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Where's the
Evidence
that God
Exists?

IT IS SAID that when science cries for the
  proof of God's existence, faith doesn't have
  to prove a thing.   Some feel the burden of
proving "there is no God" lies, instead, upon
science.   However, faithful Christians do not
have to resort to winning the argument by
default.   There has always been plenty of
positive evidence that God exists.   The Bible
says, "The
heavens
declare the
glory of God;
and the
firmament
showeth his
handiwork."

Psalm 19:1

Creation itself,
our very
existence, is

"As we survey the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency--or, rather, Agency--must be involved.   Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? . . .
George Greenstein, (using his mind).
The Symbiotic Universe. Pg. 27.
evidence of a Creator.   The Bible further says:
"For the invisible things of him from the creation
of the world are CLEARLY SEEN, being
understood by the things that are made
[US],
even his eternal power and Godhead; so that
THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE."
  Rom. 1:20

As we observe this complex, orderly
universe, there is no excuse for
denying the obvious, self-evident,
conclusion that a designer, a Creator,
was behind it all--particularly, when,
in our everyday lives, we routinely
presume every design has a designer.

For example . . .
The average geologist can routinely tell the
difference between the arrow head and the rock
he found in the middle of the desert.
Furthermore, upon noticing the functionally
ordered shape of the arrowhead, versus the
randomly shaped rock, he concludes, without
thinking twice, that one is man-made, and the

other is not--one has intelligence behind its
conception.   Yet, how ironic, that the same
geologist will put the rock under a microscope,
notice its intricate structure, and deny that there
was any intelligence behind its origination--a
blatant double standard.   This "bias" toward
denying the evidence of God found through out
nature happens to the best of them.

Astronomer Carl Sagan often argued
that design, in nature, does not
necessitate a higher intelligence.   Yet,
his approach to searching for extra-
terrestrial intelligence involved probing
the vastness of space for radio
transmissions.   And how did he plan on
distinguishing between an alien
transmission and all the noisy
"background" electromagnetic radiation
pouring in from space?

He rightly presumed the alien transmission would
have some non-random pattern, a sign of
intelligence behind it.   (Ironically, the universe as
a whole is not random after all, but exhibits
structure, as revealed by what's known as: The
Flatness Problem, The Smoothness Problem, The
. . . A heady prospect.   Unfortunately I believe it to be illusory . . . . I believe that the discoveries of science are not capable of proving God's
existence--not, now, not ever."
George Greenstein, (using his heart).
The Symbiotic Universe. Pg. 27.
Horizon Problem,
and The Matter-
antimatter
Problem.)

This is why the
verse we read
earlier, says: "so
that THEY ARE
WITHOUT

EXCUSE."   The conclusion that all this design-
laden complexity we find around us does not
imply a designer, is not an intellectually-based
deduction.   No, the denial of these things,
"clearly seen," originates in the heart: "The fool
hath said IN HIS HEART, There is no God."

Psalm 14:1

Intellectually, it is reasonable to . . .
accept the possibility of a Creator.   Such a
conclusion shows a willingness to trust in what
is self-evident.   Consider, for example, the
intellectual honesty of the following scientists:
   A.G. Cairns-Smith (Scottish chemist) "After
all, what impresses us about a living thing is its
in-built ingenuity, its appearance of having been
designed
, throughout--of having been put
together with a purpose."
  [Darwin on Trial,
pg. 111-112]

Vira Kistiakowsky (MIT physicist) "The exquisite
order displayed by our scientific understanding
of the physical world calls for the divine."

[Cosmos, Bios, and Theos, pg. 52]

Edward Harrison (Cosmologist) makes this
deduction: "Here is the cosmological proof of
the existence of God--the design argument of
Paley--updated and refurbished.   The fine tuning
of the universe provides prima facie evidence of
deistic design
.   Take your choice: blind chance
that requires multitudes of universes or design
that requires only one. . . Many scientists, when
they admit their views, incline toward the
teleological or design argument."
  [Masks of the
Universe
pg. 252]

Paul Davies (professor of Theoretical Physics and
author) "The very fact that the universe is
creative, and that the laws have permitted
complex structures to emerge and develop to the
point of consciousness - in other words, that the
universe has organized its own self-awareness -
is for me powerful evidence that there is
'something going on' behind it all.   The
impression of design is overwhelming.
  Science
may explain all the processes whereby the
universe evolves its own destiny, but that still

leaves room for there to be a meaning behind
existence."
  [Cosmic Blueprint, pg. 203]

Sir Fred Hoyle and C. Wickramasinghe
(cosmologist & author): "There must be a God."
[Nature, Nov. 12, 1981, pg. 105]

Allan Sandage, winner of the Crafoord prize in
astronomy (equivalent to the Nobel prize)
remarked, "I find it quite improbable that such
order came out of chaos.   There has to be some
organizing principle.
  God to me is a mystery but
is the explanation for the miracle of existence,
why there is something instead of nothing."

[New York Times, 12 March 1991, pg. B9]

Denial takes place in the Heart . . .
In spite of what the above scientists have
stated, there are many others who still refuse to
acknowledge the existence, or even the possible
existence, of God.   Faced with the same
evidence we just read, they choose, instead, to
believe that everything came into being through
natural selection acting randomly over a vast
period of time.   The denial of God's existence is
a matter of choice, not reason.
   A person chooses whether or not to accept
the evidence for God's existence; a choice made
with the heart--the seat of man's volition.

One merely has to ask the person who denies
God what it would take to prove God's
existence.   After all, the person insisting that a
designed universe is not sufficient proof, must
already have a criteria by which the proof for
God is instantly recognized.
   However, when asked "What it would take to
prove God's existence?,"
the God-denier often
has no concrete answer.   Even when asked,
"What if Noah's ark were discovered?" or "If a

Ironically, the "mysteries"
behind creation will never be
answered unless we seek out
the very God, who many
consider a non-answer.

voice from heaven were heard?" etc., the God-
denier will still claim that such evidence would
not prove the existence of God.   In other words,
evidence aside, the God-denier's mind, or should
we say, heart
, is made up!   It's as simple as that.

One has to wonder why . . .
some people would take such a "closed-minded"
stand against what is so self-evident.   But the
next quote reveals one common argument
against using God as "The Explanation."
   On 12/8/95, The Times reported that the
distinguished British-born cosmologist Professor
Edward Harrison
, of the
University of
Massachusetts, states in an
article in the September
1995 issue of the Quarterly
Journal of the Royal
Astronomical Society
:
   "We do not know why
natural qualities; such as the strength of gravity,
the speed of light, the electric charge on the
electron and so on have the values they do.   Yet
the slightest variation of their values would
result in a barren universe without stars or light.
Why are they precisely adjusted to give rise to
life?"
  The Times goes on to say, "Prof. Harrison
says there are two answers to this question.
One is that a supreme being - God - designed the
universe in just the form needed for life.   The
only objection he raises to this answer is that it
precludes further rational inquiry
!
"

The professor's objection is commonly voiced
among those rejecting a Creator.   To many
scientists, merely saying "God did it" is a dead
end, a non-explanation that stifles our search
for knowledge and doesn't really answer how
we came into existence.   However, this common

excuse overlooks the very reason why we were
created.   For rather than stifle inquiry, this "dead
end"
should start us inquiring about the Creator
Himself.   The Bible says we were created to
PERSONALLY know our Creator, NOT so we
could glory in our intellectual ability to deduce
how creation came about:
   "Thus saith the LORD, LET NOT THE WISE
MAN GLORY IN HIS WISDOM, neither let the
mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich
man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth
glory in this, that HE UNDERSTANDETH and
KNOWETH ME, that I am the LORD which
exercise lovingkindness,
judgment, and righteousness, in
the earth: for in these things I
delight, saith the LORD."
  Jer.
9:23-23
   Contrary to what science,
and many religions think, God
is not some impersonal force
too far away to know anything about.   The Bible
says we were created in His image (Gen. 1:27).
We were created with the emotional means to
fellowship with God.   He wants us to know Him,
PERSONALLY.

So when anyone comes to the so-called dead
end conclusion that "God did it," the next logical
question should be WHY did He do it?   Why did
He create us?   What is He like?   How can I know
Him, personally?
   This next level of inquiry is exactly what God
wants from us.   God promises: "And ye shall
seek me, and find me, WHEN YE SHALL
SEARCH FOR ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART
."

Jer. 29:13

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw
nigh
[near] to you."   James 4:8

IF you were to die today, are you 100% SURE
you would go to Heaven?
  The Bible says
YOU CAN BE SURE (1 John 5:13).

BUT FIRST, you must realize that what keeps you
from going to Heaven are your sins, because:
"...your iniquities [sins] have separated
between you and your God,"
Isaiah 59:2.
In fact, in God's eyes YOU ARE A SINNER: "For
all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God;"
Romans 3:23.

SECONDLY, you must realize that there is
NOTHING you can do to save yourself and earn
Heaven: "For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God: Not of works, lest any
man should boast."
  (Eph. 2:8-9)   Baptism, good
deeds, church membership, self-righteousness are
all examples of good works that cannot save you,
because, "Not by works of
righteousness
which we have done, but
according to his mercy he
[Christ] saved
us
,"
Titus 3:5.

THE ONLY WAY you can get saved is through
Jesus Christ.   He said: "I am the way, the
truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me."
  (John 14:6)   THAT'S
WHY
: "...while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us
."
  Romans 5:8-9

THEREFORE: You must REPENT (change your
mind
); admit that you are a Hell deserving sinner
and can't save yourself.   And call upon Christ, and
Him alone, to save you.   "if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus
[REPENT], and
shalt believe in thine heart
[TRUST] that God
hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
saved."
  Romans 10:9

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