Life’s Biggest Questions- God
There are a number of people who believe in God. Josh and Sean McDowell state, “The majority of people in America and around the world believe there is a God.” Truly, there are lots of people who believe in God. In contrast, there are also a number of people who claim to be either atheist or agnostic. For clarification, an atheist is a person who believes there is no God. On the other hand, an agnostic does not deny the possible existence of God, but claims that this existence and origin of the universe cannot be known.
The Bible, however, says, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world” (Romans 1:20). Sean McDowell writes, ” God does not have to materialize to prove his existence- his invisible qualities are here and they do provide sufficient proof that he exists.”
In regard to the topic of God’s existence, non-believers and skeptics will search for answers to the purpose of life. This type of questioning will ultimately lead people back to the fundamental question of God’s existence. In response, Christian apologist and philosophers have asserted several ways to argue for God’s existence. Three main arguments are: the cosmological argument, teleological argument, and the moral argument. These three are some of the more popular arguments for God’s existence. Of those three, the moral argument tends to be popular among Christian apologists.
The late Norm Geisler used an acrostic to defend God’s existence. Geisler’s “GOD” acrostic stands for: goodness, origin, and design. Through his research, Geisler reasoned that because of moral laws, origins of the universe, and the design of the world, people can come to an understanding that there must be God. Giesler asserts that beyond the creation of the the world, the creation of humanity is central to God being the Creator of it all. Geisler writes, “Yet even more incredible than the divine design of the universe and the world is the human body. The amount of genetic information contained in the human brain alone exceeds all the information in all the books in the Library of Congress. Therefore, common sense tells us that just as it takes a sculptor to sculpt a statue, we must assume it takes a Creator to create the amazing detail of human life.”
In conclusion, David writes in Psalm 145:3-4, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” He is the Grand Designer, and is greatly to be praised.
The Bible’s Answers to 100 of Life’s Biggest Questions by Norman Geisler and Jason Jimenez.
10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer by Alex McFarland and Elmer Towns.
77 FAQs About God and the Bible: Your Toughest Questions Answered by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell.
Life’s Biggest Questions by Erik Thoennes.