This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #383 titled, “Is There a God?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
Albert Einstein said: “Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe–a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”
Have you ever looked up into the heavens at night—or felt a tiny baby grip your finger— and been filled with wonder? The world is filled with wonder everywhere we look.
THE MARVELS OF NATURE
Who made all of this? Did it just happen . . . or is there really a God who created it, as the Bible says? Can anyone really deny it? If you say there is no God, then all the wonders around you are just an accident. The billions of stars in the sky just happened to make themselves, generate their own power, and stay on course. The land just happens to have topsoil without which nothing could grow. The air we breathe—only 50 miles deep and exactly the right composition to support life—is just another accident in the “laws of physics.”
Did deposits of coal, zinc, gold, and uranium get there by accident? And what prevents lakes from freezing solid—all the way down to the bottom—making it impossible for fish to survive frigid winters? Why does the earth spin at a given speed without slowing so that we have day and night? Who tilts it so we get seasons? No one really knows the why and how of the magnetic poles. Or think of the sun stoking a fire just warm enough to sustain us on earth, but not too close to fry us or too far away to freeze us. Who keeps things constant? Can you believe these things just happened? Isn’t it more reasonable to believe that a supreme mind is behind everything that exists?
THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY
What about the human body? It’s an intricate combination of bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. In the future, scientists hope to have a supercomputer to rival the three-pound average adult brain, but it won’t be easy. In 2007 scientists built a $30 million supercomputer.
It has 5% of the computing ability of a human brain!
The kidneys contain approximately 145 miles of tiny tubes. In a day they filter around 50 gallons of blood, extracting up to two quarts of water and impurities. Then there’s the heart, an unbelievably rugged organ—a four-chamber, four-valve pump that handles the equivalent of 2,000 gallons of blood daily. It supplies a circulatory system that has 100,000 miles of vessels and, in a lifetime, beats two-and-one-half billion times (108,000 times a day)!
Before you say, “There is no God,” think about these marvels. All of creation gives evidence that there is a God who created it all. And since the Bible says that God’s Son, Jesus, created all things and holds everything together, then we need to see how Jesus’s life affects us.
THE CREATOR ENTERS HIS CREATION
Our Creator came to earth on a mission to change disaster into victory. The Bible says that we’re “dead in trespasses and sins” and “alienated from the life of God”. Just as a body without physical life is physically dead, so anyone who is separated from God is spiritually dead. We need God’s forgiveness of our sin and freedom from its penalty, which is spiritual death—eternal separation from God in hell. We all are in need of a right relationship with God.
That’s why God sent Jesus to earth. The Bible tells us in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Jesus willingly paid the ultimate price to save us from the consequences of our sins!
By His death on the cross, the sinless Jesus paid the debt of our sins that we could never pay. And His resurrection three days later proved what he claimed was true: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”.
That everlasting life will be yours if you acknowledge to God that you are a sinner and believe in your heart that Jesus is the only way you can ever be forgiven. If that’s your heart’s desire, why not tell Him?
If you believe that Jesus Christ died in your place and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at email@example.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
The tract this podcast is based on is published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.