The existence of the human race naturally begs the question of where we came from and how we were created. When we look at the world around us, our questions expound to include how was this world made and what caused such a unique environment for human life to exist. These questions are larger than ourselves and can easily lead to a search to find a means to our existence that is greater than what we can humanly explain.
The search or journey to explain the origin of the universe leads us to question whether there might be a “higher power” behind the creation act. Some might postulate that the coming together of the chemical makeup of matter might be explained by happenstance, but it seems probably that to believe in the coincidental formation of matter into the complexity of life that currently exists takes more faith than to simply believe that God created the universe.
The Bible clearly identifies the God of the Jewish people, who revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush, is the true Creator of the universe. In Revelation 4:11, the heavenly host proclaim, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” For this reason, Psalm 14:1 declares, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Hence, the Bible clearly explains that to believe that God exists adequately explains our origin and to ignore this truth is foolish.
Yet, each person must determine for themselves whether to believe in the existence of God. This is a statement of faith (Hebrews 11:1). So, what are some evidences that can point us to this truth?
Joel Lindsey, in his article, Is There a God?, gives the following evidences to embrace God’s existence.
- MORALITY: Most people operate from a set of strongly held moral principles. Those who dispute the existence of God adhere to this moral code without an objective basis for why some things are “right” and others are “wrong.” But the simple claim that there are right or wrong behaviors unavoidably implies that there is some sort of higher standard defining what is good or bad.
- BEAUTY: The way we experience beauty—whether in nature, art, or another person—reveals a seemingly inescapable sense that there is something greater, something more than our own existence.
- DESIRE: Most people would agree that for each desire we feel, there exists something in the world that satisfies it—as well as a reason for us to feel it in the first place. We experience hunger because food exists and we must eat to live…we crave companionship because other people exist and humans are social creatures. For every desire there is a corresponding objective reality. We do not desire that which does not exist….Could it be that we long for purpose and fulfillment because there is ultimate purpose and fulfillment to be found in a supernatural being like God?
The acceptance of God’s existence is experiential. We become aware of him as we seek to find him and search for him with all of our hearts (Jer. 29:13). Ultimately, we must make a faith-based decision to believe or not.