Question of the Week: There is no God.
There’s three problems with that question. First, it’s not a question. It is a statement that I am not required to answer. I didn’t make the claim. The individual who made the claim now has the responsibility to prove what they have said. Telling a fun story about how nothing exploded into everything isn’t an explanation. Atheist and Non-Christian scholars are willing to admit that the law of causality applies to the Universe since it had a beginning. The Christian’s claim isn’t filling in that gap with God. It’s reasonably considering what kind of thing could cause the universe without being made of the things that make up the universe. Something that existed before measurable time (eternal), isn’t made of matter (spirit), isn’t bound by space (omnipresent), and was intelligent enough to cause the sort of universe that had function and design (hyper intelligent), sounds a lot like God to me.
Second, to say there is no God assumes that we know enough about all of existence to verify there is no God in it. If we were to be honest, our working knowledge of the known universe, let alone anything beyond it, is less than 1%. In the 99+% of everything else in existence, it is a huge leap of faith to assume there isn’t anything we could call God beyond what we are aware of.
Third, we have been made aware of God’s existence. Many religions claim that their gods have left their fingerprints on this world. Only one has made that claim in a way that can be verifiably tested. In the first century of the Common Era calendar, a man by the name of Jesus of Nazareth gathered a large following that centered around His claim to be divine. In order to verify this claim, He allowed Himself to be publicly executed through Roman Crucifixion and rose from the dead three days after His public burial. The records of this that go before even the biographies we have in our Bibles confirm this testimony within months of the original event. There is more evidence to support the claims made in the New Testament than any other ancient document in history. There are more reasons to believe Jesus’ claim to be the God of Israel than any fair enquirer could ask. If Jesus claimed there was a God, claimed to be that God, and proved it through a historically verifiable miracle, then there is in fact a God.
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