Some declare that we cannot prove the existence of God. To this we can rightly reply, “It is not possible to prove the non-existence of God.” If we, therefore, do not speak of proving God’s existence and speak of reasonable evidence for God’s existence, it is possible to show that belief in God is more reasonable than the alternative.
When considering an explanation for the origin of the universe, we have three basic options.
- Everything came from nothing.
- Everything began from a lifeless, impersonal, non-intelligent gas or matter.
- Everything began from a living, personal, intelligent being.
Everything Came from Nothing
Often, when the average person suggests this possibility, he / she does not actually mean nothing when saying nothing. They likely say something like, “At one time there was nothing and then there was an explosion…” At this point the question, “What exploded?” is a proper question. Suddenly their nothing is actually something. To begin with nothing one must mean nothing in the absolute sense; real nothing. It is unreasonable to suggest that everything began with nothing (in the real, absolute sense) because nothing cannot produce anything but nothing. So if you begin with nothing, you will always have nothing which is not a reasonable way to explain everything.
Become well familiar with that which is stated above. In our next post, we will consider the reasonableness of stating that everything began from a lifeless, impersonal, non-intelligent gas or matter.
 Consider the difficulty of proving a negative claim in comparison to a positive claim. If someone were to say that they were confident that there is a tree that has a leave on it shaped like Africa, the moment they find such a leave, their claim is proven. Someone attempting to prove the negative must examine every tree and every single leave to make the proof. Of course, if he finds one that is, he inadvertently, proves the positive.