[This is a guest post, written by a 13 girl by the name of Ashlyn Rose. I am publishing it as it was originally written, partly because of its content and partly because of the encouragement it offers that there are young Biblical Christians still out there with a heart for expressing the truth.]
It could be possible to demonstrate the existence of God, or it might not be. Proof is not required for faith in God to be logical and understood.
The Psalmist says, “The fool has said in his heart, There is no God,” which some people are familiar with (Psalm 14:1; 53:1). The fool needed to have an idea of God in his head in order to say, “God.” Denying God right away implies His existence.
The way the entire universe is designed serves as evidence that there is an intelligent designer who created it, and that designer points to the existence of God. Just take a moment to consider how intricate the human brain, the oceans, the Earth, and life are. God is the divine designer of the universe; it did not simply appear. The Earth and life as you know it would not have existed if he hadn’t spoken them into existence. There hasn’t always been a universe. What triggered that initial start? There is no known cause for the instantaneous eruption of energy and light that scientists have “proven.” Since God cannot be explained, they (the scientists) lack a true explanation. You can find God’s hand everywhere in the highly complex structures that could not have existed without a divine creator. To many, the idea of a divine creator is an answer to what caused the Big Bang,or what actually happened to create the world.
` The Bible attests to two truths regarding God’s knowledge. It first states that God is unfathomable and then affirms that God is knowable. Both statements are accurate, but not in the same way. Saying that God is incomprehensible simply indicates that a human cannot fully comprehend an infinite being like God. The idea that God is knowable implies that, although He is incomprehensible, He can be understood and that man can gain knowledge of Him, at least to the extent necessary for him to trust God and develop a close, personal relationship with Him. Jobs 11:7 and Isaiah 40:18, for example, both state that God is incomprehensible.
God desires our praise and love. He intended for us to know him when he made us. He keeps the question of his existence directly in front of us and has surrounded us with proof of himself. Since God is pressing the matter, many atheists and non-believers feel troubled by Christians. God’s after us, and he is pursuing us.
Jesus’s words to the thief on the cross are well known. “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (2 John 1:7, 8) (1 John 5:13–14). Jesus promises us eternal life.In fact, Jesus also said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6.) God used His Son to pay the penalty of our sins so that we might live forever in His Kingdom. It is His plan and purpose for us to live in the world for a time and then to go home to Heaven.
When one gets past the word “God” itself and asks, “Who is that God?” They will discover that, like an invisible hand, God is guiding the universe and changing it with love, as the Bible teaches. Jesus is the proof of God’s existence. God is truth, and God is love. God is true, and he wants to bring his truth to the world. God is love, and God wants to pour his love into the world. To demonstrate God’s love to the world, he sent Jesus to show that truth and love can exist in the world.
The presence of God is in everyone’s spirit. You don’t need a special word to talk about it. The love of God is a part of everyone and every moment, and it speaks to people without words. You just have to accept God into your heart and surrender to him.
Most non-Christians/believers tend to be sceptical and say, “Oh, well, science can’t prove God, so there is no God!” Some people see no valid scientific explanation for God. Many Christians stress that God cannot be bound by the laws of science. Science is not in a position to prove or invalidate the existence of God-faith does.
Some argue that Jesus wasn’t an actual man, but within a few decades of his lifetime, he was mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians.The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and widespread. Within a few decades of his lifetime, he was mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians, as well as by dozens of Christian writers.Even this may not be sufficient to establish the existence of God and Jesus for some people. However, the sheer number of contemporary sources attesting to Jesus’ life and ministry provides a strong case for his historicity.
I will close with a simple statement: If one does not believe in God, no proof might be sufficient. If one believes in God, no proof is required.
CITATIONS AND SOURCES
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“Is there a God?” EveryStudent.com, www.everystudent.com/features/is-there-a-god.html. Accessed on January 13, 2023.
“What Christians Believe | University of Bolton.” What Christians Believe | University of Bolton, http://chaplaincy.bolton.ac.uk/worldviews/christians.aspx#gsc.tab=0 Accessed on January 13, 2023.