Does God exist?

                                                                                                          No-one has seen God and it is, in one limited sense, not possible to

                                                                                                          "prove" He exists. On the other hand, there is a great deal of evidence to

                                                                                                          prove that He simply must exist.

                                                                                                         The universe itself, its order and precision, is evidence of God's

                                                                                                         existence. The only alternative to believing that God created the universe

                                                                                                         is to assume that by a random series of chance events all that is seen in

                                                                                                         the universe simply fell into place. This includes the fact that planet earth

                                                                                                         is at just the right distance from the sun. Any closer and we would burn

                                                                                                         up; any further away and we would be a frozen ball. It includes the fact

                                                                                                         that the earth is tilted at just the right angle to the sun to create seasons -

    which allows for the growth of the crops that feed and sustain us. It includes the fact that the gravitational pull of the sun is just

    sufficient to hold earth in its perfectly placed orbit. A stronger pull would suck us in to a fiery destruction; a weaker pull and we

    would spin off into the outer universe and death. And so it goes on. This universe, and particularly our corner of it, works perfectly.

    It needed a Designer to create such precision.

    And what of the fact that there is a universe at all? Science would tell us it started with a Big Bang. If the Big Bang was an explosion

    of material - where did that material come from? That's a question that science hasn't answered.

    Evolution tells us that a simple organism evolved into the complex beings that we are, as well as all other forms of animal life. Yet

    science also states that any organism, left to itself and without outside interference, will do the reverse and go from the complex to

    the simple. There isn't the space here to examine evolution fully, but here is a simple question: If all land based life evolved from a

    simple cell organism that emerged from a primeval swamp millions of years ago, how and why did that organism evolve into tens

    of thousands of different species ranging from man down to the tiniest ant? As the climatic, environmental and ecological

    conditions were the same across the earth, why didn't all life forms evolve similarly and, therefore, result in only one life form?

    Similarly, if we are descended from apes, why are there still apes? Evolution raises far more questions than it answers, whether it is

    missing links or millions of years of missing fossil records. This isn't the place to look at evolution in minute detail, but when the

    evidence is examined the theory of evolution is impossible to defend.

    Another evidence for the existence of God is the human body itself. No computer can match our brain, no machine can self-

    lubricate, maintain and correct malfunctions the way our body does, no camera can match the intricacies of the human eye and no

    tool can match the flexibility and dexterity of the human hand. Did we really evolve in such a way by pure random chance? Such an

    idea is far harder to believe than the more reasonable assertion that we are the result of a Divine plan.

    Why do we experience a sense of wonder inside us when we hold a new-born baby, or when we view a starlit sky or marvel at a

    stunning sunset? What of the amazement we experience when we see the incredible intricacies of nature - the variety, the beauty

    and the majesty. And what of that sense of infinity when we gaze upon a star-laden sky at night – and the questions that it raises

    within us? In the face of such revelations, we may often feel a stirring inside, "What is life all about? Where do I fit in? Is there more

    to it than just this life? Is there a God?"

    There is a place in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:11, where is says, "God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in

    the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." The fact that we wonder about eternity, through

    wondering at the beauty of creation or marvelling at a new born life, is part of God's plan to draw us all close to Him.

 

    And there is another place in the Bible, Romans 1:19-20, that says, “…since what may be known about God is plain to them, because

    God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature - have

    been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” And that is the truth of it. When we

    objectively examine the wonders of this universe, it becomes obvious that there must be a God who designed it all. And through

    the universe God reveals many of His otherwise invisible qualities – His power, His creativity, His majesty, His artistry, His love, His

    very nature.

    Once the evidence is examined, it is very hard to come to any conclusion other than that there is a God.

    Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America at the time of their Civil War, once said, "It is not believing that's difficult,

    it is not believing that's difficult!"

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