Is proving God’s existence possible? There are many ways that God’s existence can be proven. One that is referred to the most is how the universe was created. Some say it was a big bang, but who created the big bang? God’s existence makes sense when considering the origin of the universe, the meaning of life without God, the fact that without god we live with no hope, and in terms of the historical facts concerning life.
Why does God’s existence make sense for the origin of the universe? Have you ever considered what it would mean if the universe never had a beginning? It would mean that the number of past events in the history of the universe are infinite. But mathematicians recognize that the existence of an actually infinite number of things leads to self-contradictions. For example, what is infinity minus infinity? Well, mathematically you get self-contradictory answers. This shows that infinity is just an idea in your mind, not something that exists in reality. David Hilbert, considered by some to be the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century, states, “the infinite is nowhere to be found in reality. It neither exists in nature nor provides a legitimate basis for rational thought. The role that remains for the infinite to play is solely that of an idea.” Have you ever asked yourself where the universe came from? Why does everything exist instead of just nothing? Typically, atheists have said the universe is just eternal, and that is all. As the physicist P. C. W. Davies explains, ‘the coming into being of the universe, as discussed in modern science is not just a matter of imposing some sort of organization upon a previous incoherent state, but literally the coming-into-being of all physical things from nothing.’
What is the meaning of life without God? According to Pastor Rick Warren, in The Purpose Driven Life, “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” Many worry that religion’s loss of influence will result in nihilistic societal values—a loss of the sense of purpose, meaning and morality. Despite many seemingly convincing arguments in favor of a grand design, modern science tells us otherwise about the nature of reality. A powerful scientific worldview has been steadily constructed over the last four centuries, at a pace that has been accelerating almost exponentially in modern times. In the last decade or two, several key parts of the overall picture have been snapping into place. We now have highly compelling and entirely plausible models for how our world, life, and consciousness could have emerged entirely spontaneously and unguided—all the way from the universe’s origin to its present complexity. No external or first cause is required, no intelligent designer, and no guiding hand.
Without God we live with no hope, and would have no goals in life. Ordinarily, many people today use the term atheist to refer to those who do not believe in a supreme being of any kind. Yet that is not how the word was used in the first-century Roman Empire. Many pagan apologists in that day labeled the early Christians atheists, not because they were unaware that the Christians believed in a Creator God but because the Christians did not worship the gods of the Roman Empire. According to these pagan apologists, true theists served the deified emperor and other gods in the Roman pantheon.