Is There A God?

The Bible does not appear to even attempt to prove the existence of God and that is because God has put within every man the knowledge of His existence.

Romans 1:19
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.

Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

There are many who in one way or another deny that there is a God in spite of the fact that they know there is.

Romans 1:32
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

It is sin that provokes man to deny that there is a God because admittance that there is a God is admittance that they will answer for the lifestyle that they have chosen.

Romans 3:19
“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”

As a believer I can listen to the ramblings and ravings of the lost man or I can spend time strengthening my faith in God.

I decided a long time ago that being in the minority is most always the right thing.

The very first verse of the Bible declares that there is a God.

Genesis 1:1
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

I cannot prove to anyone that there is a God but as I have already stated they know that there is a God so I am never interested in the conversation about the non-existence of God.

I am going to give you one proof that there has to be a God.

I am not attempting to prove that there is a God for everyone already knows that there is a God.

I am just going to give you something that proves that there has to be a God.

When you are challenged by the so called atheists, agnostics, skeptics and hecklers of this world you might just respond with some truth from the word of God.

Psalms 14:1
“The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.”

The person that says there is no God has a heart problem and we knew that before they spoke.

The brain takes in information contrary to God and because of his heart problem man decides to believe what his brain has learned.

The only other option that I know of other than some religion that teaches a lie about how to know God is the theory of evolution.

Let me say first of all that God gave every individual a free will and you can believe anything that you chose to believe.

If you want to believe a lie God will allow you to believe that lie and damn your soul to Hell without one concern about your eternal soul.

We sometimes get the impression that God is walking around wringing His hands trying to figure out how to get people saved.

God is not upset because many have chosen to reject His Son.

I did not say that God has changed His mind about what He has already put into writing.

Titus 2:11
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”

1st Timothy 2:4
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

2nd Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

I said God is not upset about being rejected.

He isn’t even surprised by the rejection.

Matthew 7:13
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Matthew 7:14
Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

I cannot explain how but the word of God says that every person on every spot of this earth has the grace of God appear to them and they are given a choice to receive God’s Son or reject God’s Son.

2nd Corinthians 4:3
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2nd Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

First comes the choice to believe and then comes permission for the god of this world to blind if the choice is to believe not.

You might make note of verse 3 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”

Does God hide the gospel or truth from some people and why would God do that?

Often someone will say that the Jews under the law were looking forward to Christ coming as if they knew that He would come and die for them and they could then be saved by believing on Him.

You might have a hard time proving that when you study the disciples, who were chosen by the Lord.

They did not believe even after He had died on the cross.

Obviously they did not get the memo: or should I say did not believe what was written in the Old Testament.

Mark 16:14
“Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.”

God had a plan and His plan included hiding the truth from some Jews until a specific time previously determined by God.

Luke 18:31
“Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

Luke 18:32
For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

Luke 18:33
And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

Luke 18:34
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.”

Luke 24:44
“And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.

Luke 24:45
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,”

The scriptures are hidden to all men until a time that God chooses to open your understanding.

The Scriptural admonition is “Search” and “Study.”

John 5:39
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

2nd Timothy 2:15
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

If you are not willing to “Search” and “Study” the scriptures will remain hid to you.

Here is the bottom line: God gave you knowledge of His existence and God revealed to you your need of a Saviour.

Once God has done that the choice is yours.

God will not force you to believe on His Son and God is not going to predestinate you to get saved because that would go totally against all that God is.

If you chose Christ as your Saviour God says to you “Search the scriptures” and “Study.”

God will not force you to search and study but He will not reveal truth to you if you do not search and study.

Yes you will learn some things from listening to others but you will never get all of what God wants you to have if you do not get into the Book and work at learning truth.

When it comes to the natural man it is very difficult for him to believe in something that he cannot see, feel, or touch.

1st Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.”

• Proof for the existence of God is the new birth

When you get saved you are a new man in Christ Jesus.

2nd Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

What does it mean to become a “new creature?”

Does it mean that all of your tastes and desires are changed?

If you liked iced tea the day before you got saved you will like iced tea the day after you get saved.

Does becoming a new creature take away all of my sinful desires?

No! It magnifies them.

Romans 7:15
“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Romans 7:16
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good.

Romans 7:17
Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Romans 7:18
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not.”

Becoming a new creature in Christ is something spiritual that takes place and from the day of your new birth until the day of your death or the rapture your two natures will be contrary to one another.

Galatians 5:17
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

When you are born again you will develop a love for the things of God and develop a hatred for the works of the flesh.

2nd Peter 3:18
“But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.”
You are a new creature like Christ.

Colossians 1:15
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

The Lord Jesus Christ never appeared as a man until after the virgin birth.

On many occasions we have the Lord appearing as an angel but that is another lesson.

Psalms 2:7
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”

This day is a specific time that God had ordained for His Son to be born.

Galatians 4:4
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Galatians 4:5
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”

The Lord Jesus Christ was the first man ever born of the Holy Ghost which is also called the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:35
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
Therefore we read: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” (Colossians 1:15)

When you are born again you are born again by the
Holy Spirit.

John 3:8
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

At the time of the “new birth” the Holy Spirit indwells you and since Christ is the fulness of the Godhead the bible says:

Colossians 1:27
“To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

You are a new creature in Christ and Christ is in you so in you is a divine nature.

2nd Peter 1:4
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

You are a new (spiritual) creature and you have been changed.

• Proof for the existence of God is the new birth

2nd Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

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