One of the great mysteries of life is on how life began. There have been many educated guesses throughout the centuries. The theory of evolution presents a process but seems to fall short on inception. It seems that some sort of intelligent design is becoming more widely accepted. The study of the human brain is a great example. The more scientists uncover the intricacies of the brain, the more baffling it becomes on how it all came into being.
Scientists are discovering that the mind is far more than a network of chemical reactions. It is still baffling how the mind is able to comprehend the physical aspects of the world and define reality around us. We can create mathematical equations. We know and remember the difference of what is good and bad (morality). We are self-aware. We can be angry or sad, laugh or be shocked, love or hate. Such observations can only indicate that some kind of “force” or “intelligence” created the cosmos, the universe, the earth and ourselves. Furthermore, this “intelligence” must be personal and moral. The human brain is probably the most observable reality that God was the designer and creator.
Another observable reality is that God created us with longings. We long for food and water and God feeds and quenches us. We long for companionship, God provides. We long for a closer relationship with a higher being and he provides his Son, Jesus Christ. God created the heavens and the earth just for us. He not only provides, but he provides perfectly to meet every need of all creation. This, simply put, cannot be by chance, nor can it be a product of an impersonal “force.”
Faith in God is a belief in the Creator of all things. Faith is not just a theory, but a relationship. We are made right with this “moral force” through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We are made right by faith in the death and resurrection of our Savior. We come to faith, not because of a rational decision of our mind, but through the power and testimony of God’s Word. All that we need in life is found in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Through the Bible, we are assured of the presence of Jesus. Our relationship with him is enough to prove his existence and satisfies the deepest longings of our innermost being.
** This question and answer was inspired from the book, “Letters from a Skeptic” by Dr. Gregory A Boyd and Edward K. Boyd, Chariot Victor Publishing, 1994.