Reality Or What?

What Is Reality Anyway?

The light of God

Can You Prove That God Does not Exist?

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
If I were to say that God exists, how could you prove that he doesn’t exist? This is an ageless conundrum that mankind has been wrestling with for as long as we have existed.

Why do most of us believe in God, Gods, or Intelligent Design in the first place? Beliefs go back to the beginning of time. We have an innate need to believe in some higher existence (afterlife) to explain why we are here in the first place. We must feel needed, a purpose to exist. Others just call this wishful thinking, dreaming.

There are, for better or worse, no scientific experiments that prove or disprove the existence of God. God either exists, or God doesn’t exist. Scientific experiments have to be conducted on the natural, physical world around us. God, if he exists, is supernatural and trans-physical: not part of the physical world in front of us.

Often, this question is posed as “Can you prove God exists?” The problem is that, while truth itself is absolute, there are virtually zero instances of absolute proof outside of pure logic and mathematics. For that reason, courtrooms don’t require absolute proof to reach a verdict; rather, they seek to dispel “reasonable doubt” and consider what’s “most probable.”

Demanding “proof” of God that no one could ever reject is unreasonable. Neither evidence nor people function that way in the real world. “Encountering” facts and “accepting” them are profoundly different. Airtight, sound arguments will remain unconvincing to those determined to disbelieve. For the resolute skeptic, it’s not “proof,” even if it would convince almost everyone else. A person’s intent is more influential than any evidence encountered.

That means a certain amount of “faith” is necessary, not just regarding God’s existence. Perfect knowledge is beyond our ability. Bias and prejudice cloud our views. There will always be a gap between what we can “know” and what we “believe.” This applies equally to skeptics and believers. We cannot possibly know every detail involved every time we sit in a chair, eat food, or climb stairs. Such actions all express a measure of faith. We act, despite what we don’t know, because of what we do know. That’s the essence of biblical faith, including faith in the existence of God. We trust in what is known, leading us to action, despite a less-than-absolute understanding (Hebrews 11:6).

Whether or not one acknowledges God, the decision involves faith. Belief in God does not require blind faith (John 20:29), but neither can it overcome malicious resistance (John 5:39–40). Bolstering faith is human experience, logic, and empirical evidence, all of which help answer the question does God exist.

Iry-Hor, an ancient pharaoh from about 3200 BC whose existence was heavily debated, was ultimately confirmed not by any irrefutable evidence, but by the references of him and his reign found in hieroglyphics. There is no other physical evidence to prove that he was real such as DNA, fingerprints, birth certificate, next of kin, or eyewitnesses who could identify him.

the-holy-bible-open-with-a-cross

While we have no physical evidence to prove that God and his Son, Jesus Christ, exist, We do have a well-written account of God, and the life of Jesus Christ called the Bible, which is enough to satisfy the experts that Iry-Hor existed. There is a multitude of other evidence that God exists, but here we are focusing on how to prove he doesn’t exist.

In a court of law, the burden of proof is always on the prosecution. Scientists and atheists also have the same burden of proof when alleging that he doesn’t exist. They all too often say, “there is no evidence that God exists,” and use that as irrefutable evidence to support their position. If they don’t accept evidence that God does exist, the best they can say is, “I don’t know.”

To sum it all up, using simple logic, I conclude that since there are historical accounts to support the existence of God and no evidence whatsoever to support the non-existence of God, God must be real.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Before you leave, why not join in the discussion?