God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing. But He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone.
- Ravi Zacharias
As believers in Christ, it is important that you know what you believe and why you believe it (1 peter 3:15). We must be able to give answers for the hope that we have. With that said, one of the most basic questions that I believe that every Christian should have the answer to is "How do you know that God exists?"
Well, an initial response to that questions is, everyone already knows. I say this because the bible says that God has already revealed himself (Romans 1:20) so that we are without excuse. But if we can be honest, not everyone believes that. Most people would probably look for more evidence for God's existence beyond blind faith. I agree. So let's discuss some arguments/evidences for the existence of God.
First, objective moral realities - I assume that it is safe to say that we all understand that there is a such thing as good and that there is a such thing as evil. But how do we understand those concepts? When someone asks, "If there is a God, then why does evil exist?", in that question, they imply that someone this wrong with evil....buy why? Some say that society makes up there own morality...but to that I would ask, what made that society think of that as important? As a Christ, I believe that the reason we understand what evil is, is because God made it possible for us to know what good is. He also made it possible for us to know his moral standard in the bible. That is why we can differentiate between what good is and what evil is. Because God has told us. God designed the standard (Genesis 2:8,9). We understand what evil is because God allowed us to understand what good is. We understand what good and evil is because we have a moral law within is all that we use to differentiate good and evil. (Romans 2:14,15) and I believe that this moral law is given by God. If not, then you'd have to explain why objective morality is even possible apart from God.
2. Time, Space, and Matter- What is the date? If you can answer this question, then you must admit that time had to have a beginning. And since it has a beginning, there must be someone or something that started time. So what or who was it? Second, if you believe yourself to exist, then you had to have parents, and they had parents, and so forth and so forth. Eventually, you have to arrive at the question of origin. Who or what started creation? Who was the being or what is the mechanism that is both intelligent and creative (i.e. and uncaused first cause) that started everything. Third, we know the universe is expanding (see work of Edward Hubble). This means that the universe had a starting point. Who or What started it? I believe it was God.
3. The Earth - the earth (in addition to the entire material universe) has amazing design to it which points to an intentional, personal, and intelligent designer. Though science loves to assert a person-less millions of year’s theories, the odds of such perfect fine tuning is a virtual impossibility. Even the Big Bang assumes the existence of some material by which the bang was sparked. In the end, you have to ask "where did that come from?" To me, there has to be an immaterial creative first-cause that created material. I believe this is God. If you don't grant that then you can never stop asking the question of "how was that created".
That's it for now. I would love to continue this discussion, but for brevity, I will end it here. This list and their explanations are by no means exhaustive, but here’s what I hope you can at least wrestle with – is there a reason for why things exist? If so, that who caused it to exist. As a believer, I believe that there was a God who was in the beginning who created it all. If you are someone who is struggling with your faith, we would love to go more in depth with this blog and explore more research in addition to biblical study with you. If you have any questions, please contact us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless You.
**For further study, see the works of Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Frank Turek, and Ravi Zacharias.