Today while taking a walk, I reflected upon the beauty of the earth, the trees, birds, the sky, etc and pondered the phrase, "All things denote there is a God." This scripture is from The Book of Mormon when the Anti-Christ, Korihor, was contending with the Prophet Alma:
"And now Korihor said unto Alma: If thou wilt show me a sign, that I may be convinced that there is a God, yea, show unto me that he hath power, and then will I be convinced of the truth of thy words.

"But Alma said unto him: Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God? Will ye say, Show unto me a sign, when ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets? The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator" (Alma 30:43-44).
Korihor continued to deny the existence of God and Christ, and demanded a sign- which he received. Korihor was "struck dumb" and could not speak nor could he hear. Then Korihor admitted the truth:
"And Korihor put forth his hand and wrote, saying: I know that I am dumb, for I cannot speak; and I know that nothing save it were the power of God could bring this upon me; yea, and I always knew that there was a God.

"But behold, the devil hath deceived me; for he appeared unto me in the form of an angel, and said unto me: Go and reclaim this people, for they have all gone astray after an unknown God. And he said unto me: There is no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say. And I have taught his words; and I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind; and I taught them, even until I had much success, insomuch that I verily believed that they were true; and for this cause I withstood the truth, even until I have brought this great curse upon me" (Alma 30:52-53).
Unfortunately for Korihor, he remained cursed and went from house to house begging for food, until a wicked group of people killed him. I really like the last verse of Alma chapter 30 and think it is very profound:
"And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord; and thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell" (vs 60).
The "carnal" or natural man wants to reject God and rely upon his own intelligence, but "all things denote there is a God" no matter how one tries to deny it.

How do you know there is a God? How has the Spirit witnessed this truth to you?

"All Things Denote There Is a God" originally appeared on Latter-day Saints on Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 20:26:18.

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