How Can We Know That God Exists?
Many people long to know God but have honest doubts.
For a few the search is primarily intellectual. They simply want belief to make sense. For many others the search is deeply spiritual. They are aware of a spiritual void that needs to be filled and are seeking redemption and a way to connect with God. And for others, a painful past and suffering feeds the struggle for faith.
Please forget the clichés.
A small boy was outside playing when a preacher paid a visit to his home. The youngster was unaware of the pastor's presence so he burst into the house dangling a mouse by the tail. He said, "Look Ma, look what I got!" He said, "I got a mouse. I hit it over the head with a broom, and then I banged its head up against a rock, and then I jumped on it." And then at that point the youngster saw the preacher, and he said, "And then the Lord called him home!" This is an attempt not to use the name “God” carelessly.
Introduction: What kind of knowledge enables us to know God?
Jesus called his disciples to the deepest kind of faith.
The night before Jesus was arrested; he told his threatened disciples "Don't be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly…. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me…. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!” John 14:1-2, 6, 9. (NLT) Is there a heavenly Father who created us for himself and sent his Divine Son to rescue us from sin and ourselves, and to provide an eternal home for us in heaven? How can a person who doubts the existence of God believe this and come to faith?
“But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for him.” Hebrews 11:6 (CEV)
To find God the Bible states we are to begin by admitting that God is real and ...
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