ONE HUNDRED BIBLE LESSONS - ALBAN DOUGLAS
LESSON NUMBER 1 - THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
The Bible is not a textbook that attempts to prove the existence of God. The Bible opens with a
positive fact that God does exist. It did not occur to any other writer of the Bible to prove this fact. Anyone
with any intelligence would acknowledge the evident fact of a living God.
I - PROOF FROM SCRIPTURE
Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being under-
stood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."
II - PROOF FROM CONSCIENCE
is born with a universal belief in a supreme Being; no tribe has yet
been discovered that lacks this. The existence of God is written in the
Romans 2:15 "Who show the work of the law
written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and
between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them." The
honest man will find that the
inner still small voice says that God exists and is alive today. Men deny the existence of God not because
they cannot find Him, but because they are afraid to face the responsibility of being accountable to Him after
III - THE ARGUMENT FROM CAUSE (Cosmological)
The world is here. It must have come from somewhere. Somebody or something must have caused it to
into being at one time or another. The only sensible answer to the
problem of the existence of the world is the existence of an intelligent
Being whom we call God.
IV - THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN (Theological)
An examination of the world and the things large and small shows that each is designed by an intelligent mind
for a specific purpose in life.
V - THE MORAL ARGUMENT (Anthropological)
Man has an intellectual and moral nature showing that the Creator must not be merely an inanimate force
but a living, intelligent and moral Being. Conscience teaches man right and wrong, good and bad; for the
Creator is a moral Being that is holy, and loves righteousness but abhors evil.
VI - THE LIFE ARGUMENT
Life comes from life and the original life must have come from a Being possessing eternal life, that is, life that
existed before physical life was created. All life proceed from God. The theory of spontaneous generation
have been proved false and completely unacceptable to authoritative science. Life must have a beginning.
The only logical answer is that the beginning was with God.
VII - THE ARGUMENT FROM CONGRUITY
theory of atheism solves no problems but only multiplies unsolved
mysteries. The acceptance of God as Creator of the world is like a magic
key that fits all the facts of Scripture, revelation, knowledge and
This irrefutable doctrine is held tenaciously by multitudes of souls who are willing both to live and die in the
consolation of this assurance.
Let us come as children in simple faith, based on the revelations of God in Scripture and nature, believing
and trusting Him completely.
Sourced from ONE HUNDRED BIBLE LESSONS by ALBAN DOUGLAS