Today we will be continuing our series of Apologetics. Now remember that Apologetics is just a fancy word for the defense of the faith. We as Christians need to be able to defend our faith for two reasons. First, so that we are strong in our faith and will not be easily deceived, and second, so that we are able to give a good answer when others searching have questions for us about our faith. We need to be able to say more than just because Jesus lives in my heart that is how I know. Christianity is not true because Jesus lives in my heart, it is true because of what happened 2000 years ago outside Jerusalem.
For the next couple of weeks we will be addressing the question, Is there a God? Is there a logical and reasonable argument for the existence of God? Outside of referencing the Bible, can a case for the existence of God be made that disproves the positions of those that do not believe in a God and gives sufficient warrant for believing in a Creator? The answer is, yes, it can. At the conclusion of proving that there is a God, I will then prove to you that the God that we proved to exist, is the God that we find in the Bible.
We all ask the question is there a God? This is mainly because God has placed a God shaped hole in our heart that only He can fill. This is why every nation and culture that has ever existed in history has worshiped something. In other words, man does not ask the question about God, our very existence raises the question about God. That is why today we all still worship something.
However, I want to help you discover that in order to get the most joy out of life you have to worship the right God. Today we will appeal to the cosmological argument. Basically, what this argument says is that whatever begins to exist has a cause. This universe and everything in it exists. Therefore, the universe has a cause. Ultimately, there must be something “un-caused” in order to cause everything else to come into existence. That “un-caused” cause is God.
Science has proven that the universe has a beginning. Although most call it the big bang theory, but I am OK with the Big Bang theory because I believe that when God spoke the universe into existence that something big happened. Since the universe has a beginning; therefore, the universe had a cause.
That cause, being outside the whole universe, is God. Someone that does not believe in God is thrust into an awkward position maintaining the belief that the universe for no reason magically popped into being out of nothing.
Therefore, we can now conclude that because moral laws exist, we can assume that there is a universal lawgiver. And since we see that there are some things that are too complex without being created, there must me a creator. And today we add to our list of proof of God by saying that since universe has a beginning, there must be something greater than the universe to cause it to happen.
Here is a video that will help you see how huge our universe is: