Why Start Believing Now
I was never indoctrinated as a child into any religion. If I were to wish to start believing now, where would I start? There are so many gods to choose from - the Christian God, Allah, Krishna, the list is endless. What would make me choose your Christian God above all others?
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---Dave on 11/30/08
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The Name Jesus Christ is the only name given under heaven whereby we must be saved.
---Betty on 3/1/09|
on the basis of looking at all religions to decide which is best. that will be up to you.
but when the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who sent Jesus His Son to die for all mankind to be saved from eternal separation.. then it will be the Holy Spirit that draws you. and because of that, you won't consider any other form of belief.
this has actually happened with a number of Atheists, Islamists, etc. they set out to "prove" the Bible was wrong, and ended up getting saved.
---opalgal on 1/12/09|
allah and krishna are not other names for Jesus Christ, but idols. Christ is the only Creator. Christ is the one and only absolute Salvation for mankind, manifestedly changing the soul and proven to be truth and worthy of all worship and acceptation: all else, every single religion in the world is manifestedly proven to be false and idolatrous and antiChrist, and will not and cannot save any one. Jesus says and proves, "I am The way, The truth, and The life: no human comes to the Father, except by me. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers. I am from above, I am not of this world. If you all believe not that I AM, you all will die in your sins."
---Eloy on 1/7/09|
On Mars Hill Paul preached and illustrated to all the people that their various religions and iols were all wrong!
WOW how insensitve could Paul be?
Only one God made everything!
The god of the Christians is the God of Israel. The I AM.
All other gods are versions created in mens minds. Men control the IMAGE of their manufactured god.
And these people will hurt, kill, and destroy anyone that shows that their god is false.
False gods have a love of money, love of power, and rule with terror and not with LOVE.
Such are the Gods of all religions that do not exalt Jesus as Gods proclamation of the Way the Truth and the Life.
---Anthony on 1/7/09|
The "Christian God" and Allah is the same God. Therefore we all serve the same God. (Jews, Christians, Catholics and yes, even Islam) it is our beliefs in what way to serve/live for our God that is in question and is a constant argument between religions. God calls people to him--usually we don't find him or we don't just turn to religion--he calls you--pulls at your heart strings. Read the Bible, pray and let that be your guide in all you do or decide.
---cindy on 1/6/09|
the God of abraham,issac,and jacob,is looking for you,thats why he sent his son. john 3-16 says,for God so loved the world that he sent his only son,that whosoever would believe shall not perish,but have everlasting life.so remember as you shop around,God is shopping too.
---tom2 on 12/19/08|
Thank you for the blessing Char. Same to you Beloved.
---Josef on 12/7/08|
Bless you Josef,
---char on 12/6/08|
"If I were to wish to start believing now, where would I start?"
Start by looking within, it is the Spirit of God that has opened your mind to the faith He has given to every man.
"There are so many gods to choose from"
There is only one True God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, though there be many that are called gods, only one has sent His Son to die to redeem you and raised Him as your Mediator.
"What would make me choose your Christian God above all others?" Nothing. The LORD stands at the door of your heart and knocks, if you open that door He will enter and open His word to your understanding. You do not choose HIm, If you answer His call He has chosen you, and will reveal HImself to you.
---Josef on 12/5/08|
If I may,I will address the following part of your question...since only God knows your Heart.
"If I were to wish to start believing now,where would I start?."
You MAY have started...
Just believing He Exist is a start.
Although you state many gods...God will identify himself to you.
Study,listen but take Heed believing ALL Basis Defining Religion...
GOD IS SPIRIT.
TRUST GOD LOVES YOU and will reward you for deligently seeking him.
If you read the bible in what ever translation(I advise them ALL),
Please read Beginning to End.
This may take a lifetime.God declares he is the One and Only God,He is aware of you,and will Guide you.
Trust,God's Peace to you.
---char on 12/3/08|
'What would "MAKE ME CHOOSE" your Christian God above all others?'
No one, not even God is going to 'MAKE YOU CHOOSE' our messiah.
When we stop choosing the evils of sin, we're able to answer the knocking at our hearts of the Lord. This knocking is the continueous drawing of God on our hearts to the Salvation of our Lord & Savior.
This is how we find the belief through faith in the Love, Compassion, Mercy & Forgiveness that put us under the Saving GRACE of the One True God!!!!
---Shawn_M.T. on 12/3/08|
Do not dismiss this!
But, what would my lord say to those who say, The Christian God!
Only because it is a confusing thing to say! Is he not the only God? Is he not the God of all? And think did he not say, all sins will be forgiven, sins against God, sins against Christ? Look then, how can you say you must be a Christian?
Do you not see you are condemning all else!
Look at what Trav wrote.
Mat 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Knowing it is he!
Jud 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
---TheSeg on 12/2/08|
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Acts 17:31 (New International Version)
31For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
---melinda on 12/2/08|
Our GOD is Unique. He chooses rather than us.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
---Trav on 12/2/08|
Dave, choose the God that is alive today, that answers all prayers, that shows mercy and is faithful to YOU.
Choose the ONE True God of Israel, the Lord God Jehovah, Father of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Talk to Jehovah God, Yahway, He is excited to have you in the Kingdom of God.
Just tell him, God I want to know you, please help me.
Buy a bible - King James Version - and start reading the Gospel of John. Then read the other 3 gospels, then the rest of the New Testament. Keep telling Father God you want to know him as your God, as your Father, and Jesus His Son. He will answer, the other false gods won't answer, they can't, their dead.
---donna8365 on 12/1/08|
There is one claim in Christianity that cannot be touched by any other:
Jesus Christ got up from the dead.
All of their ways to a living God are still dead...and being still dead cannot live in their adherers. Which, I must say, leaves their adherers in the same state they were in before they believed....still dead.
---Linda on 12/1/08|
Dave:-In this age of Variety Knowing that there is only One God Jesus Christ.The question remains which one do "I CHOOSE"The gospels make just one Declaration by This Same Jesus.Matt16,13-19 Who also says "He who loses his life for my sake saves it."also"men wil revile you for my sake"See the truth and make your decision May Godd help you in your decision.
---Mic on 12/1/08|
The Christian God is the only God who gave His Son so that we can live forever.... in order to truly know God, we must first receive Him into our lives. As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12). Nothing is of greater importance than understanding this truth when it comes to knowing God. Jesus makes it clear that He alone is the way to heaven and knowing God personally when He states, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me" (John 14:6).
---a_good_friend on 11/30/08|
If I were to wish to start believing now, where would I start?
Why now? Did something happen? Did you see something you dont understand?
Did you feel something you dont understand? I ask only because, you say, you may wish to start! You can not, as you say start like this!
I would like you to know, he call you. So something happen!
Even if you dont understand it now, give it time. It will become clearer.
There are so many gods to choose from.
No there is only one God my friend. Many who dont understand!
Some are going to tell you, these believe in faults Gods.
Again I will tell you no! There are no faults Gods, just those who dont understand!
---TheSeg on 11/30/08|
Dave: All gods are not equal. The Judeo-Christian God of the Bible claims to be different than all other gods in that He alone is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He even established the seven-day week as a memorial to His creatorship. He also claims that there are no other REAL gods.
All false gods are vengeful in that they require placation in order to obtain blessing and avoid punishment. Jehovah calls us His children, and is pleased to give us continual blessings. He even gave His own dear Son as the sacrifice to pay our debt of sin. What more could He do on your behalf? And all He wants in return is your LOVE!
The choice is clear for me. I hope it is for you as well.
---jerry6593 on 12/1/08|
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Dave, The simple answer to your question is, The "Christian God" is the ONLY one who offers a guarantee for eternal life, which is not based on what you do or don't do. All of the necessary do's have already been done by the one who makes the offer, through His own Son Jesus Christ. By the blood of His sacrifice on Calvary we can receive eternal life and only through Him. He is NOT a commodity, so I won't say, "Try him, you'll like him." If He's called you to be one of His it will happen.
---tommy3007 on 11/30/08|
Not to many people will have the right words to say concerning your question,considering you have no clue which God turn to. all I can say to you is this.I love the lord because of how he has changed my life for the better. you choose the one who will impact your life, I pray you choose the right one, because when it all boil down to the end, their is only one God, one Name and one who is worthy to be praised. And thats (Jesus).
---shonnda on 11/30/08|
There is a great book by a man who was skeptical about Christianity's claims. It is called "Evidence That Demands a Verdict." It is by Josh McDowell. Try reading that, and then the Bible. Do some research on your own. Here you will be told to believe in Christ. PERIOD>
---Trish9863 on 11/30/08|
Dave, that's simple, the Christian God personified in Jesus Christ is the only one not made up by men. GENUINE!
Believe me, that was the last place I ever would have looked for God, and DIDN'T! A neighbor told me to read 1John, I did right up until I got to a verse I didn't believe. (1John 5:14-15) I didn't believe it because I didn't understand a way to believe it.
At the absolute worst time in my life in 2002 my radio turned itself on and a black preacher was telling me why that verse was true, and not true for me. The answers are in the Bible, but you must first enter into the house of God with faith! Hebrews 11:1, 11:6, 10:38 Persist and you'll KNOW HIM
---Pharisee on 11/30/08|
When you say,"your christian God..."I somehow think that you may lean towards a non christian God.Yes the list is endless.
Most harbor the ,"I am better than you teaching".
However there is one book you may consider to read,study,examine or whatever your intelligence can discover,weigh or extract as personal truth and that is 'The Urantia Book'.That is, if you like intellectual challenges you will not be dissappointed.
There is a spirit that flows through our thinking parts and it is known to lead the way to truth ,even truth not yet revealed to the masses and is most useful when you are seeking an answer from what you have asked.
---earl on 11/30/08|
This is fairly simple. The true God, you do not choose>>>>He chooses you. All these other fake gods, people seems to adopt.>>>for their own.
---catherine on 11/30/08|
when in doubt pray"Glorious Father of the
creation of Light reveal your self to me
for i am lost in a dark world.
then i suggest you put on your seatbelt,
forget everything you ever thought you knew
for in His time He will reveal Himself
---Kevin on 11/30/08|