- “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28
God’s existence is vital for humanity. If God does not exist, that means that man and the universe exist for no purpose—since the end of everything is death—and that they came to be for no purpose. Life is utterly without reason; it’s the blind product of chance. If He does exist, He is the foundation of all objective truth. He is the fountain from which all morality, ethic, and virtue spring. He is the creator and sustainer of all things temporal and of all things eternal.
Do you understand the gravity of the alternatives before us? For if God exists, then there is hope for man. But if God does not exist, then all we are left with is despair. Do you understand why the question of God’s existence is so vital to man? As Francis Schaeffer aptly put it, “If God is dead, then man is dead, too.”