Extraordinary evidence – REFUSED!

The Kamloops atheist Society and the Centre for Inquiry in Kelowna have announced plans to run this advert on buses in the Kamloops, BC and Kelowna, BC areas in January 2011. It is one of two sponsored by local and national atheist groups. See the other ad here.

The message of the ad very obviously is that there is NO more extraordinary evidence available to support the claims of Christ than there is to validate the legend of bigfoot or the alleged sightings of UFOs. The website www.extraordinary-claims.com which is part of this advertising campaign, reaches the following conclusion in an article about God:

“God is a mythological construct invented by humans. The hypothesis of his, her, or its existence is unsupported by any evidence, fraught with logical contradictions, and – in cases where God is said to intervene in the world – often incompatible with solidly established scientific knowledge.”

But this is very misleading! The fact is that extraordinary evidence for Christ’s claims does exist but it is refused out of hand by atheists.

1. All created things are extraordinary evidence of His claims and those of God. Everything in existence down to the smallest particle of matter in the universe conspires to provide irrefutable proof of the claims that God makes.

  • “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:19-22Romans 1:19-22
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    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. in them: or, to them 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: so...: or, that they may be 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  

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Despite this being clear evidence that reveals the eternal power and deity of God, sinful men refuse to see it!

2. The Bible is extraordinary evidence of God’s claims. The Bible is God’s written self-revelation to mankind. It is a supernatural revelation that is without error, having been given by God to the prophets and apostles, preserved by Him down through time and available to us today. Many generations of sinful men have attempted to discredit the Bible but still it stands unbowed and irrefutable. Every day its words and teachings are fulfilled and proved to be true. But this evidence is refused out of hand as well!

3. It is not more evidence but a changed heart to see and believe the evidence that God has given of Himself that is required. It is impossible to conceive of more extraordinary evidence than what God has already given. What evidence do atheists need? What would convince them? In reality NOTHING will convince them in their present state of spiritual blindness and sinful rebellion against God.


Christ’s condemnation of the search for more evidence.

The Lord Jesus makes it very clear what God’s view of demanding more evidence from Him while at the same time dismissing the evidence already supplied. The words of the Lord Jesus in Matthew 16:1-4Matthew 16:1-4
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

16 1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.  

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“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.”

He condemned the search for additional evidence – when the extraordinary He provided had already been refused – as being wicked and adulterous. Rejecting the evidence God has provided that men might know and believe Him is a serious sin. Clamouring for yet more evidence only aggravates that sin. It is an evidence of the wicked unfaithfulness of the human heart to God that men can say: We don’t have enough evidence for God!


2 Comments

  1. RVS says:

    The atheists that desires extraordinary evidence that God exists, might grant the same consideration, and show us ANY evidence that God does not exist ! Totally impossible !

  2. MechanicMan says:

    I agree. I believe it is a very extraordinary claim they make when they say God does not exist, so according to their logic, the onus is on them to provide proof.

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