How do you know God is real?

We can know God is real when we experience His reality. God wants us
to know that He is real. One way you can find out for sure is through an
experimental approach. Pray a prayer like this:

“God, if you are real, show me. If you really exist, I want to know
before it is too late.”

No one else needs to know if you prayed such a prayer. If there is no
God, then He can’t respond to any prayer. If He exists, He will show you
in a way that is convincing to you.

But really, people who suppress the truth about God are without excuse.
The Bible says that God has placed eternity in the hearts of the
sons of men
(see Ecclesiastes 3:11). You have an intuitive knowledge
in your heart that there is “something out there” and that
when you die you will still exist somehow – and not just as a memory or
idea. Right now you may believe in your mind and with part of your heart
that you have well-grounded scientific or other reasons to deny the reality
of your eternal existence, but God has made sure that something in you
knows that this is not the truth
.

The Bible says that, “what may be known of God is manifest in
them
[i.e. you and all thinking people], for God has shown it to
them [to you too!]. 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 [you] are without
excuse
.” (Romans 1:19, 20)

In other words, God’s existence and nature is revealed through what
you can see around you in the physical universe AND in your own internal
world
. Your conscience, mind, memory, will – indeed your whole soul
– is a strong evidence that there is a Personal God – one who feels, thinks,
chooses and judges.

Can we really believe that all personality and personhood is nothing
but
a meaningless product of time, chance, matter and energy? And if
so, what would be the practical consequences of such a philosophy lived
out?

It is actually so improbable that you have no excuse if you choose to
believe such rubbish.

The Universe is not old enough for life to have evolved through chance.
Even billions of years is not enough time. And the best astronomy reveals
that the Universe cannot be orders of magnitude greater than that in age.
See Dr. Hugh Ross’ page – Reasons to
Believe
for more on this.

Can you believe that a true life painting could exist without a painter?
Or could a watch exist without someone to first design it? Could all the
mysteries and intricacies of the biological world really come into being
without a super-intelligent and wise Creator?

Added to all this we have the millions of testimonies
of believers around the world who have been changed by surrendering
their lives to Christ. Some of these are more dramatic than others, but
all point to the same reality. Only a tiny fraction of what God has done
in amazing ways for people has ever been reported. One reason for this
is the indifference many Christians still have towards the glory of God
and the salvation of sinners. Another reason is that many sinners would
not want to admit to others too publicly what they privately know that
God has shown them.

The historical, physical resurrection of Christ is the great event on
which Christianity is based. Many skeptics have become believers upon investigating
the evidence for this with an open heart
and mind.

All the objective evidence in the world may fail to move your heart
if your real reasons for questioning God’s existence are subjective. You
may feel disappointed with something in life and be blaming God for that.
Well, that may not be fair at all. This will be dealt with in another section.
But for now, you might want to check out the information contained in “The
Will of God and the Rebellion of Man.”

Kind regards.

Michael Fackerell

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  1. im in Clinton TN

  2. Help me please. I know that God is real but I have asked him to come into my heart to help me and I have never felt any change ive been sprinkled and Baptized. I pray all thru the day read my bible try to learn from it would love to be like Paul, but my life never changes no matter how hard I try or pray.

    • Marilena Fackerell says:

      Hi Jaydee,

      Do you have Skype so we can chat there? I will be happy to help you. The main thing is to realize that it’s not your trying that gets you saved, it’s your believing. Believing that Jesus paid for all your sins and you don’t have to pay for them. You need to accept His sacrifice for your sins, and not try to work your way to salvation. All He wants from you is to decide from now on that you will leave under His authority and give Him the leadership of your life. Your willingness to do this it’s what is required cause He provides the ability to put that into practice. He died for you for a reason, because you could not save yourself. Therefore stop trying to save yourself and choose to believe He paid for your sins.
      All He wants from you is to be reconciled with God. That means that you no longer choose to run your own life independently of God, but you choose to let God be the King of your life and run your life. It means you choose to live, as you were created, for God, not for yourself. And you choose that out of love, we love Him because He first loved us and died for us. We do this out of love. It’s the willingness to submit that He is after and the willingness to collaborate with God when He tells you something through the Bible that He wants you to stop doing or start doing. The willingness is what is needed, the actual power to do it comes from Him, as you throw yourself at Him and ask Him to save you from your sins and help you overcome in every area of life. He is your SAVIOUR FROM your sins. You are not your own saviour.

      Once you understand this, I encourage you to go to this part of the website and pray the prayer to consecrate yourself to God – talk to Him like to your best friend, like to a loving Father, cause this is what He is. Pour out your heart to Him as to someone who has your best interest at heart and can help you. I’ll pray for you in our prayer meeting as well.

      Which part of the world are you from, India. Which city or town? You can contact me on Skype.

      Blessings,

      Mari

  3. Richard Dawkins makes a compelling argument and after reading Robert Winelands book Gods Final Witness it is hard not to heed Dawkins hypothesis. That a God that can allow mankind to wreak such woe on the Earth during the seventh seal smacks of intimidation and cruelty of such magnitude that one could be forgiven for thinking that Abrahams God and the Christian God is a powerful, vengeful, uncaring, entity that is hell bent on destroying the very creation that he is supposed to have made. Confusion so it seems reigns supreme.

    • lookinforacity says:

      Yes there is a God but seeking your knowledge of God from this man.

      Richard Dawkins
      Is an Evolutionary biologist, author and Atheist.

      With credentials like that, just what is it that makes him a qualified expert, on anything having to do with God, which He does not think exists in the first place, or the Bible as the Word of God.
      All of the arguments he has ever made, are called, blowing smoke.
      The man hasn’t got a clue what he is talking about – – – PERIOD.
      Although he does qualify as a HERETIC.

      If your serious about knowing God, then ask questions from the people that do know Him, like the people on this site, your questions will be answered truthfully, by faithful people that have a true relationship with the Living God.
      Start by asking God to reveal Himself to you. but if your not serious, then don’t waste your time, He already knows your Heart.

      JIM

    • jesseedavis says:

      I guess one way to put it is as my dad will gladly tell anyone. “A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.”

      Scripturally speaking, ” 5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
      6And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.” 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6

      You see, Mr. Dawkin’s argument is in essence a one-dimensional argument, handicapped by only what he has seen/heard/felt/etc. He, along with many others, discredits anything that they do not agree with, even if science and logic stands against them.

      What we testify of is something that has happened and is happening, hence it being a testimony. It is something we can feel, something we can see, and a new life that we walk in, even now. Many of us have come from a life sentence of some sort of sickness or a handicap, or whatever it may be, and it took being completely healed of it all in order to see that there is more to all of this than a really good argument from someone who has no idea what he/she speaks of.

    • lookinforacity says:

      “THIS” is your other expert?
      Hey there is coffee brewing, time to wake up.
      No body knows the time of the end, not even the Son of God, Jesus.

      Quote from your Ronald Weinland
      “I am to announce, through God’s direct revelation, that I am one of those two witnesses.” (page 16, 2008 God’s Final Witness)

      Throughout the book, Ron Weinland repeatedly tells us he is God’s Final Prophet, and any who reject that statement will die in the tribulation to come:

      This guy is the poster boy, for the term Crack Pot, maybe because he’s on CRACK.

      JIM

    • The thing is you need to understand God’s character before understanding why these things happen. God is intrinsically good, I mean think about it, if He was really vindictive, vengeful or uncaring couldn’t there be easier ways to express that. For example, why didn’t he make water taste like sewerage and yet make us need to drink it to survive (on the contrary its got the best neutral taste and refreshes and restores us), or why didn’t He make a cherry look delicious and succulent but when we eat it it tastes like mud (on the contrary we delight in delicious foods).

      If you take a good look, you’ll see everything God has done and designed works for the good for His creation. The problem is sin. We’ve gone astray from God, and one of the reason He has to ‘wreak woe on Earth’ is because suffering keeps us from multiplying our sins to a point where your daughter wouldn’t be able to step out of her house without being assaulted. This world would become would become so corrupt and evil without God’s firm hand that you would wish God would just destroy it. Sometimes we only don’t realise how deadly sin is because God keeps it in check. There would be waaay for suffering for us without God’s hand keeping us from reaping the fullness of sin. We would become like ‘monsters’.

      God has also promised that He will destroy sin forever and create a new heavens and a new earth that is perfectly good, without any pain, any suffering, instead fullness of joy and peace and life. That is God’s will for us, through man resisting Him and going there own way, He has to act harshly sometimes. There is also the thing that God uses suffering to ‘wake us up’ to the truth about Himself.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Confusion is making a decision to go with the devil because God is so mean that he lets us go with the devil… The devil is the destroyer of the earth, God is the redeemer. Will you judge God because he has given you the choice and warned you of the consequences? If the consequences of evil are horrible, why does not this ‘intelligent’ source reject evil rather than embrace and espouse it?

      In ALL things, God is just and right. Worship Him and get on the right side of the equation, then you will not need to fear hell fire and destruction. Preach the gospel as a witness and the world will not need the same fate. So, why not be part of the solution and not the pollution?

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