Book: God, or No God?
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Many of us who were once skeptical of God’s existence but now are convinced of it—persuaded by the evidence—have gone on to search for His communication, if any, to mankind. That communication, we feel, is found in the Holy Bible.

After carefully examining historical and archaeological confirmation of the Bible’s accounts, analyzing its prophetic predictions, and their subsequent fulfillment over centuries, we’ve become convinced the Bible is the inspired Word of God. When the Bible quotes God, we are sure it is accurately communicating God’s point of view. In a future volume entitled The Bible: Myths and Fables or the Inspired Word of God?, we carefully examine in detail the evidence for the veracity and divine inspiration of the Bible.

We are told that God created the universe, including the earth and all life on it. We are not told when this creation took place, how long ago, or how long it took God to complete everything. What we are told in no uncertain terms is Who did the creating, and that the entire physical realm—including all life—was indeed created. It did not all fall together by accident all by itself out of nothing, with no one supervising.

The Scriptures include dozens of psalms (songs) by King David of ancient Israel, who wrote lyrics in poetic verse under divine inspiration, then turned them over to the chief musician to put them to music. Two of David’s psalms start off with this pronouncement: “The fool has said in his heart ‘there is no God’ ” (Psalm 14:1; 53:1). Here is God’s opinion of anyone who will not even entertain the possibility of God’s existence. Most people at least acknowledge that there “might” be a God, though they may be uncertain. Many others are sure there is one, though they may not have proved it.

Among the erudite and supposedly “enlightened” is where we see a disproportionate ratio of atheists. Note what the apostle Paul says of this in Romans 1:18-22: “Indeed, the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them; for the invisible things of Him are perceived from the creation of the world, being understood by the things that are made—both His eternal power and Godhead—so that they are without excuse; because when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but they became vain in their own reasonings, and their foolish hearts were darkened. While professing themselves to be wise ones, they became fools.”

It is almost fashionable today among highly educated academic types to disdainfully dismiss the idea of a creator God. They not only embrace materialistic paradigms like Darwinian evolution, they put pressure on their peers to do the same. Any dissenters are likely to lose their teaching positions; and getting their findings published becomes almost impossible. Today in academic circles, as previously pointed out in Chapter Four, the truth most certainly does too often get “suppressed.” An excellent documentary by Ben Stein, entitled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, also points out how the supposedly “open-minded” academic community shows its intolerance of any dissent from the Darwinian evolutionary paradigm. We might have expected to see that in the Communist Soviet Union in the Cold War days—but here in the United States, today? So much for “academic freedom.”

The people God through Paul is mainly addressing in Romans chapter one probably are the self-styled “intelligentsia,” the highly educated, who have enough knowledge of the reality of the physical creation and its intricacies that they should be able to see God’s hand in His creation. But for whatever reason, they reject Him. Ordinary lay people like you and me, with our limited knowledge, are not necessarily condemned—IF we’re willing to open our minds to what the scientific evidence is telling us as we learn more about the real world.

This volume has presented but a small sampling of recent real world discoveries that point to the existence of God. If this overwhelming evidence has convinced you there is indeed a Creator God, will you now take the next step? Will you examine the evidence that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of the God you now know exists? May He inspire and guide you to do so!