Existence of God: Assumed in Scripture

The Bible assumes the existence of God without attempting to prove it. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning, God.” The Bible is God’s letter to His creation, revealing Himself to us. In the other articles in this series we discussed opposing views to the existence of God and arguments for God’s existence.

The Bible is God’s letter to His creation revealing Himself to us. He desires to have a personal relationship with us. As in the beginning with Adam and Eve, God invites us to fellowship with Him. His relationship with man was severed because of sin (Genesis 3:24, Romans 5:12).

Jesus came that we might be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-21, 1 Peter 3:18). As a result, we can fellowship with God again, as Adam and Eve did in the beginning.

This was made possible through Jesus’ finished work on the cross on our behalf. He was separated from God so we might be reconciled to Him.

Hebrews 11:6 – “Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

If we want to develop an ongoing relationship with Him, the only requirement is we must believe. Faith is the only way to please God and be accepted by Him.

We must come to Him in faith believing He will accept us because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Faith is the only way to please God and be accepted by Him.

Hebrews 10:38 – “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him.”

Romans 1:17 – “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Habakkuk 2:4 – “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”

The writers of scripture claimed to know God personally, therefore assuming His existence. You can also personally know the God of the universe. This is the difference between religion and true Christianity. It’s a relationship with God – knowing Him personally.

It’s no longer the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but He is my God. Jesus said, “I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God” (John 20:17). He is my God. Paul said, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Timothy 1:12). Knowing God intimately was Paul’s passion and longing, He said, “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings” (Philippians 3:10).

The Psalmist had this same longing. He said, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Psalms 42:1-2). Knowing God personally is the essence of eternal life.

Jesus said, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3). Eternal life actually consist in knowing the creator of the universe and having a personal relationship with Him. You can know Him if we will come to Him through His Son Jesus (John 14:6, Acts 4:12) and seek Him with all our heart (Jeremiah 29:13).

Why should we attempt to prove God’s existence when the Bible doesn’t? Below are four important reasons for arguing God’s existence.

We must make sure soldiers of the cross are well equipped with all they need for every potential conflict. According to Ephesians 4:11-13, the job of the fivefold ministry is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Let’s do our best to make sure they have all the ammunition necessary for any battle that may arise.

With over 43 years of teaching and ministry experience, Dr. Linton’s passion is to equip, encourage, and strengthen pastors and ministry leaders. Check out his latest video messages and sermons.