(Taken from “God’s Answers to Man’s Questions”)
We are constantly challenged by atheists, sceptics, and hecklers to prove that there is a God. It is difficult for natural man to believe in something that he cannot see, touch, or feel (1 Cor. 2:14).
The problem for a Christian is solved with the first verse of the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen. 1:1).
The Bible is not a textbook that attempts to prove the existence of God—the Bible opens with a positive fact that God does exist.
It did not occur to any other writer of the Bible to prove this fact. The Bible plainly states that it is the fool who denies the existence of God. Psalm 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Proof from Scripture Psalm 19:1, “The heaven’s declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.” The beauty and glory of the heavens speak loudly saying, “God exists.”
Romans 1:20 goes farther and suggests that creation even teaches about the eternal power of the Godhead, “For the indivisible 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.”
The man who accepts Scripture will readily acknowledge the existence of God. Let us study some other less convincing but nevertheless powerful arguments.
Proof from Conscience Man is born with a universal believe in a supreme Being; no tribe has yet been discovered that lacks this. They know that some Being creates and controls.
Romans 2:15, “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.” The existence of God is written in the human conscience.
Acts 17:23, “For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an
altar with this inscription, To the Unknown God.” Conscience told them that there was a God though they did not know Him personally.
Some atheists may claim that their conscience does not tell them about God. It is doubtful if a genuine atheist can be found, for at best they are men who have stilled conscience by blatant unbelief.
Some men are so blind that they may deny the existence of the sun in the sky but that does not alter the fact that the sun exists. None are so blind as those who refuse to see. The honest man will find that the inner still small voice says that God exists and is alive today.
Men deny the existence of God not because they cannot find Him but because they are afraid to face the responsibility of being accountable to Him after death.
Atheism is one of the devil’s tools to put men to sleep without accepting salvation. If there is no God, then I am not responsible to anyone and I can live and die as I please.
But in the quieter moments of reflection the conscience of every man whispers, “There is a God” and only fools deny it.
To look up and see a plane and not see the pilot and say that the plane is pilotless is as ridiculous as looking into the heavens and saying that there is no God simply because we cannot see Him.
Few of us have ever seen our brains, yet we believe that we possess them because of the centralized control systems in the body. Because we see creation, we believe in God.