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January 7, 2011
I have been challenged to use observations and science to prove God exists. What a fool. One needs only look at the miracle of creation to see the hand of God. However, God does not seek to prove His existence. What God does want is faith.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Faith is not merely something we have, faith in God is a way of life. We literally live by faith. How do I know God is real? To begin with, I have a brain, I think, I reason and I can see the work God has done which no natural process or action of evolution could create.

1 Cor 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Faith will never be understood by those who are willingly ignorant of the existenance of God. 
Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Having a law to live by or a set of things to do or not do does not make one just and it does not make one whole. It is only salvation by grace through faith which can make us just and whole. The law or the rules are only there to show us our need for salvation. 
Heb 11:1-2 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (2) For by it the elders obtained a good report.
I don't expect someone who is not saved to understand this, but my faith in God has allowed God to prove Himself to me. 
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Faith is a simple concept. We must believe in God to please Him.

Now, my question for all of you scoffers will be a simple one. Explain gravity. How does it work. What makes it work. How do you know it exists? You can observe gravity but can you explain how it works?


Randy Ross said...

Well, one reader has posted a link to an article which cites many observations of gravity as well as various formulas to predict gravity. However, no one has yet explained how it works.

Let's make this a little more interesting ... why does the mutual gravitational pull of the earth and the moon not draw them together into a cataclysmic destruction of both? I know the answer ... do you?

Anonymous said...

You must not have read the article very well. The articles states that spacetime is curved by matter, and that free-falling objects are moving along locally straight paths in curved spacetime. Except of course, it's quite a bit more complex than that, but because I'm not a physicist and most of the science just flies over my head, I just linked you to the article and decided to let it explain exactly how gravity works.

As for how the moon keeps from crashing into the Earth, it's because the gravitational pull of the moon isn't enough to alter the Earth's course and the gravitational pull of the Earth is balanced by the moon's momentum (not perfectly though, it's estimated the the moon is actually moving away from the Earth at a rate of about 4cm per year).

Randy Ross said...

Again, there are observations of gravity and formulas which describe and predict gravity but there is no explanation of how gravity actually works. How was gravity created in the earth? I know, anything with mass has a certain amount of gravity. Even every molecule. But how did the gravitational pull get there? I know the answer, do you?

As for the moon: you are correct. There is a quite delicate balance between the gravity of the earth and moon (which would pull the moon toward the earth) and the angular momentum which would force the moon away from earth. Do you understand what the possibility of that incredibly delicate balance occurring by chance is? It is all but impossible. Yet the moon is there! However, if you factor in an all-powerful God, it isn't all that hard.

Hmmm...the moon is moving away from the earth at the rate of 4cm per year. So if we work out the math, that means that 20 billion years ago, a mere two-thirds of the age most godless evolutionists accept, the moon has changed its orbit by 80 million kilometers. That is interesting because the moon is only a little over 400,000 kilometers away from the earth now. Did it pass through the earth? On the other hand, if the creation is only about ten-thousand years old, a shift of 4cm per year for a total of 4km (less than one percent of the earth-moon distance) isn't that big of a deal.

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