By Ada Brownell
After the recent solar eclipse many Christians were fired up.
“How can anyone deny God is there when he sees how exact God created the universe?
That the moon exactly fit over the sun even when they are different sizes and so many miles apart caught many people’s attention. They also were awed remembering how the whole universe revolves in sync under the guidance of somebody—who must be God.
But some people want proof God is there.
1. The first reason you can’t prove God is there is because millions of people have decided to believe something else—even when it’s more preposterous that Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Despite looking into their own eyes every day in the mirror, they believe sight and everything else about the human body and the whole universe just happened. Faith is a decision, and they decided to believe in those who say God isn’t there.
They forget that the first law of thermodynamics says matter can’t be created or destroyed. Or that the second law says essentially that everything eventually falls apart—just the opposite of evolution. Every time you see an old house or barn falling in you have an example of this second law.
The story goes that God and the devil were having a discussion.
“I can make anything you can,” Satan said.
“All right,” God said. “Make a man.”
Satan bent over and started scraping up dirt. God tapped him on the shoulder.
“Use your own dirt.”
2. Another reason you can’t prove God exists is because too many people refuse to believe in the supernatural. Even though humankind can’t explain the origins of life, which the Bible says came from the breath of God, they won’t believe.
Even when they witness or hear of a miracle, such as the lame walking, the blind seeing, deaf ears hearing, and the sick healed, they deny the miracle because they’ve put their faith in something or someone else.
They believe in scientists because God gave some people ability to do amazing things. Their works might be called miracles, but they aren’t true miracles such as my friends saw after their pastor went to the State Home where their daughter with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) had been admitted shortly after birth. X-rays showed Becky had almost no brain. After prayer the home’s doctor called the couple.
“Come and get your baby. There is nothing wrong with her.”
The next X-rays showed a normal brain. Becky graduated from high school, has some college, and is marrie— still normal more than 40 years later.
3. The biggest reason humans will never prove God exists is because faith is necessary for salvation. We read in Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
The chapter goes on the say in verse six, “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”
Over and over we’re told in the Bible, even in the Old Testament, that people had to have faith to connect with God. John 3:16 tells us our only way to heaven is through believing: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Those were the words of Jesus when he talked to Nicodemus after the man asked about getting into the kingdom of God.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart (the heart of who you are) you believe and are justified (just as if you’d never sinned), and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved (from sin and death). (Words in parenthesis mine).
CONCLUSION: Of course when you believe and confess, and experience God’s power, joy and peace in your life, you KNOW God exists.
©Copyright Ada Brownell 2017