God – Part Two

The teleological argument for the existence of God, comes from the word “telos” meaning “the end.” It argues everything has an end, a purpose. Amidst the marvels of science indicating order is the human brain. Sir Henry Fairfield Osborn said, “…the human brain is the most mysterious object in the universe.” The human brain weighs approximately 3.3 pounds. It can perform what 500 tons of electrical and electronic equipment cannot do. It consists of 10 to 15 billion neurons, each a living unit in itself. Together they perform unimaginable feats.

Yet, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” (Romans 1: 28)

To believe in Him is good, but not good enough. We must obey Him.

God has given us clues of His existence, but still He can’t be proven by scientific method.  This is simply true because history can’t be rerun. However, His fingerprints are everywhere.

To say there is a God and not obey Him is little better than saying there is no God. Only when you can say, “He is my God and I love Him, and seek to obey Him” is there a difference. Then, “Keep seeking the things above… set your mind on things above; not on the things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:12)

Faith is not static, it is growing and vibrant. Knowledge of the word of God is a stimulant to faith. Knowing more of what God promotes and provides is an encouragement to faith. A blend of knowledge with experience is a catalyst to faith. God becomes more trustworthy when trusted.

Likewise, it should be kept in mind that one of the laws of logic is that you can’t prove a negative. Start with the question regarding the existence of God. Non-believers should start by asking themselves what percentage of all knowledge they considered themselves to have: 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or maybe 98%. It just might be that 10% would be high for most folks. Could there be that in the unknown 90% there just might be a God? You don’t know what you don’t know, you know. Thus, to prove there is no God, you would have to be greater than and know more than God.  Then you would be god; and therefore, there would be a god — you. That is what some people make of themselves.

Therefore, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 15: 13)