God reveals his existence to everyone through nature. His intelligence, power, and creativity can be observed in every corner of the universe. His existence can also be argued philosophically and theologically.
The universe is made of matter. It is governed by a uniform set of immutable principles that keep it orderly. Nature is functionally elegant, at every level and in every detail.
These things could not have materialized autonomously from nothing. The existence of the universe and the complexity of nature evidence the work of an intelligent creator, i.e., God.
Living beings could not have spontaneously emerged from the lifeless matter that comprises the universe.
Inert ingredients cannot impulsively combine themselves intelligently to produce life. Only living things can create new life.
God is a living being, not an abstract concept or an impersonal force. He has been alive forever. He is the logical source of life.
The presence of life, in all its forms, evidences God’s existence.
DNA is a precise message that dictates how cells behave. This message is written in a special language, using a unique alphabet.
Alphabets and languages do not emerge impromptu from nothing. Instructional messages do not occur randomly in nature, like snowflakes.
These things emanate from a mind that wants to convey specific information to intended recipients.
The instructions in DNA had to come from a mind. The logical author is God.
Humans have an innate ability to identify right and wrong. We exhibit a rudimentary moral sense soon after birth.
Morality cannot arise out of that which is amoral. The lifeless elements that comprise the universe are amoral, as are the natural laws that govern it. Amoral things do not distinguish right and wrong.
Our intrinsic ability to identify right and wrong had to emanate from a moral being. Our innate morality evidences the existence of God.
Everyone senses the presence of God.
We have to work hard to ignore him. He is never far from our minds. Even those who contend that God is imaginary use his name to curse. Nobody implores Santa Claus to damn anybody.
We have an intrinsic awareness of God’s presence because he designed us to enjoy eternal communion with him. Our innate connection with him is like the soulful longing that adopted children often have for their unknown biological parents.
That we even consider the possibility of God’s existence means he must exist.
Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh.
If Jesus said this, knowing that it was untrue, he was simply a con artist. If he thought his claim was accurate when it was false, then he was delusional. If he made this claim because he knew it was true, then he was indeed God incarnate.
If Jesus were a liar or a lunatic, his foes would have quickly discredited him. The religious and government leaders who sought his execution would have gladly vilified him to stop the growth of the early church. His reputation would not have survived through the centuries.
However, the enemies of Jesus could not debunk the evidence that backed up his claim of deity—his miracles, his resurrection, and his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies—because too many people had witnessed these things firsthand.
God never forces anyone to believe he exists. He gives us the freedom to evaluate the evidence and reach our own conclusion.
Those who want to deny God’s existence can explain away the supporting evidence, much like those who refuse to believe astronauts once walked on the moon.
However, God has deemed the evidence of his existence to be sufficient for those who genuinely want to know him.
He would have supplied more evidence if he thought we needed it.