Why Doesn’t God Prove His Existence?
Many skeptics and atheists have always demanded that God prove His existence. Why doesn’t God just physically appear or prove to the world through signs and wonders? Or why does it appear as if God desires to be hidden and unknown?
However, the existence of God can be proven in different ways. In fact, according to Scripture the evidence of God is so clear that God does not need to prove His own existence.
Nature Proves That God Exists
Nature proves that there is a designer in the same way the iPhone proves a maker; a book proves an author or a building proves a builder or architect. Therefore creation itself is evidence that a Creator exists.
Unfortunately many atheists believe that life and the universe originated from nothing. And most atheists cannot prove or scientifically provide evidence for the origin of life.
It is a fact: there is no scientific or observable evidence that nothing can create something. There is no scientific or observable evidence that non-life can create life, or any kind of living entity. Only life can create life.
Romans 1:20 NLT says: For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
The evidence of design proves there is an Intelligent Designer. For example the human DNA code is so complex that it proves Intelligent Design.
Furthermore there are billions of humans, and millions of animal and plant species whose biology, structure and life speak of intelligent design and not just mere random coincidence.
Earth is the only known planet that sustains life for humans, animals and plants. The Earth is perfect in its size; in its position in the solar system and in the gases that it contains in order to make life possible.
If the Earth was close to the sun then we would all burn up. If the Earth was further away from the sun then we would all freeze. Therefore the Earth’s distance from the sun is perfect while it perfectly spins and rotates around the sun.
Earth and all of nature within the planet is evidence that an intelligent Creator exists.
The very first Scripture in the Bible says: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
The Existence of the Spiritual / Supernatural Realm
You don’t have to be religious to believe in the spiritual realm. According to NewScientist many atheists also believe in the supernatural, despite trusting science.
NewScientist says “Research on atheists and agnostics around the world has revealed that almost nobody can claim to completely reject irrational beliefs such as life after death, astrology, and the existence of a universal life-force.”
The Bible says that God has already put eternity into the heart of every human being (Ecclesiastes 3:11). This means that God has internally placed a longing need, desire and purpose that far exceeds our individual natural and physical life. It also means that every human being is capable of discovering the true eternal God and the eternal things concerning His kingdom.
The fact that atheists can believe in the supernatural is evidence alone that nobody is really a true atheist. There is a physical realm but there is also a supernatural realm.
Every Human Has Been Given A Measure of Faith
God does not need to prove His existence because every person has been given a measure of faith. Every human being exercises faith in his/her daily living.
Psalm 14:1 says that the fool says in his heart, “There is no God”. This means that it is irrational to claim there is no God because nothing cannot create something. Every design has a designer; every creation has a creator.
Furthermore, it would be logical to conclude that it takes just as much faith to be an atheist than to be a Christian.
For example: It takes faith to believe that nothing can create something as complex and intricate as the universe; It takes faith to believe that creation can exist without a Creator. Furthermore, without any observable evidence, it takes faith to believe that non-life can create life.
So atheism is not just a disbelief in God. Atheism is a suppression of the existence of God. Romans 1:20 says that humans are “without excuse” because creation itself testifies to the existence of God.
Romans 1:21-23 then says the following concerning the suppression of God’s existence: For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore whether atheist or religious, it takes faith to be both. We all place our faith in something or someone. However it is advisable for humanity to place its faith in God alone if we are to relate with Him.
Hebrews 11:3,6 says: By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible… 6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.
Atheism is an act of rebellion against a living and existing God. However, God is seeking a personal relationship with all of humanity. We are all sinners who have rebelled against a just and holy God. Since we are sinners or lawbreakers, we deserve punishment for breaking God’s commandments.
However God demonstrated His love for us even though we are sinners by sending Jesus Christ to pay for our sins on the cross (Romans 5:8). Jesus took the punishment that we deserve; He paid the debt for sin that we cannot pay so that we may be reconciled to God.
John 3:16-18 says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
Salvation is a free gift from God. Even though we are sinners, God loves us and He desires a relationship with us. Jesus came to save sinners and to bring us to repentance (Luke 5:32).
There are many testimonies of atheists who have converted to Christianity by understanding the true and loving nature of God and the fact that creation itself proves that He exists.