What is the Personal Experience Argument for God’s Existence?


One way that we can know that God exists is through the personal experience we develop with him.One way that we can know that God exists is through the personal experience we develop with him. Few of us have the dramatic conversion that Paul experienced. In fact, for a while after asking Jesus to be our savior, we may feel exactly the same. We can’t, at that time, prove to anyone that God is now part of our lives. But as we yield to him and begin studying the bible and our knowledge of who he is, we are able to see how God is working to change us to be more like him.

A personal experience with God is evidence of his reality. Some people might challenge this assertion, saying that such an experience could easily be an illusion or an emotional or psychological fantasy. But all who have genuinely experienced an encounter with God know better. We know it is real, that we now belong to Christ, that we heirs with him, and that all the promises that God gave to him now belong to us, too (Galatians 3:29).

Question: How would you share your conversion story with others? How can you explain that you know that God is working in you?

Question: If you don’t feel as close to God as you would like, what are some ways that you might draw close to him?

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Content adapted from 77 FAQs about God and the Bible by Sheri Bell.

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