Thursday, April 9, 2009
The God Questions- Is God Real?
This weekend I will be giving reasons why I believe that the Christian God is real in the context of the Easter story. Because I only have 30 minutes to state the case, my goal is to primarily talk about God's real love demonstrated in Jesus Christ. We are making books available that state some good reasons. Here are some examples of what I will be sharing that help prove the realness of God...
1. The existence of Creation or the Universe.
"... the skies proclaim the work of His hands." Psalm 19:1
"From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth & sky and all that God has made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power & divine nature." Romans 1:20
This is to say that the very fact that we ask the question in regard to design, points to a designer. A creator. Got questions? Here is a website that unwraps this in a more intellectual fashion. click here
2. My sense of morality.
"Even when Gentiles, who do not have God's written law, instinctively follow what the law says, they show that in their hearts they know right from wrong. They demonstrate that God's law is written within them, for their own consciences either accuse them or tell them they are doing what is right." Romans 2:14-15
" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
In the words of C.S. Lewis, "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things that Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic- on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the son of God: or else a madman or something worse." The question of course is, "who is Jesus to you? Lord, Liar or Lunatic?"
Many have been indoctrinated in secular universities that scoff at the existence of the Christian God as mere fables and wishful thinking. Unfortunately, most Christians, & those that debate on our behalf, generally do a poor job at giving one of the most powerful proofs for the existence of God. A proof that I would say is irrefutable. If the prior reasons do not suffice for you, take some time to consider the following argument given by one of my favorite scholars, Dr. Greg Bahnsen.
For audio, click here or here.
For written, click here.