NOTE: This article is part of our series called ‘Honest Questions’, which seeks to aid those on a spiritual journey to work through some of the biggest questions and obstacles to faith. You can read our introduction to the series here.

AN HONEST QUESTION

“I can’t see him (or her, or it), or test him, or feel him. Why should I believe in God? And if there’s no God, then Christianity, and this blog post, are a waste of time! “

We think that two things point to God’s existence…

CREATION

“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” (from the Bible book of Romans chapter 1, verse 20 [Romans 1:20]).

Creation is amazing. It’s like a wonderful painting, which prompts us to say: “Whoever painted this must be amazing”. And no one looks at a painting and assumes the paint just fell like that! So the Bible says God deserves “glory and honour…for you created all things” (Revelation 4:11).

CONSCIENCE

Each of us has a sense that some things are right and some things are wrong – a kind of internal moral code. Where did that come from? Animals don’t have a conscience. The Bible says that our “consciences bear witness” (Romans 2:15) to there being a God who put the idea of right and wrong in our hearts.

But many people look at the universe and say it’s not created by God; many people explain how we got our consciences without referring to God. And people hold strong views on either side!

So how can we know who is right? In the end, the two sides can’t both be correct! For proof that God exists, we need to look at…

CHRIST

Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). He claimed that when you look at him, you’re looking at God living on earth as a human. Jesus backed up that claim by what he did in history, 2000 years ago. And if Jesus is God, that’s unarguable proof that God exists!

So the question we each need to ask ourselves is:

“Who was Jesus Christ?”

You can look into that yourself by reading one of the four historical accounts of his life found in the Bible, named after their authors – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

YES, BUT…

“You’ve quoted the Bible there. Can we trust what the Bible says?

“I get that Jesus is important to Christians. But wasn’t he just a great teacher?

FURTHER STUDY

Thanks to the internet, we have an incredible number of resources at our fingertips. In an abundance of information, however, the challenge is often finding the right thing to study. With this in mind, we’ve curated this list of articles and videos for you as you continue your investigation into the topic explored in this article.

Author

  • Timothy Berry

    Tim and Renske met and were married in Toulouse, France. They have three wonderful children: Matthijs, Anouk, and Jaana. Before planting City Church Wolverhampton, they served at Mendham Hills Community Church in Chester, NJ as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Tim is ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA).