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You probably hear all the time Atheists boldly proclaiming, “There is no God!” They’ll mock that if there’s an all–powerful, all–knowing, and omnipresent being wouldn’t He have left some sort of proof of His existence? They chide that since there’s no supposed proof the Ignorant, in order to believe that there is a God, must take some giant leap of faith. “No way there’s evidence,” they conclude, “so why waste your time?”

Are these skeptics right, or is there proof that God exists?

They’re most definitely wrong! I’m going to give you eight proofs that God exists, saving the best for last.

#1 — General Revelation, the Teleological Argument

There’s an obvious, purposeful design to the universe. With each new scientific discovery — from the atom, to DNA, to our genes, to the cell, and the human eye — Mankind stands amazed at the design, sequencing, and sheer beauty of an incredibly, irreducibly complex world that functions perfectly from the tiniest atom all the way up to the largest galaxy. Within each complexity of design with all the billions of intricate parts working so harmoniously together reveals there has to be a Designer.

The Bible states there’s proof of God because there’s a creation. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). The Bible even goes so far as claiming point blank, “He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4).

Whoa, whoa! Wait a moment. The Atheists are accusing that we can’t use the Bible to prove God? Okay, not a problem. Then let’s look at…

#2 — The Law of Cause and Effect, the Cosmological Argument

Every effect must have an initial cause. Everything that ever came about that began to exist, continues to exist, and stops existing, had a cause. The fact that the universe even exists means there must have been an ultimate, first, uncaused cause — i.e. God.

#3 — The Greatest of the Great, the Ontological Argument

As a kid your parents probably told you, “There will always be someone better than you at…” Whatever you did. There’s always someone faster, stronger and smarter. That is, until there is not. You’ve reached the fastest, strongest, smartest being out there. The greatest possible being must exist, and He is God.

#4 — Life From Life, the Biogenesis Argument

A battery is full of metals and acid and even electricity, but given millions of years, it’ll never mutate evolving into a living creature. Life cannot come from non–life. Life only comes from life.

The source of all life is God. Genesis tells us that, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7).

#5 — The Puzzle that Is Man, the Anthropic Principle

Have you ever pondered over how the conditions on earth have to be perfect in order for life to exist? If the earth wasn’t an average of 93 million miles from the sun, we’d bake or freeze. The atmosphere has to have just the right levels of oxygen. Water has to be in abundance. Food has to be readily available. All these countless parameters have to be available and in balance or life wouldn’t exist.

And have you noticed that all life on earth can get along just fine without Mankind, but take away any of the other lifeforms and the ecology starts collapsing? It’s as if the Earth was designed for the sustaining of people.

And what a world of difference between people and the next closest intelligent creature! We are incredibly more advanced than anything else in nature.

That we can even ponder the question “Why?” shows how different Mankind is from other creatures. We reason, build, love, record history, and stand in awe of beauty — acts that the rest of nature are incapable of performing.

#6 — Conscience, the Moral Argument

Every human being has an innate sense of moral obligation, despite what society they hail from, natural causes, or social factors. We all agree it’s wrong to punch a baby, steal money from our neighbor, and cheat to get ahead. Those that disagree, just punch their baby, steal their money, or take an unfair advantage over them and see what they say.

Where did our sense of what is right and wrong come from? If it’s genetic, who then wrote morality into our genes?

And how do we identify evil? For there to be evil, then there must be good. How do we know the difference? Romans 2 says it’s because we have the law of God written in our hearts, i.e. a conscience.

#7 — Special Revelation, the Religious Experience

While the Atheists certainly haven’t met God, sadly, there sure have been a whole lot of other people throughout history who have. God’s made quite a number of specific and clear ways of speaking to people, such as through His mighty deeds in history, performing miracles, sending messages through the prophets and apostles, and even coming as a man in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ, all whose writings are found in the Bible (Hebrews 1:1-2).

#8 — The Nation of Israel, the Prophetic Argument

Okay, the best for last, the most irrefutable proof that there is a God can be summed up in one word — Israel.

Go back 3,400 years! Moses reminds the Israelites that they were the only nation God ever took out from the midst of another nation — Egypt — using terrible plagues, and signs and wonders. God did this to prove to His people that the Lord Himself is God, and there is none other besides Him (Deuteronomy 4:25-40).

But this wouldn’t be the only time God rescued the Jewish people out from other nations. Moses’ last message to the people was a prophecy, a message from God. Moses warned that if they rebelled and broke their covenant with God, He would disperse them to the four corners of the earth and leave the land desolate. But, because of God’s great love, He would not abandon them, and in the last days a remnant would be regathered from the nations to return to the newly restored land of Israel (Deuteronomy 28-31).

When this happened, the world would know that God has proven His existence.

History confirms all of this happened just as Moses foretold. The Jews were dispersed — twice! — into the uttermost parts of the earth. But, in just one day — May 14, 1948 — the Jewish people became a nation once more after their country was destroyed nearly 1,900 years ago! The dead language of Hebrew was resurrected as the national language. The borders are restored. The strength is there, the bounty is there, and the power is there.

Fulfilled Bible prophecy is the ultimate proof that God exists.

God exists! You’re not a piece of space dust evolved over billions of accidents, but a specially created being, and you are loved by your Creator.

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  • 1.) The Bible and complex forms of life are not proof there is a God.

    2.) Cause and effect apply to physics, not existence. Otherwise it would also require a God creator (other than man)

    3.) The onotological definition is just dumb, because it also means there is something greater than God.

    4.) You think because something man made (i.e. a battery or a car) will never spontaneously come to life there has to be a God? That makes no sense at all. Life comes from life; true. But that does NOT require a God to make it alive. That only requires amino acids, and combinations of cells, which happen all on their own.

    5.) Life gets along just fine without other creatures. All sorts of creatures go extinct every year; creatures that were alive and part of everyday human interaction a few thousand years ago, or even a couple of hundred years ago are all gone; and we’re doing just fine. Because we adapt. We evolve and thrive. Naturally. Without the need of a God to make it so.

    6.) Morality and consciousness derive from the innate sense of self-preservation that all animals have in order to continue thriving in nature. It’s the same reason carnivores don’t randomly start eating each other. It’s instinct not to eat your own. Not proof of God.

    7.) Religious experiences happen in all faiths, including multi-theistics faiths such as the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Hindu, Native American, etc. Of course, there have also been sightings and interactions with Bigfoot, the yeti, Loch Ness monster, chupacabras… Just because people claim inspired beliefs and interactions and wrote them into a book, doesn’t prove any God exists. For all we know they were hallucinating after eating the wrong kind of mushrooms, drunk, or otherwise stoned. Or just made them up.

    8.) Again, the Bible cannot be used to prove Gods existence. Otherwise we could look at the writings of Nostradamus and say that he WAS God. How else could he foresee all those things happening?? Or…like any other person of reason will tell you, a chai of events being predicted and coming true does not prove anything more than a set of chances happened. A guy back in the 80’s predicted the Cubs would win the World Series in 2016… but that doesn’t mean God is real.

    Most importantly, you are space dust, you are a random collection of atoms that formed for no purpose. But that DOESNT MEAN YOU DONT MATTER!! There are people out there who love you, and care for you. You don’t need God for that. Life matters because it’s the only one you get. The fact that there is no afterlife is reason to celebrate and cherish every breath you take and every moment you have alive. Enjoy it! It’s the only life you get.

    • This is the only life we get, huh? How do you know that? Have you ever died, been annihilated, and then come back to report? Of course not. But, Jesus Christ did die and was resurrected, and so we can know for sure there is indeed an afterlife. You have to have far more faith than a Christian to believe we just wink out of existence because you have no proof whatsoever for your claim of there being no afterlife.

      That there is an afterlife leaves each of us with a great decision, for it will affect our eternal destiny. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” When you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, then His sacrifice covers your sins, and you can stand holy and pure before our Creator one day. To reject Christ is to reject life, and the absence of life is an existence in Hell. But, it’s your choice to make.

      • Pastor Nathan, there is such spiritual warfare going on in our world. In our lesson yesterday we were taught that spiritual victory is directly connected to our ability to “undisguised the enemy. To Uncover him, Unveil him, Unmask him. That’s half the battle. But is the half our enemy doesn’t want us to pay much attention to, because once we do, we automatically begin to threaten his tyranny in our lives.

    • My Heart is just sobbing for you, why do you want to spend your eternal life in Hell just to prove that our Father in heaven does not exist. What you have written is so very very wrong and I truly pray from the bottom of my heart you will soon come to your senses. God, who does exist, will not be mocked. Very sad and pitiful that satan has won over your heart to such a great extent.

      • When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead there were those that witnessed this event, however even with such a great miracle that Jesus performed it did not change the heart of those men. In fact they plotted to kill both Jesus and Lazarus.

        Joh 11:46  But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 
        Joh 11:47  Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. 

        Joh 11:53  Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him(Jesus) to death. 

        Joh 12:9  Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 
        Joh 12:10  But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death.

        Look at the book of Revelation a lot of people at that time are going to test God to the limit of His grace and chose judgment rather than repent and to turn to God.

        As good as those points are and they are valid, however some folk even if you were able to raise a dead person in front of them choose not to believe. This is where the application of the Word and the Holy Spirit can only break through such stubbornness.

    • Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Proverbs 23:7 The heart is the seat of reason and decision making ” For as he thinks in is heart, so is he.”

      The True atheist is either foolish or wicked. Foolish because he ignores the evidence that God exists, or wicked because he refuses to believe God’s truths. We become atheists when we rely more on ourselves than on God. The fool becomes aggressively perverse in their actions. To speak in defiance of God is utterly foolish. No one but God is perfect, all of us stand guilty before him. Romans 3:23

      John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He as with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not been able to overcome it.

      John 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of the light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been through God.

      Psalm 2:1-2 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and his anointed.”

      2nd Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

      Hebrews 4:12 The word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any double edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

      Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

      The Lord has provided us with wisdom and knowledge, every word that has been written is a blessing and truth to those who believe and receive the holy spirit to have the wisdom to understand and be saved. The Word is more powerful than Satan and his lies will ever be.

    • Linie. The science of physics explores the fundamental basis of all physical things.The Law of Cause and Effect applies to physics in the sense that no PHYSICAL thing has the capacity to bring itself into existence, otherwise it would have to pre-exist itself – which I hope we can agree, is absurd. The universe is a chronological series of physical events Since the first physical event needed a preceding cause other than itself, the cause of the very first physical event could not have required a cause, and therefore must have eternally pre-existed all subsequent physical events.

  • Disappointing that you article does not mention the Holy Shroud of Turin, a living miracle that bears our Lord’s blood and sacred image.

    • Satan means “the adversary” of God. The enemy is antagonistic to the plans and purposes of God. He will always seek to misconstrue and malign the character of God and to thwart the purposes of God. Job 1:6

      Devil means “slanderous” The enemy’s intentions is to defame and malign the character and intentions of God and others. He will whisper lies in hopes of denigrating God’s reputation, which in turn will diminish confidence in God or cause people to mistrust God’s direction for them. Matthew 4:1 Ephesians 4:25

      Prince of the Power of the Air/ Prince of Darkness means the devil does not work alone.
      He is the chief leader of the tribe of dark forces who seek to carry out his purposes in the domain of darkness…a very real, yet invisible realm that effects everything seen an heard in the physical, visible realm. Ephesians 2:2 and 6:12

      Father of Lies means “liar” and “falsifier.” The enemy’s character contains no truth and light. When he speaks and acts, he will always seek to falsify and deceive. He will blatantly and unapologetically misconstrue the truths of our personal reality and circumstance. He will seek to mislead with inaccuracies regarding God, His Word, and His plans for us. John 8:44.

      Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

      We are in Spiritual Warfare, 6:13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded you loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.

  • Dear brothers and sisters, we can argue about this until we’re blue in the face.. let us not forget that FAITH IS BELIEVING IN SOMETHING YOU CANNOT PROVE – that is why it’s called FAITH. God does not want you to accept Him because of what has been or can be proven, He wants you to come to the knowledge of Him through His Word and His works. But excellent and faithful arguments as usual, brother Nathan.

    • .. and may I just add the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ from John 20:29 — “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

      Yes Lord, we KNOW your Words are Truth! Blessed be the name of the Lord! 😀

  • Teleology: This illogical argument is known as the ‘god of the gaps’ logical fallacy. Nathan Jones (NJ) cannot explain complexity therefore it must have been designed. There are no ‘ends’ or ‘purposes’ of life. The complexity is a result of billions of years of (biological) Evolution.
    Cosmology should not be confused with ’cause and effect’. Atheists cannot explain existence nor can theists. To claim supernatural creation of the Cosmos simply begs the question of what created the supernature. Eternal existence of matter and energy is a simpler explanation than evoking an eternal supernature. Another ‘god of the gaps’ logical fallacy.
    Ontology: About existence again.This is a variation on the Cosmology nonsense above.
    Biogenesis: Laughably illogical NJ. We are well aware of DNA and ubiquitous genes that are present in all life forms through biological Evolution.
    Anthropy: Humanity. This is yet again the familiar ‘god of the gaps’ logical fallacy. We are so clever we must have been made that way. There have been many hominoid species before the advent of modern homo Sapiens and we know little of their intelligences.
    Morality: Our morals (or lack of them) are learned – not innate.
    Revelation: I cannot detect any cogent argument here for the existence of a supernature. Some people hear voices, Saul saw a burning bush, some mythical tablets and gold plates have given enlightenments (correctly or falsely) – so what?
    Israelites: This nonsensical attempt to prove a supernature is ludicrous. Countless species have survived for much longer than an obscure tribe of middle eastern wanderers. The dinosaurs were around for nearly 200 million years and some (birds and crocodilians) survive still. Aboriginals have survived in Australia for more than 50,000 years.

    • A 9th argument for God – people who claim they don’t believe in God but spend all their time trying to prove He doesn’t exist. Shows they know in their heart there is a God. These are “men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them… because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:18-23).

    • Matter and energy involves a chronological series of inter-related events, none of which could have caused themselves. Since the very first physical event could not have been the cause of its own existence, no matter how far you go back in the oxymoronic pursuit of “an infinite regression of temporal events,” a temporal series of physical events requires an infinitely pre-existent non-physical cause to have preceded the sequence, otherwise nothing could ever have existed in the first place.

  • I agree with Nathan wholeheartedly, God does exist, and even Satan knows that. He knows his time on earth is short to try and pull people into his evil realm and separate them from the Lord…… His disciples are always out to undermine the work of our Lord and Savior with lies and deception. In the End, Jesus will Determine where we spend Eternity.

    James 4:12 “There is one lawgiver, (Christ) who is able to Save and To Destroy.

    Just remember brothers and sisters, Without Christ, you are already sentenced; Your punishment has already been decided.

    John 3:18 “He that believeth not is condemned already.”

    Our pastor said, without Christ, you aren’t smart enough to keep from dying and to keep from standing before the Great White Throne Judgment.

    ECCLSIASTES 2:16 “HOW DIETH THE WISE MAN, (EVEN AS THE FOOL.”)

    John 8:23 Jesus said of the ungodly, “Ye are from beneath.”

    • But there is a time coming when there will no longer be any Atheists. “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God” (Romans 14:11).

  • Yes, God’s power is always superior over man. Romans 14:12 “So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” Romans 11:22 “Know the goodness and severity of God.” Consider the flood in Noah’s day and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire. Story after story in the Bible graphically shows example after example how God is intolerant to sinners who reject Christ and persist in their sins. He gives them many chances to repent and change their ways, unfortunately man lacks true wisdom and repeats the failures we have seen in history.

    Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

    This has been proven without a shadow of a doubt, many nations will suffer for sin and unrepentance.

  • Psalm 2:3 “God who sits in the heavens shall laugh: the lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

    Romans 2:5 “But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up onto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

    The wise can see truth, the word of God is like a clear mountain stream that revives and refreshes our lives and clarity.

    Most people live meaningless lives of vanity. They live only to serve their own flesh. They are a burden to themselves and everyone around them. Whether you believe it or not…..the evidence of our transgressions against God is compounding daily at a high interest rate and is building up an irrefutable case that will condemn you for eternity. People must realize this one thing…..There will never be a parole from this sentence. There will be no court appeals. There is no Purgatory mentioned in the Bible, this is man made unscriptural doctrine giving sinners a false hope.

    God is merciful, but after we die, there will never have another chance. That’s it! God’s word is like a wealth of treasure for the soul, it is so uplifting to the Spirit like nothing we experience coming from man.

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