I just finished watching Gods Not Dead FINALLY! Great movie, full of truth and excitement of things that go on every single day for Gods kingdom.
The movie got me to thinking..how do you argue or prove Gods existence? There are many people that could argue both sides and try to use logic or reasoning. Everyone has their own opinion and have a right to their opinion and beliefs, but one thing I have learned that is most important is..know why you believe what you believe. If you believe based on what your family, friends, or acquaintances has told you then I highly recommend that you research why! Why? Because if you don’t know for yourself what you believe and why then you don’t believe anything, you accept everything.
One thing I know is God doesn’t need our defense but He loves our faith. Gods existence doesn’t need to be proven with words…everything we knows proves He is alive and true. One thing Josh said in the movie during one of his sessions was that right and wrong is judged based on a straight line given by God and that without it we would have no reason for laws or rules. Whether people believe or not…everything our entire world is based around started with The Ten Commandments. Moral would be nonexistent without Gods direction.
The movie stated that God has given us free will. Why? God is not a dictator sitting on his throne telling us what, when and how to live, he is our guide who informs us on the right path but it is ultimately our decision to listen or ignore. What verse that keeps coming to mind is:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he sent His one and only son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Yes this is the verse everyone knows, believer or not, but this verse tells it all. It expresses His love and your choice of life or death. What more do we need?
God loved us so much that he sent His son to die for our sins, He knew the whole time that not everyone will receive His sacrifice but he also knew that each and every person who will is worth it. He even states “whosoever” saying that whoever chooses to believe will be given life.
To me, the only explanation I need is that when you truly believe, you will know that Gods existence is real because the feeling you have flowing through you that is like none other without Him. The only question to ask yourself… “What do I believe, and why?” Do you really know or do you just take someone’s word for it? Someone can point out verse after verse to prove it, but in the end…the only thing we are searching for is why? My question to you is why not?
Eternity in paradise or in despair and anguish? The answer is for you to decide and is between you and God.
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17 NIV)