What would you do if someone asked you, “Can you prove to me that God is there?” There could be some different responses that you could give that would be a good way to answer that question. Here is one way, “Can you prove that this conversation is taking place?” That response may appear at first glance to be outrageous. You may say, “Of course we know that this conversation is taking place.” But there is the difference. We do indeed “know” when we are having a conversation, but can we “prove” it? If you and I could have a conversation we would know that it was happening, and to say that we couldn’t know for sure that it was happening would be outrageous. We know when we are talking to someone. But to “prove” it is different (I am using “prove” in a more scientific way, so to speak).
Isn’t it possible that the “conversation” that you are having is a dream or an illusion? Even the computer you may be using to read this, the building you may be sitting in, what if it all was a dream? Haven’t you had dreams before that seemed very real? Can you really trust your five senses? In actuality we can prove very little. But we can know many things. Someone may ask you, “Can you prove that God is there? Can you prove that the Bible is the Word of God?” You could respond, “Prove? Maybe not. Know? Yes.” This can be a great truth to have when someone comes to you with questions like these, or when you face satanic opposition as a Christian.
We know God is there. We know that we must give an account of our life one day. And we know that we need His forgiveness.