Does God Exist? Christian Evidences Course
Intermediate Course

The following is the online version of one of two correspondence courses offered by the Does God Exist? organization.  The course is written by John N. Clayton, a former atheist.  He came to believe in the Bible as God's Word through his attempts to show it scientifically incorrect.  Mr. Clayton was a public school teacher of physics and the earth sciences, retiring after 41 years of teaching.  He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S., M.S.) and University of Notre Dame (M.S.).

This course is the Intermediate Course written at a college freshman level.  The objective of this course is to:  (1) provide a foundation that will meet naturalistic and atheistic teachings; (2) provide up-to-date, logical, and factual data so that students can answer questions that tend to disturb them in trying to deal with their friends and the world in which they live; and (3) provide teachers with a wide-range, accurate, open-ended method of teaching this area of great concern.

This course was place online in order to facilitate a wider and easier access to the course.  Here is how it works: Each of thirteen lessons is listed below.  Starting with lesson 1, read the required materials (all materials are provided online) and then answer the question sheet provided with each lesson.  The easiest way to do this is copy and paste the questions to a word processing program (Word, WordPerfect, Notepad, etc.).  Once you finish answering the questions, e-mail the questions/answers to John N. Clayton as a text e-mail, NOT as an attachment or HTML format.  We will not accept any email containing attachments.  Leave spaces between each question and answer.  The answers will be graded and commented on and returned to you.  Then you may proceed to the next lesson.

This course is a revision of the original intermediate course that was placed online by Darrick Dean with the permission of the Does God Exist? organization.  All course materials © John N. Clayton.  Report any technical mistakes or errors with the pages to

Does God Exist? On-line Christian Evidences Correspondence Course

  1. The Cosmos:  A Proof of God's Existence
  2. The Source:  Design or Chance?
  3. What Is God?
  4. Which God Are We Talking About?
  5. What is Man?
  6. Why Did God Create Man and Why Do We Suffer?
  7. How Did God Create Man?
  8. When Did God Create Man?
  9. The History of the Earth
  10. The History of Man
  11. Morality and God's Plan for Man's Needs
  12. The Logic of the Church
  13. What About Me?

Supplemental Materials

  1. Why I Left Atheism
  2. The Problem of Human Suffering
  3. A Help in Understanding What God Is
  4. Who Created God?
  5. Appendix A (in PDF format)
  6. Appendix B (in PDF format)

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