WHAT THE WORD OF GOD TEACHES ABOUT GOD
Heloise Hinds -- August 25, 2007
(from Helen: Heloise is a dear deaf friend who sent me this in an email. It is very good and I asked her permission to put this on our website. )
[Theology -- Theo (God) -- logy (study)] [from Helen: 'logy' from 'logos' -- meaning 'word'. Theology is 'word about God']
THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD
There are five things that help men know there is a God. Not any one of these truths proves in itself that there is a God. But by putting all five together, we have proof of God’s begin, work and power. Each proof is like one stick. It can be broken across a person’s knee. But five sticks are much stronger and cannot be broken.
The Bible does not try to prove that there is a God. Men everywhere already know there is a God, One Who is head over all things. And yet, many people wonder about Who this God is and would like to know many things about Him.
1. MAN KNOWS THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT HE SEES AROUND HIM.
How did this world comes into begin? It could not come into being by itself. Who made it? There is not secret about it. God’s Word tells Who made the world. “In the beginning God made from nothing the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The sky above man and the earth around him prove the Someone made them. This did not just happen. When man makes something, he uses things to make other things. But God did not use anything to make the world. “Let them praise the name of the Lord! For He spoke and they came into being” (Psalm 148:5). These things around man do not tell him Who made the world. But they do tell him what Whoever made it was very great.
2. MAN KNOWS THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE ALL THINGS WORK AS THEY WERE PLANNED.
Think of the earth, sun, moon and stars. They do not run into each other. They go year after year in the way they were planned to go! Millions of stars were put in their places. Nights and days come and go always as they were planned. Summers and winters come and go always as they were planned. The One Who planned all this had great wisdom. In Psalm 19:1 we read, “The heavens are telling of the greatness of God and the great open spaces above show the work of His hands.” God’s Word also says in Romans 1:20, “Men cannot say they do not know about God. From the beginning of the world, men
Could see what God is like through the things He has made. This shows His power that lasts forever. It shows that He is God.”
3. MAN KNOWS THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE OF THE WAY PEOPLE ARE MADE.
The One Who brought man into being had to be greater than man. Man can know and feel and act. Man has something inside him that tells him when he has done wrong. He is not only flesh, blood, and bones, man is able to know right from wrong. This makes him know there is an ALL-powerful God who made man and rules over him. “When I look up and think about Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in their place, what is man, that You think of him, the son of man that You care for him? You made him a little less than the angels and gave him a crow of greatness and honor. You made him to rule over the works of your hands. You put all things under his feet. All sheep and cattle, all the wild animals, the birds of the air, and fish of the sea, and all that pass through the sea. O Lord, our Lord, how great is Your name in all the earth” (Psalm 8:3-9)!
4. MAN KNOWS THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT THE PAST TELLS HIM.
Man knows the Bible is the Word of God. Early preachers said certain things would happen in the future, and they did happen. Christ came to the earth by a powerful work to do something special for men. The followers of Christ have taken the Good News around the world through the years. Men’s lives have been changed as they have put their trust in Christ. Sinful men have never been able to destroy what God has made. These things could only be done through God’s power and work. “The kings of the earth stand in a line ready to fight, and all the leaders are against the Lord and against His Chosen One. They says, ‘Let us break their chains and throw them away from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs. The Lord makes fun of them” (Psalm 2:2-4).
5. MAN KNOWS THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE ALL MEN KNOW THEY NEED A GOD.
Every person knows there is something wrong in his life. He may not call it sin, but he has a guilty feeling. Every person knows there must be One Who is perfect. He knows there must be Someone Who is head over all. Man needs a leader. The Word of God does not try to prove there is a God. it just tells us about God because men over all the world already know that He is. The Word of God tells us there is only one true God. “The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4)! (Mark 12:29) Isaiah 44:6 says, “…There is no God besides Me.” God is the Head over all things. He is the one and only GOD.