Is God real? Are there good reasons to support the existence of God? Atheists deny the existence of God but offer no evidence. Scientists would attribute the world’s existence to the Big Bang. Agnostics simply assert that they cannot know either side with confidence. Nevertheless, is there proof that God exists and is alive?
Sometimes, as a Christian and a follower of Christ, difficulties arise that cause one to question the very existence of God. This problem should be fixed before it ever arises. What are the reasons to believe in God?
- 1 Why Do We Need To Believe In God?
- 2 Top 7 Reasons To Believe In God
- 3 2 Reasons Why Belief In God Makes Sense
- 4 Conclusion
Why Do We Need To Believe In God?
Anybody who is willing to admit the possibility of God but struggles to believe Christ’s claim to be God in human form is not alone. The New Testament teaches that the Nazarene offered assistance to individuals who were anxious about carrying out God’s purpose.
When asked if his teaching came from God or if he spoke on his own, Jesus said, “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own” (John 7:17 NIV).
But why doesn’t everyone believe in God? Paul again provides an explanation in Romans 1:18. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” They do not wish to follow God in such a way that suppresses the truth and denies His presence.
Top 7 Reasons To Believe In God
These are some of the most prevalent reasons to believe there is a God transcending reality, as well as a couple that is consistent with the very nature of how the universe operates.
The History Of Genesis
At first glance, the Bible’s opening words appear to assume that God exists. But Genesis was written at a particular moment in history. During Israel’s departure from Egypt, Moses composed “In the beginning God.” He wrote after millions of Jews and Egyptians were believed to have witnessed amazing happenings.
From Exodus until the arrival of the Messiah, the God of the Bible bases His arguments on real-world events. Anybody who rejects the claims may verify the facts by visiting real places and speaking with real individuals.
Existence Of Jesus In History
Many individuals who doubt God’s existence have comforted themselves with the notion, “If God wanted us to believe in Him, He would manifest to us.” According to the Bible, God has acted in this manner. Christ existed on earth at some point. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are among the most historically verifiable occurrences in ancient history.
Jesus’ repeated appeals to God the Father to resurrect him from the grave make his resurrection incredibly compelling. The fact that Christ rose from the grave reveals that the individual Jesus claimed fulfilled his promises.
Near-Death Experience And Consciousness
The third reason, near-death experiences and consciousness clearly suggest that God exists. This is interesting research. According to Gary Habermas, around one hundred examples of near-death experiences have been verified by medical professionals. These individuals died and witnessed events that happened on this side of eternity, which may be verified by other witnesses.
There is more evidence for God’s existence now that people have recounted encountering God in the afterlife and experiencing feelings of peace as a result. NDEs conclusively demonstrate that materialism is a dead philosophy.
Objective Morality (Moral Argument)
To move from the empirical to the normative, objective morality makes the case for an objective lawgiver. Objectivity in morality can best be explained by God. Recent comments by my buddy Brian Manuel, “We can just know some things to be moral and bad without ever being taught,” support this idea. Indeed, he is completely correct. There is a moral compass built into every person. That’s from the Divine Source of All Moral Laws.
Designed Creation (Teleological Argument)
Hugh Ross has proposed that the finely tuned universe contains more than 180 cosmological constants and that a modification of even a single cosmological constant by an infinitesimal amount would render life and the finely tuned universe itself impossible. The speculative multiverse would also require a high level of design that can only be provided by an intelligent designer.
Explanation For Data (Information Argument)
For what purpose is the universe even populated? A quantum universe is a bizarre place, yet even so, it follows certain rules. Quantum particles: why are they necessary? Subatomic particles? To what end do physical processes and procedures even exist? God might be the answer. A computer requires a programmer in order to store and retrieve information. That coder must be the devil himself.
The Inevitability Of Faith
Everyone has faith in something. No one can bear life’s pressures and tribulations without confidence in something that ultimately cannot be demonstrated. Atheists cannot demonstrate the absence of God. Pantheists cannot demonstrate that everything is God.
Pragmatists can’t prove that what will matter to them in the future is the same as what is effective now. Nor can agnostics demonstrate that it is impossible to know either way. Even if we prefer to believe solely in ourselves, we cannot ignore the Christian faith. What must be determined is what evidence we deem relevant, how we will interpret that evidence, and whom or what we are ready to believe (Luke 16:16).
2 Reasons Why Belief In God Makes Sense
There are two reasons why belief in God makes sense. If we internalize these reasons, we will be confident in our own strength while also influencing others.
God Gives Meaning To Human Life
According to scientific standards, the existence of humans is very unlikely. In the latter part of the 20th century, advances in cosmological physics began to demonstrate that when the universe came into being (more on this later), its fundamental forces were evidently fine-tuned to permit the creation of life.
Certain 30 or so fundamental quantities, such as the gravitational force, the rate of expansion of the universe, and the ratio of electrons to protons in the cosmos, are so finely balanced that even the smallest deviation from their actual values would exclude the existence of a life-permitting universe.
God Makes Sense Of Human Value
Jaime Jaramillo, a rich businessman, was wandering through the streets of Bogota, Colombia, in the 1970s when he observed a little girl go into the sewers through a manhole. Jaime returned to his residence, donned a wetsuit, and followed the girl into the manhole.
Astonished, he discovered perhaps 90 children living in filthy, rat-infested gutters. As a result of officers murdering the children who resided on the streets above, they were forced to dwell below.
A police officer remarked, “Killing these kids is like eliminating lice.” They are referred to as “disposables.” Jaime subsequently rescued hundreds of young people and used his funds to establish a house for them where they obtain an education and live in a Christian society.
Do you feel that the idea is so wrong and ask yourself why it is objectively wrong to treat humanity that way? It’s because we carry the imprint of our Creator’s value. God created humans “in his own image” (Genesis 1:27). It endows humanity with infinite value. Anything else reduces mankind to commodities and renders certain individuals expendable.
There are several skeptical arguments that contradict God’s existence with scientific evidence. Nonetheless, no one has really contested the overarching conclusion that theism is more consistent with our universe than atheism.
God must exist for things to have ultimate purpose and significance. If non-believers are correct in their assertion that the universe is the only thing that exists, then nothing, including a multitude of studies, has any purpose or worth. One’s significance, value, and purpose are only discovered due to the existence of God.