Why Do You Believe In God?

Why do you believe in God?  Have you just always believed in God?  Do you believe because your parents taught you to believe?  The world around us tells us that there is no God and that the earth and everything in it evolved from the cosmos.  I believe when I look at what God created and I see the wonderful design.  The earth is just the right distance from the sun for warmth and cold.  The magnetosphere shields us from harmful particles from the sun.  The atmosphere provides oxygen for us to breathe.  The oxygen – carbon dioxide cycle provides renewable carbon dioxide for plants and necessary oxygen for people and animals.  The water cycle of rain provides necessary water for plants and animals.  The oceans provide wonderful resources for mankind.  The moon creates the tides and provides balance for the earth and light at night.  The seasons assist in the annual renewal of life.  There is beauty all around us in wonderful creatures and plants.  Look at the beauty of birds to include the peacock.  Look at the beauty of flowers to include the rose.  Look at the design of us as human beings.  We have all of our organs that allow us to exist and function so wonderfully; we run, play, digest food, think and speak because of how we are wonderfully designed.  For me, my faith is strengthened by the discoveries they have made in recent years of how a cell divides and the information coded in the DNA that defines all of our characteristics.  All of these demonstrate the design of the creator.  I do not believe that these things happened as a result of random chance from the chaos of a big bang.  In my training as an engineer, I was taught the second law of thermodynamics which basically states that all systems go from order to disorder and never from disorder to order.  And yet, people today would try to convince us that the design in everything we see about us evolved from the disorder caused by the big bang.  Romans 1:18-22 “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”.  They suppress the truth about God and his creation because they don’t want to believe.  If there is a God who created us all, then this God would have a reason for us to exist and would have principles and commands that we are to obey.  But they don’t want to submit themselves to God – they want to do what they want to do with their lives.  They want to please themselves.  But God’s wrath is revealed from heaven upon them even now.  And it will be shown more in the coming ages “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).  Let us strengthen our faith when we see the wonderful creation of God around us.

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