I don’t believe it’s our job to convince people of the existence of God. Let’s face it, if people take a look around themselves and still can’t see the divinity of creation, how are we, by just our words, going to be able to convince someone differently?
- Psalm 19:1-2, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech and night unto night reveals knowledge.”
- Romans 1:18-20, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.”
Many use the argument that if they could see God, they would believe. We know unfortunately this is not necessarily true. We are given examples throughout the Bible of people who have seen direct miracles and end up forgetting God’s power. Look at the children of Israel for example; God led them out of captivity through Moses, He provided for them, performed miracles and gave them direction, yet they still rebelled.
I believe people have to want to change. I know those who believe there is a God, yet choose not to follow Him because they have no interest to seek Him. The people I’m referring to are often skeptical of religions and are not able to see what the big deal is with Christianity. There are a lot of people who believe religion and faith is a crutch, and commandments (rules) are man made rather than God made.
Unfortunately, those who have rejected a relationship with God will likely continue to live out their familiar ways, unless God will supernaturally change their hearts or, it’s realized they really do need God or are inspired by the works of God through others and want that for themselves.
I believe the Bible has more than proven itself as historically accurate and inspirational. Whether one believes in God or not, living by Biblical principles alone will ensure a more blessed life than by not doing so at all. This is a big reason I believe the God in the Bible is our Creator.
Scripture references are quoted from the NKJV.