One difficulty, or more accurately one complaint, for those who do not believe in God, is there is no proof of God’s existence. Most of these individuals state they want proof of God before they will believe in Him. I cannot count the number of times that during a discussion relating to Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, etc., the remark about having to have proof, I have heard from non-believers. I constantly hear from those who do not believe in God that as soon as they have proof, they will believe. I find this statement or concept so amazingly ironic because if you have proof, there is no need for faith. Proof is defined as “evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement” and faith is defined as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something“. When I point this out to non-believers about proof and faith being basically opposites, they simply say they do not care or try to divert my point elsewhere. Often they just restate that they need proof before they will believe.
Faith is what God wants from us. God’s design for our salvation is based on having faith of His existence, faith in His Son Jesus and His works, death and resurrection. Without faith you will suffer the second death and miss out on God’s free gift of Grace. You cannot have salvation without faith in Jesus’s death for the sins of all mankind and His resurrection three days later by God His Father.
The truth is Christians have proof of God’s existence and all that He has done because of their personal relationships with Jesus Christ. In addition, there is still proof of God all around us everyday if you look closely and carefully. God can be seen in His creations and God’s effect on everything surrounding us constantly. This concept is similar to how scientists are able to see black holes simply by their effect on the stars and planets surrounding them. Plus, you can find God in certain people by watching their actions of kindness, charity and selflessness towards others.
As far as I am concerned, I can see God all around me each and everyday. Especially, when I look in the eyes of my wife 😇 and see the love and compassion she has for others, including myself!!
Written By: Larry Shawn Cagle