I Need Proof Of God
I'm thinking that maybe a whole LOT of people could be saved if God would just give a small sign of proof for the doubting. Wouldn't it be better to save with a little proof than to loose so many? God loves everybody, right?
Moderator - Proof is everywhere. What additional proof would one need?
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---sue on 6/17/06
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The Bible shows many miracles in it's truths and many parts of it have been verified.
For a long time men taught that the universe just existed it had no beginning. But now they teach it had a beginning just like the Bible said. The Bible gives rules of health centuries before men figured out about the need for cleanliness.
The bible predicted events that we have seen happen in the book of Daniel.
Evidence that demands a verdict is a good book.
---Samuel on 12/15/11|
Creation itself proves there is a God.Can you honestly believe that chaos like a big bang could produce all that order?
---shirley on 12/15/11|
Sue: You, yes you are a proof of God. You are not an accident, your life has been purposely planned and sustained by God. Your bowels has been working like a factory taking inputs and letting out waste products for many years.
---Adetunji on 12/15/11|
Sue, how much proof do you need? How about creation? How about your very existence, how about the things you enjoy day in and day out, they too are from God. A whole lot of people cannot be saved unless God has mercy on them and saves them. He is not loosing many. They were never saved to began with. They were already lost. As the moderator said, proof is everywhere. What, do you need? for Him to slap you in the face? Watch out, He might do that.
---Mark_V. on 12/15/11|
Look outside at nature.
---Rod4Him on 12/15/11|
sue, traditionally over 600,000 people participated in the exodus--and most immediately fell into idolatry when Moses turned his back.
The Scribes and Pharisees saw the miracles of Jesus, yet plotted to kill Him.
Over 500 people saw the risen Jesus. Yet even at the very moment of His Ascension, some doubted (see Matthew 28), and only some 125 were still persevering in prayer 10 days later at Pentecost.
The facts given in the Bible just don't support your supposition.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/15/11|
Sue, you want God to provide proof that He is real. What would you accept as proof?
---Warwick on 12/15/11|
Belief comes first. As a scientist I have to believe something before I can ask a question. If I have no belief I will factually not need to find any answers.
Please people, stop asking the scientific community to factually prove something that you simply do not want proof of.
If you believe you will find proof, particle duality, look at the planet you live on! If you are shrugging off the fact that Particle duality gives a hint that we cannot prove God because God is too complex to prove you are proving my point.
---Thomas_Mind on 12/15/11|
God only has complacent love for the sinners. He allow them to go on living one more minute on this earth. He allows the sun to come down on them and rain on their heads. And this is where it begins and ends. God's benevolence love will send sinners to HELL....There is proof right in your faces. Me for one. Why do you think God sends out preachers and prophets, it's because of His goodwill toward man. God is not the problem, it is man. It is the sins of man. Thank you, Adam and Eve. You really messed it up. And here comes Jesus. Hallelujah. I am tired of a broken heart. Get lost Satan, please. Ah Jesus+
---catherine on 8/9/10|
HEBREWS 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith -------
EPHESIANS 1:9 Having PREDESTINATED us unto adoption of children by JESUS CHRIST----------
( GOD elect people to be save before the foundations of the earth. All that come to CHRIST are Chosen. And they are going to be save . IT's GOD plan and nothing is going to interrupt it. All the believers can do is bring the gospel,the word of GOD does the saving.
---RICHARD on 8/8/10|
People say: Show me, then I will believe. God says: Believe, then you will be shown.
---Eloy on 8/8/10|
The bible says an evil person wants signs. Are you that person? A sign will be here real soon. A burning hell will be one of them.
---Robyn on 8/7/10|
Be patient, your proof is comming soon.
---Steveng on 11/17/08|
A more accurate question would be, is there proof of God without writings?
---Jack on 11/17/08|
Romans chapter 1,they are without excuse, the things of nature clearly show, that there is a God.. vs 19-20. Faith is needed, Heb11:6 it is impossible to please God without faith.jn20:29 The disciples believed because they saw Him, but wev'e never seen Him yet we believe. It's all about faith, we as christians(followers of Christ) have to have faith it's a must!
---Addie on 11/17/08|
Sue~ Like the moderator said... God's proof is everywhere and that is true. Yet there are still people who have their doubts. One of these people was a man named Josh McDowell. He wrote a book entitled "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" This book started out as an attempt to prove Christianity as intellectually false, but later explains the validity of Christianity. I encourage you and any others who question Christianity's validity to check it out. By 'proof' do you mean that you wish that God would 'shake the world up' to the point where men would see their utter weakness next to God's almighty power? At times, I wish God would do that, and perhaps one day He will. He is full of amazing plans & it is amazing to see them unfold.
---Anne on 11/17/08|
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There were lots of proofs during our Lord's earthly sojourn--but people didn't accept them even then.
He would perform a miracle--and people would say He had demons.
In Matthew 28, there were people who even doubted His Resurrection at the very moment of His Ascension, though they were seeing it with their own eyes.
According to St. Paul around 500 people saw the Risen Jesus--yet 10 days later only 120 people were persevering in prayer in the Upper Room.
---Jack on 11/17/08|
greetings.Jesus asked his apostles "who do people say that I am?"Peter said,"the Son of God".Jesus replied to his apostles,"it is because my Father has revealed it to you".Only our Father can make clear to the minds of man his presence in the individual hearts of his children.No physical sign will ever be given.
---earl on 12/3/07|
The time has come that the wolf can no longer hide among the sheep.
You and the world is about to know,
for he have said that they shall know me from the lease to the greatest.
---Jack_fossett on 12/3/07|
Well, truth is, there is no "proof". If we had proof we could, well we could prove it.
It is only faith: the substance of things hoped for. The ability to accept something on faith is not the same thing as the search for truth. Have faith, but always search for truth. Never accept anyone elses word for truth, unless they can prove it. Christianity is simply a faith in a hope. Pretty much like any other religions.
---IHS_Ministries on 12/3/07|
Jesus said, the jews want a sign, show it to us. If you can't look at the human body, how simple, yet complex; Look at the earth how precise everything is in sync. The birds, flowers, crops and animals. Scientist say if the earth would alter it's course by 5 feet, we would burn to death. That doesn't even mention God's Word. Man isn't capable of writing like the bible is written. They have tried and they can't do it. Proof?????
---shira on 12/2/07|
Jesus said, even if one were to return from the dead to warn his family they would not believe. Luke 16:30, 31 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
---Bruce5656 on 5/8/07|
Just look around you. In the beginning of Romans it says that they knew God in the beginning just by looking around. We may see evil in the world, but we also see the stars in place, a Sun, that isn't too hot or too cold, perfect gravity.
*Blessed are those who don't see but believe!
---linda on 8/24/06|
hey helen it happened nearly 2000 yeras ago.they crucified him.sue to answer your question thers proof evertywhere,in all things,and within every person who will believe.sadly some peoples heart are hardened.they let life pull them away from God.Oh that all would be saved,but sadly many there are ,and many there will be whose names are not written in the lambs book of life.
---tom2 on 8/24/06|
No, I do not believe that if God gave just a little proof of Himself that people would believe. I truly do believe that God Himself could stand right in front of some people and they would still say that they do not believe.
---Helen_5378 on 8/24/06|
You're correct, Sue. I live near my Dad, disabled Vet (2 tours of duty)and assist with care. Your question gave me indication that you were indeed 100% complete. I still believe that. Many are saved without any proof, it's called faith.
---Rachel on 8/24/06|
Rachel, don't be so sure that I am none of what you posted. You don't know me! I could have one or all of those afflictions you mentioned.
---sue on 8/24/06|
Respectfully, you are vitally alive with all of your senses and limbs. You're not in a military hospital with limbs missing or a broken spirit. You are alive, not fighting an addiction in rehab, or sitting in jail. You have the miracle of breathing w/o oxygen tank. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you to the brim with God's love and place people in your path to pray for and witness to. You are alive and we have the miracle of freedom to talk about Jesus.
---Rachel on 8/7/06|
Actually we are to follow the Lord by faith with no proof. Faith is believing in that which is not seen.
---Heather on 8/6/06|
Reading the Bible from beginning to end, not a verse here and a verse there, forms the foundation for developing a relationship -- not a religion -- with God. The Bible is sort of Gods resume. He desires a personal relationship with his people. Unfortunately, people today have a hard time developing relationships on Earth, let alone developing a relationship with someone not seen. But once your relationship with God congeals, He reveals more of himself and mysteries not written in the Bible.
---Steven on 8/6/06|
God proves himself by the reading of his word and your life experiances when you know that the only way someone could have known you were in need is if they were sent from God.Like the time I closed my Salon and had my little girl, no one knew my needs because even I did not consider them at the time, it was when I had an envolope through my door with 50.00 no name of who posted it, did I realise that God had provided and notice I had no immediate income for the following week.
---Carla5754 on 8/6/06|
That's our job. As witnesses and giving testimony. God's given people wisdom to teach and spread His word. His proof? Jesus Christ! I was a druggie/drunk/? (my business) before Christ. I opened the door, He came into my heart. Talk about a different woman! With Jesus I wanted to walk away from the past life. That girl back there is dead and gone! God loves everybody. He gave us free will to choose our paths. I chose the narrow path with Jesus. You need proof? Me!
---Nellah on 8/6/06|
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a watchmaker made your watch. a builder had to design and build a building. same w/ a painter. therefore someone must have thought of, designed , and created us as well. makes sense. creation is the proof of the Creator
---r.w. on 8/5/06|
the ascent by which we went up
When she saw all of that (he showed it to her), there was no more spirit left in her and she believed the report was greater than what she had heard.
Awesome study there.
---Linda6563 on 6/21/06|
"LK11:31 (paraphrased)The pagan Queen of Sheba came to see Solomon. She believed. Now, one greater than Solomon is here [Jesus]. She will rise at the judgment, and condemn this generation [for not believing]."
What is awesome is what she saw when she came to see him:
the house he built
the meat of his table
the sitting of his servants
the attendance of his ministers and their apparel
---Linda6563 on 6/21/06|
Luke 11: 29 "This is a wicked generation, it asks for signs." --Jesus
LK11:31 (paraphrased)The pagan Queen of Sheba came to see Solomon. She believed. Now, one greater than Solomon is here [Jesus]. She will rise at the judgment, and condemn this generation [for not believing].
Can you see why such questioning by DEMANDING a sign is so wrong? The proof is apparent, you need to deal with what God has provided, now what TRICKS you want God to preform to "make you believe"
---John_T on 6/21/06|
Romans 1:19-20 "Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" God made his existance manifest in us and can be clearly seen just by looking at the creation of the world. So there is no excuse. On some level, everyone knows that God exisits.
---tofurabby on 6/21/06|
Well if people would just open their eyes and look around they will see that God is real. This is just and excuse for people, always looking for an excuse. Proof that God exists is everywhere, look in the mirror and you will see a person made out of dirt. How much more proof do they need?
---Rebecca_D on 6/20/06|
2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS,  And with ALL DECEIVABLENESS of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. dnd verse 11 (too long for one post)
BE VERY CAREFUL OF SIGNS AND WONDERS!
---Fred_S. on 6/20/06|
Cont. The point? Jesus rose from the dead and showed Himself to the living, this is well documented in scripture and history, yet there are those today who would refuse to hear His message. We should set our course in life based on an unwavering confidence in the Father and His Word, not by our sensual perceptions. What we see can be, an othen times is, deceptive. We should open our eyes to the Fathers Word and close them to our perceptions. The end is near.
---josef on 6/20/06|
In the parable of the rich man and lazarus the rich man wanted Abraham to send someone from the dead to speak with his brothers so they would repent. Abraham answered him by saying "They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them". "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead". Cont.
---josef on 6/20/06|
Sue--I don't think you're evil for wanting proof...just human. God IS, and He loves you. You probably love your husband. But what if he kept saying, "If you really loved me you would...". "If you love me, why don't you...?" You fix meals he likes, wash his clothes, clean house, run his errands, try to please him sexually. But he says "OK, you SAY you love me but how can I be sure...prove it". Some of the most real things can't be seen or touched. God,for example.
---Donna2277 on 6/19/06|
From your posts, it seems as if you REALLY do not want a God, in this case, the God of the Bible.
Instead you want a puppet on a string who does tricks for you. That sort of arrogance makes you greater than God. Can you not see that?
It IS true that God calls us, but we must respond. Keep in mind that He is a REWARDER of those who dilligently seek Him
---John_T on 6/19/06|
Its difficult to believe in something thats not there, isnt it? Read the Bible from the beginning to the end. Do not learn the Bible from just reading and studying verses taken out of context, you will never set a strong foundation to build your life upon. This is why Christians today have built their foundations on sand. Youll understand how everything came about from the beginning, until now and into the not too distant future and beyond. Every question you ask will be answered.
---Steve on 6/19/06|
Sue FAITH God requires you to believe and live by FAITH.There is enough PROOF in the bible.And in day to day life.I personally have seen and experienced miraculous miracles, But the problem is we as humans even with eyewitnessing something for some reason tend to forget.Look at all the miracles in the bible all witnessed by people and written down, yet apparently you don,t believe them.
---tom2 on 6/19/06|
I love you.
A baby being born.........a baby.
The stars, sun, moon, trees, flowers, animals.........sleep, laughter, tears, strength, hope, ice tea and watermelon.
There is so much proof. There are BIG signs or why would he win so many?
Please print this, please. Thanks.
---Alexandra on 6/19/06|
Sue ::God wants your love & trust not your admiration, He is not a magican of the performing arts,His request was simple Pick up your cross & follow me,ie your daily walk of life according to His teachings.His Fathers 10 little commands & HIS love to share.
---Emcee on 6/19/06|
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
---Rev_Herb on 6/19/06|
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
---Rev_Herb on 6/19/06|
>>Why cant God do something really good, like I read about in the bible?<<
Where do you get the idea He doesn't and hasn't?
Sue, forgive me, but what you seem to be looking for is a god (note the lower case) whom you have on a leash and does things your way because you say so.
What good would splitting the Pacific do? Have you thought about all the damage this might cause?
---Jack on 6/19/06|
Sue, you say you want God to split the Pacific Ocean in half.
God split the Red Sea in half--but did the Egyptians consent to believe even then?
Even after seeing such signs and wonders, the Hebrews began muttering against God and refused to believe or obey Him.
---Jack on 6/19/06|
Sue, You must live by faith, don't seek after a sign.
---Thomas_D. on 6/19/06|
take your questions to God, he will reveal himself to you if you sincerely ask.
---barbara on 6/19/06|
Sue: I think that when you come to God on your own terms, it means so much more than if you are forced. If God did obvious miracles left and right, people would just be like, "yeah, whatever, another miracle." They would still not believe in God as they would if they came to him on their own. Performing left and right miracles could hurt more people than help them. When your heart is turned to God, you suddenly see miracles everywhere anyway, but you must choose to let God show them to you.
---mary on 6/19/06|
The proof came, we hung him on the cross and crucified him, so he arose from the dead and promised to return. what do you think we would do with the next poof God should send if we could? Thats why when he returns this time he is King of Kings and Lord and Lords, and we shall behold him (no need for proof) Every knee shall Bow and Every Tongue Shall Confess That Jesus Christ Is Lord.
---Carla5754 on 6/19/06|
-Bruce5656 gave the answer I usually give, great reference! So here is another: Read Matthew 11:20-24, Jesus began "to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not" They saw his "mighty works" yet did not repent, so it will be more tolerable for Tyre, Sidon and Sodom at the day of judgment, because they didnt get to see Christ first hand. John 20:29 "...blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
---tofurabby on 6/19/06|
I am evil for wanting proof? Why cant God do something really good, like I read about in the bible? If God saw fit to indulge us in just one miracle and I mean a REAL one, like I read about in the Bible, say make the Pacific ocean spilt in half, He would be saving so many from hell!
---sue on 6/19/06|
I heard someone once say that they truly can believe why someone would say there is no God when they look down around them, but what is very hard to believe is how anybody can look up at the sky and say there is no God.
---Helen_5378 on 6/19/06|
Jesus said that only evil generations seek for signs.
---Jack on 6/19/06|
We CHOOSE to believe God or the enemy. As many have said, the proof is all around us. If we do not believe, it is simply our own pride, inability or unwillingness to accept/believe what is written. Human intellect can be an idol,pride and sin.
---christina on 6/19/06|
Step outside your door and look around. That's all the proof one needs, if they will open their eyes and SEE the miracle of his handiwork
---T.S. on 6/19/06|
Sue [pt.2]: That said, I'd still be happy to go over any particular topic on your mind. An important Scripture passage about why we should believe Jesus was whom He claimed to be is 1 Corinthians 15:1-10; which includes: "Christ died... was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now."
---danie9374 on 6/19/06|
What greater proof might you need beyond having a dead Man rise from a horrible death, and be seen by over 500 independent witnesses?
BTW these and other proofs EXCEED the qualification level to be admitted into evidence on a US Federal court. Thus the Resurrection, is an indisputable fact.
---John_T on 6/19/06|
We also have the witness of the life of our lord his words written down ,all the different people who wrote about what they saw and heard and experienced.we have testimony in the past and today of people who know of Gods work in their lives,what proof do you need?? It will Come oneday everyone will know who God is. But on that day it will be to late for the hard hearted unbeliever.
---tom2 on 6/18/06|
sue, Remember the Israleites,how many times in the old testament have they witneesed about God.God was with them God performed miracle after miracle after miracle. these aren,t fairy tales.
---tom2 on 6/18/06|
Sue: With all the facts and knowledge I gathered after many years in various schools, there were few times in my life I ever doubted the existence of the Creator! I've come to believe that God Himself, the Holy Spirit must work in your life to reveal that to you; and if you truly desire to be saved, you will come to KNOW HIM! I love knowing what I do about Him, and even thought it odd how some believed without seeming to have a shred of evidence to do so, but proof really isn't required; faith is.
---danie9374 on 6/18/06|
shira: Right motives and general idea, but your fact about earth's orbit is WRONG! Maybe it was supposed to be 'if off by 5_%_ of present course,' but definitely not 5 feet, since earth's orbit is an ellipse that varies from aphelion (furthest) of about 95M miles to perihelion (closest) of only 91M miles; so we vary by 4 MILLION miles every year (about 3%)! BTW, in USA, we have winter when earth is closest to the sun. Symbiotic relationships between some creatures are impossible to explain without God.
---danie9374 on 6/18/06|
Sue: It is almost as if you ask God to do tricks to show he is there. The danger in that position is that if "trick A" is sufficient for today, will it be sufficient tomorrow? Does God then need to do "trick B" C, D etc?
The heavens declare the glory of God...
Without faith it is impossible to please him: he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he rewards them that seek him. KJV (Heb 11:6).
---John_T on 6/17/06|
Sue, you are proof that God exists. If it weren't for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I am not sure any of us would even be born alive.
---Linda6563 on 6/17/06|
Sue, it,s here in Gods word.In the witness of the people who were eye witnesses of him.Of the universe and our own solar system.time,space,and matter could never have created themselves.The only thing that makes sense is GOD.A spiritual being always existing made the whole shabang.there was a big bang,it came right out of the mouth of GOD.the witness of our lord is the most compelling. Its written down for us.
---tom2 on 6/17/06|
When I was a little girl, I asked my dad, "How do you know God really exists?" My daddy said, "Baby, I'll show you." He took me to the front porch. He said,"Look." I did. Then he said, "Do you think that all of this just happened or was an accident?" There has to be a Great God Who designed every living thing. The earth's perfect axis. The perfect air solution for us to breath. The bodies perfect design. How can we truly think all of these things are accidents?
---Amy9384 on 6/17/06|
Jesus told doubting Thomas, blessed are those who beleive & not see" We have faith. God shows us daily that his presence is around by the Earth,animals, ourlives etc.
---candice on 6/17/06|
We are to live by faith and not to seek after signs. There are many seeking signs today espically in one particular denomination.
---Thomas_D. on 6/17/06|
You shall have all the proof you need as soon as you leave this world lost. God doesn't play games and try to convince you He is real. He gave you a mind and also said seek and ye shall find. If your eternal soul does not matter to you, don't expect the world to stop and cater to your whining. You will either come to God on His terms or not at all.
---Rebecca_S. on 6/17/06|
Moderator is right. God gives proof everyday. When folks get healed there's proof. The most proof that God is giving is through us, believers. We are the light of the world. We shouldn't be church-minded, but Kingdom-minded.(Philippians 2:5; Colossians 3:2) Church-minded focusses on doctrines. Kingdom-minded focusses on the King.
---Rickey on 6/17/06|