Why should I Believe in a God I can’t See?

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Why should I Believe in a God I can’t See?

Why should I Believe in a God I can’t See?Why can't we see God?

❖ Because there is a lot of evidence around us that there is a power greater than ourselves;

❖ Because there are many facts that can only be explained by the existence of such a power.

We can understand that it’s hard to believe in a God we can’t see, so let’s explore the reasons for believing in a power greater than ourselves.

A God we Can’t See.

❖ Observable facts in science

scientists find out waht our world is made up ofWherever they look, scientists find that our world is made up of distinct animals and species. There are no observable facts to support major development of species.

This implies that a superhuman intelligence produced the different animals and species.

❖ Where did life come from?

The cell is the basis of all life. It has many life support systems. These systems are dependent on each other and cannot exist without each other.

One example is that cell walls are only made by enzymes. And yet the enzymes cannot do their job the structure of a cellunless they are kept in place by the cell wall.

It is difficult to see how the first cell appeared unless it was complete and fully functional.

This implies it was created.

❖ The laws of physics

The laws of physics are very precise.

For example, the volume, pressure and temperature of the air Pressures in a car tyre are interrelatedin a car tyre are all interrelated in a very accurate way. When the temperature goes down by a certain amount, the pressure in a particular tyre will always go down by the same exact amount. The existence of these exact laws implies a “law giver”.

❖ The universe “seemed to know we were coming”

Well known writer Professor Paul Davies wrote in his book “The Goldilocks Enigma”:

If almost any of the basic features of the universe, from the properties of atoms to the distribution of the galaxies, were different, life would very probably be impossible ... a biofriendly universe looks like a fix – or ‘a put-up job’, to use the pithy description of the late British cosmologist Fred Hoyle. It appeared to Hoyle as if a super-intellect had been ‘monkeying’ with the laws of physics. He was right in his impression.

There are a large number of features about planet earth that are “just right” to support life. These critical things include:

✓ distance from the sunOur Planet is a perfect example of amazing design

✓ stability of the sun

✓ size of the sun

✓ earth’s angle of axis

✓ tilt speed of rotation

✓ proportion of land and sea

✓ composition of the atmosphere.

It looks as though the universe and our earth have been “arranged” to support life.

❖ Unlikely accurate predictions

We can only predict the future based on what has happened in the past. God is not limited to our level of intelligence and foresight.

The Future of our WorldOver 2,000 years ago the Bible predicted that the Jews would be generally unpopular and have a history unlike any other nation.

These detailed predictions have all come true.

These predictions must have come from a power greater than ourselves.

Why Bother?

The main reason why we should think about such a power is that, left to ourselves, we have no long term future.

It is an unfortunate fact that virtually everything in our world is deteriorating.

Sooner or later that includes us as well. We all share the problem that we have no long term future.

As we cannot solve this problem, we need help. But we need help from someone we can trust. We also need to be sure that our helper has the ability and willingness to do something about our problem.

If we can find good evidence of a God who is willing and able to help, we should at least consider whether there could be a solution to our problem.

God’s Rescue Plan

If you take the time to look you may find this problem solved by the God of the Bible.

✓ The God of the Bible has a realistic rescue plan in place for planet earth.God's Rescue Plan for Mankind

✓ It is relevant and makes sense in the 21st century.

This plan can include you as well as the planet.

It is obvious that this plan was devised by someone well acquainted with the problems of our world. It tells us of the return to the earth of Jesus Christ. He will set up a righteous worldwide government that will tackle the problems of:

✘ injustice

✘ poverty

✘ illness

✘ ageing and death

✘ war and famine

✘ natural disasters.

Here are just two passages of scripture that speak about the changes that God intends to make when Jesus returns to earth, to establish God’s Kingdom here, once again:

Now when he [Jesus] had spoken these things, while they watched, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven?

This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:9–11).

It is up to us to seek out God's Plan if we want to be a part of it!So, Jesus is to come to earth again, to rule from Jerusalem, as the prophet Isaiah promised:

"Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem... (Isaiah 2:1–3).

We are offered the opportunity of helping to implement this rescue plan, by working with Jesus, but we need to be rescued from sin and death ourselves through the saving work of Jesus.

By Lawrence Cave