Does God really exist? How can you know?
For people who ask me;
"How do you know there is a God?"
I have a very simple answer;
ASK HIM, I'm sure that if he is real, he is able to proof to you that he exists.
The evidence and proof that there is a God is clearly seen in the following;
in Nature and in the Creation
It is obvious to any honest mind or seeking person that someone had to create all this and us. Look at the trees, the animals, the plants, the planets, the stars and us humans beings. Look at the life cycle, the seasons, how the planets rotate around the sun. Look at how it rains or snows, rain turns into rivers, rivers go into the ocean; water evaporates forms clouds and it rains again....
Look at the order, how everything is arranged; that couldn't have happened by pure accident or solely by chance! No that is not possible!
Or look at the human bodies; how they work, how we grow and develop, how our bodies fight diseases, how it is all arranged.
But knowing & acknowledging that there is a Creator isn't enough!
It is a beginning; If you conclude that there has to be a Creator, the next questions is;
Who is he and what is he like?
How can I know him and how can I get to know him? What is my relationship to our God and Creator? What has he made me for? What is my purpose? What is my end?
The answers are available!
I hope you are after the truth and that you will not settle for anything less than the truth!
At first there was only God, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit! How do I know that?
When we read the creation account in Genesis we find this verse in Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. So God created the Heavens and the earth and everything that is in them including us. And everything God created was good.
The World today
The world we live in today seems to be almost the opposite from the creation that we see in Genesis. What happened? What went wrong? Why did it go bad? Evolution would have us believe that man is evolving, getting better, more developed, smarter... but look at the world, look at the confusion, chaos and the tumults. Look at the never ending wars, the political back and forth and the descent into more and more drugs, violence and perversion. Something went seriously wrong.
Back to Genesis;
What happened after God made man? God put Adam and Eve into the garden of Eden. Life was perfect and easy. Man walked in fellowship with God. God only gave one command to Adam and Eve; Not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that on the day they would eat of the fruit which he commanded them not to;they would surely die. (Genesis 2:17) They could eat any fruit, except that one. Satan came in the form of a serpent and tempted the woman to eat of the forbidden fruit. Instead of obeying their Creator, Adam and Eve listened to the devil's lies and ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And everything changed..... The next time God walked in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve hid from him. The result of Adam's and Eve's disobedience was that the became spiritually dead to God, they had to leave the Garden of Eden and their life became hard and difficult. And sin and disobedience has gotten worse and worse since that time. Chaos started to reign.How did what Adam and Eve did affect us? This is what we read in Paul's epistle to the Romans about this;
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man (Adam), and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. (Romans 5:12) Because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man... (Romans 5:17) One trespass led to condemnation for all men... (Romans 5:18)