Does God Exists? – Beyond Empirical Evidence

Does God Exists? – Beyond Empirical Evidence

👶 A few years following my birth 👶, my parents converted to Christianity ✝️, with my father even pursuing a path as a church minister 🕍. This led to almost my entire family adopting the Christian faith 📿. Consequently, I grew up in an environment where affirming the existence of God was the norm ✨.

📚 Throughout my 14 years in a Christian educational setting 🏫, the concept of God’s existence was presented as an unquestionable truth 📖. However, my computer science 💻 and business background 💼 have instilled in me a habit of questioning everything ❓. Ironically, the one query often left unchallenged was, “Does God exist?”

💔 I sometimes wish I could share a moving story about how, in a moment of loneliness, I prayed 🙏 and then encountered an incredible person with whom I fell deeply in love 💕. Unfortunately, such a story is not part of my experience 🚫. Nor can I claim that I’ve received a clear, divine indication of my life’s direction 🛤️; navigating my college years was more about finding my own path 🔍. The guidance I once attributed to divine intervention might have been more the influence of my parents 👪.

🧠 Belief is profoundly personal and cannot be passed down or taught; it’s a journey each person must undertake independently 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️. Being immersed in a Christian education or growing up within the church doesn’t guarantee genuine belief 🚫⛪. Faith isn’t a legacy that can be automatically inherited 🧬. Ultimately, there comes a pivotal moment when each individual must confront and resolve their own beliefs about the existence of God ✨.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 The question of God’s existence became a significant part of my life only after I got married, a journey that started two decades ago 🤔.  Now, as a father to two teenagers and  also a Gospel worker 🙌, I recognise that no external force anchored me to the church ⚓. My faith’s endurance relies on my own foundational belief in God 🌱. This belief is something I had to embrace independently, despite my parents’ lifelong teachings about God 🙏.

Interestingly, the Bible doesn’t argue for God’s existence but describes God’s nature 📖. For example, it likens God to the most powerful and loving relationship humans know: “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:13 📜. We are considered His children 👶. 🌍 Therefore, the Bible reflects a shift from proving God’s existence to understanding God’s nature 🌟. It begins with the statement, “In the beginning, God created.” Genesis 1:1 implies God’s existence as a given, much like we accept the sun’s existence ☀️. Some might argue, “But we can see the sun,” yet the Bible suggests that God can be perceived similarly: “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. His invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20 🌌.

📣 The gospel is about God. Jesus brought us good news about God 🗞️. “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,” says the Bible (Mark 1:14) ✝️. God is for us, not against us, He taught. He loves us, accepts us, and regards us as special 💖. God on our side, God for us—what a liberating word. Good news indeed! And what Jesus taught, He lived. He was God in the flesh, the eternal Word pitching His tent among us (John 1:14) 🕊️. Seeing Him, the God-man, we see what God is like 🙏. Could God be so wonderful? Could God be like this? Yes, says Jesus, if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father also (John 14:8, 9) 🤲.

💫 The God that Jesus revealed, impacts our internal and spiritual rather than external and superficial, resonates with many who seek a deeper, more meaningful connection with their faith 🌱. It’s clear that for me, God is not just a concept but a presence that profoundly impacts how I view the world and interact with others 🌐. Everyone’s journey is different, and finding God—or any spiritual truth—is a personal endeavour 🔍. “Is there a God who hears me?” I believe there is—even if I personally may not be able to prove using empirical evidence 🌠. God doesn’t necessarily make lives different superficially; He changes lives from within🧡. He changes our spirits and our inner beings 💖. We see Him in the changes He makes in our characters 🌟. For those who are searching for God, keep looking. He’s out there—looking for you like a Father with open arms waiting to be found🌌.

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