Indeed. This leads to our final point.
Fourth, to deny God’s existence is to reject the evidence. You might be thinking to yourself, what evidence, Bobby? For starters, think about the fact that the universe had a beginning. And the evidence for such a claim is robust. With Einstein’s universally embraced theory of general relativity and its claim that space, time, and matter all had a starting point, the argument for a beginning is powerfully complemented with scientific evidence. Subsequent to Einstein’s discovery, astronomer Edwin Hubble enabled us to see that the universe we live in is expanding, and if the process of expansion could be witnessed in reverse, the universe would be brought back to a beginning point.
With all of this evidence at a believers disposal, why do atheists still insist that believers are so naïve and ignorant for their so-called illusory belief in God? Think about it. God can’t exist and not exist, right?
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