Confessions Relative to the Existence of God
God Thoughts from a Christian Author
The primary meaning of the word “confessions” is “acknowledgment; avowal; admission.” Now, I confess that I am a broken sinner saved by grace, being transformed into the image of Christ by grace as I look to Him. But that is not my primary point of confession here. My primary confession is that there has never been a time in my life that I have not believed in God. That does not mean that I have always been a Christian. It does mean that from my earliest memories of childhood I believed God was there. That has always been a given to me.
Have there been moments of doubt? Sure. We all have those moments, attacks of the enemy trying to undermine reality and truth. I stop, focus my mind on the reality of things, smile and nod—yep, God is there! You might ask, “But how can one be sure?”
Ultimately my assurance rests in my real and personal relationship with Christ—either I am insane or He is real, and if He is real God is real. But there are many reasons to believe in God. And in truth, no other concept or philosophy makes sense of all that is.
Life can be looked at as a dance, a drama being played out, or even a symphony. And as I point out in “The God Question,” if there is no God, existence is absurd and the symphony has no meaning. Furthermore, the very idea of telling me what I should or should not believe becomes absurd. For that matter, social order is absurd if there is no God; and death? Death becomes its own Black Hole. If there is no God neither the individual nor society as a whole has meaning. In fact, meaning itself becomes an arbitrary thing without meaning.