Does God Exist?: Helpful Resources Confronting Atheism

from Sep 07, 2010 Category: Ligonier Resources

Does God exist? We often hear of others and may even find ourselves struggling from time to time with this ultimate question. It is a question not to be taken lightly, but how do you present a God you cannot see to a friend, co-worker or family member that has decided He does not exist? How do you answer questions to atheistic arguments? R.C. Sproul explains:

There is a powerful emotional bias against the existence of God because the worst news possible to an impenitent sinner is that God exists, that He is Holy and that He is going to hold you accountable for everything that you have ever done and every word you’ve ever said. That’s terrifying. 

I must always ask myself, Do I believe what I believe because I am honestly persuaded by cogent reasoning that it is true, or do I believe what I believe merely because in the final analysis that’s what I want to believe? If I say I am a Christian, do I believe in the God revealed in Scripture, or do I participate in a systematic distortion of that God to suit my own desires? Do I believe in the God who is, or do I believe in a god of my own creation?

The question of the existence of and nature of God is a question attended by a host of vested interests. If we are to examine the question with integrity, we must both recognize and face the implications of our vested interests. If we refuse to do that, then truth will perish, and so will we.”

Take time to examine this important question. May these resources help you, or those you share them with, in studying the existence of God.

 

ARTICLES

Be Prepared by Philip Ryken

Faith and Reason by R.C. Sproul

God’s Dupes? by Ravi Zacharias

Has Science Got Rid of God? by John Blanchard

Making Atheism Enchanting by Gene Veith

New Dog, Old Tricks by Burk Parsons

The True Face of Evil by David Robertson

 

MESSAGES

The Challenge of Science by John MacArthur

Enemies of God by R.C. Sproul

The Existence of God by Ravi Zacharias

The Excuse of Ignorance by R.C. Sproul

Faith and Reason by John Piper

Has Science Disproved the Existence of God? by Ligon Duncan

The Problem of Evil by John MacArthur

The Psychology of Atheism by R.C. Sproul

 

RESOURCES

Atheism Remix book by Albert Mohler

Contending for the Truth: 2007 National Conference 

Creation or Chaos: Modern Science and the Existence of God CD series by R.C. Sproul

The Dawkins Letters: Challenging Atheist Myths book by John Blanchard

Defending Your Faith book and teaching series by R.C. Sproul

If There’s a God, Why Are There Atheists? book by R.C. Sproul

Objection Answered CD series by R.C. Sproul

The Psychology of Atheism CD series by R.C. Sproul

Reason to Believe book by R.C. Sproul

TrueU: Does God Exist? DVD hosted by Stephen Meyer