There was a time when the question of the existence of God was pretty much settled. The consensus of opinion was that there is in fact a God. Our founding fathers believed the existence of God to be "self evident" and stated as much in the Declaration of Independence.Today, that consensus of opinion seems to have changed.
For me the question is still settled. I have no doubt that there is a God! Why do I believe so strongly that there is a God? There are many reasons. It seems to me that the evidence is overwhelming in favor of the existence of God. In legal terms, there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
I recommend to all of you that you read the book " I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist " by Dr. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek. The thesis of this book is that it takes more faith not to believe in the existence of a creator God then it does to believe. Dr. Geisler and Mr. Turek present several of the classic atheistic arguments for the non-existence of God and then present their view, supported by evidence, as to why it takes more faith to accept them.
One of the primary reasons why I believe that there is a God is the Bible. The Bible is truly a miracle book. It has been the number one best seller of any book in print for many, many years. Throughout history kings and governments have tried to suppress or eradicate this book from existence only to fail miserably in the attempt. There are several other reasons why the Bible is a miracle book. Let's look at a few of those reasons.
The Bible consists of 66 different books and was written over a period of about 1500 years by more then forty different authors from diverse walks of life. Moses was a political leader and a judge. David was a king, poet, shepherd and warrior. Daniel was a noble who became a prime minister. Solomon was a king and a philosopher. Luke was a physician and a historian. Peter was an uneducated fisherman. Matthew was a tax collector. Paul was a rabbi and a theologian.
The Bible was written on three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe. The Bible was written in three languages Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Despite this diversity the Bible tells one consistent unfolding story of the creation, fall, and redemption of man.
The Bible has been shown to be accurate with respect to History, Science, Geography, and Archaeology to just name a few subjects. Most persuasive to me is the accuracy of Bible prophecy. There are about 300 prophecies about the Messiah written hundreds of years before his birth by different authors. Every one of them was fulfilled in every detail by the man Jesus Christ. The odds of such a thing happening by mere chance are too astronomical to calculate. All Biblical prophecy has been fulfilled as predicted with one exception, the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, the existence and content of the Bible is just one of the many reasons why I believe there is a God. Over the ensuing blog entries I'll highlight more reasons. I strongly urge all of you to make a sincere and diligent examination of the evidence for the existence of God. I promise you that you will not be sorry that you did. Let me know if I can help!
Until next time, God Bless You!