The question of whether God exists or not is often asked, and it deserves to be analytically answered for the sake of clarity and affirmation.
Does God exist? Yes he does, and here are the justifications for the answer:
Both nature and the scriptures affirm the existence of God.
Does God Exist?
The scripture plainly describes people who deny God’s existence as fools; it further warns the skeptics to repent or else risk the judgment of condemnation that will follow after.
The scripture stated,
“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one” (Psalm 53:1-3).
The affirmative condemnation for denial of God’s existence is stated: “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” (Romans 2:5-6 NIV).
Nature Prove The Existence of God
Does God Exist? Yes, he is real and his existence is undeniable. Even though we cannot see him physically, but we can see his works around us.
God’s fingerprint is all over places – Everyone without exception can see and feel his presence everywhere!
If there is no God, who could have done so many beautiful things that we see and enjoy today?
If there is no God, who could have kept the climate in its unique status – Both weather and seasons maintain their schedule in amazing chronological fashion?
If there is no God, who could have made human beings with such perfect design that we see today?
Humans can eat, excrete, walk, sleep, and wake up.
In fact, the genius creativity of God about humans is so real that we can even walk and run, and be able to release exhaust through our nostrils (a design similar to any locomotive engine).
Truly God is real and alive. His supremacy will last eternally!
God’s Ingenuity for Creation
Does God Exist? Yes! Whoever says there is no God is nothing but a fool!
The critics’ common arguments that all things existed by nature is absurd.
The truth remains that God created nature itself! Nature did not produce a human being, God did.
God Created the Nature
A person who denies the existence of God should question him or herself on the following:
Who could have formed the sky in such a perfect shape and colors?
Who could have made trees to mostly grow green leaves that are restful and suitable to behold?
Who could have made sunrise and sunset that never miss their schedules?
Who could have made climate and weather to repeat their yearly routine schedules without failing?
The question of whether God does exists or not should be difficult for anyone to answer.
No need for rocket science to understand that something significant (powerful and miraculous) lies behind our created universe.
Such significant force can only come from someone who is higher in power.
No one other than God can qualify for such characteristics! He is the unique and specific deity behind the creations!
God Created Man and Woman
Does God exist? God does exist! He made human beings and furnished us perfectly.
Man (and woman) has two ears that line perfectly across his head.
Man has two legs to maintain perfect stability; He has two eyes that are complemented with eye-lashes to ward off insects and flies.
Man has a mouth to eat food and an anus to excrete his digested foods.
Paul encouraged Corinthian Christians to maintain the purity, and abstain from activities that can trap them into sexual immorality.
The apostle also encouraged people who are ripe for marriage to do so, in order to avoid sexual sins.
Any adult who chooses to remain single must maintain body purity and abstain from sexuality.
“I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned….” (1 Corinthians 7:26-28).
Lesson on Purity
Humans are comprised of spirit, soul, and body – which are necessary for normal functioning.
All three elements, except the human soul, will transition after death. The human body is corruptible and will decay after death.
(Christians who are alive during rapture would see their body transformed).
The spirit that keeps a person alive will also return to God after death.
However, the human soul will survive natural death to face God’s judgment at the end.
The second coming of Jesus Christ is also known as Rapture, and it is not a question of “what if,” but a question of “when it will happen.”
The rapture of saints is imminent.
It will surely occur as the scripture foretold.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord, himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Jesus Christ asked his disciples to diligently tarry for his second coming and said,
“Blessed are those servants whom the master when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them also, blessed are those servants.
But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:37-40).
What Qualifies A Person For Rapture?
Rapture is imminent.
Christ will soon come, and his coming maybe sooner than later. People who considered themselves followers of Jesus Christ – that is, Christians should remain steadfast in their commitments to their Lord because their basis of faith will be evaluated before they can be qualified.
Christians who are courageous to steadfastly serve Christ and wait for the Messiah’s second coming will be ultimately rewarded.
Christ – the Savior – will use the standard of the bible to either accept or reject anyone from his Father’s kingdom.
His main qualifying criteria is a person’s choice of deity.
That is, Jesus will only transport people who have confessed their faith in him to heaven.
Those people who have personally identified themselves with him as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify. As the scripture stated,
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10 NLT).
Not just a confession of faith that saves a person, but the lifestyle that he or she has lived on earth that will determine if he/she will qualify for heaven or not.
Believers who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and remain consistent in their faith by keeping his testimony will be regarded as “Just” and be counted worthy to inherit the kingdom of God.
It is stated,
“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 NIV)
If Rapture Is Real, Then What Stake Does It Offer Christians?
The reward of Christian faithfulness is far-reaching.
Christ will rapture his saints and call them home from the trouble and trauma of the world.
The Savior will wipe off tears of affliction and persecution from the faces of his saints.
He will also award them his gift of an imperishable eternal crown of glory.
Perhaps the best of all gifts the saints will receive in heaven is the gift of the eternal life of peace (tranquility).
Believers will be permanently stationed with God in heaven to rejoice in his loving arms. Sin and pain won’t be mentioned in heaven.
Sickness will be found wanting there also!
All that saints of God will enjoy in heaven is everlasting life of perfect peace and joy.
Not much of some anticipated benefits that should excite anyone about qualifying for the rapture, but the actual tasks that are required.
Christians are saved by grace, but they must be fully committed and be serious with their faith and practices to qualify for God’s well-advertised kingdom.
To actually qualify for God’s kingdom, believers must daily make conscious efforts to serve God with faithfulness.