Does God Really Exist?
How Can I Know That God Is Real?
Christianity is a logical faith. You don't commit intellectual suicide when you believe the Bible!
God has put Himself on record so that we can test and prove Him. He does not expect us to follow Him blindly! The Bible's book of Isaiah gives us God's way for us to test, or prove, that He does exist. It is true that God was talking about stone and wood gods at the time, but if this is His way for us to tell if something is a "god" then we can also use it to test for a "GOD" as well.
This test is not just Biblical, it is very logical too. Even though it is a test that God Himself gave for us to use, because it also stands to reason we can be assured that it is a very valid test.
OK, here's the test. It's found in Isaiah 41:22,23 :
The KJV reads like this:
"Let them [false gods] bring [them] forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they [be], that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come. Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye [are] gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold [it] together."
The NIV puts it this way:
"Tell us, you idols [false gods], what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. ..."
The NLT puts it this way:
“Let them [false gods] try to tell us what happened long ago so that we may consider the evidence. Or let them tell us what the future holds, so we can know what’s going to happen. Yes, tell us what will occur in the days ahead. Then we will know you are gods."
The above verses show that prophecy (being able to accurately tell the future) is the test that God really wants us to use. Telling us ahead of time that a very specific event will take place at a very specific time is God's way of proving that He really does exist. As stated before, this is a very logical test. It's like being able to tell the exact time the sun will rise, even though you have never seen the sun.
Many times in the Bible God has said something like, "I'm telling you this now so that when it happens you will know that ... I AM."
Here are just two examples:
- Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 24:24
- Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure Isaiah 46:9,10
The Bible is full of prophecies that have been fulfilled. For example:
The Daniel 8 & 9 Timeline shows that the Prophet Daniel predicted over 500 hundred years before Jesus, exactly when Jesus would be baptized, when He would be killed, and if that was not enough he told us when things on this earth would begin to drastically change as far as the amount of knowledge we have.
The Daniel 2 Timeline is a simple illustration of how God has shown us ahead of time what the kingdoms of this world would look like. We can now look back and see how this prophecy was fulfilled to the letter.
There are over 300 OT prophecies speaking specifically of Jesus Christ. Read the astonishing article of how Mathematics & Astronomy Professor Peter W. Stoner proves that Jesus is who He says He is.
"Unbelief will ever find excuse for doubt, and will reason away the most positive proof."
The Desire of Ages, page 386
"God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word, are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason; and this testimony is abundant. Yet God has never removed the possibility of doubt. Our faith must rest upon evidence, not demonstration. Those who wish to doubt will have opportunity; while those who really desire to know the truth will find plenty of evidence on which to rest their faith."
Steps to Christ, page 105
God does exist!
He is saying, "I AM...I am really here and I care about you".
Was/Is Jesus really the Messiah? Or was He just a liar and a fake? Click here for mathematical proof.
Is there an argument outside of the Bible for the existence of God? Here is an unaffiliated web page.