Friday, January 25, 2013
Choice And Consequences
The Bible does not present any proof for the existence of God. It simply declares that God exists and that only a fool denies that fact.
The verse, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” is perhaps one of the best-known verses in the Bible. However, many people today would say, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is a God.’” Atheism has become a religion and many individuals and countries base their way of life on the denial of any supernatural being.
To prove the existence of God some would ask us to consider “cause and effect” as a reason to believe in a God. Every effect, they argue, demands a cause - or if there is a creation there had to be a Creator.
Some offer the argument of “being.” Man has the idea that a perfect being exists somewhere or some place. Where did that come from? Certainly not from ourselves because we know we are imperfect. So, it had to come from a Perfect Being - therefore, God is!
Others claim the moral argument. We have a voice inside of us that says, “Thou shalt” and at times, “Thou shalt not.” Certainly these are not man-made, they say, but God-given. So, there must be a “Moral-Ruler” hence, God.
Is it wise to try to prove that “God is” with an argument? We can debate that issue forever.
Would it not be better to live a Christ-filled life that demonstrates the difference that only He can make?
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to live God-honoring lives and show others that You are alive and well by what we do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.