Kari Lee Fournier
Faith perspective: Does God exist? Answer is more than a guess
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By Kari Lee Fournier
December 9, 2015

One of the most controversial topics of late concerns the existence of God. Are we created and planned by God, or are we simply a vapor that exists for a time and then decays into nothingness?

And the debate rages on. But when we consider the fact that there are two kinds of science, we understand better just where the facts lie. Operational science is based upon scientific experiments, evidence that we see over and over again. This would cover things like computers and electricity and rockets. Interestingly, most creations/inventions were by Christians. We find no arguments on these discoveries. Now, the second kind of science is historical science, where things cannot be studied and proven in a laboratory. Thus, guesswork is involved, plain and simple. In an April 2005 GeoTimes article, it stated that evolution is based upon forensic (guesswork) evidence and has no repeatable empirical (experimental) evidence.

Aside from the evolution argument, though, we find some interesting references in the Holy Bible on God's view on whether we should be aware of His existence. Let's take a look at Romans 1:20, where it states, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse." This indicates that one of the clues that God has given us for belief in Him is His creation. A few verses before that, in Romans 1:18, it states, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness." This shows us that there are no atheists. At least not from God's perspective, as they are simply suppressing the truth in unrighteousness. They know deep down, according to God, that He exists. Romans also talks about how we all have a moral code inside of our hearts, and we see this even in the most hardened of criminals, who will shriek in indignation if someone dares to steal from them.

Of course, there's always the question concerning why a good God would allow evil. The Bible states, however, that Satan rules over the Earth – since the reins were handed over to him when man fell from grace through his act of sin. Hence, the all-pervasive evil. We all are being exposed to sin's consequences and are to choose God or evil. Just as one awakens from a bad nightmare, those who put their faith in Jesus Christ being the Son of God who died for our sins and then was resurrected into Heaven – those believers will 'awaken' in Heaven one day, realizing that their Earthly existence was merely an experience, but that the Spirit cannot die. Things got bad on Earth at times, but even the most damaging of experiences (including death) could not and did not harm their spiritual self.

Another interesting piece of information in the Bible relates to Romans 1:24-25, where it states, "Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness ... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator ..." This tells us that we aren't to lose sight of putting God first amidst a misplaced focus on the Earth or anything else that He created.

And finally, when we ponder the science of proven experiments, the one that gave us the space shuttle, we reflect even more amazingly on the fact that an adult human being has 100 trillion cells – each more complex than that space shuttle. Let's take that one step further. Babies add 15,000 new cells each minute – also, each one more complex than the space shuttle. And one step further still, if you were to take an amount of human DNA that's just the size of a pinhead and translate that information into book form, the books would stack all the way to the moon 500 times!

Yes, God does exist. And, oh, what a magnificent, capable and all-powerful God He is.

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Kari Lee Fournier

Kari Lee Fournier is a Christian conservative freelance writer. Recently retired after 38 years with her City Water Utility, Kari likes to say that she's still in the water business – although her work now involves the 'Living Water,' represented by the Holy Spirit, which is freely given by Jesus Christ to those who believe that He is their Savior who died and rose again for their sins. In her writings, she primarily attempts to relay the message of the Holy Bible in a simple way, so that those who read her work can immediately apply the Bible's teachings to their own personal life's journeys and trials. Kari's columns have appeared in the Faith Perspectives section of Gannett Company newspapers throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

Contact Kari at wolfgang4234@hotmail.com.

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