Eugene Sharper Sr.
29 September 2013
How Can We Know God Exists?
How can we prove the existence of an invisible being? The Bible says in John 1:18 and 1 John 4:12, “no one has ever seen God” (Nelson, 1994), so how can we know he exists; especially with all the trouble in the world. Judging in this manner would indeed prove if anything, God doesn’t exist; however, although pain, sorrow, and sickness are in the world; God exists! The prophets of old, nature, and the scriptures prove the undeniable existence of God. The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:21, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (Nelson, 1994). So we know God exists because we have his Word which was written by the prophets of old. In the New Testament in the book of Revelation; the Apostle John, imprisoned on the isle of Patmos for his preaching of the Gospel, received a powerful revelation from the risen Christ to the Church: “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter” (Nelson, 1994). Again, we have proof of the existence of God working through his prophets in bringing us his divine will for the church. Nature itself testifies of the existence of God. The Bible says in Romans 1:20-25, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Nelson, 1994). There is no excuse for the disbelief in God; in fact, the bible says in Psalms 14:1 and 53:1 only a fool disbelieves in God. The Celestial heavens testify of the awesome power of YHVH! The great God challenged Job in the 38th chapter verses 3-5 when he told him, “3"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! 4"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, 5who set its measurements, since you...
Cited: Nelson, Thomas. The Holy Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1994
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