Stephen Kneale #fundie buildingjerusalem.blog

Why doesn’t God make his existence more obvious?


It is a common objection to the existence of God: why doesn’t he make himself more obvious? And, of course, if God was inclined he could spell out ‘God exists’ using stars to make himself known if he wanted. So why doesn’t God make his existence more undeniably obvious?

Enough already

One answer the Bible gives is that everybody has enough evidence of God’s existence through the natural world. Paul writes:

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

We might not be content with that, but it is one of the answers the Bible gives us. God’s existence is plain enough so that anyone with eyes to see can draw the evident conclusion that everything did not come from nothing and a creator is behind it.