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Why does God exist?

If you ever find yourself interacting with an atheist in normal, everyday conversation, they can be really nice and cordial people. However, if the topic of God should ever come up, there are some of them who do a serious Jekyll & Hyde with fangs and claws showing. But should that ever happen to you as a Christian, just remain calm about it, keeping in mind the God we serve is the Almighty who is loving and merciful to sinners.

What we have to understand about atheists is that beneath their denials of the God they really deep down inside know exists, there is a lot of pent up resentment and bitterness. Resentment and bitterness, as many of us know, can take you down a path where reason is not always a high priority even when the resentful, bitter person seemingly portrays thoughtful reasoning.

There are atheists who are resentful about the fact that we can prove God’s existence beyond a reasonable doubt. They also hate the fact we can point out what atheism can’t account for, like the existence of morals and logic and the concept of beauty, which cannot be quantified scientifically. So upset over the fact we highlight these weaknesses, some of them come up with questions to Christians that are smokescreens and have no real substance. One such question is “Why Does God Exist?”

Atheists will talk about us believing in a Consciousness who has intelligent thoughts, emotions, always existed, and is the way he is with no possible reason and no possible cause. So, they ask, why does God exist? The question is asked as if to say, “Well, if you can’t explain why God exists, then that negates your whole belief system and shows how worthless it is.” But this question is bad logic for the following reasons:

  • The fact a person may not know WHY someone or something exists, does not negate the fact that that someone or something DOES exist. There are many celestial bodies in the universe and we haven’t begun to scratch the surface of why they exist, but we know they do exist. Many atheists believe in extraterrestrials even though there exists no proof other planets have ever been inhabited and they can’t tell you why extraterrestrials exist. But still they insist on this view in blind faith, whereas belief in God is founded on fact-based faith.
  • Atheists pop this question as if to assume mankind has complete knowledge of everything there is to know about our world and the universe we’re in. Human knowledge is finite. Our universe is extremely complex. We don’t have all of the answers to all of the questions about our universe, but that doesn’t mean we will never have some of the answers since we’re always discovering new things. We may not know the WHY about black holes, for instance, but we know enough to know some of their traits and that they exist.
  • If our finite universe is so complex that our finite knowledge doesn’t know the WHY about everything in the universe and our world, how is it that we should be expected to answer every WHY about the God who created it all, when his power and complexity is way beyond every force and celestial body in our universe?

This tactic of the atheist is similar to what the woman at the well did when Jesus brought up her sin. She attempted to point out what she perceived as weaknesses in the beliefs of true Jews. Jesus then pointed out the weaknesses in her argument and went right back to his message of salvation, stating that she needed to worship God in spirit and in truth. Atheists bring up such questions because they don’t want to be confronted about their lying, cursing, fornication, drunkenness, drug use, or other sins, so it’s a ruse to try to distract us from telling them they need Jesus.

 

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17 thoughts on “Why does God exist?

  1. So how does your “beyond reasonable doubt” equate with anything you have said above? How does what you say above eliminate every other god?

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    1. Adrian,

      Let’s be honest about this line of questioning you’ve presented. “Atheists” have no interest in historic, scientific, spiritual, or any other type of proof that God exists as they claim. One example of this are the atheists who on the one hand claim to be all about science, but on the other hand argue for the rights of people to change their gender if they choose. If they were truly scientifically honest, they would know that one’s gender is a matter of chromosomes, which cannot be altered once set. And please spare me the arguments about the very rare cases where chromosomes are defective. The overwhelming majority of humans are either XX or XY.

      The knowledge of God is inherently in all of us. Go anywhere in the world and you will find that most, if not all, of the 10 commandments are ingrained in us as I point out in this post: https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/none-of-us-can-be-good-without-god/. If God didn’t exist, why do many atheists use God’s name to curse people they’re angry with? Because they sincerely wish bad on that person. If hell doesn’t exist, why do many atheists even bother telling someone to go there when they curse them out of anger? And they’re dead serious when they say it because they know hell exists and sincerely wish that person would end up there.

      Bible prophecy alone proves the Bible is true and that God exists. Otherwise, why would a document written thousands of years ago be so accurate? It would require a person with extremely superior knowledge and power to be this accurate–http://www.eternal-productions.org/101science.html–and this accurate–https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2007/04/04/10-prophecies-predicted-in-the-bible-fulfilled-in-history/

      Although you won’t accept this scientific proof since you reject anything that proves God’s existence (although you really know he exists), here’s some proof for you:

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/proof-of-gods-existence-in-the-cosmos-pt-1/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/proof-of-gods-existence-in-the-cosmos-pt-2/


      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/proof-of-gods-existence-in-the-cosmos-pt-3/

      No other holy book of any religion comes close to being this accurate. Just study them and you will see for yourself.

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    1. Mandy,

      You will find some proof in my reply to Adrian. But here’s some historical proof of the Bible’s accuracy, proving that it is eyewitness accounts of actual events by people who recorded the truth, and therefore told us the truth about God:

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/bible-critics-ignore-the-fact-history-proves-its-very-exact/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/gods-time-capsules-discoveries-confirming-his-word/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2008/06/22/science-compliments-the-bible/

      And here’s more scientific proof:

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-eyes-dont-lie-or-how-the-eyes-disprove-evolution/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/contradicting-the-bible-reveals-astronomers-weaknesses/

      In spite of all of this evidence, atheists have no interest in these truths simply because they have hardened their hearts against God. Why? Because they prefer darkness over light (John 3:19-21). They hate to be confronted about their sins and hate being told they should stop doing drugs or stop having sex outside of marriage or stop lying to turn to God in repentance so they can experience real life through a relationship with Jesus Christ, the only way to God and heaven.

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  2. It’s not honest or courteous to insist that someone believes something that they say they don’t. I certainly don’t believe in a god “deep down inside”. I could just as easily assert that deep down inside you don’t believe in a god.

    As for evidence, I’ve never heard a Christian apologist give a piece of evidence that actually holds water.

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    1. J.E.,

      Ample evidence exists about what you already know inherently–that God exists. I cover some in my replies to Adrian & Mandy above. However, your heart has been hardened against God, so you can’t accept these truths, not because they don’t hold water, but because you prefer your sins over God and you have allowed Satan to blind you. If God existed according to what the Bible says, you would have to admit you’re on the wrong track and that you are a sinner in need of salvation and you would have to answer to a higher power for the wrong stuff you do. So you take the easy way out by denying what you inherently know is true in an attempt to wish away the guilt you feel inside, as I explain in detail in this post–https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/since-atheists-deceive-themselves-theyll-deceive-you-too/

      Truth is, you need Jesus like the rest of us sinners. He’s the only one who can save you. Why pay for your own sins by going to hell when you die when Christ has already paid for your sins so you can go to heaven instead? You should take stock of yourself and ask why you are in denial of God’s obvious existence? Is it because you can’t reconcile the idea of a heavenly Father who loves because you didn’t have an earthly father who loves? Is it because you expected God to do something for you or to act in a certain way, but he didn’t? Is it because someone hurt you and God didn’t seem to be there?

      In your statement about my being honest or courteous, you by default have admitted God exists. Otherwise, how would you know it’s wrong to lie? You’re saying you expect people not to lie to you which is one of God’s 10 commandments, which means you’re affirming how good they are. If you think it’s wrong to lie, then why is it atheists believe it’s okay to lie to further their cause and win converts?

      May I suggest you watch this video? It’s a reminder that we cannot put trust in humans, including ourselves so our trust has to be placed in someone greater who doesn’t have our nature:
       

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    1. Really, Neil?

      The Bible never says Christians aren’t supposed to be emotionally attached to people or have sorrow. If we never felt sorrow, we would never repent. Even Jesus wept over Lazarus’s death right before he raised him from the dead. But our mourning is different, according to 1 Thessalonians 4 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” We mourn losses, but we don’t mourn without hope for loved ones we know believed in Christ. And we may mourn for those we loved that died without Christ because they ended up in hell.

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  3. ^
    What we have to understand about THEISTS is that beneath their protestations of the god they really deep down inside doubt exists, there is a lot of pent up resentment and bitterness. That’s why there is such a push to make everyone else believe in their story. FIFY

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    1. NoE,

      We share the gospel because we want people to experience spiritual freedom from sin in a relationship with Jesus Christ and don’t want them to go to hell. Or that SHOULD be the reason. I have no doubt of God’s existence. That’s why I’ve been a Christian 35 years. I have personally experienced God’s healing (I used to have serious migraines that didn’t respond to treatment). God has shown me and warned me about future situations so I could prepare for them or help prepare others for them. But I know that won’t convince you. Nor will my on-point evidence that I provided in replies to atheist comments above.

      However, if you will bear with me, I will pose some more observations I’ve seen about atheists. You see, I have no fear whatsoever of them, which is why I post their comments here on my blog when they have comments that are appropriate. Confidence in God has given me that type of courage. I believe atheists are fearful and envious of Christians. We remind them of what they don’t have and wish they could have if not for the expectation of repenting of the sins they love. They wish they could have their cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, that’s not how God laid it out and that’s what they hate.

      It has been Christians who have pushed for the types of rights we see in the Bill of Rights after they suffered under the Romish rule of false Christs known as the Popes with their ungodly murderous Inquisitions and suffered under despotic Protestant kings. So Christians preserved freedom of speech even for atheists, because of confidence in God. However, atheists fear Biblical truth so much and are terrified of the God of the Bible so much that they are the ones who try to kill (literally & figuratively) Christian efforts to express themselves in any public forum. They are miserable inside and as the saying goes, “Misery loves company” so they have to use any means necessary to quash those pesky Christians raining on their parade of misery with godly joy and freedom from slavery to sin.

      Atheists envy Christians so much that they are now forming groups to meet on Sunday like Christians do in a way that’s organized similarly to Christians. This is all but an admission by them that we have something they wish they had and that the way God put his church together is something to be modeled. But atheist gatherings are a reflection of the way Satan operates. Lucifer fell because he envied God and wanted what God has and wanted to be like God (Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28) without God in the picture, so he always attempts to mimic or mock what God does. Interesting that atheists are following in Satan’s footsteps like that.

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  4. OK, let’s see this proof. Evidence that can be tested, results that can be duplicated, an experiment that can be performed many times resulting in hard data.

    Let me make this clear: my opinion on the existence of deities is not a cover for anything.

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    1. I gave different forms of historical & scientific proof in my replies to comments above so feel free to read them, although your heart is hardened against anything that would even remotely prove God’s existence (even if you inherently know he does exist).

      But let me focus on where your so-called “science” fails you–and that would be in things pertaining to the spiritual realm. Atheists’ interpretation of science claims that once you die, that’s it. You cease to exist and are nothing. There is no soul. If that were true, why do we have people coming back to life who come back with their same personality and without brain damage even though they were dead past the time brain damage should have occurred? Why do we have people spared from death in situations where the majority of others in such situations died? Why are there miracles? Here are some examples:

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/god-raises-newborn-girl-in-brazil-from-the-dead/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/south-african-boy-spared-in-26-foot-fall/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/father-in-ohio-is-raised-from-the-dead-after-teen-son-prays/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/heres-proof-of-gods-hand-on-babies-in-out-of-the-womb/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/wyoming-doctor-testifies-of-life-after-death-experience/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/doctor-testifies-that-he-rose-from-the-dead/

      These prove that although science is sometimes helpful, it has limitations and there is Someone whose power surpasses science.

      Atheists tend to call Christians killers, murderers, bloodthirsty, violent, etc. But did you know that atheists killed the most people in the 20th century? This is what happens when atheists rule or follow their ideas to their fullest extent whether they be Communist, Socialist, Fascist, serial killers, or assassins. Speaking of assassins, I always find it interesting how the liberal media and liberal historians omit the fact Lee Harvey Oswald was Communist & by default atheist. But of course there’s also Mao Zedong, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Nikolae Ceausescu, Hitler, Mussolini, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Added together, they killed millions. Such is the legacy of atheism.

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  5. I’m so glad all of you stopped by to leave your opinions and challenges to promote your atheism. I just sent up a prayer to God for your salvation and that your eyes will be made to see the truth that Jesus is Lord. That’s something I try to do–pray in the name of Jesus of Nazareth for everyone who stops by or leaves a comment.

    One final thought or question for you. There are many in the ranks of atheists, many of them leaders of your movements, that are practicing Satanists or witches. When they claim to be atheist, they are basically saying they don’t like the God of the Bible, even though like you guys, they know he exists but they worship other gods. For if there is a Satan, there has to be a God more powerful than him who doesn’t let him get away with everything. How does it make you guys feel that your movements are influenced by the occult?

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  6. Still no evidence, then. Just the usual apologetics. The bible is just another religious book neither a source of truth or evidence. So how have you eliminated all the other gods from your argument? I still see none of the “beyond reasonable doubt” here.

    And please stop quote-mining people like Einstein.

    And show your testable, repeatable evidence.

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    1. Adrian,

      What type of testable, repeatable evidence would ever suit your denial of the obvious? Shall I present the scientific evidence that proves a baby in the womb is fully human by the end of the 2nd month even though atheists push for abortions after that period? Shall I present the scientific evidence that soft tissue has been found in dinosaur fossils that blows the millions of years theory right out of the water for the age of the dinosaurs? Atheists really have no interest in science that doesn’t match their narrow view of the world and your statement just proved it. What you do have an interest in is manipulating people and situations to make it appear as if you’re interested in science so you can justify your hatred, fear, and envy. As I stated above, the vast legacy of the deaths of 100s of millions at the hands of atheists during the 20th century speaks volumes about how untrustworthy they are.

      You’re perfectly entitled to deceive yourself, but what will you do when the end comes and, like those who have come back to life from the dead recently, you discover that there really is an afterlife with God in charge of it? You won’t be able to say you weren’t warned. And your mindlessly repeating the same nonsense that you’ve heard from other atheists won’t help you. May God have mercy on your lost soul.

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  7. For a start what has FOSSILISED soft tissue got to do with the age of that tissue? You are just repeating the creationist lies, as that is all you have. No evidence, no science, nothing.

    Just the oft- refuted apologetics.

    So, by your “reasoning” how have you eliminated every other god? Surely, you can do that at least?

    “[t]he vast legacy of the deaths of 100s of millions at the hands of atheists during the 20th century…….” Are you referring to Hitler, the Catholic, or Stalin, educated in a seminary, Pol Pot, who like the “Rev” Moon set up a personality cult. So who do you mean? The Christians slaughtering Jews, Stalin re-instating the Orthodox Church in Russia? Please tell us.

    Of course, all your empty rhetoric is just a cover for your knowing, deep down, that there is no god. You have no evidence and it hurts you deeply.

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    1. Thanks, Adrian, for your reply.

      If anything I believe your continuing to respond shows that you really do believe the evidence I’ve provided is a viable threat to your way of thinking, so you will do anything to try to tear the firm, clear evidence down–including lying like you’ve done in your reply.

      […what has FOSSILISED soft tissue got to do with the age of that tissue? You are just repeating the creationist lies]

      This question & follow-up statement reveals you haven’t studied up on some recent scientific findings. You’re not as concerned about science as you purport. Mary Schweitzer, an evolutionist molecular paleontologist, reported in 2005 that she discovered soft tissue in a fossilized dinosaur femur. “The find was also controversial because scientists had thought proteins that make up soft tissue should degrade in less than 1 million years in the best of conditions. In most cases, microbes feast on a dead animal’s soft tissue, destroying it within weeks,” (as reported in Discovery News) That’s what fossilized soft tissue has to do with its age. If you were so in tune with science, you would have looked this up before you replied. Now your so-called scientific knowledge and scientific concern are greatly in question. To keep her critics at bay, Schweitzer has come up with a theory she is promoting as fact (the typical evolutionist MO) as reported in the link. Here’s some science that questions this latest theory of hers–“Dinosaur Soft Tissue Preserved by Blood?”

      But since she’s an evolutionist, they’re rushing to defend her now without question, because that’s what evolutionists tend to do when faced with the possibility their theories will fall like the house of cards they are. That’s why they try to silence intelligent design or creationist questioners. Atheists hate free speech and freedom of expression, as history shows. So, Adrian, it’s actually you who hasn’t provided science. Your evolutionists often have to backtrack on their assumptions because they don’t want God or the Bible to be true. Here are some examples:

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/study-capsizes-evolution-predictions-re-apes-humans/

      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/evolutionists-backtrack-on-bipedal-ape/


      https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/new-fossil-shows-snakes-lizards-didnt-share-ancestor/

      Atheistic evolutionists have made so many mistakes or misled on purpose that this shows that they cannot be trusted.

      [So, by your “reasoning” how have you eliminated every other god? Surely, you can do that at least?]

      I’ve done that in other posts, such as here and here. Not that you really care. Please spare me your disingenuousness. The many prophecies in the Bible that have been fulfilled throughout history are proof enough as I pointed out previously. Especially when the Bible predicted Israel would be a nation again after centuries of nonexistence, which of course happened in 1948 thanks in part to Europe’s hatred for Jews and wanting to get as many of them as possible out of Europe.

      Now regarding atheists who kill millions. Yes I brought up Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (aka Nazis for short). Do you know what a Socialist is, Adrian? Do you know what a Communist is? They are people who don’t believe in God. Atheism is at the core of their beliefs. They believe the government is god. That’s Atheism 101. Here’s more Atheism 101 for you. Atheists are known to attend churches and seminaries, so why even bring up the questions on Hitler being “Catholic” or Stalin attending seminary.

      Here’s also Christianity 101 for you. Just because someone says they’re a Christian doesn’t mean they actually are. Just like atheists say they don’t believe in God’s existence when in reality they actually do. When people reject God, as Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot did, they become a god unto themselves and wish to be worshiped. Yes, atheists tend to become egomaniacs while they portray themselves as having humility. Pride is their typical character, just as it is in other human beings.

      Here’s some history for you. The Vatican isn’t Christian. The popes think of themselves as Christ. Jesus prophesied and warned about this in Matthew 24:5. Here’s what popes believe about themselves–“The Roman Pontiff judges all men, but is judged by no one. We declare, assert, define and pronounce: to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every human creature altogether necessary for salvation… That which was spoken of Christ… ‘Thou hast subdued all things under his feet,’ may well seem verified in me. I have the authority of the King of kings. I am all in all and above all, so that God, Himself and I, The Vicar of God, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?”–Pope Boniface VIII in his Bull Sanctum, November 18, 1302. (Note: This declaration has never been rescinded or denied by any Pope who came after Boniface VIII)

      Hidden from the history books is the fact that the Vatican recruited Karl Marx & Engels to write the Communist Manifesto. They are the main supporters of socialism. The RCC is the whore of Babylon mentioned in Revelation and are in bed with every political movement on Earth, including your atheist movement, because they are the main organization that will construct the one world government predicted in Revelation. That’s why the current pope said atheists are saved a few months ago. That’s also why the Russian government has a special relationship with the Russian Orthodox Church, which has submitted itself to the Vatican. They are here to fight against the true God who came to Earth as the Lord Jesus who died & rose again to save us from sin, just like their buddies the atheists do. But you’re all going to lose in the end. God’s kingdom lasts forever just like his word does, so when it seems to you guys that you’re actually going to win, you’re going to eventually get a rude awakening.
       

       

      God makes his existence obvious. So those who lie to themselves like atheists do are in willful ignorance. “…there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?…For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water 2 Peter 3

      “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” Romans 1

      This is the sad sinful spiritual state that you are in right now. God makes his existence obvious by the things he has created, but you are ungrateful and vain (prideful, arrogant) in your imaginations. More proof that you need Jesus as Lord of your life.

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