Part of the series Who says…
Written by Léo Gaumont, published on 2014-10-06.
Who says there is a God? He does!
Building on a foundation that God is, that He created the universe and that He ultimately is responsible for our children’s being, should provide ample substance upon which to build our faith. This lengthy series will identify the secular thinking that has eroded that faith.
Bible Reference: Deut. 20:2-3
The most important element of any world view is the part that deals with the existence of God. Some may say “who says there is a God?” while other may say “who says there is no God?”, but neither question can be answered using human measures. Those that believe in God also believe in heaven and hell while those who do not, believe that death just ends with nothing. A wise man once said that believers were not near as brave as non believers since if believers are right they get heaven but if not, they get nothing. Unbelievers, on the other hand, get nothing if they are right and hell if they are wrong. The wise man must also have been a brave man!
Greg Koukl of Stand To Reason (www.str.org) has recently defended the existence of God by exposing three problems with the atheistic or unbeliever’s perspective.
The first is the fact that nothing cannot produce something. The world coming into existence from nothing is a difficult position to defend! As Koukl is fond of saying, “even a big bang requires a big banger”!
The second problem is the question of evil. Even though most people seem to have a natural ability to determine what is acceptable or unacceptable, it is difficult to project this as a naturalistic cause. Moral law cannot be adequately explained outside of a moral law giver.
The third “bump” that Koukl describes is the fact that we “are” and conscious of it. If we were but the product of a natural cause, our consciousness should not exist. Stuff has no consciousness so where do we get it? And where did we get the idea that we are broken, not just physically sick but morally corrupt? Only through an external reference point can any of this make any sense.
So, who says that there is a God? “I Am” says He does! And He has revealed himself to us in three ways. Through his word, through His son Jesus Christ and He has left his fingerprint all over His creation. Just look at your beautiful child!