Since life itself is apparently not sufficient, I asked a fella what proof would convince Him of God’s being, and he said this:
‘It’s hard thing to prove, although I suppose conjuring a thunderstorm in the Antarctic winter would be a good show of proof. So is he shows up. Teleports me to the Antarctic in winter and creates a thunderstorm, I will be adequately impressed with the that entity’s power. As far omniscience such a being should have amazing predictive powers. To prove omniscience I would like detailed prediction of events that have not happened. Detailed in both space and time. Such a being who can convince me that they can bend the laws of physics to their will, and have a great enough understanding of the laws of physics to predict events before they happen will make me a believer in God.’
Translation: I want God to be my butler. Translation: The creature wants to be personally served by the Creator.
And rest assured, if the thunderstorm appears in the Antarctic, there will be another reason, another excuse, and once more God will be booted from His own existence.
But truth be told, God has already served man; He has gone lower so that men would pay attention. Since God created space and time, He can certainly ‘bend’ it. If stilling the raging seas with a simple word is bending, so be it. If giving ears to the deaf is bending the laws of physics, so be it. If administering sight to a man born blind who has never seen the color blue is bending the laws of physics, so be it. If an iron head floating is bending the laws of physics, so be it.
God has said enough to the hearts of men. His word is good. But didja catch that little snub toward God: ‘I will be adequately impressed…………..’
Really now? So a dazzling display of the stars above on a cloudless night is not impressive? The splitting of the heavens by lightning is not impressive? The majestic sound of thunder is not impressive? The sight of a woman’s face who just gave birth is not a wordless display of one so impressed at life? The sight of an eagle soaring without breaking a sweat is not impressive?
What then? Need I speak of the blood of man or the blood of animals to further prove how the Creator impresses? The stomachs of a cow? The perfectly distanced eyes of a ram, or the bleat of a lamb; their wool to comfort them and us? The pin drop sound at the funeral of a loved one?
Romeo oh Romeo let me count the ways God impresses.
Is not nature impressive enough? How dare we strut our arrogance like a peacock and ask God to prove that which has long been settled!
And let’s not ignore the obvious. The ability of one blogger to stir the conviction of another blogger, across the miles and having never met. Such is the worth, power, and evidence of the living God who uses people to testify of his goodness.
But if life itself is not proof that God is; if ANY thunderstorm is not sufficient……..if the predictive powers of scripture are ALREADY not enough…………if ALREADY proven laws of physics being bent are not enough…………..then most certainly, a personal invitation at your doorstep will be summarily dismissed quicker than you can say Ms. Clinton is the greatest woman who ever lived, but wait, we have that personal invitation already.
Oh how the true God of heaven and earth has foretold the rebellion of men. Men close blind eyes at the butterfly which was not; they look the other way at the neck of the giraffe; they avoid seeing the reality that like begets like, such as the baby elephant or baby lion cub.
And without the care of the Creator for the created, there would be nothing, no-one to care for the young who would die by the wayside. A baby robin in the nest would starve to death without mom bringing the daily worm.
And men woefully cry for God to impress them? Ha. If Aaron and the law are scorned, if the family of Noah was mocked, if Ruth was said to be delusional, if Paul the apostle was thought to have brain damage, if nature and its glory are ignored, is there any real chance that such people could be impressed by God? Hardly.
The Lord said it well: if they do not believe the writings of Moses, neither will they believe if one rose from the dead. The scriptures are impressive enough, and speak quite eloquently of the One who impresses. No bus ride needed to the Antarctic necessary.
But belief in God? Ha, this is far too easy. Now a Redeemer? Still easy, but it takes a bit more effort. Remove the pride and there you have it.