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Lesson 12: Is There Really a God?

by Stacia McKeever and Dan Lietha on February 15, 2016
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2).

God is infinite—He has no beginning (He was never born), and He has no end (He can never die). He is the eternal Creator of all things—space, matter and even time itself.

Man

Some people don’t believe what the Bible says about God—they even deny He exists! The Bible tells us that these people deliberately reject the Creator (2 Peter 3:5). As a result, they are blinded to the evidence around us that is consistent with God’s existence. For example . . .

  1. Unlike the “Energizer Bunny,” which just keeps going and going on its own power (or so the ad would have you believe), the universe is running out of available energy and is becoming more chaotic, or disorderly, as time goes on. Eventually, there will be no more energy available throughout the universe to accomplish any work. So where did all the original available energy come from? How was it “wound up” initially? Someone outside of the universe had to have created it orderly in the beginning—that Someone was God.
  2. Young Universe
  3. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Just one of those cells contains enough information about who we are to fill 500,000 close-typed pages! Scientists who study DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid—a special large molecule that stores all that information in our cells) have not observed huge amounts of new information originating by chance as it is passed from parent to child. The information stored in our DNA is only rearranged or decreased. So where did the information in all living things come from in the first place? Current scientific observations show that information can only come from a source of intelligence, ultimately. Since God is infinitely intelligent, it makes sense that He is the Author of all the information.
  4. Young Earth Evidence
  5. Those who believe that molecules have evolved into man (contrary to modern scientific observation which shows it just isn’t possible) must also believe that the universe is billions of years old. Yet there is much evidence that is consistent with the Bible’s teaching that the universe has not been around for billions of years, but was created by God around 6,000 years ago.
  6. Many tribes and nations share stories or legends similar to the original, unchanged accounts of creation, Noah’s Flood and the break-up of the people at Babel found in the Bible. Why is this so? The Bible explains it! As Noah’s descendants spread around the earth after the Flood, they took the knowledge of creation and the Flood with them, but the stories have gradually changed over the years. Also, scientists are finding that there is no significant difference between the various so-called “races” of people. This is consistent with the Bible’s teaching that there is only one “race”—all humans are descendants of Adam.

The Bible says those who deny God are without excuse, since the creation makes it plain that there is an all-powerful God, as shown by the above examples (Romans 1:20).

Want to learn more? Read the entire Answers for Kids Student Handout Set online!

Decipher the Code

Imagine you're a Navajo code talker who needs to know what your fellow soldiers are telling you. Use the code key below to decode the message beneath it. Place the first letter of the English word in the blank beside the Navajo word. Then read the sentence you've decoded!

A real Navajo code talker could do this in 20 seconds -- how long will it take you?

Code Key
WOL-LA-CHEE ANT
NA-HASH-CHID BADGER
MOASI CAT
BE DEER
AH-JAH EAR
CHUO FIR
AH-TAD GIRL
TSE-GAH HAIR
TKIN ICE
AH-YA-TSINNE JAW
JAD-HO-LONI KETTLE
AH-JAD LEG
BE-TAS-TNI MIRROR
TSAH NEEDLE
A-KHA OIL
NE-ZHONI PRETTY
CA-YEILTH QUIVER
GAH RABBIT
DIBEH SHEEP
D-AH TEA
SHI-DA UNCLE
A-KEH-DI-GLINI VICTOR
GLOE-IH WEASEL
AL-NA-AS-DZOH CROSS (X)
TSAH-AH-DZOH YUCCA
BESH-DO-TLIZ ZINC
CHUO
GAH
A-KHA
BE-TAS-TNI
AH-JAH
A-KEH-DI-GLINI
AH-JAH
GAH
AH-JAD
WOL-LA-CHEE
DIBEH
D-AH
TKIN
TSAH
AH-TAD
D-AH
A-KHA
AH-JAH
A-KEH-DI-GLINI
AH-JAH
GAH
AH-JAD
WOL-LA-CHEE
DIBEH
D-AH
TKIN
TSAH
AH-TAD
TSAH-AH-DZOH
A-KHA
SHI-DA
WOL-LA-CHEE
GAH
AH-JAH
AH-TAD
A-KHA
BE
Of course I exist!
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