I was speaking to a gentleman at the Tenterfield Show about the reality of God. “Where’s your proof?” to which I replied, “There are two miracles that prove beyond reasonable doubt the existence of God. The first is the 2000-year existence of the church of Jesus Christ. The second is the 3500-year existence of Israel. To that we can add the failure of science to prove ‘matter and energy’ comes from ‘nothing’ without intelligence! In any investigation, causality is everything.
There is nothing strange about an eternal, all-powerful, all-present and all-knowing God speaking ‘matter and energy’ into existence; but for ‘nothing’ to suddenly manifest into ‘matter and energy’ without knowledge …. well (?); you’ll have to forgive me, but I don’t have enough faith to believe that.
And don’t get me started on the problems associated with rocks turning into life. Professors can postulate all they like but without the existence of God – ‘it don’t happen.’
With the recent visit to Australia of the Israeli Prime Minister, I thought I might talk a little more about Israel. It’s the only nation that has its origin, history, ups and downs as well as its destiny all detailed in a very well-known book. It’s called the Bible. Every time you encounter a Jew, you are witnessing a miracle. No people group on the planet has endured more systematic, heavily resourced attempts to wipe them out than the Jews. Not only is it a miracle that Jews exist today but to think that their nation was re-established as modern Israel in 1948 suggests God’s program is on schedule.
Allow me to conclude my thoughts by quoting a past leader of Israel, King David.
Psalm 28: “Unto thee I cry Oh Lord – my rock! Be not silent to me, lest if thou be silent to me I become like them that do down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward the revelation of thy holiness.
Draw me not away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity which speak peace to their neighbours but mischief is in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them according to the work of their hands; render to them their reward. Because they do not regard the works of the Lord nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up.