How can Christians prove to atheists that there is a God? If mankind in all of its carnal wisdom cannot tell by the vast universe we live in that there was a creator who made us, then mankind is obviously ignorant of the universe. The psalmist David wrote twice that, “The fool has said in his heart that there is no God (Ps 14:1 cf 53:1). Anyone who doesn’t believe in God existence does not believe the Bible was God’s word, for it was by God’s Word God’s existence was made known to man.
The apostle Paul wrote. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Rom 1:18-20). Paul states there is evidence within the world around us of not only the existence of God but also evidence of His character, evidence that can be understood by examining what God has created.
I have read and heard many of the arguments Christians make to atheists how that creation could not have just happened by accident, that it was created by intelligent design. After all, who could look to the heavens and the vast stars and planets and not understand these things just didn’t appear out of no where? Who can look at the insects, the animal kingdom, and especially mankind, and not see we didn’t come into existence by accident? Nothing from nothing gets nothing. Science says the universe we live in began to expand from nothing and thus came forth protons, neutrons, stars, galaxies and time itself. If so, what created the expansion? If we proceeded from the ocean, where did the water come from? If we evolved from lesser forms such as apes, where did the ape come from? Point being, where did the universe and man begin? If it began, it had to proceed from something or someone. And how did everything fall into perfect place? If a city has houses, cars, buildings, parks, etc, someone had to build them. Man has yet to explain who created the expansion which they say produced the big bang that made the perfect universe we live in.
Therefore, the answer I give to any atheist is this: The holy bible is the only book on earth which has been in existence for many centuries. It is the only book to date without error. Archaeologists continually dig up new evidence which proves that the bible was right and mankind was wrong. Though it was written by approximately 40 mean over many centuries, most of whom did not know each other, or had access to previous writings of the bible, the theme and conclusion of the bible was consistent throughout. The bible has been converted from papyrus to parchment to the printed page, from hand written scrolls to the printed book. Now, it has been digitized to be read on the computer and published over the internet all over the world. The bible has been converted into software so that every verse in the bible can be cross referenced in every subject matter. The bible has been printed in every language known under the sun. It has been read and recorded on every medium possible to mankind (records, 8 tracks, cassettes, VHS, DVDs, and MP3s, etc).
An honest look at our world leads a person to conclude that there must have been intelligence behind the design of the world. However, it makes no difference whether atheists believes in God or not. There will always be fools in the world who doubt God’s existence. Even if atheists prove there is a God, they still must obey God in order to be approved of God. (Jn 12:48 ff; Rom 2:16; 2 Cor 5:10; Mk 16:15,16). It is by God’s Word we know that He created all things for his pleasure (Rev 4:11). It was God who made us and not we ourselves (Ps 100:3). There is no way the atheist can disprove God’s existence unless they first disprove the bible, and to date this is yet to happen. Therefore, if the bible be true, and it is, then God is the creator of all things, including the atheist!