This year for us, will see an intensifying of our efforts to increase our knowledge, for the purpose of being more effective in bringing others to Christ. Therefore, for the ensuing weeks, I will use this space to share each week a common rejection of God by unbelievers, and an answer to overcome the objection. I encourage you to use this as your personal study to prepare you for future conversations.
Unbeliever: “Surely God doesn’t exist. If he did, He’d appear to us in a public setting and prove it to the world”.
God has already appeared publicly to humans. God knows that appearing to you publicly won’t change your heart. He knows that he has already provided enough evidence for his existence for those who truly want to know him. You can freely choose to reject him but be assured of this: on the day of judgment when you stand before God with your sins exposed, saying the evidence for God “wasn’t enough,” isn’t going to work. Surely the evidence is clear enough.
“God maintains a delicate balance between
keeping His existence sufficiently evident so
people will know He’s there and yet
hiding His presence enough so that people who
want to choose to ignore Him can do it. This
way, their choice of destiny is really free.”
(taken from One Minute Answers to Skeptics by Charlie H. Campbell)