Is God real?

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2We can know that God is real because he has made himself known to us in three ways: the world, the Bible and Jesus Christ.

The most basic reason to believe God is real is simply looking at what he’s made. Look at the uncountable creatures and animals; the depths of the sea; the billions of stars and galaxies; all the different foods and drink we enjoy. Think about it: if you found a watch in the middle of a field, you wouldn’t just think it had ‘appeared’ by itself. You’d know someone had made it because it has a clear design and purpose. It’s the same with the world we live in: it’s designed and balanced so perfectly that many scientists (not all of them Christians) believe that ‘someone’ must have made it.

God has also made himself known to us through the Bible. Throughout the Bible, the existence of God is treated as a fact (Genesis chapter 1, verse 1). Like when anyone writes their own story, they don’t first try to prove they exist! The life-changing stories, evidence and wisdom of the Bible, and the miracles it describes, should be enough to make us want to take a closer look.

The third way, and most important way, God makes himself known is through Jesus Christ (John chapter 14, verses 6 to 11). In Jesus’ amazing life, He lived a perfect life (which no one managed before or since) and fulfilled all the predictions in the Old Testament about a coming Rescuer and Saviour (Matthew chapter 5, verse 17. He also healed people, raised the dead and did lots of other miracles that no ordinary person could ever dream of doing. Then, three days after he was executed, he came back to life and was seen by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians chapter 15, verse 6). The Bible and historical records are filled with evidence of who Jesus is. As Paul, a writer in the Bible, said, this thing “was not done in a corner” (Acts chapter 26, verse 26). God has very publicly and clearly made himself known so that we would all come and find him for ourselves. The best place to start is reading the accounts of Jesus’ life in the Bible.

— Chris, an Our Daily Bread reader

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