Does God exist whether we believe it or not.

Posted on August 10, 2010

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Are there any human beings today that can say that there is absolutely no God. On the other hand, are there any human beings today that can say with absolute proof, that there is a God? However when we look at the evidence of both camps, honestly evaluating the evidence available, which group will show, more favorably whether God exists or not. If it can be shown, beyond any reasonable doubt, that God does exist. Will you be open to knowing Him? In Hebrews 11:6 we are told that He will reward anyone who really seeks to know Him.

A scientific principle that is universal is “The law of cause and effect”. The meanings of this principle is fought in theological and philosophical circles all the time. However if we are to be honest, we must say that there is no question of its universal acceptance in the world of experimental science and in ordinary daily experience.  

In our everyday experiences, all of us realize that nothing can happen by itself. Everything that happens, can be traced to other events, which caused it. However when scientist try to trace the main event to what caused it, they and we alike seem to never reach a starting point. So, all of us must face the ultimate question of what was the original cause of everything.

A police officer will use the principles of cause and effect, in determining how an accident happened.

When we do a scientific experiment, we try to repeat the same experiment, using the same factors, so the same results will be reproduced. This scientific method is the law of causality. Like causes produce like effects.

If you are going to use this law, pertaining to your experiment, you will have to choose between two rationals.  You will have to do this experiment assuming that nothing is ultimately responsible for every observable cause and effect. Or you will have to rational that there was an absolute cause that started everything.

There are two other laws that we must look at also. The first law says that no new energy comes into existence anywhere, an that includes the whole universe, and that all the energy that is here today, has been here since the beginning. The other law says when there is and event, some of the energy that caused it becomes unavailable. So what do we learn from these two laws? The first one shows us that energy can be changed, but not be created nor destroyed. In the  second law, we see that energy continually moves to lessor usefulness. In simple terms, every time something happens, it must have been produced by something that caused it. So we can now conclude that any effect (or thing that happens), must have something that was greater or stronger that caused it.

When you see these laws in effect, you can only conclude that when ever there is a cause, the effect is always less, or decreasing. However if there were a primary cause, something or someone who was not an effect of any cause, then our existence would seem plausible.

It certainly seems like the universe is huge. It is unmeasurable, and to our finite minds, unimaginable. Because the physical characters of our universe, as well as our own lives, are defined by space and time, as well as matter, is it not possible that we can only hypothetically figure out how the universe started. Non of us were there at the beginning, so how can we know for sure how this cause process worked. Therefore, when all of us try to understand how any event happened in pre-history, it must by based on a belief system, or at best a presupposition. Why are there so many theories and ideas out there today? It is because there are two presuppositions at work. One that says a lot of causes, even an infinite amount if need be, took place to make everything. But no ultimate being could be the cause.  The other says there must be a Creator, that was transcendent or outside of the cause that made everything.

Today there are scientists who do all their research based on their belief that nothing exists outside the natural world. However there are other scientists that believe or hold to the idea that there is a Creator and that Creator exists outside of the physical creation He made.

I think that we all agree that time, as we know it, is not eternal. Because there was no before, how did it happen! Can we even dare believe that there was someone before time was created who did create time, space, and matter.

John 1:14 says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. How amazing is it that the Creator-God after creating everything, chose to come into His own creation, in the person of Jesus Christ. Why, so it would be possible for all of us to have a personal relationship with Him.

Are you able to use scientific logic and apply all the principles of cause and effect, to realize that what caused the universe and everything in it, was nothing or no one other than God, the First Cause. Is it possible to admit that random causes may not have been able to produce everything that we can observe today. If not, may it be a faith that you have, not a science of fact. I freely admit that mine is a faith, a faith that there is a Creator, and that Creator came here, so that I may know Him. Oh yea, I like the science too.



The structure, outline, and original thought, are to be credited to The Institute of Creation Research at http://icr.org .

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