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How do we know there is a God?
Is there really an Almighty Being ruling over our world? If there is, how can we find out the truth about Him? Here are five ways in which God speaks to us and shows Himself to be real:
Firstly, He speaks through creation. The beauty, order and complexity of our world points to the fact that there must have been a wise and powerful Designer. There is no other adequate explanation for how the world got here in the first place. The Bible says that “since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead” (Romans 1:20).
God also speaks through our conscience. All human beings have an inner sense of right and wrong. We have a moral compass built inside us, which tells us that certain things are morally unacceptable. According to the Bible, humans have God’s “law written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness.” (Romans 2:15)
A third way God speaks to us is through experience. Millions of human beings all over the world have come to know and experience God for themselves. They have had their lives changed by His power and have enjoyed a personal relationship with Him. The Bible invites us to “taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” (Psalm 34:8)
God has definitively spoken by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. God has actually come into our world as a human being and revealed Himself to us. There is no other explanation for who Jesus is – a man who could heal any sickness, control the weather and come back from the dead. The Bible says: “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” (John 1:18)
Ultimately, God reveals Himself through the Bible, an incredible book of wisdom, truth and life-changing power. It is the book through which God speaks authoritatively to human beings even today. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16) – if we want to know the truth about God, this is the book that we must go to: “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
The wonderful reality is that God can be known and experienced by each and every one of us. God promises: “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). Through the Lord Jesus Christ, we can be brought into a personal, day-to-day relationship with the Almighty God of heaven and know Him for ourselves. The Bible says: “Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)
Why is Jesus Christ relevant today?