Vol. 11 No. 9 September 2009
Topics that form the foundation of our faith relate to our conviction that God exists, that He has worked supernaturally in the past to bring us and our universe into its present form of orderliness, and that He continues to sustain us and our universe “by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3).
Unbelievers and haters of God notwithstanding, our faith in God is well-founded and reasonable as we survey the evidence God has placed all around us. God has not left himself without witness (cf. Psalm 19:1).
There is the witness of God found in nature itself. There are laws that are associated with nature and sometimes serious consequences are realized when they are violated. Where there are laws, such as with the case of nature, there must naturally be a lawgiver. In no area of our lives will we ever be met with a law that had no one either to give or impose it. The very nature of law implies there was deliberation made prior to its imposition.
At Lystra, Paul made this appeal to his audience: “Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness” (Acts 14:15-17). It would be easier to prove before 12 unbiased jurors that God exists, than it would be to prove the opposite. Try as they might, no one can prove there is no God.