A few days ago a friend said, “I don’t know how to believe in something I don’t believe in.” Since I don’t know how not to believe, and I’m sure he’s not the only one who feels that way, I went on a search for good, logical reasons to believe in God.
Reason 1- Planet Earth
A. It is located the perfect distance from the sun.
1. The smallest change would cause the planet to either freeze or burn up.
B. The Moon is the perfect distance away.
1. Any further away and the oceans would become stagnate, any closer and they would spill over their boundaries.
C. The Earth is the perfect size.
1. If it were any smaller, it could not have an atmosphere, any larger and the atmosphere could not support plant and animal life.
D. Our bodies are about $50 worth of minerals and water.
1. The high boiling and freezing points of water are what allows us to live in changing weather conditions while maintaining our body temperature.
2. Water is chemically neutral and a universal solvent, making it perfect for dissolving and carrying vital vitamins, nutrients, and medicines.
3. Most of the world’s water is in oceans, but our Earth has a wonderful purification system, which makes it usable for animal and plant life, rain.
Reason 2- DNA
A. The amount of information contained in DNA could not have happened by chance.
1. The odds would be that of winning the lottery without buying a ticket, in a state where there was no lottery.
Reason 3- The Human Brain
A.The brain processes more than a million pieces of information a second.
1. It takes in color, texture, temperature, sound, and much more, and filters out what is not important, allowing you to respond to that which is important.
2. While doing all that, it also runs the heart, lungs, nervous system etc…
Reason 4- Science
A. As Science progresses the argument for intelligent design becomes stronger.
1. The “Big Bang” and Darwinism always eventually end in, “We don’t know.”
2. Creationism always points back to God.
Reason 5- God is always seeking for us.
A. God wants to be known.
1. He gives us evidence of Himself in creation.
2. He keeps the question of his existence right in our faces.
3. C.S. Lewis said, “…night after night, feeling whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all of England.”
B. He sent us Jesus Christ.
1. He is the only major religious figure who ever claimed to be God, while others (Buddha, Muhammad…) claimed to be teachers and prophets.
2. The life, miracles, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are born out by history, not just the Bible.
Of course there are arguments against each one of these, and anyone determined not to believe will not by swayed by any words of mine.
The best way to prove God’s existence is to ask Him.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Matthew 7:7,8 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”