The Mustard Seed
December 2015
"Ask Pastor"
by Pastor Ron Friedrich

"Why do you believe in God?"
Recently one of our friends who is a professor at Gallaudet encouraged his students to interview people on campus, including the chaplains, to explain their beliefs about the existence of God.  One student's first question was, "Why do you believe in God?"  This was my answer:

There are four reasons I believe in God:

#1. Conscience
Every culture throughout human history has been aware that (a) we are all accountable to Someone greater than ourselves, and (b) there is a spiritual world that exists beyond the physical world that we experience with our body's senses.

It is the core of our nature to need God and seek Him.  St. Augustine prayed, "You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You." 
The famous physicist Blaise Pascal is quoted to have said: "There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus."
The wonderful complexity of the universe and all biological life point to a masterful design that defies the "time + chance" formula of atheistic evolution.  Indeed, the laws of physics correctly predict that time + chance = decay, deterioration, and disorder, not increasing complexity and order.  Design needs a Designer.
#3.God's revelation of Himself
The Bible authenticates itself by
        its fulfilled prophecy
        its historical accuracy
        its literary integrity
        the resurrection of Jesus
(See our Bible study archive for more information about the accuracy and reliability of the Bible.)
#4.God's direct intervention in my life  -- God's provision in my time of need, His miracles, answered prayers, and His guidance.
~~Pastor Ron

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