Most people believe that there is a supreme being and this has always been so. Primitive or isolated tribes share this belief with many different organised religions.
Surveys show that belief in a God is something built into the human mind. One commentator said that we are born with ‘a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose’ (Dr Justin Barrett, University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind: BBC Radio 4, 2008). Common to these various beliefs is the idea that these powerful beings interact in some way with humans.
This basic human feeling has expressed itself in the worship of a wide array of deities. Almost every ethnic group has its own different concept of the nature and personality of the being they either revere or fear. But, sadly, with one exception, the evidence for the existence of such beings is very scanty. What they are and what they do is the product of the human imagination.
The exception is the God of the Bible – the book that claims and can be shown to be the message of the Creator of all things.
This booklet looks at what the Bible says about God and the relationship that human beings can have with Him.