Let me say right up front, the Bible doesn’t attempt to prove the existence of God. It really doesn’t. There isn’t any place you can turn in the Bible and the writer says, “Let me convince you there is a God.” Instead, the Bible is written on an assumption. The assumption is that any intelligent person believes in the existence of God. In fact, it goes so far as to say, “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” The premise of the Bible is that intelligent people believe in God and ignorant people don’t.
That certainly is different than the thinking of our day, isn’t it? Today we are told by multiple sources, media, movie stars, magazines, movies, that the intelligent people don’t believe in God and the less intelligent ones do. But the premise of the Bible is that real intelligence embraces God. But not everyone believes the Bible. So here are a couple reasons to believe in the existence of God.
1. Reason Teaches the Existence of God.
I’m sure you are aware of the law of cause and effect. It simply states that back of every effect there must be a cause. The world and the universe are the effect. What is the cause?Chance? Nothing produced something or a mastermind.
Think about this chance thing. There are several chance theories floating around. One I read about in one of our son’s earth science textbook was the Dust Particle Theory. It simply stated that for millions and billions of years there were giant dust clouds out there in the universe floating around that over time solidified and produced the planets and stars that now exist.
Of course the most widely purported chance theory is the Big Bang Theory. Somewhere out in space, where no one knows, there was once a gigantic ball, how big no one know. All of a sudden it exploded, why no one knows and all the stars and planets that exist today are the result of that gigantic explosion. From the big bang everything has evolved to its current state of existence.
Though it is so widely taught, the big band theory has a number of problems. In fact, the big bang theory/evolution is actually a dead theory. The more scientific discovery we make the more science disproves its own theory. But we will never be told that for a couple reasons. Scientists will have to conclude one of two things, 1. We don’t know, 2. There had to have been a creator. And they will never do that.
Here’s just one problem with this theory. . Have you ever heard of the 2nd law of Thermodynamics? The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is a scientific theory and premise that all of science is built upon. It simply states that everything is in a downward trend. Everything is moving toward decreasing order and complexity. But not if the big bang theory happened. The exact opposite would have to be true. Everything had to start in the raw and move to the orderly and complex that we now know. And all of science knows that just isn’t true. That’s not how the universe operates. That’s not how all living things are moving and developing. So, does it come down to chance-nothing produced something or a mastermind?
I think reason teaches us that there had to have been a mastermind. In fact, the Bible says, “Every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”
2. Supreme Intelligence Demands Belief in God.
I just mentioned the order of the universe. Consider this written by Denver Sizemore. “The earth is said to weigh 6,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 sextillion 570 quintillion) tons. It is 8000 miles in diameter and 25,000 miles in circumference. Yet the earth is more accurate in its movement than the finest and most delicate watch. In a year’s time it travels over 292,000,000 miles as it circles the sun. Yet it does not vary in the length of time it takes for each trip by as much as one second. If it were to vary a half second, it would make scientific headlines around the world. And it has done this for thousands of years.”
Take it out farther to something even larger, the universe. Do you have any idea how large the universe is? We learn from the astronomers that the Milky Way, the disc-like galaxy to which our sun belongs, has more than 200 billion stars in it. If you counted them, one every second, it would take over 2500 years to just count the stars in our galaxy.
These same scientists tell us, with their latest discovery, that there may be as many as 200 billion other galaxies in the universe the size of this one. Think about that now. 200 billion galaxies each with 200 billion stars–all originating from one huge ball?
We can pretty much reduce anything to a scale model in order to understand its size, except the universe. You see, if we reduced the earth to a one inch ball the nearest star to the earth, Alpha Centaury would have to be placed nearly 51,000 miles away.
Think of it this way. if a sheet of paper represented the distance to the sun, 93,000,000 miles, the distance to the nearest star would be a stack of paper 71 feet high. The distance to the other side of our galaxy would be a stack of paper 310 miles high, each piece representing 93,000,000 miles. And the distance to the other side of the known universe would be a stack of paper a third of the way to the sun, 31,000,000 miles high.
Now bring it down to something smaller, the human brain. It weighs about 3 pounds. It is said to be the most complex and orderly arrangement of matter in the entire universe. In every cubic inch of the human brain there is 100 million nerve cells connected by 10,000 miles of fiber like substance.
Take it even smaller, to the amazing complexity of DNA. It has been discovered that the DNA in a single cell, that you could balance on the point of a pin, stores enough info in code form to fill 1000 volumes each with 500 pages of very small, closely printed type. Where did such a complex structure come from?
Well, the late Francis Crick, who passed away a few years ago, the discoverer of DNA, realized the impossibility of such complexity arising on earth by chance. So he theorized that DNA had somehow been transported to earth from somewhere else in the universe—aliens brought it here.
That, of course just moves the explanation back a step. How did it get someplace else? The real question is how could something as complex as DNA develop by chance anywhere in the universe?
When I listen to the scientific explanations of the origin of the universe I am reminded of the words of George Orwell who once said, “It’s so stupid only an intellectual could believe it.”
The most intelligent, defensible answer is God. Yes, you can know there is a God.