Does God Exist? Sean Johnson MWF8-8:50 Who is God? A startling question that most people will answer yes to is: Does God exist? Websters Dictionary (Webster’s p. 412) defines God as the supreme being, seen as the omnipotent creator and ruler of the universe. Whereas a theologist describes him as God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end. (Thiessen p. 55) Whatever the case the statistics from Multipoll CGI on the internet show that 86 percent believe that God exists. Probably half or more of that actually attend a church or seek after God.
Upon further investigation there are actually many reasons to believe in God. From the beginning man has always had intuition or a feeling of already knowing certain things. “The law has been written on the hearts of all so that they may recognize a greater power that is God,” says Pastor Chan of Cornerstone Community Church. “God has given everyone the intuition of knowing his presence, and the feeling of right and wrong or moral law.” One author of Introductory Lectures in Systematic Theology says, “The belief in the existence of God is also necessary. It is necessary in the sense that we cannot deny his existence without doing violence to the very laws of our nature. If we do deny it, the denial is forced and can only be temporary (Thiessen pg. 56).
Examining this statement one fact stands out. If there is no God how could laws of right and wrong be made? If evolution did happen and human life began to form all around the world, how would they know right from wrong? Or more importantly, why is there a right from wrong? While people were still “evolving,” why did they not eat or kill each other? It was not wrong since there is no right or wrong. Did some humans get together in a room after they had evolved and vote on what should be right and what should be wrong? Of course not! That would be chaos because no one would agree, and the list would be very long even if they did make the rules. And even if such a bizarre list did happen, how would these laws be already written on a child’s heart the instant that it is born? If humans “evolved” from and are animals why do animals not have a moral law, but humans do? For example, if someone has a dog and says, “Bad Dog!” when it does something that person does not like, the dog learns by the tone of your voice to cower and hide like he has done something bad. Still the animal will do the bad thing. Why? Because it has no guilt or remorse for what it has done, and it does not know right from wrong.
Now there are people that do bad things without any guilt or remorse seemingly, but the bottom line is that people have some sort of conscious that animals do not have. Humans therefore can not have evolved from animals because animals have no moral law and reason like humans have. Even further, if all mankind evolved from animals how come there are no more evolutions taking place? A scientist could waste all of his breath arguing that the cosmos of the swamp gas that reflected off of Venus affected the earth’s moon which slowed the evolutionary process on earth down, but without any ounce of proof it is more logical and takes surprisingly less faith to believe in God than to believe in some whacked out theory that evolution just “happened” (Dr. Zustiak, Chromey pgs.11-12 ). Furthermore, even if every human was made from a random gibberish of atoms, why should there be a concern of conscience within life? Everyone lives in a world of everyone else’s opinion according to evolution. If there is no set rules of life and the only rule is survival, then what does it matter if someone bombs a sporting event? Or who cares if some guy wants to run around naked screaming “I hate Indians” , while doing drugs and holding an pornographic magazine as he mows people down with an uzi (any relation to real life events is purely coincidental)? Truly the world of evolution should be chaos if there is no right and wrong.
If evolution is true then why is the world not as chaotic as it should be today? It is because there is a right and a wrong that people can identify with, and God has set what is good and bad on the hearts of everyone in the world. One thing that stands out whether someone believes in God or not is the idea that something comes from something. This is otherwise known as the Law of causality (Dr. Zustiak, Chromey pgs. 8-10). Everything has a cause, and most people would agree that something does not come from nothing.
An evolutionist would argue, however, that in a universe of “chance”, if given enough time anything is possible. And then these same scientists call themselves logical! How can atoms and molecules form if they do not even exist! For example if humans could live 500 billion years, and let’s say one human decided to wait for a pizza to evolve because he was hungry. No logic can argue that given enough time and chances that the pizza would magically appear one day, just like that. Another argument like this is the Teleological argument. This states that everything not only has a cause, but a specific design. Here is a good illustration to clarify this thought.
A book did not just pop into existence with all the letters randomly coming together to form the right sentences and structure. Rather someone put time into creating it, and gave the book its structure. God has done the same thing with his creation. He painted this world exactly how he wanted it. For instance one true fact about the planet earth is that it rotates at 1,000 miles an hour (Dr.
Zustiak, Chromey pgs. 12 ). If it rotated at only 100 miles per hour all life would freeze during the nights, and burn up during the days. If God did not create the specifics in the very human heart, lungs, veins, brain, and everything else there would be chaos. Therefore a design must have a designer that has made it exactly how he wants it.
The same idea can be shown ridiculous in evolution. Evolution states that something did in fact come from nothing. The idea of evolution is just as absurd as the book coming into existence. Even if the world was created by some “big bang”, someone had to create that big bang. When has order ever arose from chaos? Never! Why should it happen when the earth was formed then? If a gardener does not tend his garden will it tend itself? Will the plants survive if there is no sun? Or will order come from such chaos, and something will come from nothing? Believing in evolution and not God says “yes” to these questions. How can that be scientific? The very first scientific law of Thermodynamics states that something can not come from nothing.
Why are the rules not applied for evolution or any other theory? However, the reverse can be somewhat stated about God. Where did God come from then? The basic issue comes down to people believing in eternal matter, or an eternal being. Chances are drastically in favor of that because, in the specific, intricate design of the entire universe, there is an entity of power that made it and not a random happening of matter. People can argue themselves blue in the face, but still in their hearts can not truly deny that there is no God. If God himself came down from heaven right now and asked who will come with him, there would not be a person around (or very few) who would stay and not go. One might argue, “why does not God do that then?”.
But what does God owe anyone? And who are people to question their own creator? If one spends time making a toy truck, of what importance and right has the truck to say, “Do this or that!” ? The creator of the truck could easily destroy it and make another one. That is exactly how everyone is to this huge God. So the real question is: Does God exist for you? Religion Essays.