God – Part One

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God….’” (Psalm 53: 1)

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1: 1)

You don’t know what you don’t know, you know.

In one generation, Americans doubting the existence of God has doubled from 31% to 61%. Two-thirds of Millennials question His existence. Most churches teach from the basic assumption He exists, and are offering little evidence He does. This leaves God with few advocates. It is expedient evidence of His existence be taught. This is a rerun of eight Posts on the subject. Consider saving all of them. Also, share them with younger persons to aid their understanding in order to refute teachings that He does not exist.

Persons who have a viable faith in God that governs their life are often criticized. Pragmatists demand proof before action. Yet, they will drive 75 miles an hour in heavy traffic and they have no proof their brakes will work the next time applied. That takes faith.

The first form of elemental faith is simply belief that “He is….” This is the starting point for all Christian faith.

Pierre Simon de La Place, considered one of the most outstanding astronomers, said it was infinitely more probable that a set of writing implements thrown promiscuously against parchment would produce Homer’s “Iliad,” than that creation was organized by any cause other than God. The effect, the universe, demands a cause, God.

One of the most outstanding writings on science is entitled “Cosmos, Bios and Theos” in English it is “The Universe, Life, and God.” It is a compilation of the writings of sixty notable scientists, twenty-four were Nobel prize winners. Nobel prize winner Professor Henry Margenau was the editor. He concluded that “there is only one convincing answer” for the intricate laws that exist in nature. He concluded the answer is “creation by an omnipotent omniscient God.”

Indeed, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19: 1)

The cosmological argument for the existence of God is viable. Cosmos means “universe.”  It speaks of “order and beauty.” Consider the beauty and function of our moon. Without our moon life on earth would be impossible. If the moon were deflected from its orbit all life on earth would cease. God has made the moon to serve as an orderly to clean land and seas. Without the tides which are controlled by the moon all of our ports and shores would become vast cesspools. Life could not exist near them. The waves breaking on shores serve to aerate the oceans providing oxygen for plankton, which is the foundation of the food chain of earth. Without plankton there would be no oxygen and life would be impossible.

God created the moon the right size and placed it the proper distance from earth, making life possible. It’s a wonderful earth – – – and moon. It is an all wise, all powerful God.