Religion roundtable: “What is the best argument for believing in God?”
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The wonders of creation

I would not presume that I have the “best” argument for believing in God, but can only attest to what works for me.

Some 56 years ago I was present at the birth of our first child — a girl. When the doctor held her up, I said to him: “I know you do this many times a day, but for me, this is a miracle sent by God.”

He replied: “It matters not how many times a day I deliver a baby, each one to me is a gift from God.”

For me, the best argument for believing in God is to enjoy the wonder of God’s creation. When I see a butterfly, I know that the beauty of that creature is not an accident. When I stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon and was surrounded by the vastness of the chasm — I knew that this was part of God’s creative power.

The Psalmist wrote: “When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast established….” (Psalm 8)

The Psalmist knew the glory of God’s universe, the beauty of God’s creation.

I cannot imagine basking in the beauty of nature that surrounds us, without believing that this Creation is God’s creation.

For me, this is the best argument for believing in God.

David Baylinson, Temple Beth El, Anniston

Revealed in the Bible

The existence of God is undeniable.

Romans 1:18-23 says, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.

“So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”

From this passage we clearly see that the existence of God is made obvious through the creation. General revelation is not enough to bring a man to salvation. This is why God has given special revelation through the Bible.

In the Bible, the case for the existence of God is made clear to all who will believe. The pinnacle of God’s revelation of himself is in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

I would invite all those with doubt as to the existence of God to read the Gospel according to John. My prayer is that you will know God the Father through Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. He is the one true God!

Carlton Weathers, Grace Fellowship, Anniston