Mar. 22, 2017

Does God Exist?

Stephen Hawking, whose IQ is estimated at being between 200 and 250, is claimed to be the smartest man in the world. He also claims that there is no God. I was online reading about him one day. He suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease (remember the ice bucket challenge?). Once I read this I realized he’s just angry with God.

Lou Gehrig’s, in laymen terms, will shut down the voluntary and involuntary muscles. It commonly starts in the feet, to the legs, to the abdomen and so on, affecting the lungs and speech near the end. The patient is well aware they are dying and there is no cure to stop the disease. Yes, he’s angry. Just because he’s the smartest man in the world does not mean he knows everything either.

1 Peter 4:11 “Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever.”

I posted on Facebook, that, in my opinion, Stephen Hawking is just angry and this is his way of getting back at The Almighty: to deny His existence. I’ve also posted about Helen Keller when a friend of mine stated that although there is no proof that God exists, there is no proof that He doesn’t. In my opinion, Helen Keller proved that God does, in fact, exist.

Helen Keller was born deaf, dumb, and blind. After having spent most of her young life in silent darkness, her parents found Anne Sullivan, a teacher, to teach Helen how to communicate even though she couldn't see, hear, or speak. When Anne finally started talking to her about God, Helen's response was "I wondered when someone was going to talk to me about Him."

Think about that - no one had anyway to talk to Helen about God, yet she was born with the knowledge that God existed, as we all are. We are all taught faith, or lack thereof, through our upbringing. My sisters and brothers were all taught about God, me as well, during our youth and grew up with the knowledge of His existence. Whereas, sadly, I have a couple of nieces brought up in an Atheistic household and so, they do not believe in God. They were taught to disbelieve.

In Matthew 18:3 Christ said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (NIV). Children humbly accept a lot of things as true by faith, but always because they have confidence in a person, parent, or teacher.

Knowing about Helen Keller only solidifies my conviction. I just cannot get over how a deaf, mute, and blind woman knew about God before ever being told about Him. My brother told me that little tidbit - I looked it up, it's true. So yes, there is proof God exists. We are all born with the knowledge of Him and we should keep that dear to us. He certainly keeps us dear to Him.

John 14:7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”