THE REALITY AND POWER OF GOD

Everything has a cause. It's design is proof of a designer. The non-existence of God is therefore impossible to prove.

Everything has a cause. It’s design is proof of a designer. The non-existence of God is impossible to prove!

by Dr. Foster H. Shannon

The arguments for the existence of God are much more compelling than are the arguments for atheism. Let us study the evidence for God, for the Bible, for Christianity. God is the creator of the universe. The universe with planet Earth, the vegetarian and human life give evidence of design. The Bible affirms that design was God given. God has made all human beings in his image. He is the Creator of all plant and animal life. The books of the Bible affirm that God is the creator of all.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:1-3)

“In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”  (Hebrews 1:1,2)

“Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;” (Romans 1:20)

The only evidence for atheism is that a certain percentage of the population believes that there is no God.

The non-existence of God is impossible to prove.

You can divide humanity into four categories:

1) those who believe in God and admire him.

2) Those who reject the idea of God.

3) Those who follow false idols.

4) Those who are indifferent. They seem not to care.

Atheism takes comfort in Evolution, that life somehow happened. The universe, planet Earth, plants, animals, and human beings are the result of millions of coincidental accidents! No one, other than God, has been able to create the beginning of life!

The proof is in the believing community, who consistently affirm God as Creator, Lord, and Sovereign. The power of God is exhibited from beginning to end. The miracles related to the exodus of Israel, crossing the Red Sea, and their time in the Sinai wilderness; guidance by cloud in the day, by fire by night, manna and water. The many miracles of Jesus: raising the dead, healing the blind, restoring the disabled, providing food for thousands to eat. On top of all of this was the crucifixion of Jesus, his burial, and his resurrection. It was the resurrection that congealed the faith of Peter and all of the Apostles. They boldly proclaimed the resurrection at the risk of beatings, arrest, and execution. The resurrection of Jesus confirms the teachings of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In addition is the reality of the answers to prayer that are the experience of almost every Christian.

“For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:17)

“I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture,” (John 10:9)

The evidences of Christianity are superior to those of any other movement or religion. The best of life is found in God, in the Bible, in Jesus Christ.

Foster H. Shannon
More about Foster…
Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
The website is: www.gogreenleaf.com.
He enjoys riding his bicycle and swimming weekly. He likes both classical and popular music. He roots for the CAL Bears and the Chicago Cubs.
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