There is Good Reason to Believe in God

In Acts 14, we find Paul in Lystra in the region of Galatia (modern Turkey).

Luke records Paul’s words to his listeners:

“In the past, [God] permitted all the nations to go their own way, but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness…” – 14:17

“He’s never left us without evidence of himself.”

As he’s preaching to the people and teaching about God, we once again find Paul speaking to both the heart and the head. In other words, yes, salvation is by faith alone, but it’s not blind faith.

The first time I ever heard former atheist/legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel, speak in person I remember him saying,

“The Christian faith is an intelligent faith.”

Why? Because it provides the best explanation for reality. 

Note that Paul used the word “evidence,” not “proof.”

Don’t let anyone fool you – all worldviews are “faith worldviews,” in that mankind cannot prove scientifically God exists, nor can mankind scientifically prove God doesn’t exist.

Personally, I have neither the time for, nor interest in, fairy tales and half-baked philosophies based on human subjectivity.

If you honestly consider cosmology, teleology, astronomy, biology/DNA, human consciousness, objective morality, the archaeological record, and the historical reliability of the New Testament, the overwhelming, cumulative evidence will lead you to discover what I discovered: the biblical worldview is both reasonable and rational.

Should you hold to a worldview other than the biblical worldview, but are curious and/or open to an honest investigation into the claims of Christ, permit me to recommend a few sound, responsibly written books:

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus; by Lee Strobel

There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind; by Anthony Flew

These resources are a solid place to start your investigation.

For heavier reading, try:

God, Very Probably: Five Rational Ways to Think about the Question of a God; by Robert H. Nelson

Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe; by Stephen Meyer

Think deeply, nw