Does the Supernatural Exist?
Does the supernatural exist? Is there evidence of an invisible realm that is immaterial, spiritual and cannot be seen with human eyes?
Do such things as angels, demons, ghosts or gods exist and is it possible to communicate with the supernatural realm?
According to a study by sociologists Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera, atheists and agnostics make up only 7% of the worldwide population with China having the most atheists in the world.
Therefore one could conclude that at least more than 75% of the world’s population believe either in gods or God and therefore likely believe that there is a supernatural realm that exists. Due to differences in religions, culture or belief systems, many people and groups may differ on how the supernatural realm operates or about the exact nature of the after-life, but the basic fact remains in that the majority of the world’s population believes that there is a realm that exists beyond the physical realm that we currently exist in.
Is there any evidence for the supernatural realm? One of the evidences of the supernatural realm are the testimonies of many generations of people throughout the mankind’s history and even in our current present day.
Their testimonies and experiences of encounters with the supernatural cannot be ignored regardless of culture or religion. History and the testimonies of generations of people who focus on religion or the supernatural is evidence that within mankind there is a desire to seek out that which is beyond what we can simply see or touch.
Testimonies of supernatural healings, demonic encounters, angelic encounters and many different spiritual experiences by generations of people all over the world speak of a reality / realm that exists beyond the physical.
According to the Bible, man is not just a physical being but man also has a soul and a spirit within him/her.
The Bible says that God has “put eternity into man’s heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). This means that man longs for something eternal or something beyond the mere material or physical.
The Bible teaches that there are 2 realms – the physical realm and the supernatural/spiritual realm.
The Bible also teaches that God who is Spirit and therefore supernatural, created the physical realm and the entire universe (Genesis 1:31).
Therefore the things that are seen where made by the unseen. Hebrews 11:3 says “… the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible”.
We can therefore conclude that the supernatural realm existed before the physical realm. God is also eternal and He has therefore always existed as the uncaused cause of the physical universe.
According to the Scriptures, the supernatural realm consists of both good and bad entities / beings.
The supernatural realm consists of God and His angels who are good. The supernatural realm also consists of the devil and his demons who are evil.
Therefore, even within the supernatural realm there is a battle between good and evil; God versus Satan.
The war that is being waged in the spiritual / supernatural realm has the ability to affect events and circumstances in our physical realm.
Ephesians 6:12 says that the battles that people face in the physical world are not against flesh and blood, but they are against invisible rulers, authorities and spiritual forces of evil.
Therefore the physical realm and the spiritual realm are interlinked with God fully in control of both realms.
Another evidence of the spiritual realm is the existence of the Bible. The Bible claims God as being its Author and it is proved by its accuracy, consistency and the manner in which the entire 66 books of Scripture was written by different men over 2000 years. The authority of the Bible cannot be rivaled by any book in the world because unlike any other book, the Bible is God’s word which has the ability to positively and supernaturally change people’s lives.
Does the supernatural exist? Yes it does.