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Atheism: Does God Exist?
Do you believe in God?
There are really only two possibilities, either God exists or he doesn't...Quite simple really. Personally, I think that all great truths are really very simple but that's another story. Either God exists or he doesn't, both conclusions require faith. The question is which one requires reasonable faith and which one requires blind faith?
I will give you the answer, the answer is that yes God exists. The reason I can give you the answer is because I exist. I exist along with the whole of creation and that fact alone gives us enough evidence to say with certainty that God exists.
Does something come from nothing?
The only alternative to God existing, is that something was created out of nothing. Atheism is the belief that there is no God and that belief requires the additional belief that something, i.e. everything we see, came from nothing. That something could be the rudimentary elements that made up the Big Bang or it could be the entire universe lock, stock and barrel, take your pick, it really doesn't matter. The fact is if you don't believe in God, the Creator of the Universe, if you are an atheist, then you are forced to conclude that something just popped into being out of nothing, an illogical, unreasonable conclusion.
What does the evidence reveal?
Let's look at the evidence. If there were a Creator one would assume and look for, order. If there was something that came out of nothing one would look for other instances of things just popping into being. Hmmm, what is it that we observe? We observe that there is order in the universe. If we didn't have order in the universe we would not be able to count on the seasons occurring every couple of months, the sun setting each night or even be able to perform an operation (counting on the knowledge of medical science to be consistent) or land a rocket on the moon. We can do all these things and more because there is order in the universe. What we don't see are things popping into existence and chaos. For everything there is a cause and an effect and there is order. Even in catastrophes we find order. For example, when a tornado occurs it happens in the same general area; there is wind and we can even predict when they will occur with increasing accuracy. Tornado's don't have fire in them, they don't include meteors, they have certain characteristics that have been observed and repeated. The same goes for earthquakes. We know, through observation, that earthquakes occur on fault lines and scientists have even been able to predict how often and how large an earthquake might be. Even in catastrophes we find order.
Can We Prove the Existence of God?
Many atheists ask for proof of God's existence. However, it is impossible to prove that there is a God through the scientific method because the scientific method requires that something is verifiable, repeatable and observable. Just as it would be impossible to prove through the scientific method that Michelangelo existed. That doesn't mean that he didn't exist. Just because something cannot be proven through the scientific method doesn't mean that it isn't true or doesn't exist. However, one can observe the effects of Michelangelo's existence or life and come to a reasonable conclusion that he did exist. The same is true of God. Is there a universe? Is there order in the universe? Yes. The reasonable conclusion is that God exists.
Furthermore, I would add that we all know that this is true and we prove this every day in our daily lives. Most people own cars. If you were to ask me what make and model the car I own is you would be offended if I told you it just popped into existence in my driveway one day. That would be an absurd response. And yet when it comes to creation many readily accept that response adding in a few billion years in a feeble attempt at making that position acceptable intellectually. The same goes for creation.
So, then where did God come from?
Some will ask where did God come from then? God is a cause, not an effect. The Bible teaches us that He always was and always will be, that He is the eternal Creator, the Alpha and the Omega, the great "I AM". He is outside of creation and therefore the cause of creation. If He were an effect we would still need a cause...are you following me here?
The Blind Faith of...Atheism!
Obviously, it takes a lot more faith to believe that something came from nothing since we have no evidence of this ever happening. The definition of blind faith is belief without true understanding, perception or discrimination. Atheism, the belief that there is no God, fits that definition perfectly since there is no evidence for the universe just popping into being. The Bible says that it is the fool who has said in his heart that there is no God, I, wholeheartedly, concur!
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