Does God Really Exist?

Indirect evidence is often reliably depended upon to establish the veracity of a fact. For instance, it's been utilized to prove that the Sun produces energy through nuclear fusion, hydrogen exists on it and that the Earth has an iron core. In like manner, the fact that there are dozens upon dozens of fulfilled Bible prophecies constitutes irrefutable evidence for the existence of it's author, Jehovah God. 

Indeed, for millions of rational people the world over, the fact that all of the fulfilled prophecies the Bible contains were accurate predictions of future events constitutes the greatest evidence of all of the Bible's divine origin and the necessary existence of it's Magnificent Author, God. No other writings, religious or otherwise, shares this distinct mark of divine authorship. 

Here are some preeminent examples of these extraordinary and precise prophecies:

Only the Bible reveals that our Creator has a personal name, Jehovah, and informs us that He is “abundant in loving-kindness.” (Ex. 34:6) “Give thanks to Jehovah, you people, for he is good; for his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.” (Psalm 118:1, 29) “[God] is kind toward the unthankful and wicked,” states Luke 6:35. “He makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous.” (Matt. 5:45) “Your loving-kindness, O Jehovah,” sang the psalmist, “has filled the earth.” (Ps. 119:64) The scriptures contain numerous accounts of how Jehovah showed loving-kindness to his worshippers.  

For instance, Jehovah protected and fed the Israelites while they spent 40 years in the wilderness. In the Promised Land, God provided judges to rescue them from their enemies and to bring them back to true worship. Because Jehovah stuck with them through good times and bad during all those centuries, he could tell the nation: “With a love to time indefinite I have loved you. That is why I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”—Jer. 31:3.  

Only the Bible informs us that Jehovah goes beyond speaking about forgiveness. He acts accordingly. Jehovah used Jeremiah to exhort: “Do return, O renegade Israel . . . I shall not have my face drop angrily upon you people . . . I shall not stay resentful to time indefinite.” (Jer. 3:12) God does not feel lingering anger or bitterness toward any of his people whom he has forgiven. Rather, though a wrong has been committed, Jehovah wants to repair the damaged relationship. Despite the sins a person may have committed, if that sinner truly repents and seeks God’s forgiveness, Jehovah will ‘bring him back’ to His favor and blessing. (Jer. 15:19)  

Consider the example of King David of ancient Israel, who sang: “[Jehovah] is forgiving all your error, [he] is healing all your maladies.” How David must have appreciated being shown forgiveness for his sin with Bath-sheba and for murdering her husband. He extolled Jehovah, saying: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, his loving-kindness is superior toward those fearing him.” (Ps. 103:3, 11)  

Everything you need to know about your loving Creator and how to develop a close personal relationship with Him is right there in the Bible.  
maxximiliann maxximiliann
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7 Responses Mar 15, 2012

Prophecies you say? How do you know the stated prophecy? The bible. How do you know if it was fulfilled? The bible. You cannot use evidence from the questionable source, you have to have evidence that there was a prophecy to begin with, or if it has been fulfilled.

As for references to modern science, the passages are so vague that they could mean anything.

The circle of the earth could be the circle of life.

Hanging the earth over nothing, could mean that he thought that we lived on a flat plane of existence, if he really thought the earth was round, there wouldn't be references to that because then due to that logic, people could fall off the bottom of the earth due to the gravitational pull of the universe.

These were written by different people, but then again, why are there so many different stories of how the universe was formed?

It's so vague and contradictory that it cannot be actual evidence, I'm sorry.

Had you taken a moment to actually examine the prophecies I linked to as examples you wouldn't have drawn such a benighted conclusion. "Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish." -Proverbs 18:13

Amen. I fear of God anger.

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Thank you for sharing! That is one of my favorite passages in the Bible :) I'd like to ask, though, if this prophecy has already been fulfilled why do people still grow old and die? Per this prophecy, 'there should be no more death'.

If you are into prophesy, consider this one that is already true for those who can see it:<br />
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Revelation 21:3 -- Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.<br />
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That prophesy is one that more and more people are finally awakening to. In church-speak: The body is god's temple and the home of the indwelling christ.

As the Creator and Giver of Life, Jehovah has the right to determine who should continue enjoying His conditional gift and who should not. As I proved to you earlier, he does NOT sanction or condone indiscriminate killing because he always, ALWAYS made provisions for those who wanted to avoid his adverse judgments. More to the point, those who obeyed His laws had no reason to fear being put to death just as you have no reason to fear being put to death if you don't murder, rape, commit treason or espionage. <br />
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For example, it was not until the earth of Noah’s day became “filled with violence” that Jehovah said: “Here I am bringing the deluge of waters upon the earth to bring to ruin all flesh in which the force of life is active.” (Genesis 6:11, 17) Regarding another judgment, it was only because the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah had “abandoned themselves to sexual immorality and were bent on perverted sensuality” that God caused it to “rain sulfur and fire.”—Jude 7, The New Berkeley Version; Genesis 19:24. <br />
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Did God relish bringing all flesh to ruin in Noah’s day? Or did he derive some fiendish pleasure from destroying the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah? For an answer, let us look at the events surrounding the Flood of Noah’s day. After stating that God would wipe wicked mankind off the surface of the ground in order to cleanse the earth of violence, the Bible says: “Jehovah . . . felt hurt at his heart.” Yes, it grieved God that “every inclination of the thoughts of [man’s] heart was only bad all the time.” Hence, to save as many as possible from the impending Deluge, God dispatched Noah, “a preacher of righteousness,” to sound a warning message and to build an ark for preservation.—Genesis 6:3-18; 2 Peter 2:5. <br />
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Adverse judgments from God have always resulted because wicked people adamantly refuse to abandon a bad course, not because Jehovah enjoys killing people. But you may wonder, ‘Did not Jehovah encourage the Israelites to war with the Canaanites and to annihilate them?’ <br />
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Spiritism, child sacrifice, sadistic violence, and various forms of perverted sex worship were the order of the day. As a God of justice who exacts exclusive devotion, Jehovah could not allow these disgusting practices to disrupt the peace and security of innocent people, especially Israel. (Deuteronomy 5:9) For example, imagine if the community in which you live was without a reputable police force or militia to enforce the laws of the land—would that not lead to anarchy and violence of the worst kind? Similarly, Jehovah was compelled to act against the Canaanites because of their licentiousness and the real danger they posed to pure worship. Therefore, he decreed: “The land is unclean, and I shall bring punishment for its error.”—Leviticus 18:25. <br />
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Divine justice was carried out when God’s executional forces—the Israelite armies—destroyed the Canaanites. The fact that God chose to use humans to carry out this judgment, rather than fire or flood, did not diminish the sentence. Thus, when warring with the seven nations of Canaan, the Israelite armies were instructed: “You must not preserve any breathing thing alive.”—Deuteronomy 20:16. <br />
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As a respecter of life, however, God did not sanction indiscriminate killing. For example, when the residents of one Canaanite city, Gibeon, asked for mercy, Jehovah granted it. (Joshua 9:3-27) Would a bloodthirsty war god have done this? No, but a God who loves peace and justice would.—Psalm 33:5; 37:28. <br />
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Time and again, the Bible associates God’s blessing with peace. That is because Jehovah is a lover of peace, not war. (Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 29:11; 147:12-14) Consequently, when King David desired to build a temple of worship to Jehovah, God told him: “You will not build a house to my name, for a great deal of blood you have spilled on the earth before me.”—1 Chronicles 22:8; Acts 13:22. <br />
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While on earth, the Greater David, Jesus Christ, spoke of a time when God’s love of justice would no longer allow him to tolerate the present-day evil we see. (Matthew 24:3, 36-39) As he did in the Flood of Noah’s day and in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, God will soon take judicial action to rid the earth of selfish, wicked men, thus paving the way for peaceful conditions to exist under his heavenly Kingdom rule.—Psalm 37:10, 11, 29; Daniel 2:44. <br />
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Clearly, Jehovah is not the bloodthirsty God you accuse him of being . On the other hand, he does not shrink back from exacting judicial punishment when it is due. God’s love of goodness requires that he act in behalf of those who love him by destroying the wicked system that oppresses them. When he does so, true peace will flourish earth wide as the truly meek ones unitedly worship Jehovah, “the God of peace.”—Philippians 4:9.<br />
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Once again, your attempt to morally indict God is not an ajudication ba<x>sed on all the facts but on your personal bigotries, phobias and biases, nothing more :)

Absence of proof is not in and of itself proof. For example, Bible critics questioned the existence of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who handed Jesus over to be impaled. (Matthew 27:1-26) Evidence that Pilate was once ruler of Judea is etched on a stone discovered at the Mediterranean seaport city of Caesarea in 1961.<br />
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Before 1993, there was no proof outside the Bible to support the historicity of David, the brave young shepherd who later became king of Israel. That year, however, archaeologists uncovered in northern Israel a basalt stone, dated to the ninth century B.C.E., that experts say bears the words “House of David” and “king of Israel.”<br />
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Until recently, many scholars doubted the accuracy of the Bible’s account of the nation of Edom battling with Israel in the time of David. (2 Samuel 8:13, 14) Edom, they argued, was a simple pastoral society at the time and did not become sufficiently organized or have the might to threaten Israel until much later. However, recent excavations indicate that “Edom was a complex society centuries earlier [than previously thought], as reflected in the Bible,” states an article in the journal Biblical Archaeology Review.<br />
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How different things might be if historical evidence was found AGAINST the existence of these Bible personages. THAT would be proof. For as long as historians better trained than you have tired, no one has succeeded doing so. As such, to construe the lack of extrabiblical evidence as proof against the historicity of the Bible is intellectually dishonest.

Using your example of the sinking of the Titanic, the four Gospels and the book of Acts compile the testimonies of several eyewitnesses as well as many historical facts. To claim that these accounts are not historical simply because they are found in a religious text is nothing more than bigotry. Although many better trained than you have tried, no one has ever successfully challenged the historical accuracy of the Bible. It refers to real people and real events. -

I encourage you to read "The Death of the Messiah: from Gethsemane to the Grave: A Commentary on the Passion Narratives in the Four Gospels" by the historian Raymond E. Brown as well as the article "Josephus on Jesus" - As most learned individuals know, Josephus was but one of several ancient historians who attested to the historicity of Jesus.

Argumentum assertio does not a substitute for actual evidence make. Sorry, try again.

Here's the evidence that has led millions upon millions of reasonable people the world over to conclude that the Bible has accurately predicted specific future events - <br />
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Concerning the historicity of Jesus Christ, I kindly refer you to this article -