(1) Do we accept the fact that there is a God in heaven and that He created us?
(2) If our mind is made up, is there convincing evidence to back up what we believe?
(3) Do we experience difficulty in communicating our belief?
When addressing these questions we’ll make these assumptions:
(1) There is a God in heaven and
(2) We’re required to prove it.
Strong evidence will be required if we’re to convince the inconvincible types that there is a God in heaven.
As a five year old I remember questioning the existence of God. I was the curious type requiring evidence before my questions would stop. The grownup evidence I was given was questions designed to make me think for myself; I was expected to find my own proof. Here’s a sampling of the probing questions utilized to help me convince myself that God is real:
(1) Look at those roses blooming. Other than God in heaven, who else could create such beauty?
(2) Listen to those birds singing; who else but God could create such beautiful sounds?
Today, these questions and their conclusions may be considered as soft evidence but that evidence is as convincing to me now as it was then. In today’s world, many seek more tangible proof which they refer to as hard evidence. Hopefully we’ll find that kind of evidence in God’s Word, a place that most everyone trusts and accepts.
The King James Bible was first translated from the manuscripts in 1611 and the manuscripts date back thousands of years. The massorah (meaning to deliver from one hand to another without distorting) locks God’s word in place; this guarantees that the manuscripts could not have been altered or changed. It also means that our bible can easily be documented by the manuscripts.
The bible is filled with prophesies, a method God utilizes to communicate with us. Some have been fulfilled and we refer to the remaining ones as future prophesies. God addresses one important aspect of prophecy in Rev. 1:3 KJV which reads:
Blessed is he that breadth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Our generation today is seeing prophecy fulfilled right before their eyes, reassuring them that it is communication from God. His Word is true and you can be certain that future prophesies will take place.