Does God Exist?
We live in a world where millions doubt the existence of God: a world of
science and technology in which people only accept what they can prove:
see, measure, weigh or touch. Understandably, abstract concepts are
accepted with caution. The world is crawling with religious cranks, weirdos
and crackpots all claiming to be spokesmen of the Almighty God. Belief in
the existence of 'spirit beings' such as God are, therefore, treated
with suspicion, disdain and often with amusement. Certainly the sophisticated
western mind calls for more than nebulous unproved theories upon which to base
faith. Nevertheless, were you to visit any country in the world, you would
find that the majority of people believe that a supernatural Being (we'll call
Him God) does exist. In other words, believers in a God of some
sort outnumber unbelievers. Many people believe that there are thousands
of gods, not just one: though they will readily agree that over and above the
lesser gods is One Almighty God. In this article I will give you three
reasons why I believe God exists. The God of Israel is called Yahweh.
That is His name. So, when I use the terms God, the Almighty, the Eternal,
the Lord, the Most High, Jehovah etc, I mean Yahweh the God of Israel.
1. The Marvels of Creation
My first reason for believing that God exists is the creation. Every
week the manifold marvels of the natural world are seen on TV by millions
of viewers. It would be difficult to find a person in the western world who
does not secretly marvel at the wonders of nature. Films about plants,
animals, insects, fish, birds, reptiles and other living organisms are legion.
I spend hours watching them. Add to this endless array are other films about
outer space and the wonders of the sprawling universe of which earth forms
but a tiny part. Did the universe really begin with a big bang, as some
claim, and then evolve over billions of years to its present complexity? Or
was the universe created by God? There is no way anyone can prove
evolution or creation: both possibilities must be accepted by faith. We
humans cannot hang around for billions of years to prove by experiment
and observation the claims of evolution. Neither are we able to command
God to prove His existence and power by doing a miracle before our eyes.
Jesus Christ classified the 'demand for proof' as a sign of disbelief, as
spiritual adultery! The Bible tells us many things about the
wise and the foolish, the just and the unjust, the
faithful and the adulterous. Consider these texts:
||"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
||"A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a
sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the
prophet Jonas ..." (meaning his
|Habakkuk 2:4 ...
||"... the just shall life by faith."
But even though we are unable to prove creation by commanding God to
reveal Himself, we still have enough evidence in nature to satisfy the
thinking mind. Literally scores of inexplicable, natural marvels confront us
every day: from the tiniest garden herb and insect to the giant galaxies that
populate space. All these wonders, the small and the large, could hardly
have happened of their own accord - even given trillions of years.
Molecular biologist Michael Denton writes in his book: Evolution, A
Theory in Crisis:
No it is not credible: and that is why many scientists are abandoning the
theory of evolution in favour of special creation. The marvels of
nature, all thinking minds will one day admit, have been designed and brought
into being by an infinitely brilliant and powerful Being - Almighty God! There
is only one logical explanation on hand for their existence: and that is
special creation! The Bible supports this observation in the following
- "Is it really credible that random processes could have constructed a
reality, the smallest element of which - a functional protein or gene - is
complex beyond ... anything produced by the intelligence of man?"
||20: 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:|
21: 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.
22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
||"Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and
stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which
cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit
to them that walk therein:"
||"Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour
down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth
salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have
||"I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even
my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I
||"For thus saith the LORD that created
the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am
the LORD; and there is none else."
Yes, witnessing the wonders of the natural world is my first reason for
believing that God exists: and that He is the Creator of the heavens, the
earth, the sea and the fountains of water. Those who dismiss this inevitable
conclusion are classified in scripture as fools!
||"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
See articles: Evolution ... Fact or Fallacy? and Creation for more on this point.
2. The Sure Word of Bible Prophecy
My second reason for believing that God exists is Bible prophecy. A
third of the Bible is prophecy: the recorded forecast of events due to take
place on earth. Mankind is totally incapable of forecasting future events.
Of the millions who do the lottery each week, not a single person is able to
infallibly forecast the winning numbers. They may make an accurate guess
once in a while; but guesswork is not knowing in advance. Guesswork is
not prophecy. No one is able to predict the winning numbers week after
week. Accurately forecasting the future of nations, towns and even
individuals thousands of years before they appear on the stage of history is
infinitely more difficult than forecasting lottery numbers. Yet Yahweh, the
Almighty God of Abraham does just that with stunning regularity. The
Bible contains many prophecies that are at this very moment coming true
all over the world. See our Prophecy Page
for examples. Literally hundreds of Bible prophecies have already come true
and others await fulfilment in the very near future. This is irrefutable
evidence that God, who inspired the Bible, does exist and that He reveals
His secrets to His servants the prophets.
||"...There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and
maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter
||"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his
secret unto his servants the prophets."
As Jesus said "... The scriptures must be fulfilled."
3. Personal Experience
My third reason for believing that God exists is personal experience.
This reason is listed third in sequence, but it is by no means third in
importance. It is every bit as important as the other two and, perhaps, even
more so, because I have personally proved that Yahweh has lived up to
every promise He ever made concerning those who put their faith in Him
and His son. Since my baptism in 1952 when I was 21 years of age He has
blessed me, my wife and my family beyond measure; far more than we
have ever deserved. So I can personally say:
As the old chorus says: "You ask me how I know He lives: He lives within
- Yahweh loves me: He sent His only begotten Son Yeshua to die for my sins.
- Yahweh keeps His promises, every one of them. I have never found
them to fail.
- Yahweh answers prayer: not always as I wish, but always for my good.
- Yahweh is my Instructor, my Guide, my Saviour and my Friend.
- Yahweh's perfect law is proof positive that its author is God - not man.
- Yahweh's Word the Bible is further proof that God exists. The whole
book is an absolute masterpiece.
- Yahweh is with me: a blessing impossible to describe.
- All nature reveals the amazing handiwork of the Creator.
Scientists, palaeontologists, geologists, astronomers, chemists, physicists,
mathematicians, cosmologists, zoologists and physicians in their
thousands are now rejecting the theory of evolution and are placing their
faith in God. The theory of evolution is in
serious trouble as every new advance in science confirms
- "I have little hesitation in saying that a sickly pall now hangs over
the big bang theory."
(Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer, cosmologist, and mathematician,
- "The theory of evolution suffers from grave defects, which are more
and more apparent as time advances. It can no longer square with
practical scientific knowledge." (Dr A Fleishmann, Zoologist,
- "The only competing explanation for the order we all see in the
biological world is the notion of Special Creation." (Niles
Eldridge, PhD., palaeontologist and evolutionist, American
Museum of Natural History)
Bible Prophecy is proof of divine authorship. God alone is able to
forecast events with such unerring accuracy. Bible prophecy is more
reliable than eyesight. It is proof that God exists! Consider the
Almighty's own words concerning prophecy and also king
Nebuchadnezzar's admission to the prophet Daniel.
From my own personal experience I can confirm that YAHWEH the
Almighty God of Israel exists. For well over forty five years now I have
received of His blessing and have personally proved that His words,
promises and laws are all reliable and good. Let me end w ith the
words of Yahshua the Messiah, the Son of the Most High. Go ahead
and take up his offer and let him reveal your heavenly Father to you! Then
you will have no doubt, whatsoever, that God does exist.
||"I am Yahweh: that is my name: and my glory will I not
give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the
former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them."
||"The king answered Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is,
that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a
revealer of secrets ..."
||27: All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.|
28: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Author: David B Loughran
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland
February 1996 ... Reformatted: December 1999