Are there good reasons why I should believe in God?
What is the evidence?
Why should I believe in a God I can't see?
- Because there is a lot of evidence around us that there is a power greater than ourselves.
- Because there are many facts that can only be explained by the existence of such a power.
We can understand that it's hard to believe in a God we can't see.
We will explore the reasons for believing in a power greater than ourselves.
There is real evidence to support a belief in a God - even though we can't see Him
Problems in belief
We appreciate that you may have problems believing in a God we can’t see. No one can see God. We like everything to be tangible. But we all believe in many things we can’t actually see, based on the evidence that we have.
The wind is an example. We don't see it, but we see what it does. Belief in God is the same; we can look at the evidence that He exists.
Another problem can be our personal circumstances that can be hard to fit in with our impression of a loving God. We will be considering why a loving God allows suffering in the Why does God allow suffering? section. But we should realise that suffering in the world doesn't prove or deny the existence of God.
Peer pressure can be a big problem in believing in a God. There are a lot of people who are very vocal in their belief that there is no God - friends, colleagues, family, eminent scientists and BBC newsreaders. It can be very difficult not to go with the flow.