Who is God?

God is the name we give to the great creator who created the entire universe and gave life. And who still oversees and governs everything. God Himself was not created by anyone; He has existed forever and will continue to exist forever. God Himself determines Who He is; He is independent of everything and everyone.


But what kind of "someone" is God? In the Bible we read that God is 'spirit'. He is able to be everywhere, to see everything, and to know everything that is happening. He is able to love, guide and protect. He is so exalted that we can only comprehend Him to a very small extent and especially should not try to fit Him into our limited human mind. In fact, if we could comprehend Him, He would not be a God worthy of our honor and service.


We are created in the image of God. That is not to say that God has a huge human body. It means that we, like God, are able to love, to choose, to think, to make rational decisions. We have a will and a mind.


We are made to have a special relationship with God, to know and love Him, to belong to Him and to be His children. We are made to worship God, to care for the earth and all living things, to develop and use the vast rich resources wisely. We were created with great creative abilities in the fields of music, art, science, medicine and engineering. It is in our nature to investigate, to invent new things.


Worth using these creative possibilities everywhere, we see God at work; whether one acknowledges Him or not. For He has not only given the tremendous richness and variety of life, He is the source of life itself.


Isn't God just a name for the spiritual?

There are many different religions in the world. They all claim to be the only true religion. In addition, there are numerous mythologies, and all kinds  of objects and animals that are seen as gods. And then there is the growing group that believes that they themselves are a god and that that deity is in every person himself. Viewed in this way, the word god is a personal or historical interpretation of something spiritual; a feeling and a deeper dimension that we cannot really give a name or face.


A majority of people do believe that there is 'something'. This is called ‘somethingism’; the name for a belief in an indeterminate metaphysical power and a general term for various beliefs in which people "assume" that there is "something" "between heaven and earth", without adherence to a particular religion. These are believers, who, however, ignore traditional images of gods, but for  their sense of purpose they need  something transcendent, or believe that there is an unseen force underlying everything that exists. 


Is believing in a god still of this day and age?

Our level of knowledge and what humanity is capable of creating and influencing still seems to be increasing. Through this progressive development, we seem to gain more and more control over things in the world and the universe around us. Do we still need a god?  Are we not beyond that, because of our development? Like a kind of parent-child relationship, in which a time comes to live independently without God.


God created us and not the other wayaround. Therefore,  it is not up to man to determine whether God exists or still exists. Either there is a god who has always existed and always will exist, or there has never been a god. But  a god who exists according to need is no more than a variant of man or a creature of man. Such a 'god' does not deserve our devotion, respect, honor and love; after all, we have the power over him.


Believing in one God is a recognition of omnipotence and superiority. Multiple gods would mean that they have to share their power and apparently can't handle it alone; they would therefore not actually be God.


No one can prove the existence of God.

God does not have to prove himself. Having to prove it to us would be an token of weakness; after all, it is we who want evidence, not Him.


Indeed, belief in God is not a certainty in an absolute sense. Yet there are many things that allow you to be sure of the existence of God; you can experience God very personally. Millions of people can confirm this from their own experience.  Also the creation itself, namely the enormous beauty, variety and complexity of nature and each individual creature, proves every day the existence of God.


Incidentally, it is curious that people who believe in God have to prove it. As if the non-existence of God has long been proven. But nothing could be further from the truth. Believing that there is no God is no more than that: also a belief. No one can prove that either. In fact, to believe that our world in all its diversity and cohesion was ever created by a big bang is many times more unlikely and requires more faith to believe than that a God created all this from an all-encompassing vision and power. And that man is the only creature that has evolved into independent,thinking, talented, performing and  real  beings, is totally improbable and implausiblegiven the enormous amount of creatures  and the enormous gap between what humans can do compared to all other animals.


Thus, if both options require faith, the option of a God is by far the most likely and credible.


Science has long since shown that God does not exist.

No. Not even close. However, science tries to demonstrate the superfluousness of God in all kinds of ways, for example by the big bang theory,the evolution theory, the  proven  conjecture  of  the  Higgs particle,  etc.


It amazes me time and time again that, when it comes to God, one does not accept the available evidence; but when it comes to scientific theories, one accepts them and considers it proven, while those theories are, rationally speaking, even more improbable than the belief in God.


Part of the problem is simply put off by placing times further and further forward to a 'singularity', about 14 billion years ago. However, for the how and what, let alone the origin of that singularity, one has no explanation and scientists simply state that they are beyond the understanding of physics. Apparently that is allowed; but a God who is above the understanding of people, apparently is foolish.


The explanation is simple and in line with and an indirect confirmation of Einstein's thinking in his world-changing Relativization Theory: everything is in motion, so everything is just perspective. In it, Einstein states that the actual size, position, time and speed of things can only be determined on the basis of the speed of light (namely: 1.8 billion kilometers per  hour!). Jesus is The Light of the World. That light cq. this belief in Him also determines the perspective on how we see and measure things; but then an enormous step higher than Einstein’s Theory of Relativization.


That we cannot comprehend God and His existence is therefore not due to God, but to our limited comprehension! It is because He is God.