This is the fundamental question. If God does not exist, searching for him is pointless. Anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists (Hebrews 11:6). While it is impossible to ‘prove’ God in a mathematical sense, the evidence is very convincing. Take the existence of the universe. To call it the result of an ‘accident’ raises many questions — and answers none. The same is true of the ‘Big Bang’ theory. Where, for instance, did the raw materials come from? Not even a ‘big bang’ can make something out of nothing! The evolutionary idea is widespread but just as weak; how can ‘nothing’ evolve into ‘something’, let alone earth’s amazingly complex life forms?
All other theories are equally fragile. The only satisfactory explanation is this: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis1:1). Our world is not the random result of a gigantic fluke involving ingredients that were ‘always there’. Instead, the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible (Hebrews 11:3). Creation had a beginning, and it was God who brought it into being. He spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm (Psalm 33:9).
This is reinforced by the amazing order and design seen everywhere and by the universal laws which hold everything together, from the vastness of outer space to microscopic organisms. But design demands a designer and laws a lawgiver — and God is both! The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth (Acts 17:24).
But the strongest ‘creation evidence’ is man himself. Unlike other animals, man has something we call ‘personality’; he makes intelligent choices, has a conscience and can distinguish between right and wrong. He is capable of love and compassion. Above all, he has an instinct to worship. Where did he get these qualities? Neither evolution nor an avalanche of accidents could have produced them. The clearest answer is this: The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7). Man is not an accident; he is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) by the Creator of the universe.