|How to Argue That God Exists (Christianity)
Establish the reliability of the Bible as a credible source. The opening statement of the Bible declares that ?In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.? (Genesis 1:1) Contemporary science although not absolutely certain on exactly when has theorized that the universe did in fact have a beginning with what is known as ?The Big Bang.? It flies in the face of common sense for anyone to assert that absolute nothing could produce something thus making it more reasonable to infer that God is that something with no beginning which produced everything that we know of which has a beginning. The Bible says, ?He stretches out the north over empty space. He hangs the earth on nothing.? (Job 26:7) Perhaps only divine revelation could account for the Bible?s accuracy in detailing these and other facts about our universe far in advance of us developing the technology to verify such assertions.
Show how the Bible paints a picture of God as a Being who is omniscient, omnipotent, immaterial, omnipresent, eternal, immutable, indivisible, perfect and loving. The Bible says that, ?God is spirit?? (John 4:24) and it says that ?God is love?? (1 John 4:8). The awesome complexity and incredible elegance pervading the entire universe suggests the existence of a superhuman architect of immense knowledge and power. The minds of human beings are taking what seems like an eternity to completely discover what the original mind or the divine mind actually accomplished in creating the universe and all it contains. The Bible says that God created mankind in his image (Genesis 1: 26-27) and it is logical to conclude that the human mind is able to increasingly make progress in understanding the universe because the human mind is a replica of the divine mind.
Discuss how Jesus fulfilled dozens of Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and did things which no ordinary person could ever do. Jesus was recorded to have been born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) of the Tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10), and to have visited the Temple (Malachi 3:1) and to have risen from the dead (Isaiah 53:11). Historical sources and archaeological evidence establish the legitimacy of Jesus of Nazareth as an actual person to an extent comparable to that of any other notable historical figure. The gospels document the life and teachings of Jesus and the existence and expansion of Christianity as a major religion is evidence of its plausibility rather than an example of human gullibility.
Elaborate on the issue of an imperfect world but one in which the good conspicuously outweighs the bad and one which any person could imagine as possibly being much worse if it were simply accidental or unintended. It seems that the universe provides us with life and the things necessary to sustain, enhance, and enjoy life. There are luxuries which are not essential to survival and reproduction such as art, music, and ever-evolving technology. Is this indicative of an indifferent cosmos or more indicative of one which is somewhat friendly to humans? It seems more reasonable to conclude that the universe materialized due to the presence of an intelligent force when one takes the time to learn how so many things had to go right in order for us to be here and how difficult it would be to possibly explain how not one of those things went wrong without making reference to God. It also seems as though the universe was designed for people when one considers how human beings are the phenomenal creatures with the rare capacity to maximize the somewhat hidden potential of creation.
Explain that there are many examples showing God's existence, but one has to be able to look and realize its truth. Accept it instead of doubting it, see it instead of shutting your eyes and you will believe that God exists. Consider how the usefulness and attractiveness of things produced by human beings are not accidental qualities when present but are a result of our intelligent nature and our natural delight in order, balance, and beauty. In a similar way, it is unreasonable to conclude that the surpassing usefulness and attractiveness of things throughout nature are accidental qualities but it is rather more reasonable to conclude that they are the result of the existence of a surpassing intelligence which also delights in order, balance, and beauty. The Bible says that God created everything and was quite pleased with his work.
Advise people to look around and look at the world. Does he or she see only the trees but not the forest? Obviously God exists, because HIS creation, is not only with humans, but with the world, and the galaxy that the world is in, and the universe that the galaxy is in. One intermingles with the other. The universe and all of life operates according to sophisticated and precise instructions. Who formulated these instructions? The Bible indicates that God is the being who spoke the first words and that God is the source of life.
Mention that we are all born with the knowledge of right and wrong. The human mind has the capacity to calculate and it is not natural for people to take pleasure in destruction. Read the Bible and see that the knowledge of good and evil comes from God.
Discuss the fact that we each have a desire to seek love. From childhood on, we try to fill that gap that exists within us. Sharing a life with another person, enjoying the companionship, stems from Adam & Eve, and God saw that Adam was lonely and so he created Eve to fill the desire to love and be loved, and as a means of creating a world of mankind. If we believe that, then it follows that there is a God.
Familiarize yourself with some famous quotes you can use to argue that a Christian God exists.
When I see all the glories of the cosmos, I can?t help but believe that there is a divine hand behind it all. Albert Einstein
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars and they pass themselves by without wondering. St. Augustine
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C.S. Lewis
Some people complain because God puts thorns on roses, while others praise God for putting roses among thorns. Author Unknown
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him, just to say thank you. Pastor Robert Schuller
A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, 'Where is God'? The Christian answered, 'Let me first ask you, Where is He not?' Aaron Arrowsmith