Evidence for God - Creation requires a Creator

Often when we talk about the way our bodies work, we say it is the way they have been designed. Our hands were designed to grip objects and carry, our feet were designed to walk on, our eyes were designed to see and our ears to hear. Anything which has been designed requires a designer.

'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 people are without excuse' - Romans 1:20

The Universe had a Beginning

'In the beginning, (time) God created the heavens (space) and the earth (matter)' - Genesis 1:1

  • Time consists of - past, present and future
  • Space consists of - height, depth and width
  • Matter consists of - solid, liquid and gas

God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three persons in One. (1 John 5:7). He uniquely has revealed Himself to us through that which has been made.

Due to the current conditions the universe is in, we know that there was a beginning. The universe is slowly running out of useable energy, if the universe had been here forever, the amount of useable energy would have run out by now. 

Since we know that the universe had a beginning, we understand that it must have had a cause because everything which has a beginning requires a cause.

This cause must have been spaceless and timeless (outside of time and space), immaterial, uncaused and unimaginably powerful.

It can also be argued that the cause of this universe was intelligent and living. This is because intelligence cannot come from something which is not intelligent and life cannot come from non-life (something not living).

This makes the creation worldview strong and factual as any other view does not have an explanation for life coming from non-life or how things are intelligent.

If God does not exist, then something random without a mind, without any purpose, somehow managed to put together the universe with the sun the perfect distance away for life, stars which light up the sky, the moon, the laws of the universe including gravity (laws require a law giver), plants which provide us with oxygen, animals of all different colours, patterns, shapes and sizes and even medicine has been provided for us in leaves! To say it is all by chance/accident or random processes requires even more faith than to believe it was designed on purpose by a designer!

God is immaterial because He is Spirit (John 4:24). He is a living being so was able to create that which is living. God breathed the breath of life into man. God did not have a beginning so does not require a cause, unlike the universe. He is uncaused and eternal. (1 Timothy 1:17).

God exists outside of time and space and is very powerful (Job 37:23). Time and space had a beginning so must have had a cause.

Morality - Our God-given conscience

We all have felt guilty in our lives about something we have done that we shouldn't have. Morality points to the existence of God because we have a conscience which tells us right from wrong. Murder is always wrong and this is not just someone's subjective opinion. Since this is objective, there had to be an objective reference point.

The Apostle Paul wrote, 'Indeed, when Gentiles (a Gentile is anyone who is not Jewish) who do not have the Law, do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law, since they show that the work of the Law is written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them. This will come to pass on that day when God will judge men’s secrets through Christ Jesus, as proclaimed by my gospel.' - Romans 2:14-16

Leah Libresco, a former atheist blogger said that her sense of objective morality led her to Christianity,

"I’m really sure that morality is objective, human independent, and something we uncover like archaeologists, not something we build like architects. And I was having trouble explaining that in my own philosophy, and Christianity offered an explanation which I came to find compelling."

Leah explained,I had one thing that I was most certain of, which is that morality is something we have a duty to, and it is external from us."

The Moral Argument

Man's desire to worship

Man has a natural need to worship something. There are many religions in the world, some are similiar, some very different. Some have many gods, others have just one God, but Christianity is very unique in that God came physically to this earth, to save sinners.

All of the other religions are man trying to reach up to God, but Christianity is God reaching down to man. The fact that there are so many religions and faiths is evidence that there has to be a God out there as people are searching.

According to a survey by World Religions Religion Statistics Geography Church Statistics, people who are "secular, non-religious, agnostics and atheists" account for about 14% of the world’s population. This means that 86% of people have faith in God or a god/s.

As 14% of 7 billion people is 980 million people, the number of people who believe in God is approximately six billion and twenty million people.

Even in today's modern society, people worship popstars, famous people, money, material possessions, football teams and players, even themselves!

This natural desire to worship something points to God's existence. 

Someone once stated, "If God does not exist, we would be living in this beautiful world with no one to thank!" 

God came to this Earth

While on earth He was beaten, whipped, spat on, betrayed, alone, rejected, mocked, despised, tempted, humbled Himself to the lowest, taught others to love and forgive, had a crown of thorns put in his head, was without any sin, was crucified and had a spear put through His side.

He is the only one who has came to this earth without any sin (born of a virgin), the grave couldn't hold Him. He suffered and died on the cross for our sins and rose on the third day, defeating death.

After the resurrection, Jesus met with his disciples on a mountain in Galilee and gave them a command to go out and evangelise to all people:

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:16-20

The fact that God came to this earth is what sets apart Christianity from all other religions because no other god has physically revealed themselves to us on this earth.

Jesus' ministry was in public, He taught people in public, was crucified in public, rose again and was seen by members of the public after His ressurection. Jesus fullfilled over 300 prophecies while on earth - Prophecies

God wants you to seek Him

The best thing to do when searching for God and the truth, is to ask Him to reveal Himself to you in some way.

There is nothing to lose because life is so short. If there is even a slight chance that God is real and loves you so much that He died on a cross for your sins, taking the punishment for your sins, then there is nothing more important than for you to find out if this is true. Your eternal salvation depends on your decision to recieve Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. 

You could say a prayer like this: "Jesus, if you are real and you are who you say you are, please reveal yourself to me, forgive me from my sins, I want to know you, in Your name, I pray, Amen".

If you mean this prayer with all your heart and genuinely seek Him, you will find Him and God will answer you. 

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me" - Proverbs 8:17

"In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." - Jeremiah 29:12-13