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Atheists deny the following reasonable evidences of the existence of God found in nature:

1. Evidence in Creation (Cosmological Evidence) - All existing things in the universe require a cause for their existence and activity. The original cause for all things must be powerful enough to produce them. This evidence testifies of an "Ultimate Power" of God.

2. Evidence in Perfection (Ontological Evidence) - All human beings are born with the idea of an absolutely perfect being. Since absolute perfection is not found in any observable, created things, this evidence testifies of an "Ultimate Perfection" - of God.

3. Evidence in Design (Teleological Evidence) - The design, order, and synchronization found in all things speaks of an intelligent, planned, and coordinated purpose. This intelligence must be sufficient to plan and coordinate such harmony. This evidence testifies of an "Ultimate Wisdom" - of God.

4. Evidence in Morality (Anthropological Evidence) - All human beings have a consciousness of right and wrong, of being held accountable for their actions, and of law. This evidence testifies of an "Ultimate Righteousness" - of God.

5. Evidence in History (Ethnological Evidence) - History reveals that the knowledge and worship of "god(s)" have been found among every tribe and nation on earth. This evidence testifies of an "Ultimate Being" - of God.

We do not need to prove God's existence; but, we need to believe, by faith, God's testimony of Himself in His Word. The Bible not only tells us that there is a God, but also who God is, and how we can come to know, love and serve God. Atheists deny the existence of God both as taught in His Word and as seen in the evidences of nature.

  • Evidences - Signs; testimonies; indications
  • Existence - The state of having being and reality
  • Cosmological - That which pertains to the material universe (cosmos), its parts, elements, and laws
  • Testifies - Speaks; gives evidence of
  • Ultimate - Highest; last; final; beyond which there can be no advance
  • Ontological - That which pertains to the nature of reality or being
  • Teleological - That which pertains to design and purpose in nature
  • Synchronization - Various parts fitting and operating together in harmony
  • Sufficient - Enough; as much as is needed
  • Anthropological - That which pertains to the study of man
  • Consciousness - The state of knowing, experiencing, or being aware
  • Ethnological - That which pertains to the study of different groups or cultures of people

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