Creation and God’s existence

There are people who say that they don’t believe in God because they have never seen Him. I must confess, I’ve never understood that argument. Have they ever been sailing? Or do they refuse to go because they would be dependent upon the wind they cannot see?

The apostle Paul spoke about this in Romans 1 when He recorded, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

Theologian Paul Enns illustrates this principle through his love for Bulova wristwatches.  He writes,

I have always been partial to Bulova watches, because my father was a jeweler and always wore a Bulova wristwatch. A wrist watch is a precision instrument – it is small, intricately made, amazing in its ability    to    keep    accurate    time. If I were to open my wristwatch it would probably say, ‘Made in Switzerland.’

Although I have never been to Switzerland or a watch factory I know that somewhere there is a watch factory that manufactures wristwatches. How do I know? Because my wristwatch bears witness of the fact. Every effect demands a cause. Something does not come from nothing. A wristwatch demands that there is a watchmaker; . . .a house demands that there is a carpenter, and a creation demands that there is a Creator. Since the world exists there must be a cause for its existence; it did not come into being by accident.

I agree with Paul Enns. It only makes sense to believe in God. So next time someone tells you they don’t believe in God, ask them where they got their watch. For if they believe that something as simple as their watch didn’t come about by chance, how could they possibly say that something as complicated as human life came about that way?

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