- Category: Good Responses to Objections Good Responses to Objections
- Published on Sunday, 31 March 2013 20:58 31 March 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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Objection: “I Don't Believe God Exists.”
Ask him, “Well, what evidence do you need to believe that God exists?” Many will say that to believe, they would have to see God. Then say:
“Do you believe in the existence of air, life and love or intelligence? Have you ever seen them?”
Then ask: “Is it reasonable to use two different standards of proof - one for God and another for everything else that we know exists, yet cannot see? Then if that doesn’t work, tell them about:
Three Evidences for the Existence of God:
- 1. The law of cause & effect: We may not see air, intelligence, life or love, but we can see their effects. We see dust blowing or leaves rustling and assume the presence of air and wind. So, I believe in God because I see in the universe all around me effects that logically point me to a great invisible cause whom I believe is God.
- 2. The evidence of design – for e.g. if you look at your watch and know that it did not spontaneously self –assemble or evolve in slow stages from nothing. The watch’s beautiful design suggests a watchmaker. Likewise, looking at the wonders of the universe and world around us, we see everywhere, beauty, order and design. So an elegantly designed world points to the existence of a “world designer” that I call God.
- 3. The presence of personality – We look at the famous painting Mona Lisa and see evidence of personality and logically conclude that the painting could not be the result of an impersonal cause, because a cause must always be greater than its effect and because the painting evidences personality, so the cause has to have personality; in fact, it has to be a person - Leonardo daVinci.
Likewise we see a beautiful, orderly world full of people evidencing personality, we reason logically that the great cause or designer must be a person I call God.
This excerpt is from Evangelism Explosion, by James D. Kennedy)