Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #1
- Why do you believe God exists?
Well, why do you? Hopefully you have thought through this one, but in many cases Christians simply haven’t…especially those raised in the church. Right off the bat we have to make sure the most fundamental questions are not ones we gloss over. Many Christians are uncomfortable answering this question when put on the spot, because they just take for granted that God exists.
However, for a non-believer it is the biggest hurdle in their minds that they haven’t found a reason to jump over yet. We cannot take God’s existence for granted, for the sake of our own foundation and for others.
For all of these questions the more we study & discuss, the better chance we have of fulfilling the instruction of 1 Peter 3:15 “Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect”
So…why do you believe God exists? Well obviously this answer takes more than a youth corner or even a 45 minute class, but here are some quick hitting thoughts to ponder & discuss at home…
- Many things cannot be seen and yet by evidence of their effects we believe, ex. Gravity, Oxygen, Wind, or even Love. The evidence of God is all around us if we look. Josh 4:24
- You cannot get something from nothing…The First Law of Thermodynamics states that neither matter nor energy may be created or destroyed in nature. Scientific evidence points to a beginning.
- The Teleological Argument - our universe is fine tuned precisely which shows evidence of an intelligent designer. Isaiah 40: 25-26, 28
- Moral Argument - without God there are no objective moral standards. Survival of the fittest = by any means necessary. Why is wrong wrong and right right? Romans 2:14-16
Those are a couple of quick points, but there is so much more on this topic I encourage you to go deeper. If you have not taken much time to ponder and discuss this question as a family I encourage you to do so. It is imperative that we study these questions and build our knowledge to answer them confidently. As mentioned last week we need to pray for the understanding, love, and confidence needed to address these questions and concerns in a way that brings Glory to God and his Kingdom.
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