Science Proves the Existence of God!
Host: Tim Moore
The Christian Worldview
Obviously, for the Christian, God has a marked influence on the seeable, measurable realm in which we live. Through faith in Jesus Christ, lives are changed. Hopeless drunks and drug addicts become inspirational worship leaders. Sinners of every stripe become beacons of virtue and encouragement. Self-absorbed reprobates become selfless lovers of God and fishers of men.
In other words, Christ — who is presently unseen — has a greater impact in individual lives and throughout our world than any host of world leaders and influential elites who preen for the cameras.
Prophetically, Paul told us in Romans that Mankind has long endeavored to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). His words are wholly fitting to describe the post-Christian scientific community: “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools…” (Romans 1:21-22).
Speaking of darkened hearts, how ironic it is that the terms “dark energy” and “dark matter” are used to describe the obvious void in secular scientists’ understanding of the cosmos. Paul maintains the contrast with enlightened believers by describing those who reject the gospel as being of night and of darkness. He says that destruction will come upon them suddenly when the Day of the Lord arrives (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).
For those who have rejected the supernatural, only physical senses remain. This truth is so ingrained in our psyche that we immediately recognize the humor in Chico Marx’ question in the movie, Duck Soup, “Well, are you gonna believe me or your own eyes?”
The great prophets like Elisha understood this too. But they were enlightened to see with spiritual eyes. That explains why Elisha’s servant could not see the horses and chariots of fire surrounding the forces besieging Dothan. While his attendant cowered in fear, Elisha was calm and composed. You might even say he had “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
Lest his attendant collapse from his terror, Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes that he may see” (2 Kings 6:17). Only then did the man see beyond the mere physical realm. We pray for similar vision today when we sing, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.” In contrast, by Elisha’s word, the armies opposed to the Lord’s prophet were rendered physically blind as well as spiritually blind.
Prophets throughout the Bible were able to gaze into heaven itself or peer into the future because they had both the assurance and conviction of God that comes only from the Holy Spirit. It is obvious that unless enabled by the Spirit of God, our physical eyes are inadequate for seeing the spiritual realities around us. And yet, once we put our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit really does open the eyes of our heart. We become aware of a reality beyond our own physical senses.
Walking in Faith
My own son recently asked me to explain Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” I readily admitted that to the mind unilluminated by the Spirit of God, such a verse reads like jabberwocky. It has the sound of a great and wise saying without actually making much sense to those who do not already have the faith it speaks of. That is precisely because faith cannot be seen or measured. And, as I told him, the key is not merely having faith in faith (as Oprah Winfrey is famous for promoting), but rather, having faith in the living God and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
For the child of God who is walking in faith with God, those things that we hope for — the promises of God, the completion of our joy, the perfection of our remaking into the image of Christ, the appearing of our Blessed Hope Himself — are more assured than the mere stuff we can hold in our hand or perceive with our eyes. The “conviction of things not seen” becomes so strong that we understand why C.S. Lewis called this world “the shadowlands” — a faint shadow of the greater reality to come. As the Holy Spirit has illuminated my heart, I’ve come to the point that I am more sure of Jesus Christ and His promises than I am of the material world around me.
Do you have that kind of assurance and conviction? When evil is swirling around you, do you exhibit a peace which passes all worldly understanding? When all other ground is sinking sand, do you stand firmly on an unseen Rock, uncut by human hands but real and trustworthy nevertheless?
In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he prophesied that in the end times men’s minds would grow dark. Thinking themselves educated or wise, they would embrace lies and give themselves over to deceptions and darkness. The father of lies has become increasingly adept at misleading the masses. My prayer is that some will recognize that if scientists now confess that the vast majority of the universe is unseeable and unknowable but real, they will come back to the God who — while unseeable — can be known.
As a matter of fact, that same knowable God did indeed break into our own dimension to demonstrate His desire to be known and to manifest His great love — through the person of Jesus Christ.
If you really seek an evidence-based approach to understanding reality, there is no lack of evidence for God. He has proven Himself over and over. Over 100 years ago Louisa Stead penned words that capture that truth beautifully:
Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him,
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er.
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more.
With the signs of the times multiplying all around us, this is no time for wavering faith or flagging trust. Christians are in for perilous times ahead — even in America. If you’ve already put your faith in Him, know that you can trust all of His promises — including His promise to come again soon.
If you don’t already know Him as Lord, seize on Jesus’ word to Thomas: “Stop doubting, and believe!” Once you do, you’ll be counted among the multitudes of believers He foretold: “Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed” (John 20: 27, 29).