Is there a God?
Reliable information for those asking life's big questions
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24 December, 2013 at 4:11 pm
I like this website.Yes jesus is alive .I too saw his beautiful and tender hands in my vision.
24 December, 2013 at 8:35 pm
23 April, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Good article. My problem is how to match the big bang theory with what is said in the Bible about creation. It’s possible that someone gets confused and thinks that genesis books are all a fairy tale.
24 April, 2014 at 1:44 am
Hi Bonasi, thanks. What do you think Genesis 1-3 should be seen as?
David H. Winer says
21 August, 2014 at 8:08 pm
I am a Messianic rabbi, and I would love to hear from you on this also! Is there a proof of God? Yes. Nobody has ever proved the Bible wrong. Please write to me if you have an issue with the Word of God and you think there is an errant fact. My proof that there is God is simple. As a Jew, who believes in Jesus our Messiah, Lord, and God, the Bible prophecies, in over 360 prophecies, that our Messiah, God in the flesh, was to come exactly when, where, why, and how He came 2014 years ago. He came as God said (Isaiah 9:6, Daniel 9:24-27, Isaiah 7:14, and Micah 5:2 in particular). He said that He was God and proved it. In John 1, the Bible says that Jesus is the Word and that all things were created through him and by him. Jesus proved that He was God by bringing people back from the dead, healing them, curing them of blindness and many other diseases. He said that He would come back from the dead in three days, and He did. He lived for another 40 days on earth and then ascended into the sky before over 500 people, saying that He would come back as He left, from clouds of Heaven. The Big Bang theory is a contradiction to thermodynamics which says that matter cannot spontaneously generate itself. In other words, matter cannot not create itself, from nothing. Only God can do that. God is eternal. He always was. The Bible starts off by saying, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.” God, in the form of a man, Jesus, came to live with us on earth, showing Himself to us and showing us how to live and to love. Please write to me so we can further talk if you are interested. There is so much proof of God and none of the Big Bang without God. How can perfect order and life come from a big explosion that came from nothing? Impossible. The only reasons we have the “THEORIES” of the Big Bang and Evolution, is because people do not want to admit that there is a God. They do not want to believe in God simply because they do not want to follow his rules, called commandments. The word for law in Hebrew is תורה or Torah, which simply means teaching. God came to teach us how to live, so we could be at peace with each other. When we violate this teaching on how to live with each other, just look at the news today and see where a “godless” world is leading us. Be blessed. May the love and peace of Jesus/Yeshua be with you always and forever.
22 August, 2014 at 3:15 am
Hi David, welcome! It is wonderful to meet a Messianic Rabbi! I have visited your website, and there were some good things there.
I agree with many of the things you have written here, and I don’t really want to get into an argument with you about the things where we don’t agree. So I will just be brief.
There are many people who think they have proved the Bible wrong at some point. Whether they are right, or you are, is a matter of debate. I don’t think there is anywhere in the Bible where the Word of God is specifically equated with the Bible, and many places where it clearly isn’t. Again, we may debate what that means.
I don’t think the big bang explanation entails creation out of nothing. I think it starts with an enormous amount of energy, some of which becomes matter in time. Science cannot explain how that initial energy got there out of nothing, and I agree with you that God is the best explanation – probably the only explanation. Perhaps some people believe in the big bang to escape believing in God, but I don’t think that would be logical, and many people (such as me) accept the big bang even though we believe in God, because it seems to be the best explanation of the facts.
Best wishes, and thanks for visiting.
Shahidur Rahman Sikder says
28 February, 2016 at 10:54 pm
Discovery of the God, Big Bang & Evolution:
Science very exciting for a religion & a nation- is there a no conflict between science and religious through that physical nature of the Universe.
See into- about 5 years ago comments- Shahidur Rahman Sikder at http://science.jrank.org/pages/840/Big-Bang-Theory-evolution-Universe.html
The Big Bang and evolution ARE real but they were carried out by God, says the Pope as he embraces modern science
Pope: The most important news- about the God, Big Bang & Evolution at https://plus.google.com/104669722445739033329/posts/MQ9wQejCRLQ
See- God or Dark Energy, Big Bang, Evolution and Early Universe, My DEMO Final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYcnbwUKUEM New Discovery of the Universe: can be found at http://lnkd.in/Sn6wPK the Universe creation or creator or religious- can be found at http://t.co/OQDPbAg
John Lee says
24 June, 2016 at 2:51 pm
What created God? Why is God always thought of as “HE”? If it is ever proved that there is a God it is more likely to be an “IT”.
25 June, 2016 at 2:44 am
Hi John, thanks for reading and commenting. I’d be interested to hear your answers to these questions. Here are mine ….
1. No-one. God has always existed. Or more accurately, God is timeless.
2. Personal pronouns are tricky. We only have male (he), female (she) and non-personal (it). We don’t have one for non-gender specific but personal, which is what I think God is. So he is often used because most societies have traditionally been patriarchal. But I think God is personal but not gendered, for which we have no pronoun.
3. Does that mean you think God is non-personal?
26 July, 2016 at 6:57 pm
A mysterious new form of energy seems to make up most of the universe. Where did the universe come from? Did the Universe Come from Nothing?
Answering of the question:
Modern Big Bang Theory: On reflection of Big Bang theory such as; “Beginning of the creation a part of the power of the nature/God became divisible as a result of the big bang”. At the time of the beginning of the creation or from the absolute zero of time or from the big black hole or from the Nature or From the God, part of the power of the Nature/God became divisible as a result of the big bang. The part of energy had been divided in the beginning of creation from the large field of energy, which is below 50% of total energy. In the most of natural power reserved in Nature or big black hole or the God from which, the world of gravitation become influenced. See at https://shahidurrahmansikder.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/big-bang/
26 July, 2016 at 11:37 pm
Hi thanks for visiting and commenting, but do you mind if I ask you a question?
In answering questions like this, do you think we should have reasons and evidence before we offer an answer? or do you think we can just say whatever we think?
Richard Krause says
15 August, 2016 at 6:36 pm
I really appreciated your article and thoughts, especially “I believe that creation by God is more
reasonable than either of the other options”. I TOTALLY agree with you.
Please permit me to give you some back ground about myself. I was born and raised in a Lutheran environment. I am still a member of a Lutheran church however because of health issues (and others) I no longer attend.
I believe there is a God who created the Universe. I believe that more from my observations while working as a chemist in a research laboratory, and after retirement from my online research. Several years ago I started to do research into the origin of the Universe and life. It has been a most interesting “ride”. The more I read, the more I became convinced, as you have, that there are many holes in many of the scientific theories. Especially the “inflation theory”. Most cosmologists seem to go to great lengths to avoid accepting God as the creator. They admit that the Universe cannot be as “flat” as it is solely by chance (and the list goes on and on). And they certainly don’t explain how atomic particles can be made (at least not to my satisfaction.)
UnkleE, I fear I have taken up too much of your time. Thanks again for starting this “forum”.
I would be most pleased to hear your thoughts and continue this communication.
16 August, 2016 at 10:23 pm
I’m glad you found the page(s) you read interesting. Thanks for commenting. You certainly haven’t taken up too much time – I too am retired from full time work and enjoy the opportunity to discuss.
I think it is natural that scientists try to find explanations apart from God – that is after all the role of science. We no longer consider things like thunder or eclipses to be supernatural, so it is good to test the boundaries of the natural. My disagreement is when science has no explanation and it seems it principle that it cannot – then we should reasonably accept the possibility of a supernatural explanation.
People say this is “God of the gaps”, but I have no problem with that. We go with the best explanation we have until a better one is found. But inevitably, when we find a natural explanation for something we previously thought was supernatural, that just pushes back the boundary one step.
So I think, as you know, that the existence and design of the universe both reveal truth that points to God.
17 August, 2016 at 6:42 pm
I much appreciate your response to my post.
Regarding the role of science – It seems we agree for the most part, however, there may be some slight differences. To me science is a field of human endeavor to search for an understanding of all biological, chemical, and physical things that interests homo sapiens. And an essential part of science is to verify the purported findings of knowledge. The knowledge that science has provided to us is mind-boggling. Along the way theories are tested and retested. The difficulty (especially with theoretical physics) is that some (many) theories are accepted as “near” fact without adequate verification. One such theory in my opinion is the “inflation theory”. There are just too many questions. Enough, I could go on about this theory for some time. I currently do not accept it.
There are SOOOooo many things we still do not know. And frankly, there are many questions that scientists throw under the table and ignore. I suspect that is done in part because those questions would raise many questions about “how” and “why” which then raises the question about a creator. Discussions about a creator is a no no for atheists.
Oh yes – “God of the gaps”. Atheists try to lay that onto theists. Not to say that isn’t true for some cases, but not all. I don’t feel I am “using” the “God of the gaps” every time science does not have a answer. In fact, it is from what I KNOW that convinces me there is a God. That showed itself numerous times in the lab.
To quote your excellent thought – “So I think, as you know, that the existence and design of the universe both reveal truth that points to God.” I say YES!!!! In my opinion, not only points to there being a God but all the cosmological evidence proves it.
Have a GREAT Day!
25 August, 2016 at 7:01 am
John Luke Rainwater says
28 August, 2016 at 5:11 pm
“Our eyes are the mirror of God – he created us to see himself.”
1 September, 2016 at 6:44 am
Thanks John, I like that.
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2 November, 2016 at 10:00 am
Hi Festus, I don’t suppose there are many scientists likely to read this blog. If you want a scientific opinion, you may be better trying a science blog.
Alex J says
14 December, 2016 at 5:43 am
As a new christian, this has become one of my favorite sites from the first visit. Fantastic information, would love to see a book on all this out of you!
14 December, 2016 at 11:59 am
Hi Alex, thanks again for your encouragement. It is nice to meet a new christian. I have thought about turning it all into a book, even just an ebook that could be downloaded for free. I have done a few trials of using software to do that, but I haven’t got around to making it happen. One day perhaps! 🙂
Maybelle Aquino says
14 June, 2017 at 4:13 pm
A satisfying and comforting read.
I did not know research goes dark before the single cell. A mysterious blueprint much too complex to come naturally where natural selection cannot apply – I, as uneducated in the matter as I may be, will still push that there must be a large gap of natural occurrences leading to cell division. But even in this day and age, the complex blueprints within us have me consider the idea of a designer nonetheless. This is why I found myself to this website, searching what it means to have discovered DNA – Information storing and transferring not commonly liken to organic processes by people who do not study and learn biology.
The Christian religion is based on selfishness and elimination of opposing ideas. Any evidence of a designer I will not address as the Christian god, or a god at all. A designer of that complexity implies that we cannot begin to fathom the truth.
The Psychedelic “drug” DMT expanded my mind on the matter as well. As it is naturally occurring, I don’t classify it along side recreational drugs such as marijuana or alcohol since the experience is a complete transportation of self, with the mind completely intact.
When the initial trip is over, you are left in what is a complex skeletal design of the room you’re in. It’s as if everything is being synthesized back to normal.
I don’t believe that we can understand the truth behind our current existence. The religions we know represent only what we can perceive without extensive scientific research. At least, I have not discovered yet any religion that does integrate current scientific discoveries into it’s belief system. Perhaps it would not be called a religion, and is just belief in science.
There are some metaphysical beliefs I feel strongly about, though I believe it might actually only apply to our current world in it’s state.
15 June, 2017 at 3:55 am
Hi Maybelle, thanks for reading, and letting me know some of your ideas. I agree that DNA is fascinating and complex. I have been studying it a little because it is relevant to family history as well as questions about the human race and God.
I feel the christian religion has often been very unfaithful to the teachings of Jesus, as you say, but I do believe Jesus teaches us truth. I agree with you that we can’t understand God much by ourselves, but I believe Jesus gives us information about God that we couldn’t get any other way.
Some modern day christians and churches have integrated science and religion, even though others haven’t, and there are websites and organisations devoted to bringing the two together. You might be interested in these: BioLogos and Science and Belief.
Thanks again for reading and commenting.
16 June, 2017 at 2:59 am
Oh no, don’t agree with me. Whatever is out there that we can’t understand – it’s not god. Whatever it is, we may never fathom it but there is something much bigger than we are and I don’t believe it’s someone determining our fates by our deeds, etc.
It may start to go beyond what we may call science, but I truly believe it is not divine. Those beliefs were created to comfort those who feel alone & need some divine parent to make them feel loved. So many people have this need to believe, to hope in something great and beautiful although the world itself already is.
17 June, 2017 at 3:48 am
Hi Maybelle, it’s not common to find someone asking me not to agree with them! 🙂
But I have to agree with you that what is out there we can’t understand, but then disagree because I think it IS God. Maybe it is true that some people need a divine parent to feel loved, but that doesn’t mean the divine parent isn’t there. It may be that just as our hunger points us to food, so our need points us to God.
17 June, 2017 at 8:25 am
You have a lovely site & it is nice to speak with you. Thank you for the website recommendations.
21 June, 2017 at 12:20 pm
Thank you Maybelle, and best wishes to you.
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