There are two different, and often intertwined, kinds of knowledge that I am going to talk about here. The first one, everyone has heard of. It’s the kind that is most associated with the word “knowing”. I know that grass grows in the summer. I know that the earth moves around the sun. I know that the Bible was written by men. This kind of knowledge is experimentally based. We can prove head knowledge as right or wrong by experimentation. Science gives us this head-knowledge, and it is good for it. Head-knowledge is a wonderful thing to have. I can know the Bible in this way.
The next kind of knowledge is remarkably different from head-knowledge. This knowledge is found in our hearts. I have heart-knowledge that the Bible is written by God himself, through men. I have heart-knowledge that God exists. I have heart-knowledge that God made the universe, and us. And this is where head-knowledge and heart-knowledge diverge. I can know of God with head-knowledge, but I can only know Him through heart-knowledge. Heart-knowledge is undeniable faith in God – you know Him in your heart. Head-knowledge doesn’t touch this heart-knowledge.
Here’s the thing with heart-knowledge – it exists apart from God too. There is heart-knowledge that the universe exploded into being from nothing. Head-knowledge tells us that the universe is expanding. Using this knowledge, someone postulated that the universe came from a singular point, and exploded outward giving birth to matter and time itself. This is a best guess at the origins of the universe using head-knowledge; and became heart-knowledge to some. Heart-knowledge causes people to know that the universe happened through random, incalculable, chance. And by chance the earth had the right materials for life. And through chance, humans came into being. Let me correct myself, ‘natural selection’ and not chance. However, this is a kind of heart-knowledge about the universe.
My point in writing this is that we can argue, debate, discuss these two kinds of heart-knowledge all the living long day, and not get anywhere. The reason is that we cannot talk heart-knowledge with head-knowledge. There’s no evidence for God and no evidence against God, in the head-knowledge sense of the word ‘evidence’. All these discussions will become is conjecture based on our individual heart-knowledges. The same goes for the “Big Bang”, as it is known by. No one absolutely knows, through head-knowledge, that the Big Bang caused us.
In conclusion, I have realized that there is no intellectual way of talking about the existence of God. This is because God works through heart-knowledge. He works through the impossible becoming possible. A virgin birth. Dead being raised to life. A 90 year old woman having a child that will populate the earth with innumerable descendants. Life after death. Me having virtually no side effects from a 4 day coma, and two weeks in and out, adventure resulting from two hemorrhages in my brain. There really is no use in trying to argue the existence of God intellectually. My heart-knowledge is different than everyone else’s. You know with your heart, and I know with mine. God will draw you to Him and teach you His heart-knowledge. All you need to do is ask, seek, and knock continually.