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I want to believe in God, but no matter what it feels like my heart has been hardened by lying so much in my life saying I already believe that God won't allow me to believe. My hardened heart can't accept faith and I hate it.

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Chase, God is not preventing you from believing, only your sinful nature is. If you truly want to be saved, then you have to come to the only one who can save you, namely, Jesus Christ. You already know that your heart is hardened against God, and that you hate this because you want a soft and warm heart for God instead of a heart without God. So pray to Jesus and ask him for a new heart, and his new life in Christ. If you really want him, then you have to tell him, surrender up to him and ask him to forgive you, and to come into your heart and life and to make you brand new. If your serious, then he will be serious with you and give you a new life, but if you're not serious then you will remain separated from him.
---Eloy on 5/26/11


Many people who call themselves Christians have done and taught some really dumb and bad things...your objections to the existence of GOD?
---Samuel on 5/25/11

People of all religions and no religions have done and taught some really dumb things.

My personal objection to the existence of god, is that there is no evidence of god.

My objection to others' belief is that believer can say or do some really dumb or terrible things and do them in the name of god, absolving themselves of personal responsibility. "God" should not be used as an excuse or reason to do bad things.
---atheist on 5/25/11


Atheist, in reality you are the whinger.

You may argue with Christians in person and sadly some may be rude. But go and debate Nth. Korean atheists, or Iranian Muslims and they will not only be rude, they will kill you, or imprison you.

I politely asked you to define disinformation so I could know we were talking of the same thing.

Fortunately for us much of what is said in mosgues ends up on radio/TV/on line. They are open about their hatred. Also some courageous folk have secretely recorded the hatred which is preached in many mosques. Further I have exMuslim friends who are quite open about the hatred they were taught. Good sources.

Can you provide instances of such hatred being taught in churches?
---Warwick on 5/25/11


Jerry, see Jerry Coynes Why Evolution is True. The chapter, the Engine of Evolution, might help you out.

Warwick,
There you go whinging again
You are the one who began with an inquisition, I mean inquiry, regarding disinformation.
I lot of people believe that Heaven is for the good, some misinformed Christians included.
How often have you been in a Mosque and heard Christianity lied about? I have never, so cannot comment. It is possible that what is said in Mosques is said by those misinformed, or it is misrepresented in a disinformation campaign by Moslems about Christians or by Christians about Moslems.
But, killing and torturing, and lying about each other is what the religious do, Christians no less than Moslems, etc.
---atheist on 5/25/11


Many people who call themselves Christians have done and taught some really dumb and bad things.

So in many cases Christians are slandered because people who cliam to be Christians have done that which was wrong. Bill Maher in the movie religulos makes some true statements but many false characterzations. As well as quite a few put downs. Some with cause.

Atheist what are some of your objections to the existence of GOD?
---Samuel on 5/25/11




A theist: OK, pick the definition of the operative engine of Evolution that you personally "believe" in, and describe it for us. If that engine asserts the pre-eminence of one animal over another in some violent form, then you are honor bound to kill your weaker brethren and eat them. How else can you (like Hitler) further the natural stream of evolutionary development?
---jerry6593 on 5/25/11


Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
---Nana on 5/24/11


The point is Atheist,

does not have a clue what is in the bible, he judges people by what they say not by what is written. Therfore he asigns every christian person to the Myth of a set of people who clearly cannot read the bible or they would have KNOWN, 'The day of Christs coming is not known'.

Even the media recited that fact....

So to play fruitless games he attaches synicalism putting all people who follow ''christianity'' into his mind >>>>>[box]<<<<.

How he generalises......

Now pick sense from nonsense The media quoted that there is NO DATE...

SO how come Athiest didn't know a simple thing like that?

A simple read of the Bible would have helped.
---Carla on 5/25/11


Atheist, to avoid word-games let us refer to untruths promoted about Christianity whether from ignorance, or knowledgeable intent, and persecution of Christians.

American movies promote the antiBiblical idea people go to heaven because they are 'good.'

Christians and Christianity are constantly lied about in many Mosques. They say we believe God slept with Mary and conceived Jesus, that Jesus is a prophet, not God as Scripture says.

In Pakistan Asia Bibi was arrested for baspheming Mohammed's name, and awaits execution. Investigation showed no blasphemy. Officials who investigated(including Shahbaz Bhatti-Minister for Minorities) were murdered by Islamists because of what they discovered.
---Warwick on 5/24/11


//Willa, but on a Christian website you should at least be able to agree about "god."-atheist//

I agree. But why not? It is the very same reason you do not accept there is a God. Most are subjective and not willing to truly examine what information is given to them. I was in the very same mind set as you at one time. The problem I had was, is my life truly meaningless? Is that how you feel about yourself? I wanted to know and was willing to listen to other options. But God Himself led me to a man one night and changed my life forever. I understand how you feel about Christians and do not fault you. But you can not blame a father when his children go astray.
---willa5568 on 5/24/11




Warwick,

You need to do a little more research on a website that is not engaged in misinformation.

They are not equivalent terms.

aka, Yes. I know.
---atheist on 5/24/11


Warwick,

I am asking for examples of provable disinformation campaigns against Christians.

All subjects are subject to misinformation. Often the facts of an issue are misunderstood and passed along incorrectly. Misinformation, disinformation, and misrepresentation are not the same.

"Survival of the fittest" is not "natural selection." They are not equivalent in meaning or concept.

An uninformed person may say, "Survival of the fittest is natural selection"---misinformation because he doesn't known better. An informed person may say the same thing in an effort of disinformation, misrepresenting the facts, to reject the theory of evolution and accept creationism.
---atheist on 5/24/11


//No. Not unless your beliefs affect the lives of others. Then yes. // atheist

Every belief no matter how unbelievable and every comment no matter how incredulous has an affect whether good or bad.
---aka on 5/24/11


Atheist a little research has shown me that 'survival of the fittest' and 'natural selection' are considered synonyms. I would prefer to use 'natural selection', as 'survival of the fittest' is misunderstood by some as though it has some connection with physical fitness, which it doesn't.

Nonetheless neither terms describe microbe-to-man evolution. Both describe adaptation which produces variation within a kind, but which adds no new unique, specific genetic information. It actually deletes genetic information. It therefore produces different species, within a kind, but does not produce new kinds. It therefore has nothing to do with the evolutionary philosophy of which you, and others write.
---Warwick on 5/24/11


Atheist you are such a whinger, complaining about some unkind but maybe truthful words some here have used in relation to you. Maybe, just maybe, there is some truth to your whinging but it is nothing. Stop being a wimp! Or are you just spreading a little misinformation?

Why don't you go to an Atheistic country (e.g. Nth. Korea) and engage in debate, opposing their ideas. Or go to Iran and whinge about Islam. Then you will have something to whinge about, that is if you survive.
---Warwick on 5/24/11


Athiest,

Just a couple of things if you had a child sick god forbid sick unto death and the Dr said, Im sorry I can't do no more for this child, he/she really is in the hands of God, Only he alone can help now, that is The one that is from above, The Almight God can help, all you can do is pray.

Would you pray to the almighty God or would you say well Dr if my child is going to die so be it becasue I am not going to pray to the almight God becasue there isnt one.

Or would you go home and Pray????????
---Carla on 5/24/11


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Warwick,

I am asking for examples of provable disinformation campaigns against Christians.

All subjects are subject to misinformation. Often the facts of an issue are misunderstood and passed along incorrectly. Misinformation, disinformation, and misrepresentation are not the same.

"Survival of the fittest" is not "natural selection." They are not equivalent in meaning or concept.

An uninformed person may say, "Survival of the fittest is natural selection"---misinformation because he doesn't known better. An informed person may say the same thing in an effort of disinformation, misrepresenting the facts, to reject the theory of evolution and accept creationism.
---atheist on 5/24/11


Atheist I think you are asking me to give examples of where Christianity is the subject of misinformation. I am not sure as I already gave some examples of where such misrepresentation comes from.

Are you perhaps claiming Christianity is not the subject of misinformation? Can you prove that claim?

I do not remember writing ."Survival of the fittest" is not "natural selection." Are they not one and the same thing? Is this not misinformation on your part?

In reality I am not writing to biologists but to lay people, most of whom are conversant with the term, survival of the fittest.
---Warwick on 5/24/11


We won't spare the rod...---Trav
Because you are so prideful to think you are right to abuse those you disagree with?

If that happened would you believe?---Samuel

does belief in God need substantiation?---aka

No. Not unless your beliefs affect the lives of others. Then yes.

"Why is Christianity so attacked, reviled, and misrepresented..."?---Warwick

Examples please. Seems to me to be a straw man argument compounded with disinformation."Survival of the fittest" is not "natural selection." That is disinformation, and a straw man argument you often use.The phrase "survival of the fittest" is not generally used by modern biologists.
---atheist on 5/24/11


So glad to be back. In just a few days I have been called a fool, and accused of being childish and lazy. Ah to be surrounded by gods love again
---atheist on 5/23/11

You crave the truth we gave you above. We won't spare the rod because...some of us have been you. We'll whip you because we care. You keep coming back because you know it.
Proverbs 10:13
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a "rod" is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Pretty obvious really. You're not hanging around your atheist friends who pet your little feelings with circular lies, same....being much more shallow?
---Trav on 5/24/11


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Samuel,"Press release" was a metaphor. God could for example have s few terrible dictators burst into flames, while having birds all over the world spell out "God" as they flew in formation.
atheist

If that happened would you believe?

Now I pray this does not get misunderstood. Every Communist is an atheist as part of their philsophy. Not all atheist are communist many are good people.

But communist teach lying for their cause is a good thing and should be done. So millions of atheists believe in lying as a good thing.
---Samuel on 5/24/11


//So it is a suggestion that he might find fewer liars among non-believers than believers, not a statement needing substantiation.// atheist

so who decides what needs substantiation or not? does belief in God need substantiation? so, isn't that a double standard?

//In just a few days I have been called a fool, and accused of being childish and lazy. Ah to be surrounded by gods love again//

that's the best that you can do? what about the other 99% on here that has not? what do you want/expect here?
---aka on 5/23/11


Thanks for the definition Atheist.

Disinformation is common and nothing new. However I believe disinformation regarding Christianity is the most prolific, and passionate. God has given us His word which reveals its Truth only to those who trust Him and commit to patient study.

But we also have the disinformation of the Hollywood version of Christianity, that pushed by cults, and other religions, and activist Athiests who wittingly or unwittingly spread falsehood.

Why is Christianity so attacked, reviled, and misrepresented? Because, I believe, we are in a spiritual battle with Satan who knows who the real God is, and where the real threat lies, and therefore reserves his full efforts to attacking Christ.
---Warwick on 5/24/11


Warwick: Disinformation is a term we yanks use primarily as a military (or even political) tactic whereby we leak false imformation to our enemies for our own tactical advantage.

It is worthy of note that Satan uses such lies in spiritual warfare, whereas God does not. It should be no surprise, then, that a godless atheist would use such tactics.
---jerry6593 on 5/24/11


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To all complaining about Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts. This was directed to Tom who said, besides possibly a very few handful of people in anyones life,it is only God you can believe.

So it is a suggestion that he might find fewer liars among non-believers than believers, not a statement needing substantiation.

Warwick: Do you like this one: disformation: false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.?

So glad to be back. In just a few days I have been called a fool, and accused of being childish and lazy. Ah to be surrounded by gods love again
---atheist on 5/23/11


Athiest... WELCOME BACK!
---John on 5/23/11


Atheist I am not at all sure what you meant.

It is a fair question, but one you seem to wish to avoid: How do you define disinformation?
---Warwick on 5/23/11


Atheist 1.1: The fool hath said there is no flying spaghetti monster.
---atheist on 5/23/11


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//AKA, there is no flying spaghetti monster who created the universe. Can't prove that either...//

Actually, i did not mean to put not....ergo

//Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts.// ---atheist

just like the crazy proposition that there is God, how is this comment substantiated?

How can we know an atheist more honest than a christian, or a fat man or a spaghetti monster?

if there is no God, then why be honest?
---aka on 5/23/11


\\Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts.
---atheist on 5/21/11 \\

That remains to be seen. I've met liars that never set foot in a church. I've met even atheists that lie themselves black in the face when it's to their advantage.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/23/11


Psalm 14:1 THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD...

Psalm 53:1 THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD...

Mark 8:11-12 AND THE PHARISEES CAME FORTH, & BEGAN TO QUESTION WITH HIM, SEEKING OF HIM A SIGN FROM HEAVEN, TEMPTING HIM. AND HE SIGHED DEEPLY IN HIS SPIRIT, & SAITH, WHY DOTH THIS GENERATION SEEK AFTER A SIGN? VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU,THERE SHALL BE NO SIGN GIVEN UNTO THIS GENERATION.
---Reba on 5/23/11


Samuel,"Press release" was a metaphor. God could for example have s few terrible dictators burst into flames, while having birds all over the world spell out "God" as they flew in formation.

Willa, but on a Christian website you should at least be able to agree about "god."

Trav, are you in the closet?

AKA, there is no flying spaghetti monster who created the universe. Can't prove that either...

Warwick, look it up and us the meaning you what, you will anyway.
---atheist on 5/23/11


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If he made the universe, certainly he should be able to put out one clear press release, so the world wouldn't be filled with nattering and babbling believers, none agreeing on anything. atheist

Well let us see. Men have put out a very clear press release that we have landed on the moon. But there are people who say it is a lie. So does that mean all the press about mean landing on the moon was done incorrectly or does it mean some people will decide wrong no matter what is told them?

So is the problem with GOD or with people?
---Samuel on 5/23/11


atheist,

the thing you exert is there is no God because ones that believe disagree.All of mankind opposes each other in everything, wither we can or cannot see it. My guess is you believe Darwinism. Even this has no agreement as to what started everything, with some even suggesting God created and left it to do as it pleased. Even if evolution is true, which it isn't, that does not negate if there is or isn't a God. You say you do not believe because you expect God to do certain things to assure you He is. If something is created the one who created is not obligated to do anything to prove it's existence. Logic and common sense show that what our eyes see, creation, has to be created by someone. Nothing turns into something on its own.
---willa5568 on 5/23/11


Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts.
---atheist on 5/21/11

Loved your wording. "Lie less".
Atheist's actually live the "lie". That there is no GOD. Preachers and denominations chose their own lies that they are comfortable with. So, there is a truth by some percentage to your statement.
The only way to break free of the percentage is to "ask" GOD,study and hope you do see truth. Pilot did and didn't recognize it at the time.
You can't get it from the rich preacher boys, or the doctrines of men...or other athesist. Being a coward you appear afraid to ask. Go in a closet when everyone is gone. Or come out of the closet.
---Trav on 5/23/11


//Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts.// ---atheist

just like the proposition that there is no God, how is this comment substantiated?
---aka on 5/23/11


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Atheist I would like you to tell me what disinformation is.
---Warwick on 5/23/11


He did put out one clear press release. His name was and is Jesus. That is how He demonstrated His love for the world. He didn't just exist in the heavens and yell out, "I love you, world." No, he demonstrated that love fully to man. All the confusion comes from man's fallen view of what He did, how He did it, and what the result was.
---Sophia on 5/23/11


I don't think he's there. But if he is there he's a complete failure at communication. I mean according to some the world ended yesterday.

If he made the universe, certainly he should be able to put out one clear press release, so the world wouldn't be filled with nattering and babbling believers, none agreeing on anything...
---atheist on 5/22/11


A theist: "If he can't do that, then he obviously doesn't exist."

What a childish argument! What makes you think He'd play by your rules?

Isa 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
---jerry6593 on 5/21/11


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Chase:

Mar 9:24 .... Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.
---jerry6593 on 5/21/11


Tom, so you are surrounded by liars, but I take it you hang around Christians....

Maybe you should find some atheists---you might find they lie less that your current group of cohorts.
---atheist on 5/21/11


Chase-- You've already identified your problem. Lying. And you say you "hate it". So maybe your heart is not as hardened as you think.
God already knows what you think and do, so you can't lie to HIM. Don't worry about your "faith" or "feelings" Just come to Him humbly and ask forgiveness for your lies (and any other sins you are aware of). Jesus says in Jn 6:37 ... him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Jesus died so you you could be be forgiven. Ask Him for a faith you won't need to lie about.

God can take care of your "hardened" heart and lack of faith. You are not the first person by far to face this. There is certainly hope for you!
---Donna66 on 5/21/11


Atheist, you attempt to impose upon God your personal views of proper behaviour.

I also was once a disbeliever. I was a 'rich young man' having what many older people still strive for. Plus a wonderful wife, family and friends, but was empty. I wondered if there was something outside my materialistic ideas and opened my mind to the possibility that God existed. This was all He needed to reveal more of Himself, and here I am decades later saved by Jesus who died in my place, and content as never before.

Rather than telling God how He should behave, ask Him to reveal Himself to you, as he really is. If you meet Him you will see you "believe in him in exactly the same way" as those others who follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
---Warwick on 5/22/11


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I am not so narrow minded to think God has to reveal himself in the manner that I personally think that he should.

God tells you exactly how you can get to know him, how on this given earth can you reject the way he said and expect him to work in the box you and millions upon millions ask.

not that he could not, who knows the mind of God certainly Not I so I followed the path he said.

He didnt show up in my room, or in the dark or standing on my head on a mountainn or send a bird on my window sil?

So answer why your request is so much more important than anyone elses that your request should push God to answer you?
---Carla on 5/22/11


If there was a "god" and he had the capability to do all the things claimed to have been done by him, he would have a means to communicate with everyone and all would believe in him in exactly the same way.

These blogs demonstrate a myriad of beliefs about "god" and show his inability to talk to those of his creation. If he can't do that, then he obviously doesn't exist. atheist

I believe we have free will. GOD could force everyone to believe as you suggest. But tht would mean there is no free will.

So the problem to me is not that GOD does not make himself clear is that we do not want to listen and follow him.

Do you believe that because there are Republicans and Democrats no one can think?
---Samuel on 5/22/11


the irony of the heading here is that besides possibly a very few handful of people in anyones life,it is only God you can believe
---tom2 on 5/21/11


God will not force anyone to believe in Him. It is a free choice of every living soul.

Deuteronomy 30:19-I call heaven & earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life & death, blessing & cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou & thy seed shall live:
---Reba on 5/20/11


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What is your main arguement agaisnt the existence of GOD?
---Samuel on 5/20/11


If there was a "god" and he had the capability to do all the things claimed to have been done by him, he would have found a means to communicate with everyone and all would believe in him in exactly the same way.

These blogs demonstrate a myriad of beliefs about "god" and show his inability to talk to those of his creation. If he can't do that, then he obviously doesn't exist.
---atheist on 5/20/11


athiest, your eyes are blinded by satan. There are not many gods but one Holy Supreme God who, thru Jesus Christ will save you from hell. Just think about this: What if you are WRONG? Think about that for a while. What if you are WRONG?
God won't send you to hell, but you are sending yourself. If you look at the human body...what a miracle. Do you really think we evolved from nothing? Look at the universe. It is all God...pure and simple.
---shira3877 on 5/20/11


Atheist why do you believe there is no GOD? What evidence would you accept for the existence of GOD?

You believe the Bible is false why?

What is your main arguement agaisnt the existence of GOD?
---Samuel on 5/20/11


atheist,

Are you satisfied with your knowledge of death and the possibility of something beyond it?

Concerning getting old, that was not the intention of the God of the scripture. He did not create us to die, but gave the man He created a choice to believe and obey, or be deceived and disobey. I believe that though we know death is real, we do not expect it to happen to us. I know you feel there is more to this life because I was once someone who did not want to accept there was a God for the same reasons as you. If you want answers search for them and I am certain God will show you, it happened to me. Ultimately you are left with the same choice as the first man, I pray you chose life.

Gods grace to you
---willa5568 on 5/20/11


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So you are right and everyone else is wrong?
Sound a little prideful, don't you think?
---atheist on 5/18/11

To be blunt, you are lazy. Too lazy to verify what a "Real" GOD has provided witness for. done.
No other GOD has left witnesses in multiples. No other GOD has provided 6000 years of proven fulfillment. You like myself at one time...are experiencing,living,spending these blessings and unaware.
GOD doesn't veer....man does. You are right to distrust man. More especially preacher men of today. They are not necessary for you to find out if this GOD is real. But, you appear to lazy to look and too scared to call on him for your answers. You call on us. Bwwwwk, bwwwk,bwwwk.
---Trav on 5/20/11


Why is it sooo hard for some to believe in God who loves us enough to die for us? Why fight against the hope of eternal life with Him in Heaven after we die?

I'd rather live my life believing there is a God, then die & find out there isn't...than to live my life believing there isn't, then die & find out there is.... too late to make things right with Him then.
---Reba on 5/19/11


"The evidence is not only revealed daily but proven by the second of every minute you get older and grow gray hair."

How does anything or anyone getting older become evidence for anything?
---atheist on 5/19/11


Atheist,

The fact that one cannot understand that there can only be the One God of Creation is not pride but 'common sense'

The evidence is not only revealed daily but proven by the second of every minute you get older and grow gray hair.
---Carla on 5/19/11


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I believe you are bound by a "lying spirit." And it is this spirit that has blinded you to the forgiving grace and mercy of God's love, shed by the blood of Jesus, His son. 1 John 1:9 says this, "If we confess our sin, HE (GOD) is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness."

I know that if you begin to speak this promise out loud, you will gain freedom from the lying spirit that wants to keep you in bondage to a lie that God will not forgive you.

He has done everything possible to give you access into a loving relationship with Him. I pray this helps you.
---Dr._Lalita on 5/19/11


Chase,

I once was in the similar place you are. If you want to believe God, that tells me you believe there is a God but do not know who He is. This is something my God says, "if you search for me with all of your heart, I will let you find me". He wants us to know him but you have to desire to. You also have to admit what and who we are as mankind, sinful,meaning we do not always do right.
So the God I know took away this problem by giving His son to take our place and die for us because of our sinfulness, so we can have eternal life. There is far more to this message of hope that I have presented, but you have to desire to know it. You will not be disappointed if you believe because of the reward you will receive for it.
---willa5568 on 5/19/11


You want to believe in God,I would say you do. If you didn't already believe you would not yearn for a closer relationship with him. Don't worry about your hardened heart it just a heart to God and he can do anything,what you need to do is trust him. If you are sincree about wanting God then repent of your sins,right now,right there,ask God to come into your heart,confess to others you believe. You see all you need do is believe and receive. You are making it a lot harder to do than it is. Now read your Bible,get in church,and pray,pray,pray to God in Jesus Name.
---Darlene_1 on 5/19/11


Atheist........Being truthful is not being prideful.
---JIM on 5/19/11


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Hi, I think you just need to get real with God and say, God if you are there please reveal yourself to me so that I would know beyond a shadow of doubt that you are real and can be known!
---Candice on 5/18/11


We are saved by grace through faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Faith is a response to hearing the gospel. If you heard the true gospel (good news), faith is the response. Salvation isn't a long list of do's and dont's. It isn't a lengthy prayer. Hearing the gospel evokes a faith response. That faith is used to confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead. Simple, and not based on what you have or have not done in the past. God has made relationship with Himself available through Jesus Christ. Receive simply by faith.
---Sophia on 5/18/11


Maybe you got hurt by the churches & mans opinions.. donot give up on God, but maybe filter out mans opinions on who hurts you.Focus on God.
---candice on 5/18/11


Chase: Been there, done that! I'm just a frank dude. So, what I'm about to say I mean it constructively, not critically & hope you'll receive it as such.

Instead of chasing your tail to no satisfactory end, you'd do well to seek the Lord in the volumes of Scripture (Genesis-Revelation) he has prepared for us so we may/can "believe". Get to know/establish a relationship with (read the Bible, listen to, pay attention to) God & you'll see He really loves you no matter what!!! I pray for your deliverance & peace of mind! :)
---Leon on 5/18/11


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Carla,

So everyone who believes in a "god" other than the one you pray to has got it wrong?

So you are right and everyone else is wrong?

Sound a little prideful, don't you think?
---atheist on 5/18/11


Can you blame Atheist for believing as he does?
Fundamentalists are continually preaching about a three headed god who barbeque's humans in a great fire underground (where no fire can burn) and that nobody actually dies and the whole universe was created in 144 hours!
Really is it any wonder??
---1st_cliff on 5/18/11


It is not God that keeps you from believing, but yourself. Just accept that there is a higher power and he will open up your heart.
---joyce on 5/18/11


Did you ever ponder the word 'atheism'?

You cannot define it without reference to a god, deity, or supreme being.

just like those who promote anarchy. once at least two anarchists gather, they create 'archy'.
---aka on 5/18/11


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Atheist,
Is correct on the first point there are many timber, stone and imaginary gods but there is only One TRUE Creator now that's is the difference.

Our Creator made the whole universe,W/ heavens and W/earth, men like atheist can't even explain how the sweetness got into the orange or the sourness got into the lemon.

So how could an atheist try to explain the understanding of any god never mind Our creator
---Carla on 5/18/11


chase,believe me God can and will soften your heart,lying ,or any sin can be forgiven,I suggest you pray everyday for God to reveal his plan,that is belief in jesus,who he was ,what he did,and his resurrection,I WILL CONTINUE THIS IN ANOTHE RPOST BECAUSE i WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT GAVE ME MY FAITH.
---tom2 on 5/17/11


One of the temptations demons put in the path of beginners is to get them to go by feelings, rather than facts.

Sometimes they trick beginners into thinking they should be on the mount of feel-good all the time.

But another is to get beginners to think that they are such horrible sinners that God cannot forgive them.

Remember, we go by faith, which is built on truth. Our feelings come and go.

That you made this post shows that you DO have faith and are just beginning to exercise it.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/17/11


Do you know that we all have hard hearts before we come to God? When we accept Jesus, he turns our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, He loved us even then! God is able. Talk to Him, tell Him all you think and feel, He already knows, but desires YOU!. Just keep seeking. praying, get into the Word.
---Christina on 5/17/11


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Talk to GOD about the condition of your heart. Ask Him to send the HOLY SPIRIT to help you. Then start reading the Bible, Like suggested John is a good place but so is Mark and then Luke and Matthew.

Find other books about following GOD. There is a little book that helped me called Steps to Christ you can order it online.

If you feel you need GOD then he is calling you.
---Samuel on 5/17/11


Which "god" do you want to believe in? There are many to chose from, and from all appearances, per these blogs, people use scriptures to make up their own, to conform to what they want to believe anyway. So go ahead and make up a "god" to suit yourself, but please don't create a personal god to justify mistrust or hate of others. Just make one that gives you comfort and helps you through your day and life.
---atheist on 5/17/11


Don't kid yourself. It's not God who is not allowing you to believe, it's Satan. All you have to do is read the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, and since you are part of the world, this is directed to you. Don't base your beliefs on your feelings, but on the fact that God loves you! To think otherwise is to call God a liar.
---wivv on 5/17/11


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