Thursday, September 4, 2008

What Proof Is There That God Exists?

Nathan JonesBy Nathan Jones

Are you prepared for the answer? For, if there is proof that God exists, you will then have to ask yourself "Am I accountable to God?" If God has laid out some living requirements for life here on earth and beyond, then there may need to be some changes made to your life right now. Read on at your own risk.

The first proof we have that God exists is through the book He wrote. Today it's called the Bible. The first line of that book goes "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1 NIV).

The second proof we have that God exists is that creation itself proclaims it has a Creator. Romans 1:20 (NIV) states "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Why not life just sort of happened? That's where the complexity and functional harmony of creation come in. For example, a chicken egg has around 10,000 tiny holes to allow air in and water/waste out. On day 5 the developing chick's heart begins to pump and send out blood vessels to connect to a breathing membrane. On day 19 the growing chick uses an empty spot in the egg for extra air, giving it the six hours needed to use its egg tooth to poke a hole out of the egg. On day 21 it finally emerges. The maturation process of a chick has to develop in order and on the correct days or the chick would never hatch. If the first chicken egg weren't built perfectly, no chickens would be present today.

The third proof we have that God exists is that you exist. If God created all things, and you are part of that creation, then you are living proof there is a God. And what a complex creation you are! For example, to produce sound your eardrum moves 1/100th the width of a hydrogen molecule. And that's just your physical makeup. We are so much more complex emotionally and spiritually.

The fourth proof that God exists is by a witness, His son, Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:15-17 (NIV) states "15He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

The fifth proof God exists is that Bible prophecy is fulfilled. I'm not talking about one or two vague prophecies, but all 108 distinct prophecies made hundreds of years beforehand about Jesus' First Coming were fulfilled. That number is statistically impossible to be accidental. That also proves the 500 prophecies in the Old Testament and 1 in 25 verses in the New Testament concerning Jesus' Second Coming will certainly be fulfilled.

You could ignore the proof of God's existence. Maybe even make up your own evidence against and surround yourselves with others who agree and will help quiet those who disagree. Or, you can acknowledge the proof of God's existence, read His book, and learn what awesome plans He has for your life now and afterwards. He leaves it your choice.

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