Evidence For God

My responsibility is only to let you know that Jesus lived, died in the cross for your sins and rose again on the 3rd day as it had been written hundreds of years prior.

My responsibility is not to convince you of anything. God is on the hook for that. I am happy to share some evidence that I find compelling and appreciate you offering an open mind.

I’ve already shared 6 reasons why God is the best explanation for reality, but here they are again.

1.) God is the best explanation for why anything exists rather than nothing
a. Math
b. physics
c. biology

2.) God is the best explanation for the beginning of the universe
a. Cosmology

3.) God is the best explanation for the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life
a. Astronomy

4.) God is the best explanation for objective moral values and duties
a. Consciousness
b. Conscience - “with knowledge”

5.) God is the best explanation for the historical facts surrounding the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth
a. History
b. archeology

• This is a strong evidence, not just for God, but against Islam specifically, since Islam denies Jesus died on the cross. History alone disproves Islam; not to mention the Islamic Dilemma, presented by Dr. David Wood.

6.) God can be personally known
a. In the same way you would know any other person; seeking relationship.

Now, let’s take #2 for example.

1.) everything that begins to exist has a cause.
2.) the universe began to exist.
3.) therefore the universe has a cause.

It is already proven that my argument is sound and that the conclusion logically follows, assuming the first two premises are true. Now, I will establish that my argument is solid factually and scientifically, then I will make a case for God, or maybe you will...

1.) Whatever begins to exist has a cause
• The objective Law of Causality
• The Law of Cause and Effect
• Principle of Causation
These all mean the exact same thing. You may have heard, “ everything happens for a reason ”. This saying can be pulled from this law. We have evidence of this law and it is repeatable under the scientific method. FACT.

1.) The Universe Began to Exist

A. Einsteins Verified Theory of General Relativity
i. Space, time, and matter are joined
ii. Cannot exist one without the other
iii. calledacontinuum
iv . If you have space and matter, but no time, WHEN does something begin to exist?
v. If you have matter and time, but no space, WHERE does something begin to exist?
vi. If you have space and time, but no matter, WHAT can begin to exist?

B. Cosmic Background Radiation
i. With their discovery of the cosmic microwave background in 1964, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson placed the seal of approval on the Big Bang Theory and shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery.

C. Expansion of The Universe
i. In 1929, Edwin Hubble provided the first observational evidence for the universe having a finite age. Using the largest telescope of the time, he discovered that the more distant a galaxy is from us, the faster it appears to be receding into space. This means that the universe is expanding uniformly in all directions.
ii. Roger Penrose, mathematical physicist, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate (prize winner), calculated that the probability that the universe happened by chance is 1 in (10¹⁰)¹²³, meaning, it is mathematically impossible that an infinite number of random events created the world we know today. (Ironically, Roger Penrose is an atheist and refuses to accept that this is the only universe and recently rejected the big bang theory).
iii. The conclusion of Steven Hawking was that the universe has not existed forever. Rather, the universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the Big Bang, about 15 billion years ago. The beginning of real time, would have been a singularity, at which the laws of physics would have broken down.

D. The BGV Theorem (short for Borde, Guth, Vilenkin Theorem)
i. Arvind Borde, Alan Guth and Alexander Vilenkin developed this mathematical formulation in 2003.
ii. Alexander Vilenkin said, “The theorem proved in that paper is amazingly simple. Its proof does not go beyond high school mathematics. But its implications for the beginning of the universe are very profound. . . . With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. There is no escape: they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning.”
The Universe has a beginning. FACT.

Now that the first two premises have been proven as logical, scientific facts,
1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause
2. the universe had a beginning
3. it UNEQUIVOCALLY follows that the universe has a cause.

And here are the implications of the argument and what it means:

Whatever created or caused the universe to exist (which includes space, time, and matter) MUST be

1. Spaceless

2. Timeless

3. Immaterial

4. Immeasurably Powerful
a. universe still expanding as of this moment

5. Personal
a. only persons can decide to create

6. Intelligent
a. enough to finely tune the universe to the over 20 different parameters that allow life to exist on this planet

7. Uncaused cause/FIrst cause
a. Existed before anything and is the first cause leading to the present effect we call reality.

I don’t know about anyone else, but that sounds like...

Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

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