In my personal opinion, there is only one real reason not to believe in God: because you don’t want to. To believe in God would require you to admit that you’re not in complete control, and frankly, that doesn’t sound very appealing.
When I was a child, my parents told me to stay away from the road. I didn’t like that very much. The reason I didn’t like it was that someone gave me orders, and to put it bluntly, I saw those orders as restrictions that kept me from “experiencing life”.
Every child has plenty of those “please Mom and Dad, let me live my life” moments. But as you get older and eventually become a parent, you realize that the reason your parents told you to stay off the road was that they didn’t want a car to hit you. They were simply trying to protect you.
Welcome to God and the way He feels. For some strange reason, we’ve conned ourselves into believing that we can figure life out on our own, that we don’t need any input, advice or direction.
The best minds in the world can’t hold a candle to God. Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Plato, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, William Shakespeare, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Socrates, Martin Luther, Garry Kasparov, Charles Darwin, George Washington—their combined minds are like a grain of dust in comparison to their Creator.
“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.” (Job 11:7-9, NIV)
People write books to try to disprove His existence; they stand on pedestals and declare there is no God. But God is there. Like the wind invisible to the human eye, His power knows no bounds.
I mean, think about it for a second: your wisdom and knowledge versus God’s wisdom and knowledge.
You have been around for at most 120 years versus God who has been around before the beginning of time (a concept which can’t even be understood in its fullness, because God created time). How can you compare? To think that we, in our finite minds, can scientifically show that there is no Creator is asinine, especially when His fingerprints are everywhere. You are not an accident created by random chance. Period.
This section is part of a larger book that I wrote back in 2014 called Dear Friends, Family, Neighbors, World. If you'd like a free copy of this book, click here.