Have you ever had anyone say to you, “there is no proof that God exists”? My response to that is always, “nor is there any proof that He doesn’t”. How would anyone go about proving that something does not exist? Proof of a negative statement is difficult to pull off. For example, how would you prove the negative assertion “There is no gold in Alaska”? You would have to determine the limits of Alaska, its borders and depth and height, then dig up every cubic inch of Alaska. If there was one cubic inch you did not dig, there still might be gold there. On the other hand, how would you prove the positive assertion, “There is gold in Alaska”? Easy—you need find only one piece.
Similarly, what would you have to know, in order to know for sure, that there is no God? Well, you’d have to know everything. If there was one thing you did not know, that one thing might be God. We are so far from knowing everything that there is to be known, that the dogmatic assertion “There is no God” is not only not provable, it is ridiculously arrogant.
Jerry Root once asked the famous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, “How much of that which there is to be known, do you claim to know, 10%?” She laughed and said, “Okay, 10%.” He asked, “Is it possible that God might exist and be part of that 90% of reality that you admittedly do not know?” She paused and was silent for about a minute, then she said, “A qualified no”, and quickly moved on to another question.
That’s why no atheist or agnostic will be able to persuade God – when they stand before Him someday – that they would certainly have believed, if there was only sufficient proof of His existence.
Romans 1:19 states, “what may be known about God is plain to [all], because God has made it plain… For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that [everyone is] without excuse.
God has given every human being sufficient visual-aids to logically and confidently come to the conclusion that an intelligent, transcendent being created us… and everything we see that is not man-made.
That’s proof enough for me!
“What may be known about God is plain to everyone, because God has made it plain.” Romans 1:19