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?

mdadkuntz59's picture

Prove God's Existence

The short answer. No. You cannot even PROVE it using the Bible. It is a peculiarity of faith. With everything else in the world of man we need proof before we can believe a matter. A discerning person should require this. But God however seems content in the knowledge that HE IS and though he desires that we would believe him, and then come to know him the very act of providing proof in a way circumvents our will.

Faith is a key requirement to knowing God. If you believe, measures of proof will then be provided but not in a manner that you may at first expect.

Luk 16:31 Then Abraham said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone rises from the dead.'"

1Co 2:14 A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.

Heb 11:6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.

It is clear from scripture that from Romans 1:20 that while such "proof" is provided it is a proof that is not "undeniable", but is available and spiritually discerned. Even in the face of sure proof in the world of many things we still always have the option to refuse to accept it and God seems content to allow us that.

It may be cliche' by now but I've heard it said that; "Anything a person can talk you into, another can talk you out of". Such it may be with attempting to "prove" God's existence.

Peace,
Mark




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