HKEA

Evangelistic Alliance

A Christian service for the digital age that explains the way of salvation through trusting belief in Jesus Christ. We also tackle difficult questions that mystify believers and unbelievers.

evidence god exists

Here are some preliminary thoughts to start with:

1.  If reason is the product of chance, can reason's products be trusted? Are our thoughts and conclusions valid if we are the product of mindless, unguided processes? If we conclude there is no God is it a reliable conclusion, if our thinking processes are the result of chance? 

2.  There are only three valid explanations for the matter we see around us: either nothing made matter, matter made mind or mind made matter.

3.  "It is absurd for the evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything." (G.K Chesterton).

4.  How can a mathematician thinking in his head here on earth come up with equations that fit the universe out there in the cosmos?

5.  A scientist can expertly analyse a cake but can't tell you why it was made. But Mrs Jones who made the cake can tell you. Our best scientists can expertly analyse the universe but only God can tell us what it's all about. 

6.  Why do atheists cry out to God when they are in severe difficulty?


MATHEMATICAL LAWS POINT TO GOD's existence

The natural world obeys the laws of mathematics even though mathematics is independent of physical reality.

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Modern mathematics is typically formulated before natural observations are made - not as a result of observing what goes on in the natural world. For example, when physicists asked Isaac Newton to find a type of mathematics that could predict the workings of the solar system, he came up with the mathematical law of gravity - partly based on his mathematical study called 'calculus'. 

People  at the time thought it was like something from the occult. They asked "how could two distant objects in the solar system be drawn toward one another and behave to a precise mathematical law?" Newton wore himself out trying to find a natural explanation without success. All he could say was - "it's the will of God."

Despite gigantic leaps in modern physics, nothing new has been discovered on this subject.

How can a mathematician thinking in his head here on earth come up with equations that fit the universe out there in the cosmos?

"Mathematics is the fundamental world reality that drives the universe." (Max Tegmark)

β€œThe enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation for it.” (Eugene Wigner)

"Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." (Galileo)

"Mathematics possesses not only truth but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere like a sculpture, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The sense of being more than man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is found in mathematics as surely as in poetry." (Bertrand Russel)

In 2004 the physicist Roger Penrose said the universe is made up of three independently existing worlds: (1) mathematics (2) the material world (3) human consciousness. He was baffled how these three can interact with each other outside a scientific model. e.g. how can physical atoms and molecules create something that exists in the separate non-physical domain of human consciousness? This mystery is beyond science.

The existence of God is necessary to make the mathematical underpinnings of the universe understandable.


HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS POINTS TO GOD'S EXISTENCE

The workings of human consciousness is also miraculous because it too has no physical presence in the world. There are no measurable physical dimensions for the non-physical images and thoughts in our consciousness.

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Our non-physical thoughts mysteriously guide the actions of our physical human bodies. It's impossible to explain this scientifically.

Scholars didn't discuss it much because the quality of human consciousness couldn't be worked out scientifically. However, since the 1970's it's become a leading area of inquiry among philosophers.

The inability to reconcile physical scientific materialism with non-physical human consciousness is so perplexing that Daniel Dennett (atheist) thought it easier to just deny that consciousness even exists. Thomas Nagel (philosopher) thought it easier to just reject scientific materialism as a basis for understanding human existence. 

The supernatural character of the workings of human consciousness points to the existence of God.