We’re going to look at five reasons to believe in God. We cannot prove or disprove the existence of God, but our faith is not blind.
Beginning (Genesis 1:1, 3). … Science and the Bible both tell us that “the universe, and time itself, had a beginning” (Stephen Hawking). For those of who believe in God, we find it more reasonable that anything that has a beginning also has a creator. … Stephen Weinberg describes the big bang as an enormous explosion (that we can’t even imagine) with bright light and Genesis 1:3 says a similar thing from a different world view. The Bible doesn’t say God used a big bang, but it would make sense that speaking a universe into existence would create a big bang.
Design (Psalm 19:1). … Our universe exhibits design. The design does not appear random. Stephen Hawking agrees that “the universe and laws of physics seem to have been specifically designed for us. If any of about 40 physical qualities had slightly different values, life as we know it would not exist.” … The idea of design is present throughout the Bible (i.e. Psalm 19:1). … Even on the smallest level, design is apparent. The cells in your body have an instruction manual called DNA. That DNA has about 3 million amino acids in it. That’s a lot of random mutations or maybe it was designed that way.
Beauty (Romans 1:20). … If you take the Darwinistic Utilitarian view then everything only has a purpose. The beauty that we see in the world is more than that though. Charles Darwin said “the sight of a peacock’s tail, whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick.” This is because there is no purpose for it in his view.
Evil (Revelation 15:3). … Many people who do not believe in God point to evil as one of their reasons. But where does the category of evil come from? In the survival of the fittest view, there is no objective right or wrong. Jeffrey Dahmer said “If it all happens naturalistically, what’s the need for God? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself.” … The idea of evil or fairness comes from somewhere other than the survival of the fittest mentality. What right do we have to say one person’s actions are right and others actions are wrong without any objective moral code?
Bible (Genesis 10:15; 1 Kings 10:29; Psalm 19:7). … We believe the Bible is the true Word of God. There are many reasons we believe this, but the references listed help show a specific reason. They reference a people called the Hittites. There is no written record of these people in any other historical text. Genesis 10:15 gives us the origin of the Hittites. This was one reason people did not believe the Bible. Then in 1905 an archaeological dig discovered the capital city of the Hittites.
Conclusion: God has given you evidence of His existence because He loves you and wants you to know Him (Acts 17:24-27). … Paul preached this to the cultured and educated people of his day. He tells us there is a God who is real and near and wants us to find Him.