God is Real

      Faith is vitally important and essential. In fact, we are told “Without faith it is impossible to please God…” (Heb. 11: 6). The walk of the Christian is “by faith” (2 Cor. 5: 7). Man has not seen God or been able to examine him in the climate of a scientific laboratory. The reality of God is all around us if we would only look and discern. The fact of creation is indicative of a Creator. The Psalmist wrote:

     “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament show his handywork. Day unto day they utter speech, and night unto night show knowledge” (Ps. 19: 1, 2).

     “The invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead” (Romans 1:20).  The eternal power and reality of God are clearly seen and understood by the things He created.

The following things reveal the reality of God as recorded in the Bible.

The innumerable stars.

  • The Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can!” (Genesis 15:5).
  • Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars?  He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name (Isaiah 40:26).
  • He counts the stars and calls them all by name.  How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!  His understanding is beyond comprehension! (Psalm 147:4-5).

As we shall see below the Bible revealed great knowledge of that which was created long before science discovered them.

The fact that the earth has been hung in space.  Not long-ago scientists believed that the earth was flat and supported upon some huge foundation.

  • “God stretches the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing” (Job 26:7).
  • “God sits above the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22).

Such knowledge points to the reality of God.

 The existence of springs in the sea.  

  • In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened” (Gen. 7: 11, cp. 8: 2).
  • The existence of water springs in the oceans were not discovered by scientists until A.D. 1970.  Scientists focused their underwater cameras on the bottom and showed great crevices and rises.  Scientists have referred to them as “The fountains of the great deep.” And said, “These fountains of the great deep were broken up.”  This was the first time that science had discovered the “fountains of the great deep,” yet the Bible spoke of such thousands of years before this scientific finding.

The paths of the seas. 

  • The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes though the paths of the seas” (Ps. 8: 8).  The oceans are not stagnant, but alive with movement and direction.
Matthew Maury is most famous for discovering the “paths of the seas,” or the ocean currents after listening to the Book of Psalms.

The water cycles. Science has always taken time to discover things that were identified in the Bible ages before.  Eons before science made the discovery of the water cycles Job made a statement about it.

  • “He holds the waters in his thick clouds; And the cloud is not rent under them” (Job 26:8).
  • “He collects drops of water.  He distills rain from his mist, which then drips from the clouds.  It pours down on many people.  Can anyone really understand how clouds spread out or how he thunders from his dwelling place?  Look, he scatters his flashes of lightning around him and covers the depths of the sea.  This is how he uses the rains to provide for people and to give them more than enough food” (Job 36:17-31).
  • “Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge? (Job 37:16).
  • “The sun rises, and the sun sets, and then it rushes back to the place where it will rise ⌊again⌋.  The wind blows toward the south and shifts toward the north.  Round and round, it blows. It blows in a full circle.  All streams flow into the sea, but the sea is never full.  The water goes back to the place where the streams began in order to ⌊start⌋ flowing again” (Ecclesiastes 1:5-7).

Such marvelous workings reveal the reality of God, the Intelligent designer of the universe!

All living things reproducing after their kind. Everything that exists today did not evolve from a one cell ameba.  There are no physical forms that reveal the vast stages of development along the evolutional process. Consider the original creation:

     “God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
And evening passed, and morning came, marking the fifth day.  Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good
.” (Gen. 1:21-25).  This is another example of the reality of God as evidenced in all that He created.

Diseases and quarantine. Way before mankind discovered germs, bacteria, and viruses the Bible spoke of contagion and the need of quarantine.  Consider the following:

  • If the affected area of the skin is only a white discoloration and does not appear to be more than skin-deep, and if the hair on the spot has not turned white, the priest will quarantine the person for seven days. On the seventh day the priest will make another examination. If he finds the affected area has not changed and the problem has not spread on the skin, the priest will quarantine the person for seven more days. On the seventh day the priest will make another examination. If he finds the affected area has faded and has not spread, the priest will pronounce the person ceremonially clean.” (Leviticus 13:4-6).

God knew of such things and instructed His people accordingly before mankind developed an understanding about them.

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