Being Optimistic About Providing Arguments For The Existence of God

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I am optimistic about the prospects of proving God’s existence. Most people tend not to know why they believe what they believe when asked, “why do you believe God exists?” or about being a Christian in general. Most Christians reply one of three ways:

1.) Because I have faith

2.) Because my parents are Christians, or

3.) Because I grew up in the church

I never wanted to be someone who can only give these answers when speaking about God and what I believe. I am hopeful that giving different arguments that help explain God’s existence will help guide me in what I know to be true. This would not only help myself, but to others I share the gospel with. 1 Peter 3:15 states, “But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you. But respond with gentleness and respect.” I am confident that if we all understand how provide evidence that concludes that “God does exist” it will bring new light to many people of belief and unbelief.

2 thoughts on “Being Optimistic About Providing Arguments For The Existence of God

  1. GMajella

    Marlon, you bring up a valid point. Even for those who know why they believe what they do, it can be a challenge to articulate it to someone else. Especially if that someone else doesn’t share the same frame of reference, values, and probably more important, spirit.

    I’ve observed that in our modern religious viewpoints, we often overlook that Christ intentionally clouded what he was teaching. It was clear that some were given to understand his teachings and others were not (Matthew 13, Mark 4). In our modern “egalitarian” mindset, we don’t know what to make of this. We forget that God calls those to himself according to his will and purpose. This is well documented in scripture, though often overlooked. It’s not up to us who hears and who doesn’t.

    Does this mean we don’t share the reason for the hope that is in us? Not at all. But when we do, we’ll have the awareness that God’s will carries greater weight than our words. Like most things it’s a delicate balance.

    PS: If you’re into the sciences at all, you might find the writings of Stephen C. Meyer of interest. He’s written numerous books that show the need for an intelligent designer from the perspective of cosmology, physics, and biology. In his latest book, he goes so far as to suggest that that intelligent designer is the God of the bible.

    Regards

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