Do You know That God Exists? p4


Also, there is "fiducial knowledge." The nature of the God revealed in the Bible is SO IMPORTANT in this discussion. He is the "unlying God," and the "God, who cannot lie," Titus 1:2. It is impossible for God to lie; therefore, whatever HE tells us IS true! Hebrews 6:18. Interestingly, the God who will not and cannot lie directed our attention to the order and design that every one of us can observe empirically.

The Psalmist directs our attention to the universe,

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God and the expanse shows his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech and night to night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language in which their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run his course. His going forth is from the end of the heavens and his circuit to the end of it and there is nothing hid from the heat of it.

The Apostle Paul urged idolaters to consider the natural world,

Acts 14:17

"Although he did not leave himself unwitnessed, by doing good, giving rainfalls and fruitful seasons to us from heaven, filling our hearts with nourishment and joy."

The Apostle Paul addressed God’s existence, its evidence, and its rejection by some human beings. He declared in

Romans 1:18-23

For* the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who are holding back the truth in unrighteousness; because what is known of God is apparent in them; for*God manifested it to them. For* the invisible things of him are clearly seen from the creation of the world, being perceived by the produced things, both his eternal power and divinity; that they may be without defense; because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, nor gave-thanks, but became-futile in their reasonings and their heart, which has no understanding, was darkened. They were foolish, claiming to be wise, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, of birds, of four-footed mammals and reptiles."

(to be continued)

God is good, I love you all. In the name of the King.
Kevin J.