Prove God's Existence

Loutzenhiser's picture

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

Without using the Bible, can you prove the existence of God?

pellingh's picture

God cannot be proven

It seems to me that this discussion suffers from lack of clarity as to the nature of proof and the nature of faith. What do we mean when we talk about 'proving God's existence'?

If we are looking for incontrovertible, objective evidence for the existence of God, evidence that cannot be denied - of the type '1+1=2', then surely this is going to be a futile effort. And even if there was such a proof, what would it benefit those who don't want to believe?

Which brings me to the second aspect: the nature of faith. To come to believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour is an experience, commonly refered to as conversion, which is personal and subjective. It means being confronted with the truth of the gospel: That Christ loves me and died for me, a sinner. And that I am to admit that he is Lord. This brings about a crisis, a moment of decision. Am I going to believe or not? Am I willing to admit that God is God?
So the crisis is one where our will is engaged and we have to decide. It challenges our pride in that we have to acknowledge someone far greater than ourselves.

Dear Eccles, you are convinced that there is no creator, but if you make up your mind to seek the truth and focus on the person of Jesus Christ as he is presented in the Gospels, I'm sure you'll find Him as the one who is the truth.