The Doctrine of God: The Existence of God

Posted: September 5, 2008 in Uncategorized

Dr. Grudem writes “How do we know that God exists? The answer can be given in two parts: First, all people have an inner sense of God.  Second, we believe the evidence that is found in Scripture and in nature.”

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans of even those who continually rebel against God that, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” (Rom. 1:19-23).

Furthermore, Psalm 14:1 states that only “fools” believe there is no God. In other words, the Bible says that those who do not believe in God are mouth breathers who believe that wrestling is real and are scared of running into bigfoot in the dark.

Now, there are all kinds of logical arguments for the existence of God and, while none of them alone are compelling, stacked on top of the others they create a strong foundation on which to make a stand.  Yet, as Dr. Tim Keller has stated, one cannot argue another into true belief for if one made such a strong case for the existence of the God of Scripture that no counterargument could be found then the product would not be faith but agreement. 

If you are truly interested in the subject then I would recommend you pick up Dr. Keller’s book “The Reason for God.”

All that being said, even if we believe that God exists, what can we know about Him? We will begin to tackle that question tomorrow.

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