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Ground rules part 2 (The Reality of God)

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Faith is not a blind leap, but a reasonable response to the testimony of creation.

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Ground rules part 2 (The Reality of God)

  1. 1. Romans 1:18-19 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. www.networkbible.org
  2. 2. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. www.networkbible.org
  3. 3. Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. www.networkbible.org
  4. 4. Romans 1:22-23 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. www.networkbible.org
  5. 5. If there is a moral law, then there is a moral LAWGIVER; a design, a DESIGNER; a universe, a FIRST CAUSE. Everyone is relying on FAITH or a PHILOSOPHICAL perspective to answer questions beyond science.
  6. 6. The truth being suppressed is the REALITY of God as EVIDENCED through creation. The debate doesn’t center on evidence, but the INTERPRETATION of evidence. The power of clues for God is in the CUMULATIVE effect of all the clues.
  7. 7. The first reason to believe is, we are here; CREATION and LIFE itself. Science cannot answer why there is SOMETHING rather than NOTHING… But not only are we here, the universe is finely tuned and DESIGNED for life.
  8. 8. There are two dozen PHILOSOPHICAL arguments for God’s existence… Our culture’s “golden calf” is EVOLUTION as the glory of God is handed to natural selection. Faith is not a blind leap, but a REASONABLE response to the testimony of creation.
  9. 9. Please take a moment to fill out your Communication Card My Next Step Today is to: ( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin) ( ) Reflect on reasons why I believe in God ( ) Think about my own testimony to God ( ) Learn more about reasons that undergird the faith I hold ( ) Evaluate how my day to day life is impacted by the reality of God (or ask, is it?) ( ) Other________________________

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