Well there is absolute proof of God available to them BUT they refuse to accept the WAY in which that Evidential Proof is received. That limits the reception of the proof because they have succeeded in muddying the water in regards to spiritual evidence.
Sort of like if a scientist (And keep in mind I’m using a physical example to show a spiritual issue.) were to deny that a physical tree grows in the forest from a seed because he’s NEVER SEEN A SEED in nature, so it must not exist and by virtue the tree could not come from such a small seed.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000GB5MEC&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI know this is a great stretch but the point is that there can be no agreement on ether side until science can see for itself the evidence, so the issue I bring into the debate here is valid to science. If the proof is hidden with the evidence presented and can be seen ONLY ONE WAY then it is the job of those who SAY they want the proof to get it the way its supposed to be viewed and stop all the slight of hand and dishonest intellectual word play to avoid doing what must be done to receive!
As I teach this lesson which God himself instilled in me by Revelation, it is my prayer and hope through Faith that every skeptic can pull a personal revelation in the natural to finally do what must be done to witness what they seem to seek!
THE DOORWAY OF PROOF: Its as close as your Heart!
The key to studying scripture is NEVER to use it or look at from the MIND OF THE FLESH!
God never intended his word that was created from faith to be used from a fleshly standpoint ONLY from the recreated Human HEART (The Spirit of Man Born Again) to look from human emotion is surface knowledge and it extremely dangerous to your eternal destiny.
The Word of God is a powder Keg of eternal explosives, once released it has the power to create world’s and renew lives BUT at the same time if MISUSED OR MISAPPLIED just like ‘sweating dynamite” it can do much damage to your life as well, Christian or Unsaved.
Original intent plays big in how the word of God reveals truth and if you “superimpose” your false intent or even denominational slant upon God’s, the danger is real for judgment because God will not stand for being misspoken of forever. This is what’s meant by “Laying up in store for Judgment to come.”
Let’s look at a passage of scripture from the Amplified Bible to see just how misunderstood it has been:
John 10:1-42 (Amplified Bible)
1I ASSURE you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber.
So we can clearly teach from this that ANYONE saved or unsaved that tries to enter into the knowledge of God or the power of God anyway but through The Word of God is a thief and a Robber.
Because if you are to understand God it must be by HIS testimony of himself not our “superimposed idea” of him through false experiences and comparisons made by men! This how Israel fell flat on her face whenever she backslid from God’s picture of himself through his Laws and presence and looked instead at nations of the world’s picture through false gods.
2But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3The watchman opens the door for this man, and the sheep listen to his voice and heed it; and he calls his own sheep by name and brings (leads) them out.
Now let’s see how its supposed to work, THE WORD of God, Jesus; enters through the DOORWAY of FAITH and becomes our SHEPHERD (Jesus: The Word ) and the WATCHMEN This I believe is our spirit-man within being guided by the Holy Spirit to OPEN THE DOORWAY OF BELIEF bursting forth the PROOF of what’s just happened with our hearts.
4When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
5They will never [on any account] follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers or recognize their call.
6Jesus used this parable (illustration) with them, but they did not understand what He was talking about.
Why didn’t they understand this seemingly simple parable? Because their hearts were not RENEWED, or RECONFIGURED by the New Birth to understand what was under the surface of his word, this is the same problem Religion faces, being man-made it misses the mark of God’s perfection.
7So Jesus said again, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that I Myself am the Door for the sheep.
9I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.
All others who try to enter Salvation some other way than by Jesus are stealing from you the ONLY doorway into divine revelation of the real PROOF, the ultimate proof of the Living God which is HIS CHANGE OF YOU!
10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
11I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep.(A)
13Now the hireling flees because he merely serves for wages and is not himself concerned about the sheep [cares nothing for them].
14I am the Good Shepherd; and I know and recognize My own, and My own know and recognize Me–
15Even as [truly as] the Father knows Me and I also know the Father–and I am giving My [very own] life and laying it down on behalf of the sheep.
16And I have other sheep [beside these] that are not of this fold. I must bring and impel those also; and they will listen to My voice and heed My call, and so there will be [they will become] one flock under one Shepherd.(B)
17For this [reason] the Father loves Me, because I lay down My [own] life–to take it back again.
This is why there is ONLY one way into salvation, because NO ONE ELSE has the Authority of God but Jesus, NO MAN ON EARTH could or even would follow God’s instruction’s as Jesus has! ALL other religions carry no God given Authority to be shepherds of God’s flock, all doctrine MUST PASS the one doorway TEST in order to be labeled pure before God!
This entire chapter teaches us that there is ONLY ONE WAY to get the evidence all over creation to be revealed as the PROOF it is! FAITH CONTAINS the proof of God, without faith you cannot please God NOR can you understand him…..PERIOD!
20And many of them said, He has a demon and He is mad (insane–He raves, He rambles). Why do you listen to Him?
21Others argued, These are not the thoughts and the language of one possessed. Can a demon-possessed person open blind eyes?
Do you see a pattern here concerning the debate about God and creation!
What was the first thing the Jews did after Jesus CLEARLY EXPLAINED himself and his DOCTRINE to them?
Did they accept him as he stated to do?
Did they get the point, the simple point?
Instead of doing as instructed which would have been easier, they INSULTED HIM, and said his DOCTRINE was inspired from Devils. Sound Familiar?
Whenever Atheist’s can’t answer the questions posed or the Ideas presented to them CLEARLY they simply resort to insults and demeaning the Bible, do you see the pattern? This will always happen when we try to raise our knowledge above God’s perfect knowledge.
22After this the Feast of Dedication [of the reconsecration of the temple] was taking place at Jerusalem. It was winter,
23And Jesus was walking in Solomon’s Porch in the temple area.
25Jesus answered them, I have told you so, yet you do not believe Me [you do not trust Me and rely on Me]. The very works that I do by the power of My Father and in My Father’s name bear witness concerning Me [they are My credentials and evidence in support of Me].
26But you do not believe and trust and rely on Me because you do not belong to My fold [you are no sheep of Mine].
27The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.
28And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.
29My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father’s hand.
30I and the Father are One.
31Again the Jews brought up stones to stone Him.
33The Jews replied, We are not going to stone You for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere Man, make Yourself [out to be] God.
34Jesus answered, Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods?(C)
35So men are called gods [by the Law], men to whom God’s message came–and the Scripture cannot be set aside or cancelled or broken or annulled–
36[If that is true] do you say of the One Whom the Father consecrated and dedicated and set apart for Himself and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God?
37If I am not doing the works [performing the deeds] of My Father, then do not believe Me [do not adhere to Me and trust Me and rely on Me].
39They sought again to arrest Him, but He escaped from their hands.
40He went back again across the Jordan to the locality where John was when he first baptized, and there He remained.
41And many came to Him, and they kept saying, John did not perform a [single] sign or miracle, but everything John said about this Man was true.
42And many [people] there became believers in Him. [They adhered to and trusted in and relied on Him.]
These verses clearly tell us that unbelief in what God says produces an unreceptive heart, there is no way to know about the creator until the acceptance of his Word.
The Works that Jesus did contained all the evidence and proof the Jews needed to believe in their Messiah but they were unable to understand the very scriptures they worshiped because they were stuck on the surface level its statements. The Word of God is hidden on purpose from those who cannot understand the depth beneath it.
Simple, would you give dynamite to a 1 year old to play with or to a experienced bomb maker who knows what he has?
As this lesson continues you will be amazed as to just how simple the problem of proof of God and creation is, BUT I hold no illusions about winning any argument with the Skeptics here, this simply my response to their QUESTION of “If there is a God, PROVE it to me!” If they STILL do not wish to see it, then so be it, I’ve done my part to admonish and to warn!