The Gospel Project: Evidence

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Daphne Nwobike, Editor: Oluwadamilola Afe

“‘They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 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 1:19-20

A painting is evidence of a painter. A building is evidence of a builder. That a painting or building exists is evidence that a man or woman is involved in its creation. In the same way, creation is evidence of a creator. You cannot look at this intricate creation called earth and not believe that a creator fashioned it with His hands. Nothing cannot create everything, and to accept this flawed notion is ludicrous.

God has shown Himself through His creation; therefore, we have no excuse for our disbelief in Him. We know that God exists. We know that He is alive and powerful. But we despise Him because His existence means that our actions are sinful and that we need to turn from them. Because we want to ignore the prick in our conscience and dwell in sin, we claim that God does not exist. 

However, this kind of thinking is terribly misguided. God is real, heaven is real, and hell is real. When we choose to deny God’s powerful existence, we are purchasing our one-way express ticket to eternal damnation.

Thankfully, we have hope and the assurance that Christ’s death paid for our sins. “If [we] openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in [our] heart[s] that God raised him from the dead, [we] will be saved” (Romans 10:9).  Therefore, we will have the certainty of salvation and, eventually, eternal life if we turn to Christ.

Come to Jesus today. Acknowledge that you are not a good person—that you need Jesus’s salvation to save you from the pain of eternal separation from Him. Do not harden your heart; strip yourself of pride and fall before your Savior’s feet.