The Ultimate Proof of God’s Existence

The Ultimate Proof of God's Existence

Is there one overwhelming argument that proves beyond all shadow of doubt that God exists?

By Don Ruhl

There exists a piece of evidence whose evidence is so strong in proving God’s existence that millions upon millions of people have staked their lives upon it, and they will die for this piece of evidence, and I am one of those people, including the majority of you.

At one time, everyone, including atheists, accepted the existence of this evidence, except they just denied whether the evidence was true.

The New Atheists, a breed of God-haters, now say this evidence never existed. To deny that this evidence ever existed, they have to deny the Bible, of course, and both church and world history. They even have to deny our dating system, which they have started to do. They will even have to deny part of the United States Constitution, which I have not heard them do yet.

This piece of evidence is as strong as your very existence. You exist as much as this evidence exists. To deny this super-piece of evidence one might as well deny the existence of any historical person, that is, deny that anyone else lived whom you have never seen.

When you accept the existence of this irrefutable piece of evidence, you will know that there is a God in heaven as much as you know people live in other countries, although you have not seen them.

This piece of evidence has such undeniable persuasiveness that not only have I staked my life and death upon it, but my job of preaching is wholly dependent upon it. If this evidence is not true, or does not exist, I have to quit preaching and quit living the Christian life.

The Existence of Jesus Christ 

If you deny that Jesus existed, you might as well deny that Caesar Augustus existed who ruled Rome at the time Jesus was born. What other famous man or woman do atheists deny existed, other than Jesus of Nazareth?

Writers outside of the New Testament referenced Jesus. Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman historian writing about ad 112, “Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius: but the pernicious superstition, repressed for time broke out again, not only through Judea, where the mischief originated, but through the city of Rome also.”

Lucian of Samosata, a writer of the second century, mocking Jesus, “…the man who was crucified in Palestine because he introduced this new cult into the world…Furthermore, their first lawgiver persuaded them that they were all brothers one of another after they have transgressed once for all by denying the Greek gods and by worshipping that crucified sophist himself and living under his laws.”

Flavius Josephus, born ad 37, wrote of the high priest during the time of Jesus of Nazareth, “…and brought before it the brother of Jesus the so-called Christ, whose name was James, together with some others, and having accused them as law-breakers, he delivered them over to be stoned.”

Suetonius, Roman historian writing around ad 120, “As the Jews were making constant disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome.”

I could produce more, but these make the point sufficiently. Atheists do not deny other parts of these writer’s material.

Who Was Jesus of Nazareth? 

John 7 shows people debating whether Jesus was good or not, “And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, ‘He is good’; others said, ‘No, on the contrary, He deceives the people’” (John 7.12).

Do you believe He was good, or do you believe He deceived people?

John 7 again shows people asking a good question, “And many of the people believed in Him, and said, ‘When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?’” (John 7.31).

What else should He have done to persuade you that He came from God? If you list something, would that truly have converted you?

John 9 makes us think about His power, “If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing” (John 9.33). The man who said this, meant Jesus could not have done miraculous things, if He had not come from, but if Jesus did come from God, He could do miracles.

John 10 shows people disputing both His words and works, “Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. And many of them said, ‘He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?’ Others said, ‘These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?’” (John 10.19–21). Not just could a demon open the eyes of the blind, but would a demon open the eyes of the blind? Yet, Jesus opened the eyes of the physically blind and the spiritually blind. He was the opposite of a demon, He was divine.

John 10 shows that He knew that some would have problems believing Him, “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him” (John 10.37, 38). If you have trouble believing His words, examine His works.

What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God? It means there is a God. It means that Jesus came from God. Jesus is God. What we can say about God, we can say about Jesus.

The Church 

The church exploded onto the scene in the first century. You cannot explain the sudden existence of the church without acknowledging the existence of Jesus Christ.

Something happened in the first century that changed the men commonly called the apostles, and changed millions of people.

What happened?

A man called Jesus taught and did wonderful things. Then the Jewish leaders, along with the Roman leaders, killed Him. Although He had spoken of this happening, it still surprised everyone of them! Everyone was sad, disappointed, and fearful, ready to give up.

Yet, the sadness, disappointment, and fear did not last. Most importantly, they did not give up. They changed the Roman Empire and they changed the rest of the world.

Something happened in the first century that still reverberates to this day, all over the world. What could possibly have happened that changed fearful, discouraged followers into people who would live and die for what they believed?

Jesus had died, then many of them saw Him later, alive, walking, eating, doing all the things we do. Jesus had been raised from the dead! Other people had been raised from the dead, without anyone declaring them to be the Sons or Daughters of God.

John 10 shows a difference in the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Something happened that had not happened with any other resurrection in the history of the world, “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father” (John 10.17, 18).

In other resurrections, someone stood by the dead body and raised it. With Jesus, no one stood next to Him or outside His tomb. He raised Himself from the dead. He received the commandment to do that from God the Father. Therefore, God exists, because Jesus did what only God can do. God created life. As God Jesus can re-create it again! The resurrection declared Jesus to be the Son of God. That moved the apostles and the rest of believers as nothing ever could. The same truths have moved countless people today!

Jesus existed and we can only explain His existence in one of three possible ways.

First, He was a liar. This would mean that He knew He lied in claiming to come from God. When you read the words of Jesus, do you believe you read the words of a liar?

Second, He was a lunatic. This would mean that He was out of His mind. Do the teachings of Jesus seem like the words of a lunatic?

Third, He was the Lord. If He was not a liar, and if He was not a lunatic, He had to be what He claimed to be. That would mean Jesus was the Lord and came from God. Therefore, there is a God in heaven.

Jesus Exists, Therefore, God Exists 

Jesus said and did things that only God could say and do. People say they have never seen God, but all they have to do is look at Jesus of Nazareth. God appeared in the flesh, and many accepted it, and many did not accept it.

What Will You Do? Accept or Deny? 

Do you believe that Jesus came from God? Do you believe that makes Jesus the Son of God? If He is the Son of God, become His follower.

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10 thoughts on “The Ultimate Proof of God’s Existence

  1. Don,

    The ultimate proof of God’s existence was the historical existence of Jesus, which is exactly why God sent him. Although Job didn’t know his name yet, Job knew that one day Jesus would stand upon the earth (Job 19:25-27).

    Jim Burgoon

  2. Even if there was a guy called JC and i suspect there probably was this does not prove the existence of god. Becauase he said so … really!!. Many a cult has existed since those days and all of there leaders have some amazing proclamation to make but because man knows so much more than what we used to they are not believed as widely as JC was when he peddled his wares back in the day. Quite frankly i do not care what you want to believe in that is your choice much as disbelief is mine. You will also be aware that many peoples across the globe have many many gods that they worship and believe to be the one and only. I guess instead of trying to tell the atheists how bad and evil they are perhaps you should disprove there gods. And doesnt your none belief in there gods make you a bit like me apart from your very narrow mind??

  3. This is proof that Jesus existed this is proof that Jesus had miracles with the help of God doesn’t mean he’s God Jesus NEVER CLAIMED DIVINITY NEVER CLAIMED HES GOD the council of NiCEA MADE THE TRINITY AND INVENTED CHRISTMAS AND EASTER there all pagan and what Iam saying is Christianity is a true religion of God and Jesus was his chosen one to tell people of God and that’s why he gave him miracles to prove people but that doesn’t mean he’s God that’s just prove that the religion isn’t a cult
    I’m saying that Christianity lost its original teachings by injecting pagan belief thus making Christianity NOT monotheism because it believes in 3 persons as God no matter how you deceive people 3 is 3 not 3 is 1 so Christians believe in 3 gods God prophecised in the bible that there is a prophet to come but translators translated it to comforter for some reason any way the proof it’s not the Holy Spirit is Jesus said that IF I DEPART HE’LL COME IF I STAY HE WONT the Holy Spirit stayed at the time of Jesus so it doesn’t apply to him Here’s my proof that the comforter was infact MUHAMMAD please read this if I proved it from the bible and you still don’t believe it then your not believing God aswell

    Deutronomy 18:18, it says as God saying to Moses:

    “I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall comman”.

    Although Christians may say that this prophecy refers to Jesus Christ, if the verse is carefully analysed, it can be clearly understood that it refers to and fits prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
    Very well

    a) Other than the fact that both Moses and Jesus were Jews and that both were prophet there are no other similarity

    b) If it is to be said that Jesus befits this verse because of these facts, then it can be claimed that the prophets Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Malachi, John The Baptist etc., should also fit this verse; because all of them were Jews and prophets.

    Where as, Moses ans prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) were alike so much because:-

    Moses and prophet Muhammad (s.s.w.) both brought new covenants to the people of the time. Jesus did not bring any new covenant but he came to affirm and testify existing laws brought by Moses as he himself says in Matthews 5:17 – 18:-

    “Think not that I am come to destroy the laws, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy. but to fulfil”.

    Moses and Muhammad both had father and mother. Jesus had mother, but not father.

    Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) married and be got children. Jesus remained a bachelor.

    Both Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) died natural death. Jesus according to Christianity, was violently killed on the cross.

    Both Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) finally attained leadership and authority over their society. They were both unproclaimed kings of their people. Jesus did not attain this.

    Also the verse says “FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN”.

    Ishmael (Ismail) and Isac (Ishak) are sons of the same father, prophet Abraham (Ibrahim a.s); and so they are brothers. Thereby, the children of one are ‘BRETHREN’ to the children of the other. The children of Isaac (Ishak) are Jews; and the children of Ishmael (ismail) – who are Arabic are their “BRETHREN”. The bible affirm this:-

    “And he (Ishmael) shall dwell in the presence of ALL HIS BRETHREN”.(Genesis 16:12)

    “And he (Ishmael) died in the presence of ALL HIS BRETHREN”.

    (Genesis 16:12)

    The children of Isaac (Ishak) are brothers of Ishmaelits (Arabs). Likewise Muhammad (s.a.w.) is from among the BRETHREN of the Israelis (Followers of Moses) because Muhammad (s.a.w.) was a descendent of Ishmael (Ismail), the son of Abraham – fulfilling the prphecy of the verse:

    “…. from among their brethren”

    (Deut. 18:18)

    Also, the verse goes on: “…..AND I WILL PUT MY WORDS INTO HIS MOUTH”. Not even one Quranic verses are words of Muhammad (s.a.w.). They are words, which he heard through angel Gabriel (Jibrael) and repeated word for word. None of them are his. He merely repeated waht “was put into his mouth”.

    AND, Jesus too confirms this, by saying:

    “I have much more to say to you, more than you can bear. But when he, the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own. He will speak only what he hears and he will tell you what is yet to come”(John 16:12, 13)

    • Abdulrahman,

      You will notice in my article that I never quoted the Council of Nicea for any reason, but whatever I said about Jesus of Nazareth I got from the Book.

      Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10.30). Also, He claimed to be the Son of God. How can Jesus not be part of whatever God is? If Jesus is the Son of God, Jesus shares in whatever it is that makes God, God!

      The promise of the Spirit of Truth cannot refer to Muhammad, because Jesus promised the Spirit to His apostles who lived and died in the first century, whereas, Muhammad was born almost 500 years after most of the apostles had already died! Therefore, Islam is 600 hundred years too late.

      You said that Jesus did not come to bring a new covenant, but He did. He Himself said, “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26.28).

      Jesus does reign as King. He sits on the throne of heaven and He rules over the world. The world is in His control.

      If the children of Isaac and the children of Ishmael are brothers, why then do Arabs and Muslims want to kill Jews?

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