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Knowing God-(God's Existence) [July 9, 2014]

Knowing God

1. It is personal; It deepens relationship
2. It is the foundation of Faith
3. It is what life's journey is all about

Truths To Consider
It is difficult for natural man to believe in something that he
cannot see, touch or feel (1 Corinthians 2:14)
The Bible is not a textbook that attempts to prove that God
exist; the Bible opens with a positive fact that God exist
Fool is the one who doesn't believe the existence of
God...paraphrase (Psalm 14:1)
Commonly discussed: "In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth " (Genesis 1:1)

Proofs of God's Existence
Proof from Scripture
- His Creature [Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20]
Proof from Conscience
-Man is born with a universal belief; God existence is
written in human's conscience [Romans 2:15]
The Argument from Cause (Cosmological)
-The existence of an intelligent Being whom we call God
(Someone exist before the existence of the earth)
The Argument from Design (Teleological)
-Every existence is made for a purpose. Creation have a
The Moral Argument (Anthropological)
-the existence of human intellectual, and moral nature
showing that the Creator must not be merely an inanimate
force but a living, intelligent moral Being [Psalm 94:9]
The Life Argument
Life comes from life and the original life must have come
from a Being possessing eternal life, that is, life that existed
before physical life was created. [Psalms 36:9, John 11:25,
John 14:6, John 10:28]

CONCLUSION: "...And without faith it is impossible to please
Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that
HE EXIST and that He rewards those who seek Him"
Common People's Views About God
1. Microscopic view
- "Knowing God is less priority
than what I need to work on in
this world".
2. Macro view ("Telescopic")
-"God exist, I exist and God
doesn't care about me."
3. Waiter view ("Waiter or
-"I need it, give me this."
4. The Super Star ("The Artist")
-"I'm a Fan"
5. Idols (Man Made God)
-"I am God"

Common Reasons of Youth Not To
Deal With This Life's Issue
1. Family Background
-Unsupportive parents or
relatives or broken family
2. Life's Vices
-Things you can't let go
3. Peer Pressure
-Adapting Identity
4. Fake View of Christianity
-Wrong perception or belief
5. Life Struggles/ Priorities
-Critical Life Situation