Chapter 3 Why I Believe in God

D. James Kennedy begins this chapter on page 37 with this…”Is there a God or not? This question eclipses all other questions that mankind might ask.” And continues a few sentences down, “More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than the answering of any other basic question. The whole tenor of human life is affected by whether men regard themseves as the supreme being in the universe or acknowledge a superhuman being…..”
He then goes on to discus how today’s advanced sciences of quantum physics (to a increased knowledge of the minute level of subatomic particles), atomic theory, astronomy (with increased abilities for observation), biology, physiology, chemistry, the science and mathamatics of probablilites, and even psychologists….. have all contributed to the logical theory that earth, the universe, humans, and animals all required a Creator, a great architect, a great mathemetician, with incredible knowledge of all the sciences!
Psalms 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
Kennedy continues in length giving details of how intricately everything has been made, coordinated, and is sustained for life on this planet earth. The mass and size of earth is just right; a 10% difference would destroy life. The earth is just the right distance from the sun. Without the moon in its exact position, life would not be possible on earth. One example of the moon’s necessity is that the tides cleanse the oceans as the waters rise and fall. Our atmosphere is unique to any other place in the known universe. Nature keeps the atmospheric elements in balence through cycles. Without the top thin layer of ozone, killer sun rays would burn us. The thin layer of earth crust protects us from a molten lava core. We have the wonder of water to sustain life. The wonders of the human body are intricate and awesome! Kennedy discusses the marvels of the blood, the eye, and the brain. The chances of evolution to produce such complicated systems is mathematically improbable to the degree that it is problematically impossible!
The nature of man is also discussed. If a human is only physical material, no different than an animal, then how do we explain “human rights” or values and morals? Where do justice, mercy, kindness, and self-sacrifice fit in? If man is only physical, then what becomes of the human desire to have a purpose? What is personality if there is only material physical body?
And without God, where is hope if the only future is the grave and disintegration of matter? If that is all there is, how can there be any real happiness? With an atheistic belief system, what sorrow is experienced at the death of a loved one? When we run into the reality of our own frailty, weaknesses, and brevity, who can we really turn to for help? Is life no more than just drifting through tossed waves with no horizon in sight? Why would anyone rather choose to ignore the evidence of a Creator, rather than examine the evidence? There is evidence if a person takes time to examine it! Could it be because they do not WANT to recognize and respect a Supreme Creator? Could it really all come down to pride, being a self-made man, and the desire to do what I want to do without any accounting to anyone else?
Remember the evidence? The Bible was written over thousands of years, but reads like one book…with beginning and end….with consistency…with logical format….and by multiple authors of varying occupations. It is historically accurate, including verification in carbon dating and archeology. There is more evidence for the accuracy and legitimacy of the Bible than any other ancient manuscript. It is more sure than the writings of the Egyptians or Plato! And above all that, there is a more sure word of truth in it! The Bible is detailed prophetically throughout in great numbers of prophetic words, with accurate fulfillment 100% of the time, sometimes lifetimes later than when written. The Bible declares God is real! Now, we also see that the universe, nature, science, and even the body and mind of humankind declare the requirement of a Supreme Creator!
There are so many scientists that now realize the impossibility of evolution, that they are looking to another way to explain creation. They are now discussing the concept of aliens “seeding” the earth. The book of Genesis has told us about that long ago! God is not from this earth, therefore, He is alien. Genesis 1:1, ” In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.” And also in Genesis 1:26, “God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness”.
I believe in God. But, Satan also believes in God and trembles. The question is whether you believe in God as Supreme Creator and therefore Lord over mankind. Then, you need to get to know Him, for He is not a dictator God, but rather a God who desires a love relationship with His created family, those made in His image and likeness. Are you beginning to desire to know Him more? The Bible is a legitimate source to read about Him! When one of His prophets asked Him about His name and what to call Him, God answered “I AM”.
Exodus 3:14, “And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!”

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