III. Can We Prove The Existence
Christian faith is not fiction, selfishly imagined by men. There are several ways to prove the existence of GOD and the truthfulness
of His Word, The Holy Bible; ranging from the Bible’s prophecies of the rise and fall of nations to the supernatural
demonstrations of miracles found in every culture of earth.
Second only to
the prophecies pointing every man to the Great Deliverer from sin, Jesus Christ, there is the grandfather of time-prophecies
found in the book of Daniel, chapters 2 & 7 describing the ruling nations of earth from the 6th century B.C.
to the close of time. There are only four, and each has been fulfilled exactly as foretold.
These four kingdoms are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. GOD gives two types of illustrations
to describe these kingdoms. In the first description they are illustrated by a great statue of a man, made
up of four different metals: head of gold, chest of silver, belly and thighs of brass, and legs of iron with feet of iron
mingled with clay. GOD tells Daniel that these metals are representative of the four kingdoms that would
rule over GOD’S people to the close of time. GOD chose this illustration of a statue of a man simply
due to the reality that man has continuously worshipped himself: his opinions, his power, and his religions above “the
God of heaven and earth.” This arrogant posture has always reigned among the leadership of men, and
this accounts for every war and burden imposed on people. So, in every case, these four kingdoms exemplify
the history of their fundamentally immoral character and abuse of power. But this does not discount the
godly men and women who have lived within these kingdoms. Nevertheless, each of these kingdoms has denied
GOD’S call for justice, mercy and love. This is why each has fallen from power. Jesus
summed it up: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought
to desolation.” Matt.12:25.
the second description of these four kingdoms (Dan.7) they are illustrated as predatory “beasts:” a lion with eagle’s
wings, a bear with ribs in its mouth, a leopard with four wings and four heads, and lastly a beast not similar to anything
of this world, “diverse from all the beasts that were before
it,” “dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces,
and stamped the residue with the feet of it.” These
beastly descriptions are representative of their character traits. The first three exhibit a predictable
behavior. But the last kingdom has a completely unpredictable nature, where its character is unlike anything
from this world. In this fourth kingdom, stealth, tyranny and hypocrisy rules on the throne of their government
to the intent of imposing their fundamentally immoral authority over all men.
We are living today in the age of the last sovereign power according to Bible prophecy: Rome. There
is no fifth power to have the lion’s share of wealth, influence or authority over the people of Earth. The
wisdom of Solomon summed up the leading reason for the Vatican’s supremacy: “Wealth maketh many friends; but the
poor is separated from his neighbour.” Prov.19:4. It has been estimated that the Rothschild bank
of the Vatican secured 50% of the world’s wealth by the 20th Century. In addition to Rome’s
economic stronghold the Bible predicted that the Vatican today would bear sway over the religious, financial and political
decisions of civilization. And it will be under Rome’s religious/political arm that “the seven
plagues” and “Armageddon” of Revelation 16 take place. And while the United States of
America has been included in the chronology of end-time events, the prophecy points to America’s subservience to Rome:
its calendar and holidays, structure of scholasticism, the language of law in our legislation, and even America’s inability
to acquire financial independence from the elitist faction of bankers outside of the American people’s jurisdiction.
Under the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 specifically commands that Americans coin their own money.
But this law has been violated since 1913 when the private banks under Vatican control established the Federal Reserve
and began taxing the American people.
Other compelling evidence GOD has allowed to prove that there are forces outside of our control
deals with the mystical aspects of life. Behold the events of the supernatural recorded in all religions:
Satan worship, psychics, astrology, fortune-tellers, witchcraft, séances, voodoo, miracles, after-death experiences,
miraculous healings, mediums, and ghosts. These would not have drawn the countless followers throughout
time unless there was evidence: some kind of visual manifestation—something tangible to the senses. And
with the diversity of witnessed occurrences, drawing allegiance from billions of people only proves that there are controlling
forces beyond our control, drawing us to pay homage to the jurisdiction of these forces. And whose jurisdiction
we choose determines the fate we receive.
1. Can we know with certainty
that GOD exists?
Judges 6:39,40 And Gideon said unto God…Let me prove Thee, but this
once...[v.40] ______ ______ ______ _____ ________ __________.
33:3 Call unto Me [Creator GOD], and I will answer thee, and show thee ________ _____ ________________
_________ which thou knowest not.
Every honest-in-heart individual who will genuinely inquire
of “the LORD” will be granted a revelation from GOD. A basic principle repeated throughout the Bible teaches
that GOD will intervene with gestures of the miraculous, ranging from a marvelous coincidence to an awesome demonstration
of His power.
Why doesn't GOD openly reveal Himself to all men?
3:8 And they [Adam and Eve] heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and
his wife ______ _______________ from ______ ______________ of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
A deep-rooted fear of GOD has ruled the hearts of men ever since Adam and Eve violated their own conscience by eating the
one fruit that GOD warned that if they ate it they would die. This single act of eating that fruit permanently corrupted
their judgment in life, and removed their ability to be wise stewards in caring for the life on Earth. This fear has
directed GOD to enact a plan of restoration that through His gift of moral intelligence given to every man, one or more of
His means of influence may reach our hearts and draw from us the companionship He desires to have with us. GOD'S
objective is to restore all that was lost when Adam and Eve chose to sin & die.
3. How is this fear overcome?
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore _______ ______________________ _______ ____
GOD has placed a great capacity for love into the
heart of man. And His gift of a freewill determines its growth or decline, for GOD avoids every hint of compulsion in
His work of restoring the bond of man's heart to His own. Christ forced the will of no man! This is why the Apostle Paul said: “God loveth a cheerful giver.” II Cor.9:7.
4. How does GOD restore man's
faith in His love?
2:11-14 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God
knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. [v.12] Now ______ ________ _____________ not the spirit of the world, but
______ __________ __________ _____ _____ _______; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth; comparing spiritual things
with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither
can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
GOD'S wisdom has chosen the heart-drawing
but unseen power of the Holy Spirit to restore man's ability to love and to follow Jesus Christ. The recipient is
given complete freedom to embrace and nurture their friendship with GOD, or to even flat-out reject His polite, urging
tugs of love. The “still, small voice” of the Holy Spirit speaks
to our hearts with a gentle decency—He never yells.
5. What is the response GOD hopes to see when His seeds of
love, sown by His Holy Spirit, and His Word are revealed
11:1 Now __________ is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of __________ ______ ________.
6. Why is faith so important to GOD for the salvation of His
1:7-9 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,
though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: [v.9] Receiving the end of your
faith, even _____ _________________ _____ _______ ________.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved ______________ _________; and that
not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached _____
_____ _____________ ________, _____ ________ ________ ______ _________ in them that
7. What other evidence is apparent to everyone that GOD
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world ______
_____________ ________, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal Godhead and power.
Psalm 19:1-3 The heavens declare
______ __________ _____ ______; and the firmament showeth ______ _______________. [v.2] Day unto day
uttereth ____________ and night unto night showeth _______________. [v.3] There is no speech nor language, _________
________ _________ _____ ______ __________.
The balance of nature exists through symbiosis (the science of GOD’S laws preserving life). There
are multiple examples of symbiotic relationships between plants and animals. There are certain trees and
insects, where the insect cannot survive without the tree, and likewise the tree cannot survive without the insect. Then
there is the simple relationship between bees and flowers where neither can survive without the other’s existence!
This simple lesson teaches that these relationships had to have been created in a mature state in the beginning, and could
not have evolved through eons of time. So, the chicken did come before the egg. Then
there is the biological fact that any mutation from one animal to another is impossible according to the world’s leading
Geneticists, Barney Maddox and Francis Collins. “A genetic mutation of as little as a billionth of an animals genome
is relentlessly fatal.”—Geneticist Barney Maddox, 1992.
The very foundation of evolutionary
theory is disproven by this fact alone.
So, what has preserved the balance of nature
throughout time is that there are no bridging species connecting the different families of life. This is
shown in both the living and the fossil record. Each of the distinctly different families of life will not allow even the slightest mutation from their
unique design and purpose. And thus, the balance of nature is preserved for future generations. Laws
of inheritance are built in each species that prevent any offspring that does not live up to the standard of its predecessor.
This sifting process found in each step of life's reproduction prevents any mutation, thereby preserving
the mutual safety for all life. They remain separate from one another to serve one another in perpetual balance. This
is why “birth defects” witnessed throughout the animal kingdom are never associated with an improvement of a given
species, only its weakening and death. There is not one example of a birth defect that survived and then became
the dominant species.
The genetic difference
between man and the chimpanzee (our nearest genetic relative) has been measured to be forty-eight million nucleotides.
Due to the law forbidding “a random change of only three nucleotides” it becomes obvious that a chimpanzee will
forever remain a chimpanzee. This is precisely what GOD teaches through His Word entrusted
to man’s study and care: that the families of life were created in a mature state: in perfect, harmonious balance.
The father of modern evolution, Charles Darwin, returned from his ocean voyage asserting that the dozens of varieties of finches
he discovered on the Galapagos Islands had to have a common ancestor. The Bible agrees, but Scripture teaches it was a bird.
To accomplish this mature balance of nature, our Creator chose a span of six literal days to perform the Creation of Life.
In six rotations of the Earth on its axis the power of GOD’S Word spoke into existence the miracle of life on earth, as it is written, “the evening and the morning were the
first day…the second day…the third day,” etc. If men of science, medicine, and even the church had
not determined to disprove GOD’S Sacred Word and Holy Law, the godly wisdom made available through Scripture would have
removed all of the needless suffering of life caused by rebellion against GOD’S established laws.
In view of the symbiotic law that directs every part of the
universe to preserve life including galaxies, stars, and planets we can now safely ask the question: Just how complex is our
universe? A computation was made by the world's leading astrophysicists: Sir Frederick Hoyle and Chandra
Wychramasinghe, calculating the quantity of information found in living and non-living matter. The sum
total of the information presently calculated from the non-living material of the universe adds up to 235 EBI (Exponential Bits of Information: the term used for quantifying vast amounts of data).
Now, let us turn our attention to the complexity of life. Today's
science would have us believe that life evolved from non-living matter. But modern studies of life’s
complexity tell a completely different story, a story with shattering consequences to the ‘faith’ of evolution.
The simplest non-replicating protein molecule (the most basic building block of life that does not reproduce)
has been measured to have 1500 EBI. This difference in the complexity between living and non-living matter
is so staggering that it teaches a most basic scientific lesson: no matter what arrangement or combination is made of the
non-living elements of the universe, it is impossible to organize the existence of life from non-living matter.
Now, let us take this a step further.
One microscopic cell in the human body contains an estimated trillion living machines. Each
one of these little machines survives because they rely on each other and serve each other. The law of symbiosis rules within the structure of that microscopic
cell. Just one simple cell
of the human body has been measured to contain 20,000,000,000 (billion) EBI. Remember, this is comparing
the entire lifeless universe, which spans the vast stretches of space, to that of ONE microscopic cell of life.
This spectacular difference does not
take into account the far greater miracles that many varieties of living cells coexist, having symbiotic relationships between
themselves, and with the vital organs, muscles and skeleton. The creature then exists in an ecosystem comprising a vast
diversity of other creatures; again, relying on symbiotic law to continue their survival. All of these creatures co-exist
in harmonious balance to their habitat, with an inborn strength of adaptability to meet the challenges of their environment.
The margin of change within the environment is minimal enough to perpetuate all major species of life. And the entire
biosphere of earth is maintained through earth's constant position in its relation to the sun, moon, and planets, which
provides minimal deviation in climate through the four seasons of the earth's orbit around the sun. The constancy
of climate from millennia to millennia is also due to our solar system's constant position in its relation to the stars
of our Milky Way galaxy. Even our galaxy's perfect balance among the estimated 200 billion other galaxies—with
a margin of fluctuation so low that it staggers the imagination.
In summation, the difference in complexity between living and non-living matter shows that “natural order” had
absolutely no contribution to the creation of life. Sir Frederick Hoyle stated: “The chance that
higher forms might have emerged in this way [evolutionary theory] is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through
a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.” Therefore, it becomes academically obvious
that there must exist an Intelligent Creator. A Creator whose knowledge is as infinite as time and whose power is as
infinite as space. And most importantly, because unselfish love (symbiosis) is the cornerstone of creation's
government, GOD must be a GOD of infinite love. The relationship between GOD and His creation must be founded on the
very laws He established: the laws of sacrifice, healing and love. And for GOD to change or remove any established laws
that govern His creation is to remove the sense of reliance that men need to move forward in their growth in knowledge, understanding,
All who misunderstand
the true origin, dignity, and destiny of man (as ordained by GOD) lose an anchorage of hope and happiness that promises to
offset every trial and temptation. “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Rom.5:5.
8. What is the pinnacle prophecy
of the Holy Bible, proving
that it is a book I can trust?
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going
forth of ______ ______________ _____ ___________ and ___________ Jerusalem unto _____________ the Prince
shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
The “seventy weeks” prophecy in the book
of Daniel, 9:24-27 is the pinnacle of proof for the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. The commandment to restore
and build Jerusalem was given in the year 457 B.C. by King Artaxerxes of Persia (Ref. Thompson Chain Reference Bible, Ezra
7:13-26). He gave the command fulfilling the specifications of the prophecy as it is written: “I
make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their
own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.”—v.13.
There is an important principle to understand
when studying the Bible’s time prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation. It’s called
the day=year principle. GOD had established this principle of one prophetic day equals one literal year when the children
of Israel refused to enter the Promised Land. For the number of days they spied out the land but refused
to enter it they were to spend an equivalent number of years in the wilderness. This principle of Bible
prophecy is symbolic of man’s inherent refusal to believe GOD’S Word. (This is why Jesus Christ
taught many of heaven’s lessons in parables: to draw a deeper study, which in turn would lead to a saving faith in Him.)
In conclusion, the time prophecies of Daniel and Revelation employ the one prophetic day equals one literal year principle,
as it is written, “I have appointed thee each day for a year” (Nu.14:34; Eze.4:6).
So, from Artaxerxes’ decree
in the year 457 B.C. until the coming of “Messiah
the Prince” (meaning, the Anointed Son of GOD) we span “seven weeks, and three score and two weeks” (69 prophetic weeks
or 483 literal years) bringing us to the year 27 A.D., the time when Jesus was baptized and anointed with the Holy Spirit
to begin His work and ministry, as it is written, “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him” (Jn.1:32). Simple arithmetic (through which a little child can understand)
verifies the exact time Jesus Christ began His ministry. Jesus Himself confirmed the prophecy when He said,
“The time is fulfilled [the 69 weeks specified in Daniel 9:25], and the kingdom of God is at hand [this begins the 70th
and final week (or seven years) of the prophecy]: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Mk.1:15.
To further confirm
the prophecy’s association with Jesus Christ, the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 decreed the exact year in earth’s
history when Jesus would lay down His life for the sins of the world: just 3½ years into His ministry; the time of
His crucifixion in 31 A.D.: “And He [Jesus Christ] shall confirm the covenant [the promise of salvation]
with many [the Jewish nation] for one week [the last seven years of the “seventy
weeks” prophecy]: and in the midst of the week [in the year 31 A.D., three and a half years into His ministry
reconciling man to GOD] He [Jesus Christ] shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” [the rending
of the temple veil by an unseen hand at the instant of Christ's death fulfilled the obligation of the sacrificial system
first begun with Adam and Eve, and elaborated through the Mosaic law, effecting its end, as it is written, “the veil
of the temple was rent in twain” (Matt.27:51)].
the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus there still remained three and a half years from the 70th week.
Even after the murder of the Son of GOD, the Jewish leaders were allowed time to repent and receive salvation. (This
perfectly exemplifies the longsuffering of GOD for the salvation of His children.) The prophecy ended with
the stoning of Stephen in 34 A.D. when he looked up and said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man
standing on the right hand of God.” Acts 7:56. This was the moment when the Jews as a nation closed
the door forever as GOD’S “peculiar treasure” to the world; and the door now opened for the Gentile nations
to take up the banner of GOD’S salvation and carry the Gospel commission to “every kindred, and tongue, and people,
and nation” (Rev.5:9).
The pinnacle message of the Holy
Bible points to the sacrifice of The Omnipotent Creator, Who stepped down from His Throne in Heaven where hosts of holy angels
bowed in adoration before Him, serving His every beckon call. He left the lavish courts of heaven to become the Supreme
Servant of man: a man named Jesus “the Christ.” He did this to not only prevent the extinction
of the human race on Earth but also to restore eternal life and joy for every creature, great and small, that He Himself created,
“In the beginning.”