Science and the existence of God

The more we share our faith, the more likely we are to encounter someone who doesn’t believe in God. The average person wants proof that God exists. They want to see God with their own eyes.

But don’t let this stop you. Contrary to popular belief, science is one of the greatest supporters of the existence of God. Paul writes in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Below are a few questions you can ask to demonstrate that science does, in fact, point towards God:

What evidence do you need to believe that God exists? 

Many things exist that we don’t see: air, gravity, love, or intelligence. So, is it really fair to use two different standards of proof: one for God and one for everything else that exists but can’t be seen?

What about the evidence of God in nature? 

We believe in the existence of air, gravity, love, and intelligence, because we see the effects they have. The world exists with amazing order, from the layers of the atmosphere to the smallest molecule. Each element is intricately designed. Like Paul states in Romans, creation itself points to the evidence of a creator. A beautifully designed watch didn’t assemble by itself. A watchmaker created it. So doesn’t it make sense that an elegantly designed world points to a creator?

Can a great cause or force hold us accountable?

All cultures, regardless of political structure, accept a basic moral law that makes us human, different from the primal instincts of animals. If a universal moral code exists, then who created the moral code? And furthermore, if a moral code exists, who or what is responsible for holding us accountable for our actions?

Shouldn’t the creator have a personality? 

Consider the Mona Lisa. Did something impersonal create that painting? No, since the painting is personal, the creator of that painting must be a person. The beautifully ordered world around us is filled with people of personality. Could impersonal force create a world with such personality?

Remember, the focus of sharing your faith should never be about winning an argument. It should always be about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Use questions to prompt someone to think about their beliefs, but always point them towards the Gospel.

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