God exists or not

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What is the best proof that God exists?

For hundreds of years, people from all walks of life have debated whether God exists, or if He’s just a fictional character.

I used to think that God existed, then I changed my mind to thinking that He doesn’t exist, and now I know that He does exist.

When I posted my testimony about how I went from being a Christian, to being an atheist, and then became a Christian again, I had a few atheists who privately messaged me to ask about my story.

Now I’m happy to share that I’ve made some new atheist friends, and we’re talking back and forth about whether there is enough proof that God exists.

So in this article, I’m going to share with you my opinion on what is the best proof that God exists.

This article is going to be the logical argument for the existence God.  

At a later time, I’ll be sharing my opinion on what is the best scientific proof that supports the existence of God.

While I won’t be using the Bible to prove the existence of God, it would be beneficial to know that the Bible says that God has given us two witnesses so we can know that there is a God.

1.  Witness #1 – Creation

By taking a look at the world around us, we can see that it was designed and created by a supreme Being.

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”

– Romans 1:20, New Living Translation

2.  Witness #2 – Conscience

The fact that there are universal morals that we all share show that we all have a conscience, and that God is the one who wrote what is right and wrong in our hearts.

“They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.  And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone’s secret life.”

– Romans 2:15-16, New Living Translation

In this article, I’ll only be writing about creation.

By reading this article you’ll find out things like:

  • What is the single logical argument for the existence of God that cannot be logically disproven
  • Why atheists have a problem with this argument and how I answer them
  • What are the problems with the multiverse and M-theory
  • What are the problems with the theories proposed by Stephen Hawking and Lawrence Krauss for a universe that was created from nothing
  • Why the Christian God stands out among all the other gods as the one that created the universe

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But First, Why Should You Read About the Existence of God

The question of God’s existence is important to answer

If you’re on the fence about whether God exists or not, then I believe that answering this question is the single most important question of your life.


The implications of whether God exists or not are HUGE:

1.  It affects your view of life here on earth

2.  It determines how you live your life

3.  It affects your purpose in life and your desitny

4.  It determines the source of your morality

5.  If there’s an alternate dimension where there is a real heaven and a real hell, then you’ll want to make sure that you choose heaven.

In My Opinion, the Best Proof That God Exists is This

The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of God that says that God is the First Cause that created the universe (source: Wikipedia).

It’s also known as the argument from first cause, the causal argument, or the argument from existence.

The argument below is a variant of the cosmological argument, and it states:

  1. Premise 1 – Something exists
  2. Premise 2 – Nothing cannot create something
  3. Conclusion – Something must have always existed

Explanation of the Cosmological Argument

1.  Something Exists The is a very basic premise that almost everyone agrees on.

In our case, that something is the universe. There are some people who would argue that we don’t know if we, or anything else for that matter, really does exist.

These people argue that maybe the life that we’re living now is not real. Maybe we’re plugged into a machine somewhere, and dreaming up the life that we are living, like as in, The Matrix (movie).

This isn’t the only explanation that these people give for an alternate reality.

Supporters of this argument will put forth other explanations for the possibility of life not being real, and for living in a dream-state.

This idea isn’t anything new, and has been around for hundreds of years.

I don’t believe this theory to be true, and I believe in the counter-argument that was given by Descartes.

René Descartes, was a French philosopher and mathematician, who made the statement, “Cogito ergo sum,” which is translated, “I think, therefore I am.”

This means that thinking about one’s existence is proof of the existence of oneself.

You can read more about Descartes’ cogito ergo sum argument on Wikipedia if you’re interested.

2.  Nothing Cannot Create Something

The definition of nothing is no-thing.  It isn’t anything, and it doesn’t have the power to do anything.

Nothing can also be defined as the state of non-being.

3.  Something Must Have Always Existed

We know that there must have been something that has always existed in order to bring the thing that now exists (the universe), into existence.

If we say this isn’t true, then we’re also saying that it’s possible for the universe to have come from nothing, and we know this is impossible because of premise number two.

Anything that has come into existence must have a cause.

So What is the Something That Must Have Always Existed?

There are only two options if we’re following the logic given in the cosmological argument.

  • Either the universe has always existed or
  • Something outside the universe has always existed

Scientific evidence shows us that the universe hasn’t always existed.

Here are some of the evidences that support that the universe did begin at a certain point of time:

1.  The Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the amount of usable energy in a closed system, like in the case of the universe, is decreasing.

In other words, the amount of usable energy is dying out just like the batteries die in your flashlight.

If a closed system like the universe is in fact running out of energy, then the universe can’t be eternal because a finite amount of energy could never have brought the universe through an eternity of time.

2.  The Universe is Expanding

In 1929, Edwin Hubble, made a discovery that the universe is expanding.

Once scientists understood that the universe was expanding, they realized that it would have been smaller in the past.

At some point historically, the entire universe would have been a single point.

This point is what many people refer to as the Big Bang, which is the point when our universe began to exist.

3.  The Cosmic Background Radiation

Physics.org describes the Cosmic Background Radiation as, “The left-over heat from the fireball of the Big Bang in which the Universe was born 13.7 billion years ago.”

While the age of the earth is speculation by scientists, most do agree that the Cosmic Background Radiation does point to a finite universe that has a specific age.

So to recap, here’s the cosmological argument which offers proof for the existence of God:

  • Something exists (the universe)
  • Nothing can’t create something
  • Therefore, something must have always existed in order to cause the universe into existence
  • The universe didn’t always exist
  • Therefore, something outside of the universe must have always existed

Why God is the Eternal Something (or rather Someone) That Caused the Universe into Existence

We don’t need to rely on the Bible or on any religion to show that God is the eternal Being who created this universe.


We can conclude some things about the Creator of this universe by looking at the world around us.

When we examine the universe, we can conclude that the Creator must be:

  • Self-existent
  • Timeless
  • Non-spatial (exists outside of time, space, and matter)
  • Infinitely powerful because He created this vast thing we call the universe
  • Supremely intelligent because He created the universe with immaculate precision
  • Personal because He chose to convert a state of nothingness into the time-space-material universe (an impersonal force has no ability to make choices)

When we take a look at all of these characteristics, we see that they are the characteristics that are attributed to God.

Who Created God?

Atheists usually say that if we follow the logic in the argument, then God must have had a creator too.

I used to bring up this objection to those who believed in God when I was an atheist.

However, the cosmological argument only states that everything that came into existence must have a cause.

God didn’t come into existence, He always was, is, and will forever be.

The cosmological argument points to the first cause of the universe as Someone that has always existed.

That is a part of the argument.

The argument points that there must be something that did not have a cause.

But Wait, Maybe that Eternal Creator isn’t God

Most atheists, if they concede that yes, there must be an eternal first cause to the universe, then they’ll say that we don’t know what it is.

They’ll says that science is still making new discoveries every day.

Therefore, they’ll say that there could be other life forms out there that we don’t know about yet, and maybe they are the ones that created the universe.

God vs. Aliens (other life forms)

The bottom line is that there is no concrete evidence that other life forms exist.

You can tell me about the climate of Mars, or about Kepler-186f, and I’ll again say that there’s no concrete evidence that other life forms exist on those planets or anywhere else.

On the other hand, the evidence for the Christian God is much more concrete.


When we look at how Christianity spread after the death and resurrection of Jesus, we notice something that’s both fascinating and unique.

This unique thing is that the apostles and early followers of Jesus weren’t just martyred for their faith, most of them were tortured first before they were killed.

This is documented in historical books that are written by authors outside of the Bible, authors such as Josephus and Tertullian.

The reason that the torture and death of the first followers of Jesus is so significant, is because they were tortured for saying that they had witnessed the risen Christ.

You might be thinking, “So what? Hundreds of people die for their beliefs everyday.”

But hold on for a just a minute, there’s a huge difference.

The first followers of Jesus were tortured and martyred for saying that they saw Jesus resurrected

Hundreds of people die everyday because they believe that their religion is true.

However, nobody is willing to die for a false testimony.

Did you notice the difference between these two?

If the apostles and early Christians were lying about seeing the risen Christ, then as soon as they would’ve experienced persecution and torture, then surely they would have changed their false testimony.

They would have said, “Sorry, we’re lying about seeing the risen Christ.  Please stop torturing us and let us go.”

But none of them withdrew their testimonies, they were tortured until death, and they maintained that they had seen the resurrected Jesus.

Why would so many people be willing to do die for a false testimony?

Do you know anyone that’s willing to die for giving a false testimony in court?

The answer is no.

That’s why this is one of the most compelling evidences for Christianity being an accurate belief system.

Wait, a Universe From Nothing is Possible, Says Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss and Others

Sometimes atheists will bring up M-theory, or the multiverse, citing that it’s possible for a universe to be created from nothing.

M-theory is a theory that says that there’s either an infinite or finite amount of universes.

Since there are so many universes, then one of them must be fine-tuned to sustain life.

In Stephen Hawking’s book, The Grand Design, Hawking Writes, “Because there is a law of gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing.”

Both Hawking and Lawrence Krauss propose that it’s theoretically possible for the universe to have come from nothing using M-theory, string theory, and quantum physics to do away with God as being the creator.

However, there are major flaws to M-theory, and there are a number of respected physicists who point out these flaws.

Some physicists have gone as far as saying that M-theory isn’t even a science, it’s a pseudoscience.

Problems With M-Theory and a Multiverse

1.  M-theory requires the law of gravity and gravity is not “nothing.”  It’s “something.”

Any supporters of M-theory need to alter the definition of the word “nothing” to support their view.

Nothing is no-thing, it’s the state of non-being.

Scientific laws describe what happens under certain conditions and they need something to work on.

You can be sure that gravity isn’t nothing, it’s something.

2.  There is no evidence for a multiverse existing.

There isn’t much to be said here.  If there was evidence to support this theory, there wouldn’t be such a debate.

There is no observable evidence for an infinite, or even a finite number of universes existing.

3.  When physicists talk about “nothing”, they are talking about a quantum vacuum.  But there’s a problem.

A quantum vacuum is not nothing.

A quantum vacuum does have the properties of “something” as Dr. Alexander Vilenkin points out in this video.

If you’re interested in reading more about M-theory, the multiverse, and related topics, I recommend you check out this article by Focus.org, or this article by Professor John Lennox.

What Would the Universe Look like without God?

A universe without God wouldn’t exist, and you wouldn’t exist either if there was no God.

This is my belief and personal conviction.

I used to think otherwise when I was an atheist, but now, I have peace knowing that I have a relationship with God, the creator of heaven and earth.

I shared with you my beliefs and I’d love to hear about yours.

Do you believe in God? Why or why not?

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