“To date, no one has been successful in presenting absolute irrefutable evidence for God, or creation for that matter. To the believer that possesses faith, the evidence is all around us.”
I’ve never seen George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. I’ve never touched them. I've never been in their personal presence. I’ve never heard their messages. Nonetheless, I believe they did most of the things history attributes to them. I base my faith on external and internal evidence. Not only do we have their own testimony, but the testimony of numerous others who were contemporary to their time and who wrote about them.
We do not question the soundness of the witnesses who attested to their existence, nor doubt their credibility. We accept what has been reported about them as honorable and credible. Therefore, who among us questions the former existence of Washington and Lincoln? Even if neither had ever written a word, we would still believe both men served as Chief Commanders of this once great Republic, based upon the testimony of eyewitnesses who wrote about them.
Here is where I’m coming from: We have copious testimony about the man Jesus from numerous eyewitnesses—His birth by a young virgin, His life, His teachings, His compassion, His wisdom, His miraculous wonders, His rejection, His agonizing death on a Roman tree, and finally His resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven. Why are many so reluctant to accept the attestations of these eyewitnesses? I think the chief reason is because they have not examined their testimony painstakingly, thoughtfully, and deliberately.
Furthermore, we are forever exposed to the effects of His existence, both past and present. There is no effect or result without a cause, and no cause that does not produce an effect. My hand casts a shadow on the wall. The hand is the cause, the shadow is the effect—or result. No hand, no shadow.
To confirm that God exists, we need only look out upon our universe and its vast array. God is the Cause, the universe is the effect. Additionally, all of the moral and spiritual qualities in and around us are the result of a specific Cause—the God of creation. This is “irrefutable evidence!”
So, where does all of this lead us? Simply, just as we have the effects of Washington’s and Lincoln’s existence, so too we have the effects—irrefutable evidence—of Jesus and God’s existence. To deny one is to deny the other.