It does not require the mind of an Einstein, a Tesla, a molecular biologist, a heart surgeon, a carpenter, or a lawyer, to know there is a God.
All one needs is to be alive.
Then again, ask any two year old, as the divine code is imprinted on the conscience. It’s too bad the so-called scientists hide their knowledge of this between their sandwiches of theory and endless detours, which provides no nutrition, for the bread of unbelief is quite stale.
Audacious, don’t you think? Then I looked at the comments. I don’t know why, but violetwisp was the only person to take issue with ‘s post. Usually, he attracts a small horde of doubters.
So I asked a question.
Unfortunately, did not bother with a reply. Why? Think about that long and hard.
Supposedly, we can form a rigorous ethical system without believing in God, but I am not familiar with one. Instead, what I have seen is that most Americans, including atheists and agnostics, tend to adopt a subset of Christian ethics? Why only a subset? Well, all of us find it very difficult to give up our own preferred sins. What sins should other people give up? Well, if they give up our preferred sins we will most definitely feel slighted.
So why didn’t reply? Well, it is much easier to attack what others believe than it is to defend our own beliefs. The Bible is out there. Anyone can read it, and the Bible has numerous detractors. So it is not difficult to become familiar with what the critics have said and rail against the Bible, and that is something many atheists and agnostics enjoy doing. What we don’t often see, however, is Christians attacking what atheists and agnostics believe. Why do most Christians have so little interest in the subject?
Consider. Google the following
What is there to attack? Is there anything of substance or just speculation?
Have atheists and agnostics undermined your belief in the God of the Bible? Have you asked them what they believe? Have you looked up what some of them say they believe? Are you comfortable they know what they are talking about?
Before you give up on Christianity, please read the Bible carefully. That includes reviewing some good commentaries and participating in a Bible study with other Christians. Does that seem to much to ask? Then consider.
- Have you watched a child grow? Have you visited the country, gotten far away from the city and looked into the night sky on a clear night? We live in a world — in a universe — that only God could have made. Creation is evidence that God exists.
- Have you ever been wronged? When you were a child? How did you know what had been done to you was wrong? When you wronged another, did your conscious complain? Each of us have a moral compass. That too is evidence of God.
- If the Bible is true, have you considered what you are giving up by not reading it? Even if you seriously doubt the Bible, don’t you want to understand why so many believe? Don’t you want to understand why America, a land founded by people who did believe the Bible, is so unique?
The Bible exists as only one of the proofs of God’s existence. If you doubt God exists, then study the matter carefully. You may very well be surprised to find that there many gifted and intelligent Christian philosophers. These men and women have carefully examined the issue. Because they thought so carefully about whether the God of the Bible exist, they believe. God sent these men and women to help us understand so we can believe too.
Hebrews 11:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
We base our faith on evidence, not just what we want to believe.