The Universe is all about cause and effect. Every thing has a cause and an effect.
Except God, He has no cause.
This is part of what is meant by God saying
"I Am". He is eternal (which is hard to get our limited
brains around), He has no beginning or end, in contrast to the universe.
The existence of God is logical:
physical thing in time and space has a beginning. Including time
Something cannot come from nothing. Nothing cannot do
everything that exists once had a beginning, then there had to be a
time when nothing existed.
- If ever
there was nothing, then nothing could exist now.
Something exists now; therefore something must exist that has no
cannot create themselves because they would have to be before they
- If some
"part" of the universe is uncreated, then it is superior or
transcendent to the parts that have a beginning.
- There is
a God …
But how can we know if God exists? And if he does, can we have anything to do with him?
The following quote is from page 322 of the book "Desiring God" by John Piper,
"Suppose I try to go back a million billion trillion years to imagine the nature of original reality.
What was it like? What I see is the stunning fact that, on the far side of reality, so to speak,
there was a fifty-fifty possibility that original reality was a Person rather than a gas. Just think of
it. Since whatever originally was has always existed, there are absolutely no causes that could
have disposed that original reality to be a gas rather than a person. Every reasonable person must
admit that, from the far side of past eternity, it was, you might say, a toss- up. Maybe some
undefined stuff would exist - or maybe a Person! Admitting the reasonable possibility that
ultimate reality could be personal has a way of freeing you to consider subsequent evidence more
openly. My own inescapable inference from the order of the universe and the existence of human
personhood and the universal sense of conscience (moral self-judgement) and the universal
judicial sentiment (judgement of others who dishonour us) - my own inference from all this is that
Ultimate Reality is not impersonal, but is indeed a Person. I simply find it impossible to believe
that the human drama of the centuries, with its quest for meaning and beauty and truth, has no
deeper root than molecular mutations."
According to the Bible, God exists and we were created to worship Him.
If we don't worship him, then we worship something else in his place, something created, such as
possessions, sex, drugs, money, pleasure, another person and so on. This is what it means to be
idolaters and pagans. The only way out of that trap is to acknowledge that there is a Creator.
Creation exists to worship, glorify, honour and praise the Creator and this should be the source of
fulfilment and joy for us as created people.
Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and
divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men
are without excuse."
How do we know if God exists?
Life is complicated, so we need some help to make any sense out of it ...