DOES GOD EXIST?
I have been writing Christian blogs on this website and sharing Christian posts on Facebook for six months now. I have really enjoyed it and am very thankful for each and every follower who has surfaced to support me! During these past six months, one thing that I have experienced on several occasions is opposition from non-believers. A large portion of those non-believers do not believe in God. I thought I would share some ideas with you regarding things you may want to introduce to a conversation with a non-believer.
I think it is safe to say that an atheist must believe in evolution. Since the Earth does exist, and people do live here on Earth; if one does not believe in God—they must resort to evolution. Evolution assumes that human beings, and all other living things, evolved from some primitive form of simple bacteria. The belief is that this bacteria evolved into plants, fish, insects, animals, people, etc…. This is a difficult concept to grasp. Adding to the difficulty, evolution must assume that the universe—stars, planets, comets, moons, people—came from nothing. Science clearly states that something cannot come from nothing. This is a big problem.
Now, if we turn to creationism—the story of God’s creation in the book of Genesis, we see a much different explanation for the existence of the universe as well as mankind. Looking at the first verse in the bible, it states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Christians believe that God created all things—we do not believe that we evolved from bacteria. Additionally, we believe that God has always existed. Let’s review Moses’ prayer in the bible; “Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” (Psalm 90:2)
Most scientists now believe that the universe began with the “Big Bang” and that it has been expanding from that miraculous day forward. Evolutionists believe that this big bang just happened, while Christians believe that the big bang is the beginning of God’s creation. We believe that something—“creation”—did not come from nothing, but that it came from the actions of our Holy, All-Powerful Father in heaven!
Another very interesting fact that has surfaced over the last few decades is the complex design of DNA. DNA—the amazing building block for all of life—actually has internal code. This code is very similar to computer code. All DNA has the same general chemical makeup, but by making slight alterations in the minute details of the composition, you can “design” different life forms. So—once God created DNA—He programmed this building block to generate all forms of life. No form of life exists without DNA.
I believe that we can utilize the position of “something from nothing” for evolution as compared to “God’s creation” as a good starting point for a constructive discussion on the existence of God. Two key items to focus on:
- Do you believe that it is possible for something to come from nothing?
- Do you believe that all forms of life evolved from some simple bacteria within this self-created nothing?
One additional item to consider during such a conversation is this: “Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) So, the Holy Spirit revealed to the Apostle Paul that all men are aware of God’s existence, since they have clearly seen the evidence of His eternal power and divine nature from His magnificent creation. Unbelievers of the existence of God are—according to the bible—“without excuse”.