I interrupt my regularly light-hearted blogging with a post on how science proves God’s existence.

Yeah, you know I went there. An excellent message on Sunday led me to want to share this. The pastor has talked about this very same thing before but I just think it’s so fascinating to hear the science behind…well, faith. So why not write about it again? And I always think: if this blog can provide just one person with the truth through these random “crazy Christian” posts, then it will not be a waste of time. Anyway, I’ll try to be brief…HAHAHAHA! Yeah, right.

(Side note: All the credit goes to the pastor and his research. His info was mostly obtained from the book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” and the Bible, of course. As usual, I have my own thoughts/additions but italics are his direct quotes)

Reason #1 for why God must exist – The human desire for meaning and purpose
If we are accidental carbon blobs in an accidental universe there is no meaning. “What is my purpose?” “What’s the meaning of life?” “Does this life even matter?” are all questions that confirm this desire in us. So why is this desire present in everyone? Because… God created us for meaning and purpose. If there is no God, there would be no desire for meaning or for understanding our purpose.

Reason #2 for why God must exist – Morality, good vs evil
Our values came from God who provided the ultimate moral code. There is no other explanation for why we see right and wrong. The Bible tells me so.
Romans 2:14-15 – When outsiders who have never heard of God’s law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by their obedience. They show that God’s law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. There is something deep within them that echoes God’s yes and no, right and wrong.

Not convinced? Apparently “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” is a must read for scientific and logical evidence proving God’s existence. It discusses that Einstein’s theory of general relativity and Hubble’s visual discovery of the universe prove that even science was pointing TOWARD a Creator, not against it. Main points on this topic are: 1) Everything that has a beginning has a cause; 2) The universe had a beginning (it was found to be expanding NOT eternal like Einstein thought); 3) The universe had a cause. How does this relate to morality? It proves that real moral principles cannot arise from nothing.

Romans 1:20 – But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse.

Reason #3 for why God must exist – Anthropic principle
The universe was prepared for company (human existence). It is too perfect to be accidental.
Examples of things that need to be exact in order for humans to exist:

  • Earth’s axis
  • Size of protons and neutrons
  • Speed of light
  • Magnetic field
  • Solar system

I guess the list goes on to include 122 constants needed to maintain human life. That’s a lot of scientific proof that there is a higher being/master designer.

Reason #4 for why God must exist – Personal experience
No one can argue away {anyone’s} personal experience with God. We can believe in God without all the science if we have this.

And wouldn’t you know, God wants everyone to have that experience: Psalm 34:8 – Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.
Jeremiah 29:13 – When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.

Love this. God is everywhere…in everything. All of creation.

Anyway, this was at the very least interesting, right? I thought so anyway.

Love,
Laura