What Do You Say To The Person Who Doesn’t Believe in God

The agnostic says, “I don’t think there is a God.”

imagesThe atheist says, “I don’t believe that God exists.”

When the atheist says, “Prove to me that God exists”, it is a long way from proving that Jesus Christ is God. But remember, it is God that changes the heart of the atheist.

You might ask the atheist, “What evidence have you found that proves to you that there isn’t a God? Good question. They won’t be able to answer it.

God doesn’t have anything nice to say to the atheist. In fact, God calls him/her a fool. (Psalm 14:1 and 53:1) That’s strong language, but appropriate, as you will see.

The atheist says to the Christian, your faith is blind!  Not really. Far from it. But let’s get one thing straight. You can’t please God without faith. And it is far from blind. Hebrews 11:6 is one of the key verses in the New Testament: “Without faith, you can’t please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him…” This verse says that in seeking Him, you must believe that He is. There must be a proof of His existence. Then and only then can you have the confidence in your faith.

All the facts point to a Supreme Being of infinite intelligence. He provided more than sufficient evidence to remove all doubt that He exists. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says, “Prove all things, hold imgresfast that which is good.” God doesn’t expect us to assume His existence while encouraging us to prove everything else in His word.

 

 

Let’s look a few Main Points for a basic proof for God: First Point: Artistry                                                                                                                                                                                                      Art and photography. I studied French for over 10 years growing up. Not much good now, unfortunately. (Spanish would have been more practical in my profession)  But as we got into learning about French culture and history, and the study of Impressionistic paintings really intrigued me.  And this gave me, to this day, an incredible appreciation of art. We studied all the impressionists: Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, and Seurat. My favorites were by far Renoir and Monet, because of what they could do with light. 1280px-Claude_Monet_-_1867_-_Garden_at_Sainte-AdresseYou look at a Renoir, and you’d think you were there in the picture. Amazing. Looking at a painting, you’d know that there was a brilliant creator of the painting. We humans elevate the level of a famous painter to incredible levels. And really all the painter is doing is copying the nature around them. And light is part of that nature………but let’s be honest, pictures and paintings don’t do being there any justice. Ansel Adams did phenomenal black and white pictures in5010117-U-2 his day, but sorry, no comparison to the actual nature, right?

No one would EVER say that fabulous French Impressionistic paintings and photographs by Ansel Adams came together by chance. Impossible. Foolishness.

Similarly, when you look around at a sunrise, or some incredible part of nature, what do you see? You see amazing art and imagery. Tell me, if art and beautiful photographs are created by mere human artists and photographers, would you not think that there is a Magnificent Designer or Grand Intelligent Artist of the universe around us who is behind the production of Nature? Of course!  What, are harbour_sunset_wallpaperyou kidding me?  God exists, no doubt. The Creator creates the light that produces the sunsets that we try to capture in film.

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About Dr. Robert

I am married to Janet and we have four children. I am active in Grace church in Racine, Wisconsin and serve there in leadership and teaching . I have been an internist for 30 years and keep busy by taking care of a full load of patients. On the side, I like to write, coach, mentor, spend time with my family just hangin' out, and help take care of our three dogs; a Golden and two Berneses'.
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