How to Argue That God Exists (Christianity)

Two Methods:Plans, instructions found only within life:Human traits and other thoughts

Did a being of some sort actually create the universe? Does it know how it did it and also have the power to perhaps do it again? Did this being reveal itself to humanity through the person of Jesus Christ and does this being continue to operate in the world through the Holy Spirit as asserted by the Bible? Is the God of the Bible the best possible explanation for existence? These are the core claims of Christianity and the following article will enable you to present convincing evidence that all of the above considerations are indeed true.


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    Use the Bible as a narrative, accurate and poetic source for understanding God intervening (interfering) in everyday events (but not forcing) and the development of Judaism through earliest Christianity, and that it is also a spiritual road map of creation and reveals God's higher purpose and plan for mankind. The opening statement of the Bible declares that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Ask, "Who or what can say who or what did begin the universe?" Contemporary science -- although not absolutely certain on exactly what, when or how:

    ~ State that scientific theories postulate that the known universe did in fact have a beginning with what is called as “The Big Bang”.

    It makes no logical sense for anyone to assert that "absolutely nothing" could have produced that initiating bang or anything else: "something existed" and "caused that" -- producing those things that we know of as having a beginning.
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    Ask those that do not believe in God to account for the Bible’s accuracy, i.e. about:
    • There was a "beginning of things",
    • There was an outline of "from-simple-to-complex-development" in the creation of earth and life in a Genesis account of creation.
    • Explains our universe far "in advance of humanity having theories/developed or technology" to try to form such concepts and verify scientific assertions. For instance, the Bible says:
      • “He stretches out the north [a direction] over 'empty' space, and 'hangs the earth on nothing'.” (Job 26:7)
        • How would the writer four thousand years in the past (2000BC)[1] have known that the Earth is "suspended on nothing" -- not attached to anything, but mountains were called pillars of heaven in the poetry of Job 26:11, "The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at His threatening.", ie: mountains "tremble and are astonished" (a poetic phrase).
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    Show the picture of God that the Bible paints in words as the revelation of the one-and-only-God who is omniscient (all knowing, observing and testing all things), omnipotent, having an image but no ordinary-material being, omnipresent, eternal, immutable, indivisible, giving free choices (freedom) with many resulting consequences/rewards, and His being all caring, accounting for His perfect love. The Bible says that, “God is spirit…” (John 4:24), and it says that “God is love…” (1 John 4:8), and that "perfect love casts out fear". The awesome interdependence/relationships and amazing elegance pervading the entire universe suggest a planner, maker, superhuman architect having unlimited knowledge and power. The minds of human beings are taking time and, perhaps, eternity to discover what the originating mind (divine mind) actually accomplished in creating the universe and all it contains. The Bible says that God created mankind in his image (Genesis 1: 26-27), and it is logical to realize that the human mind is able to increasingly succeed, make progress, in understanding the universe because the human mind has a resemblance of the divine mind.
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    Discuss how one known as Jesus fulfilled dozens of Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and did things which no ordinary person could ever do. Jesus was recorded to have been born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) of the Tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10), and to have visited the Temple (Malachi 3:1) and to have risen from the dead (Isaiah 53:11). Historical sources and archaeological evidence establish the legitimacy of Jesus of Nazareth as an actual person to an extent comparable to that of any other notable historical figure. The books called the gospels document the life and teachings of Jesus and the existence and expansion of Christianity as a major religion showing Christ's purpose to create free access to the all mighty through His advocacy/mediation.
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    Elaborate on the issue of an imperfect world but one in which the possibility of a focus on the "good" (or optimum) result conspicuously outweighs the hopeless life that anyone could imagine as possibly much worse -- if it were simply accidental or unintended and at the mercy of physical non-living aspects of the universe which features corruption, decay, breakage, erosion versus the amazingly self-healing forms of life and human-life which may visualize, be hopeful, build and improve many things. While the material universe provides us with the things necessary to sustain, enhance, and enjoy life, there are also exquisite luxuries which are not essential to survival and reproduction such as knowledge: art, music, and ever-evolving technologies. Is this indicative of an indifferent cosmos or more indicative of one which is somewhat friendly to self-teaching humans? It seems reasonable to conclude that the universe materialized due to the presence of an intelligent force/source when one takes the time to learn how so many things had to go right in order for us to be here and how difficult it would be to possibly explain how not one of those interdependent things went wrong without making reference to God pro or con (or beliefs). It also seems as though the universe were designed for people, considering how human beings are the phenomenal creatures with the rare capacity to "be upwardly-mobile" to maximize the somewhat hidden potential of creation.
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    Explain that there are many examples showing God's existence, but one has to be able to look and realize its truth. Accept it instead of doubting it, see it instead of shutting your eyes and you will believe that God exists. Consider how the usefulness and attractiveness of things produced by human beings are not accidental qualities when present but are a result of our intelligent nature and our natural delight in order, balance, and beauty. In a similar way, it is unreasonable to conclude that the surpassing usefulness and attractiveness of things throughout nature are accidental qualities but it is rather more reasonable to conclude that they are the result of the existence of a surpassing intelligence which also delights in order, balance, and beauty. Creativity is at the bedrock and pinnacle of the existence of all living and non-living things and it is up to each person to attempt to explain his or her natural reverence for this illustrious state of affairs. The Bible says that God created everything and was quite pleased with his work.

Method 1
Plans, instructions found only within life:

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    Advise people to look around and look at the world. Does he or she see only the trees but not the interdependent forest? Obviously, God exists, because His creation is not only one thing, but all the instructions for all the physics of the biosphere of the world, the galaxy that the world is in, and the universe that the galaxy is in -- and is the driving force behind it all. The living cells that were designed and created to be self-replicating cells or organisms.
    • Each system intermingles, is interdependent, with others. The "universe of life" operates according to sophisticated and precise instructions to form trillions of cells to correctly make one life, for example, one human. Who or what conceptualized and formulated these interdependent instructions? The Bible indicates that God is the being who spoke the first words and that God is the source of all life (which would entail all the plans, genes, and the living cells needed to process the plans).
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    Show how these natural, interdependent systems point to God when you look at the little factories needed within the cell to build and run the single cell (or from other cells within an organism, and from nowhere else in nature). For example follow the interdependence of the sequence of events as proteins are assembled solely in the living cell (which came first the cell or the instructions used within it -- and nowhere else).
    • These proteins become part of the structure of the organism in its instructed manner and perform a multitude of functions, but forming them requires stepwise processing of materials of nucleic acids, called "nucleotides", of sugar plus nitrogen and phosphates -- so where did those originate. They were all manufactured by that single cell (or by cooperating cells in a multicellular organism) following very specific plans.
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    Consider where did meaningful plans (purposeful instructions) for life to exist come from: within the "living" cells. The instructions only make sense when processed by existing, "living" cells and they function only there.
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    Realize that complexity does not matter, it's the interdependence of the materials and instructions (plans) to function for a specific system. Why? Dead/non-living cells do not need or use plans, no processing, nothing constructive (can not read or follow the genetic plans).
    • Visualize how an existing, living cell was necessary to use DNA and RNA (acid molecules) which are assembly line worker following instructions on an "automated assembly line" (explained below) by matching opposite DNA nucleotides to "messenger RNA" plus "transfer RNA" together with the "ribosome" (form of RNA) which proceeds on the assembly line: which is the messenger RNA. At every third nucleotide on the messenger RNA, the ribosome stops and a transfer RNA attaches an amino acid as the next link in the growing chain which will finally comes of the line as one protein of the trillions of these in forming living systems.
    • DNA polymerase, catalyzes the formation of DNA. This raises the question, which came first, DNA or the DNA polymerase? This is only one of many similar functions and cycles which make up the chemical apparatus found in all living cells. If any of these cycles were broken, life would not exist. The instructions either exist, or the life does not. That is another gap which cannot be explained.

Method 2
Human traits and other thoughts

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    Mention that we are all born with a knowledge that there are right and wrong plus many capacities to appreciate simplicity and elegance, and to communicate, analyze, synthesize and calculate -- plus design and build so that it is natural for people to take pleasure in creativity and not pointless destruction. Read the Bible and see where the knowledge of good and evil comes from: from God.
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    Discuss the fact that we each have a desire to seek love and acceptance (God is love...). From childhood on, we try to fill that gap that exists within us. Sharing a life with another person, enjoying the companionship, stems from Adam and Eve who desired to love and be loved, as companions and as a means of creating a world of mankind. The Christian idea that humanity is God’s most prized creation is quite tenable. We need air and it is all around the planet we call home, we require water and it falls in purified form from the sky, we must consume food to live and it grows from the ground and roams water and land in abundance, and a family model of having parents, a spouse and children exists to satisfy our greatest vacancy for love. Consider that ones strength, beauty and knowledge exist for the edifying, maturing and uplifting of the full spectrum of humanity. No other religion besides Christianity most forcefully establishes that life is a gift of love from God and that our lives are to be lived in service to humanity (and credited is unto God). If we believe that there is a cause for every effect, as if things are designed, then it follows that there is a builder and maker: a God of creation.
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    Familiarize yourself with some thoughts, famous quotes, that you can use to argue that the Christian God exists.
    • When I see all the glories of the cosmos, I can’t help but believe that there is a divine hand behind it all. Albert Einstein
    • People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars and they pass themselves by without wondering. St. Augustine
    • I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C.S. Lewis
    • Some people complain because God puts thorns on roses, while others praise God for putting roses among thorns. Author Unknown
    • If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him, just to say thank you. Pastor Robert Schuller
    • A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, 'Where is God'? The Christian answered, 'Let me first ask you: Where is He not?' Aaron Arrowsmith
    • What I am really interested in, is knowing whether God could have created the world in a different way; in other words, whether the requirement of logical simplicity admits a margin of freedom. Albert Einstein[2]
      • My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive With our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, forms my idea of God. Albert Einstein[3]


  • Acknowledge that God may exist in a form that is considerably different from what you currently understand, for God's ways are as high above our ways as the heavens expand about and beyond the earth.
  • Let them know that miracle of receiving the power of God via the Holy Spirit is available to all who ask.(Luke11:13)
  • For a more theological/philosophical approach, familiarize yourself with the beginnings of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain. For a strictly philosophical approach, one might examine the Cosmological Argument (see Aquinas or more recently William Lane Craig, Alexander Pruss and Richard Taylor) or the Teleological Argument (see Robin Collins). The Ontological Argument, though proof that belief in God is rational and a sound argument does not usually convince people due to its difficult philosophical reasoning (see Plantinga and Maydole). Beware of straw man arguments (e.g. thorns on roses are not evidence that God does not exist).
  • Discuss the fact that human beings seem predisposed to a belief in God. The human capacity to reason means that people are able to recognize that certain things are necessary to bring about certain other things. Ask whether it is in any way logical to conclude that a random explosion could result in something meticulously arranged. Is the cosmos more likely to be the result of intelligence and planning or blind chance?
  • If you expect people to respect your opinions, respect theirs first while leading them to Jesus Christ.
  • Show the absurdity of denying God's existence. What are the chances of a tornado sweeping through a junkyard assembling a Boeing 747 from the materials therein? (Fred Hoyle) What are the chances that life was assembled by accident? The point is that there are certain things that non-intelligent forces simply cannot accomplish.
  • Be humble and meek, giving clear coherent answers.
  • If people bring up the "Christian Crusades," (1095–1291), during which countless people were slaughtered and advanced civilizations destroyed, respond by showing them how these actions (while occasionally done in the name of Christianity) are actually contrary to Christian doctrine. All humans are fallen, and thus prone to immoral actions.
  • Challenge the notion that religion is "unscientific." Gravity is an invisible force which makes sense of why objects fall to the ground whereas God is an invisible force which makes sense of why the universe exists, why living things exist, and why organisms survive, grow, and reproduce. Does labeling something as "natural" obviate the need for God? Explore the mystery of consciousness. How likely is it that matter gave rise to mind all on its own? Many physicists are of the view that any theory of everything would be incomplete if it does not in some way account for the existence of consciousness.
  • Raise the question of why is there something rather than nothing? The question why implies a recognition of alternate possibilities. Can existence not exist? It is illogical to suggest that existence was caused because in order for something to cause something to exist it would have to exist prior to it thus disqualifying it as the cause of existence. However, possibility precedes everything. What is the substance of a possibility? Maintain that God is the eternal source of infinite possibilities.
  • Realize that strictly speaking the criteria for information to be regarded as knowledge or fact or truth is that it be obtained by way of first-hand observation and experience. However, there may be sufficient evidence relevant to a matter to convince a person to arrive at a reasoned conclusion and in some instances the evidence may be so overwhelming that it could be said that it is safe to assume that a particular position is accurate. It is best for all parties concerned to start off with the premise that the existence or non-existence of God is a debatable issue whilst weighing the available arguments on both sides.
  • If criticized for your faith in God you may point out that it requires more faith to believe that the extremely ridiculously improbable occurred all on its own than to believe that a superhuman force such as God produced a superhuman invention such as the universe. This raises the question of who invented God? Some people hold the position that if God can exist without a creator then why can't the universe? You do not have to have all the answers. The universe seems suited for humans like a glove for a hand. Ask whether it is likely that we could really be so lucky?
  • Explain how the theories of creationism and evolution are not mutually exclusive. Discuss the unlikeliness of each individual piece of material in the universe spontaneously generating. For example, did all the "organic" carbon compounds in the universe come into existence without any help, all forming by mere chance? This transcends evolution because how did the interdependent components of the first cell come into being? Evolution details how the survival of the fittest leads to the arrival of the fittest but evolution does not detail the arrival of the first animated, self-replicating, survivalistic, self-motivated organism.
  • Some people might argue "If the Christian God exists then where are all the miracles that the bible talks about?" Let them know that these miracles are still happening and show them examples [4]
  • Understand that it's rude to try to force your beliefs on people. Teach them by example and by stories (parables): That is kind, as you may save their souls from perdition (definition: "the future state of the wicked," per[5]
  • Be respectful and don't force your religion. The bible says to be humble of your faith. No one will listen if you are being rude.


  • The bible might not be a good source of arguments to atheists. (since they don't believe in God, they probably don't believe in God-authored books)
  • Use Einstein's quote with care because many scientists and laypeople believe that Einstein was referring poetically to the driving force of the physical universe, entropy, and theory of the driving force of the biological universe, called natural selection. Further, Einstein was not a Christian, in fact he is frequently quoted as identifying himself as agnostic.[6] Many top scientists have believed and still believe Christianity to be true (Godel, Polkinghorne, Collins, Miller, Gingerich, Dyson, etc.), but no matter how brilliant an individual may be, the truth of the claim is not dependent on whether or not someone else believes it. Therefore, Christianity could be true (and have good reasons for being true), even if the majority of professionals in any given field may disbelieve it to be true.
  • No matter how convinced you are about the Truth of Christianity be humble enough to consider the possibility that you might be mistaken in details or implications of the Truth. Yet, realize that our consideration of our own fallibility does not prove that God is fallible in any way or part...
  • For some people "seeing is believing": Making an argument does not make it valid (or invalid). Arguments may fall into one or more logical methods. They may work for convincing some people; however some with an understanding of propositional calculus or epistemology can investigate these claims to their personal satisfaction.
    • It will be improbable for you to convince such a one that Christianity is entirely true simply because the Bible says so. Such a person has to accept God and Christ on the basis of faith realizing that faith comes from hearing and hearing comes because someone is sent...

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