Why Believe In Something You Can’t See


Sidney Gerner, Editor-in-Chief

Christianity has over 2 billion followers. 2 billion people believe in someone who they have never seen before. How is that even possible? Christianity began in the first century CE after Jesus died and was resurrected. The first group of Christians were Jews, in Judea. Not long after that, it spread all across the Roman Empires. Christians believe Jesus is a human and a God. People didn’t know about God until Jesus came down to Earth, but it can be traced from the beginning of time. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”(Genesis 1:1).

Many atheists believe all humans have to start from somewhere. If God is the creator of all mankind, then how was he created? This question puzzles many people, including Christians. (Colossians 1:15-17) “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rules or power-all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.” This Bible verse states that God is not the creator of the universe, but the creator of the past, present, and future.

The Big Bang was believed to be what created the universe. Steven Winburg believed that in the beginning, the was an explosion. The idea is that the universe started as a small point and soon began to expand, and is still expanding. Stephen Hawking was a well-known scientist. He was also an atheist. Aristotle was also a famous figure in philosophy. He was a believer in God and believed God is the source of motion and change. Aristotle states, “Here exists an eternal circular motion, namely the movement of the sphere of the fixed stars. Everything that is moved is moved by something else. Therefore, there must be either an infinite series of causes or a cause of motion that is itself unmoved. An infinite series of motions is impossible. There is an unmoved cause of motion, and this is God. This argument is not taken seriously today since most of its premises have been rejected by modern science. The claim that there exists an eternal circular motion is incompatible with the Second Law of thermodynamics. The second premise that everything that is moved is moved by something else is incompatible with Newton’s first law of motion. And if this is false then we do not have to accept the premise and its disjunction between an infinite series and an unmoved mover.” Aristotle had many people following his ways. All these famous scientists have one thing in common, God. Many atheists start off life as Christians. Something happens to them or someone they love, and they blame God. They soon grow to hate God, but how could you hate something that doesn’t even exist? We don’t know if God is real or not, but there is so much proof in the Bible.

Many well-known scientists were atheists because they could prove that God didn’t create the Earth. If it is proven, why are they still so many Christians in the world? God allows evil to exist because of free will. Morals play along with this. If God does not exist then everything is permissible. Humans wouldn’t feel guilt if there was no God following us. This being said, a world without God would have a lot more violence in it.

We may never know the truth about God, but it doesn’t hurt to believe.