God does not need nor does He even desire to prove His existence to you.
Does this statement sound a bit arrogant to you? After-all, who am I to speak for God? Nevertheless, my assertion is that those trusting in their own innate ability to scrutinize the existence of God may need to embrace that statement before it is even possible to come to the truth concerning God’s existence.
I am hoping that you and I can agree on that.
Let’s imagine that we all live on a two dimensional plane. Three dimensions do not exist in our world. We are like line drawings on a piece of paper. That is all our brains and our world will allow us to conceive. But now what if a finger were to come down on that two dimensional field. Keep in mind we cannot see that it is anything other than a big flat blob on our two dimensional world. And yet, that is exactly what we try and do with God. We try and use the limited resources he has given us in our physical world to try and explain something our minds cannot conceive of. And it drives us crazy. Where did time begin? How can it possibly end? Where does the universe begin? How can it possibly end? Yea, go ahead and chew on those for awhile. So when it comes to the eternal God, why do we still continue to think that we can figure Him out? If he doesn’t stand up to our own criteria for rational thinking, then we figure this four pound mass of tissue between our ears (which He put there by the way and gave it the limitations as he determined best) must be a higher authority than Him. Dwell on that end of time and universe thing a little while longer and then continue to tell me you can figure things out… much less God. Do you really think science is the end all? God is eternal and beyond time and matter. After all, he created time and matter. He is the dimension we cannot fathom. God laughs at our futile attempts to deny his power and authority. “He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.”(Psalm 2:4) Oh, the arrogance of men!!! God, not mankind, is the One who holds all truth. Our ideas of “relative truth” just won’t stand up alongside God’s authority and ultimate truth.
The Bible states that since all of mankind is sinful, deserving of hell, then a penalty for this sin must be paid. Perfect justice demands it! Someone did indeed pay that debt which you and I owe.
What will reconcile you to God? Here it is: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
Death could not hold Jesus in the grave because “the wages of sin is death“(Romans 6:23) , and Jesus did not sin. He arose which means that the verdict had been dealt with and that life was now available to all who would place their trust in Christ and HIS perfect holiness.
Once we receive the offer of salvation from Christ, God’s Spirit directs us to the resources he has lovingly given to us.
God chose to make his special revelation of Himself through humanity. The entire Bible has the same thread. It has the same unity of message even though it was written by 40 different men from vastly different time periods, cultures and status over a 1500 year period to bring about this unified message of a coming redeemer to restore the broken relationship with God.
On one hand you may find yourself somewhere between indifferent, annoyed or even infuriated. Perhaps you will be fed up with all this nonsense and continue to believe that Christians have bought into an irrational set of beliefs which defy logic and reasoning. How could we actually believe all of those fairy tales in the Bible? I mean, come on, people. Use the brains that God gave you…er, I mean that evolution gave you.
So what if what I am telling you is true? That changes everything. It even changes my motivation for writing this article and suggesting you need a “paradigm shift” in the way you approach the existence of God and His purpose for your life.
Another thing which might happen is that you give God a chance to enter your heart. He may cause you to humble yourself and admit that you have “missed the mark”, and see the foolishness of requiring God to “prove” himself to you. Perhaps the Spirit of God is bringing you to a point of recognizing your own sinful state. You may come to realize that without a Savior, you are destitute and guilty before our holy, righteous God.
In which case you might simply talk to God and say something along these lines,
Having realized this and the fact that my sin was what caused your own Son to have to pay an agonizing price for my sinful condition, I give myself to you.
God willing and by his grace and mercy that will happen to you.