Q: How does anyone know if there is a God?


A: Four prevailing reasons contend God exists. The first reason states God exists because people believe He exists. People around the world conclude there is a god of some sort. It is evident, however, people do not always agree who that god is. But in general, people recognize there is at least some “higher being” greater than mankind. The second argument for the existence of God points to motion in the universe. Every effect must have a sufficient cause. Matter did not pop into existence by itself, somebody must have made it. Things do not get moving by themselves. Who is the cause of the effects we all observe in the universe? Who gave the energy to get things started in the first place? The third rationale for the existence of God is the obvious order in our world. Pattern and orderly arrangements fill the heavens and the earth. Someone made the incredible calculations we now recognize in the complex human body, in the dependable natural laws of the earth, and in the expansive stellar realm. The fourth reason for the existence of God is the Bible. Even when the common sense of the first three arguments is ignored, the Bible stands by itself. “In the beginning God.” (Genesis 1:1a) “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handwork.” (Psalm 19:1) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1a) Have you taken the time to acknowledge God? Some in their youth and busyness do not even give God a thought. But it is wise to consider Him early. “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1a) And: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)    James Utter


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