Do You Believe In God?

“Do you believe in God?”

No I don’t

“Why not?”

Because I haven’t seen any evidence for His existence.”

“Do you believe my mother exists?”

I don’t know your mother how can I know if she exists.”

“What if I show you a picture of her and tell you what she is like.”

Well, that would be helpful, but I still won’t know for sure she exists unless I see her.”

“Do you use this same criteria for other things in your life?”

What do you mean?”

“Do you believe wind exists?”

Yes, of course, everyone believes in wind.”

“Why? No one can see it.  Prove to me that wind exists.”

All I can show you is what wind does.”

“But you said that you can’t believe in God because you can’t see any evidence for Him, yet you believe in wind, though you can’t see it either. You say you believe wind exists because you have seen what it does, yet you live in a world where you can see what God has done, yet don’t believe He exists.”

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  —Romans 1:20 (NLT)