When someone says, ‘I believe only in what I can see,’ he is not speaking literally. Actually, we all believe in things that we cannot see. For example, at school, you may have performed an experiment designed to prove the existence of a magnetic field. It may go like this: Sprinkle iron filings on a sheet of paper. Then place the sheet over the magnet. When the sheet is vibrated as if by magic the iron filings bunch up near the magnet’s poles and form into the pattern of the magnetic field. If you did that, could you actually see the magnetic field? No, but its effect on the iron filings is plain to see, giving you convincing proof that magnetism exists.
We accept without question other things that we cannot see. When we look at a beautiful painting or admire a fine sculpture, we do not doubt the existence of a painter or a sculptor. So when we contemplate a waterfall or gaze at a sunset, should we not be moved at least to consider the possibility that they are the work of a Great Artist or Sculptor?
The Bible teaches that God’s work is perfect. With him “there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4) God gives good gifts to man, but some gifts have been misused, causing untold suffering. (James 1:17) God will bring an end to suffering, however. Thereafter,”the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, . . . and they will reside forever upon it. Psalm 37:11, 29.
For most people, the only alternative to belief in God is the belief in evolution. Evolutionists teach “survival of the fittest” that humans and animals compete within their kinds for survival. The fittest live; the weakest die. That is the natural order of things, they say. But if it is “natural” for the weak to die in order to make room for the strong, how can we explain the fact that some strong humans are moved at the sight of the suffering of their fellowmen?
“[God’s] invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship.”
Of course, we cannot answer all of life’s nagging questions merely by looking at God’s creative works. But we can find answers to such questions by searching God’s Word, the Bible. It was by reading the Bible with an open mind that many have come to the conclusion that God exists and that he cares about what happens to us.