Yes, the Bible reveals to humanity that the Earth hangs on nothing (Job 26:7) and is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). Scripture declared this thousands of years before telescopes and modern science discovered those facts. God’s word teaches us the proper function of the water cycle (Job 38:12-14), the existence of ocean currents (Psalms 8:8), the solar cycle, and the expansion of the universe (Isaiah 40:22) centuries before modern science found these truths. These evidential facts are consistent with the authority of the Bible. These and other evidences do not give the Bible its authority; it is endued with it because it is God’s word, thus all things are evidence for God’s existence.
There is Proof for Theism and Theism is the Required Truth Condition for Proof
All science, testing, research, and examination presuppose God and His word. Testing utilizes a number of dynamics such as the laws of logic and induction. A materialistic worldview cannot justify the existence or the use of the laws of reason. They are nonphysical and abstract dynamics that can only come from the nature of the one true God. We have certain knowledge that the God of scripture lives. We do not think He probably exists. Our faith is not just reasonable or plausible. It is impossible for the true and living God not to exist because without Him, we cannot know anything at all. He is the precondition for all knowledge. God must be presupposed as the basis of every element of mankind’s experience, knowledge, and value.
Ponder the following syllogism:
- The God of scripture is the foundation of all reality or reality is unintelligible.
- Reality is intelligible.
- Therefore, God is the foundation of reality.
The consequence of affirming that God does not exist is to assert that the world is unintelligible and unknowable. That proposition is impossible because it is self-smiting. If the world is unintelligible and unknowable, then that statement also would be unintelligible and unknowable, hence it would be self-voiding and false. This consequence leads to the truth that God is the ground and foundation of knowledge. Unless Christianity is true, for it alone furnishes the rational pre-essentials as the epistemic bedrock for immaterial immutable universals, we can know nothing of reality. If we can know nothing of reality, we cannot know that proposition. Unless the God of revelation is and has spoken, human knowledge has no intelligible basis.
Harry Blaimires commented, “The Old and New Testament… No one can pretend it isn’t there. Everyone who is concerned with the meaning of life, and the destiny of the human race will have to take it into account.”
God’s word declares that life must revolve around Him. We must have no other gods before Him. All men have a destiny that will find its consummation at the judgment seat of Christ. Self-deceivers can pretend that God does not exist, but God lives. Those, who pretend He has not spoken, live a life that is contradictory and confusing. Their life will end one day and they will give an account for their life. This truth must consistently remain in front of our eyes. We should live and move before the face of God. This is our duty and our joy.
There are many professional skeptics and scoffers in our culture who marshal their full-bore nastiness to defend atheism. These men stroke their tobacco stained beards, and try to act sagacious, as they employ their acerbic wit to attack God. They are truth “falsifiers.” They become experts at wishful thinking and self-deception. They have elaborate arguments that instruct the blind how to stay in the dark, while professing to make them wise.