The religion of Christ is one of the most dynamic factors in the world. It always bursts its boundaries, however strong and rigid those boundaries may be. It refuses to be confined to any one race, class or caste. It seeks to embrace all. - Vedanayagam Azariah, Bishop of Dornakal, 1932

Does God Exist?

27BannerGod is omnipresent, however he is not seen either. This makes it extremely difficult for certain section of people to accept the existence of God, but a simple analysis of the tangible and intangible things around us would help us easily accept the supreme fact that God does exist.  For the Christians, this is very easy to accept as The Holy Bible starts with the implicit acceptance of existence of God. In Genesis 1:1 it is says – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In order for someone to create something one needs to be already existing. This bring in a clarity to our question – Does God exist? The psalmist says in 14:1 the fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Anyone who has wisdom and knowledge would hence be able to acknowledge the existence of God. The creation itself is a complex process and cannot just be a big bang creation or a theory of a monkey turning into an ape and an ape turning into Human. Because if an amoeba would have eventually turned into human then the creation of amoeba would have become extinct, however we still are able to see an amoeba and it never got legs or hands at least in the last few hundred years of our parental existence.

Let’s try to argue on this matter from different dimension

Proof from Scriptures

There are many biblical scriptures that validates the existence of God. Here are few handpicked verses from the bible.

Psalms 19:1-4

1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

3They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

4Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Romans 1:20 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.

Job 11:7 Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?

 

Proof from Conscience

Men deny the existence of God not because they cannot find Him but because they are afraid to face the responsibility of being accountable to Him after death. However this does not change the fact. It is like the air, we cannot see of feel air. This does not mean that air does not exist. If one says there is no Air and we stop breathing then life ends there. Any knowledgeable person would say air exists and their conscience will allow them to agree it because that’s what we believe and has been proven. So is the existence of God. Our conscience will help us agree that God exist. When we go through situations in life, when we see the creations around us, our conscience makes us believe that there is definitely a supreme God who has created us and is in control over us.

Cosmological Arguments

If there is a machine then there is a manufacturer, if there is building then there is a builder,  so is creation, if there is a creation then there is a creator. It is hard to believe that everything has evolved. If we put it some elements and chemicals together and keep churning in for years it will never evolve into a complex living being.  Human being is made of body, soul and spirit. Some evolution theory claim that the body is evolved then what about the soul and spirit? How do you explain that? The cosmological creation, the vast galaxies, countless stars, creation of earth and every living creature within in can just not be a Big Bang, These are masterpiece creation that over years no human could recreate.

Theological Arguments

Every creation has a purpose, a manufacture creates his machine with a clear intention and purpose and has a manual of how it will function. For time checking there are several devices a wrist watch to wear on hand cannot be used as a wall clock. Every creation has a purpose and the manufacture defines the purpose and method of use. So is creation. Each creation has a purpose which the creator has created it for. Also an animal cannot create a watch, while a human being can. Hence human being is superior to man. In such cases human being is created by a superior being often known as God.

Moral Arguments

Gen. 1:26, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

Gen. 1:27, God created man in the image and likeness of God that is, patterned after Him.

Psalms. 94:9, “He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?” God has given to man ears, eyes, knowledge, intelligence, and will power for these are the things that He possesses.

 

Life Arguments

A seed gives origin to another plant of its own kind. An apple tree grows from seeds of an apple tree and not an orange tree. Each origin has a unique source. Bible teaches us in Psalms 36: 9 for with you is the fountain of life; which means that there has to be a supreme power that gives birth to the source of life. This has to be a life itself. It cannot be a volcanic eruption or a small amoeba. This source of power is Omni potential. God is Omni potential.

Congruity Arguments

If you claim to say that there is NO god, which is atheism then this does not resolve a solution, it gives rise to many more issues. It leaves many mysteries unanswered. With God as a super power existing above the creation, the entire creation looks logical, rational and complete.

Conclusion

Hebrews 11:6 says and without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Let us come as children in simple faith, based on the revelation of God in the Bible and nature, believing and trusting him completely.

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