by Pastor Ron Friedrich
"Why do you believe in God?"
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
There are four reasons I believe in God:
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.
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."
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.|