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"Can you prove there is a God?"

By Pastor Monte Knudsen, Faith Christian Outreach Church | May 11, 2018

People frequently ask this question. They are implying that faith in God is blind or simply emotional, while reason and logic is on their side.

I couldn’t disagree more. Blind faith is what leads people into cults and false religions. In fact, God never asks us to have blind faith.

Romans 1:19 reveals, “That which may be known of God is made manifest to us, for God has shown it to us. For the invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen.”

This deals with four key factors: Creation, design, art and order.

A university professor once asked, “Can you prove there is a God?”

“Sure I can,” I answered.

“Can you prove there isn’t one?” I questioned back.

“Well,” he stammered. “I guess I don’t have evidence to prove it, but how can you prove that He exists?” he questioned again.

I explained, “Every time you see anything created, you know it has a creator. Every time you see a watch, you know it has a designer. Every time you see art, you know there was an artist.

“Every time you see things stacked or in a row, or things lined up, you know someone put it in order.”

Look at the earth or the universe. What do you see? You see creator, design, art and order. In fact, so exact is the order it is mathematical. So exact is the design we can predict tides and the rising and setting of the sun, and orbits and much more.

God reveals Himself in creation. Secondly, He reveals Himself through His Word. He declares that He inspired it to be written, He watches over it to bring it to pass and not one little part of it will go unfulfilled.

The Bible is proven true with historical evidence, archaeological evidence, geological evidence and prophetic evidence.

No other so-called divine book even comes close. Not the Book of Mormon, the Koran or the Bhagavad Gita of the Hindu religion. The Bible, God’s Word, is a supernatural work of God.

It is His word given to all mankind. It is His truth that is unchangeable and eternal.

Thirdly, many say evolution proves the Bible false. Though it’s not publicized much, there is a wealth of information from the scientific community that disproves evolution. Here’s a simple process to show evolution false.

1) Probability: Let’s say you have 20 dice in a cup, each labeled with a letter of the alphabet, and you wanted to roll the dice and have them come out in alphabetical order.

The chance of probability of that happening is 1 in 2.4x1018. And that’s only 26 things to occur in order. You have 206 bones in your body. How long would evolution have to take for them all to appear in order?

The probability of that happening is 1 in 10,375. Mathematicians say anything over 1,050 is an impossibility.

2) The fossil record: Darwin said that the fossil record should contain millions of transitional forms for evolution to be true. Yet, it doesn’t show one transitional form, only complete kinds.

3) The missing link: every so-called missing link has now been scientifically disproved including “Lucy” Piltdown man, Peking man, Neanderthal Man and Nebraska Man. All have been shown to be fully human or fully ape.

4) If evolution were true, we would still have missing links as they are evolving over billions of years. But we only see the whole. Whole cats, dogs, horses, birds, etc.

We don’t see any halfcow, half-whale or half-fish or half-lizard. They simply don’t exist.

God declares in His Word that all flesh is not the same flesh. There is one kind of flesh of men, another of beasts, another of fishes and another of birds (I Cor. 15:39).

And God made the beasts of the earth after its kind, and cattle after its kind, and everything that creeps upon the earth after its kind. And God saw it was good (Gen. 1:25).

You and I can know that God not only exists, He created you. And loved you so much, He sent His Son to die for the terrible curse of sin that controls our lives.

Without His resurrection, we would still be under this awful curse. There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we can be saved!

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