A Final Thought on the Evidence of God
One thing I have stressed over and over to people, is that nothing can be proven to anyone if they are not willing to believe in the first place. I am not saying you have to believe first, but simply be willing to believe. But if you have your mind made up already about anything, there is nothing anyone can say, no amount of proof, will convince you otherwise. Especially in this day and age when absolutely anything can be faked and made to look real.
If one is willing to see the proof when presented with it, all they have to do is read this series of articles and put it all together. Not one of these articles will prove that God is real, but there is something to be said for overwhelming evidence. Often in a court case, there is no one piece of evidence that proves a case, but when you put all of the evidence together and look at the entire picture, the truth can be easy to see. And in any court case in America, it does not take proven beyond any possible doubt, but it takes being proven beyond any "reasonable" doubt. Enough evidence can make a clear enough picture to say beyond any reasonable doubt something is proven. This is what I believe is the case for God.
In any scientific belief that counters the existence of God, there is at least one major hole. Science has no theory on what caused the Big Bang. If God exists it is the "only" plausible answer that fits.
Science is predicated on repeatability and proving facts, but it will push that life happened by accident when it has never been able to witness life coming from a non-living substance. Ask someone to give one bit of evidence that shows life came from a non-living source, and you get silence. Science has no real plausible theory for where the first life came from that can be backed up by even a shred of evidence. If God exists, it explains it perfectly.
Science says we evolved over millions of years but it cant explain intelligence and self-awareness. Science has never witnessed any type of life form that does not have self awareness giving life to an intelligent life form that has self awareness. Where did the self awareness come from? Science has no answer. God does.
Science has taken the belief that God exists, which has been around since the beginning of man and well before man even had the word "science" in its language, and tried to create new theories to prove God does not exist and has never succeeded. Yet in every case where Science's theories have gaping unanswered holes, the existence of God fills those holes perfectly.
The Bible has so much evidence of its own when you really dig into it. People and places in the Bible that the world has tried to say were mythical, are later being found to be proven to have existed. The accuracy of the historicity of the New Testament is beyond anything written by accepted ancient historians.
What about the stories like Akiane Kramarik who is born into an atheist family and at the innocent age of four years old, she has visions of Jesus in Heaven and suddenly wants to start drawing pictures. She continues to have these visions and talking to Jesus and at the age of only 8 years old she paints His face (See the painting here) with the talent of a seasoned professional artist.
There are vast amounts of stories of people who have experienced God's touch on their lives. So many stories about prayers being answered. There are real miracles happening all the time. Stuff that no science can possibly explain and is directly connected to God in some way.
Try just looking around you for once. Look at the corruption in politics. Watch the news and see the stories of school shootings where kids kill multiple kids in cold blood. How can anyone watch the news and not believe evil is real in this world? If evil is real, how is God not real?
Many atheists like to equate God with Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. How many stories have you heard where someone was willing to die for their belief in Santa and the Tooth Fairy? Almost all of Jesus' disciples were put to death in horrible ways. They were Stoned to death, beheaded and crucified. Not one of them were willing to deny that Jesus was the Son of God in order to save his own life. IF you get a dozen men together and put a gun to their heads, there is usually going to be at least one who will lie to save his own life. Not one of them were willing to do such a thing. They all were willing to die for their faith in God. You don't find that kind of conviction in any fairy tales. A man needs to have a very strong conviction that what he believes is the truth for him to be willing to die for it. Yet there are many Christians, even today, who would be willing to die before denying God. Why? Not just because we believe in something we were told. Not because we were raised to believe it. Because we have had experiences that have proven to us in some way that God is real.
There is no one proof of God's existence. The evidence if you open your eyes is almost overwhelming.