Evidence that God exists
The next time you prick your finger and raise a tiny drop of blood - just pause for a moment and reflect. That red drop is a miracle. Suspended in it are about 5 million red cells, each of which is a distinct living creature. It is born, it works for about four months and then dies. Thinly scattered among the red cells are about ten thousand white cells (of which there are five different types) which live only a few days. There are ¼ million floating specks called platelets and hundreds of different chemicals in solution (all mixed up in apparent confusion) - all this contained in one drop of blood! Yet in the midst of seeming confusion there is order and purpose, for without this miraculous red liquid all flesh would perish. The Bible tells us why.
There is insufficient space in this booklet to explain in detail the differing functions of blood and its wonderful chemical composition, but it is useful to reflect as follows - just a tiny drop of blood on your finger, yet when you examine it more closely it has a fascinating tale to tell.
The Bible is rather like that. It is so well known that everyone takes it for granted. Yet, very few people really know what it is like inside and the people who know it intimately are its staunchest defenders. They are convinced that, like the intricate wonders of nature all around us, the Bible bears the stamp of its Divine begettal. God’s book is one of the many evidences that he exists.
History written in advance
The motto of one politician is this - “When you can’t reasonably answer an opponent - poke fun at him - the audience will laugh and forget he has a better case than you”. Many people apply these tactics to Bible prophecy, yet Bible prophecy is right every time - unlike Old Moore’s Almanac - and Bible prophecy is a vital part of God’s message to mankind. It is very good evidence that God exists for who, but God, who “rules in the kingdom of men” (Daniel 4:17), can tell “the end from the beginning”?
So, God gives us proof that He exists, but expects us to read His Word to find it.
A tale of two cities
Two of the most splendid cities of the ancient world were Tyre and Babylon. Babylon was the capital of the land we now call Iraq. The Bible stated that Babylon was to be destroyed, and to remain a collection of ruins - never again inhabited. Tyre was also to be destroyed but in her case the very stones of the city were to be cast into the sea.
Babylon, whose hanging gardens were one of the wonders of the ancient world, is just a vast deserted plain with here and there heaps of ruins. What a challenge to futurity these prophecies were! Most ancient cities have had other cities built on top of them - but not Babylon. Just as the prophecy said, “It shall never be inhabited” - all that is left are its stones!
Interestingly, Sadam Hussain attempted to rebuild Babylon. He even had bricks inscribed with his name, just like king Nebuchadnezzar is ancient times. Yet he has gone and the building work has ended - no great surprise when God has decreed that it will never be built!
History tells how, Alexander the Great wanted to subdue this island fortress, so he had a causeway built using the stones and timbers of the mainland city (which had been previously destroyed) as material. He then marched his army over the makeshift access-road and sacked the island, making it bare like the “top of a rock”, and today fishermen do indeed spread their nets upon it as the prophecy said. You can see, even today, the pillars and pieces of wall in the clear water of the sea. By the way, the modern city of Tyre is on the mainland on a different site from ancient Tyre. Anyone can visit the sites of these cities today and see how these prophecies have been precisely fulfilled.
Christ also foretold
On a number of occasions, Jesus reminded his disciples that their scriptures (i.e., the Old Testament) were full of prophecies about himself. Here is just one example:
He was not exaggerating. The things which happened to him in his life, his death by crucifixion (Psalm 22:16); his resurrection (Psalm 16:9-11); were all foretold in the Old Testament. Dare we believe then, that God, the Creator, did not write this book? We ask you to judge impartially for yourselves.