-micha9344 on 12/6/13
Obviously all your points are true.
I was only trying to point out that many people have, at some point in their life, either at the beginning of their faith, or at times of great difficulty, troubles
I did not state that as an excuse.
I only wanted to point out that it happens to some
---Peter on 12/8/13|
Cluny your persistent, passionate scepticism about God's word means you are the one who is frozen in disbelief.
I believe all of God's word which to some makes me rigid or maybe narrow. However of "narrow" Matthew 7:13 says "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many." This Scripture speaks of you as you distort God's word to make it fit with antiBiblical beliefs.
---Warwick on 12/9/13|
Kathr, you talk too much rubbish. Making something out of nothing. God does not listen to the unsaved. He communicates to believers through our Mediator who is Jesus Christ. He is our Advocate.
"But your iniquities have separated you from your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear" (Isaiah 59:2).
and in the New Testament:
"Now we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him" (John 9:31).
God is sovereign and can do whatsoever He pleases, and it pleases Him not to listen to those who are without Christ.
---Mark_V. on 12/9/13|
\\Cluny, you wrote "But it sounds to me like Richard already had his mind made up. A mind like a steel trap: rusty and closed."
Has not the irony of this comment dawned upon you?
---Warwick on 12/8/13\\
Yep. I reminds me of you, Jed, Bryan (with whatever case use), and several other people as well.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/8/13|
God helps whosoever. Richard his word works if you understand how to use it. Jesus taught use in the first parable how the word works. MATTHEW 13, MARK 4, and, LUKE 8 This is the only way it works. What a man sows that is what he will reap. You sow the Gospel you will reap the Gospel. If you sow judgment you will reap judgment. Sowing the Gospel not judging people let the word do that you just sow the Gospel. This is part of our covenant from God what a man sows that is what he will reap.
---BRYAN on 12/8/13|
Proofing God exists. What every you sow you will reap. Sow lies reap lies. Sow to your flesh reap death, look around you at the people who sow to their flesh. Then look at the one who sow to to the spirit, what do they reap?
---BRYAN on 12/8/13|
For the Record ,
This Blog by Richard is not the RICHARDC that right on these Blogs From time to time, That's how The capitals Letters and the C that comes afterwards came about - There was at one time a few Richards, with opinion's far different than mine - I do get called Just Richard from the Regular writer's on these blogs,
---RICHARDC on 12/8/13|
Has not the irony of this comment dawned upon you?---Warwickon 12/8/13
I have been around here for as about as long as you have. There is not one person that has said anything different.
I have learned about the importance of witness and learned more scripture.
But the proverbial 2x4 stuck in the eye seems to be prevalent here.
---aka on 12/8/13|
No one born again would ever ask proof that God exists.....under ANY circumstances.
Sorry, but the devil is in the details, and the details are in the question.
I'm surprised Markv answered as he did. Shouldn't you have said, perhaps Richard was not one of the elect. Don't you insist God only hears the prayers of the elect. And of coarse the elect would never question the existence much less the Sovereignty of God not to answer his prayers If God chose not to answer, would he Markv ?
---kathr4453 on 12/8/13|
Cluny, you wrote "But it sounds to me like Richard already had his mind made up. A mind like a steel trap: rusty and closed."
Has not the irony of this comment dawned upon you?
---Warwick on 12/8/13|
Did anyone here answering ever stop to think that maybe when Richard posted the blog he might have had a great loss in his life, and his faith in God was not there at the moment He needed God the most? Who hasn't lost a love one, and you found yourself begging God to answer your prayer and none came your way? It could be also that Richard was speaking for someone else when he posted the blog, and all he wanted to hear was the opinions of many others? Before judging him, take into consideration what the circumstance might have been when he posted in 2009.
---Mark_V. on 12/8/13|
To Richard who wrote the opening post.
In your post you have admitted God exists because you say above," He is not helping me". You have admitted your proof.
---earl on 12/7/13|
Richard: You remind me of an ungrateful child complaining to his parent "Give me what I want to prove you love me." Proof of God's existence is all around you - as Warwick has suggested. But every Christian should KNOW - not just believe - that God exists in their heart. You obviously have a problem. I think that you should begin by examining yourself rather than God.
---jerry6593 on 12/7/13|
In MERE CHRISTIANITY, C. S. Lewis uses the argument from morality to prove God exists.
Thomas Aquinas has used others.
But it sounds to me like Richard already had his mind made up. A mind like a steel trap: rusty and closed.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/7/13|
Shira, you wrote "God exist because He sent His Son to die for my sin." I have no doubt you know this however this is personal faith and does not constitute the "proof" Richard asks for as proof is something which can be demonstrated. For example that the boiling point of water is 100c is not belief but something which can easily be physically proved, beyond doubt. Romans 1:20 says Creation is absolute physical proof of God's existence to the point that man is "without excuse." God considers His creation to be absolute proof of His existence.
Such proof, God says, is beyond our feelings and beliefs, no matter how strongly felt.
---Warwick on 12/6/13|
"Many people feel they are not helped by God, it is not that rare."-Peter on 12/5/13
Are they still breathing?
Is the crucified Christ still able to grant them eternal life?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
This is the good news and is an awesome help, for we can not help ourselves.
---micha9344 on 12/6/13|
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We do not know what help Richard needs when he says 'He is not helping me.'
Many people feel they are not helped by God, it is not that rare.
I have had that emotion myself on occasion, and I have had to force myself to remember that God DOES exist, and anything in my emotions that make me feel different..... is a mistake in my emotions.
But some people, after a long time of feeling that way, give up on persuading themselves
---Peter on 12/5/13|
For anyone to answer God's existence based on one's perception is invalid.
Just read Job.
First, prove to me that he is not trying to help you or that he is not actually helping and you just cannot see it.
---aka on 12/4/13|
when we study scripture, we know God is the only one who could put a book together like the bible. it is so intertwined even minute details. even numbers mean something. names mean something. no man could ever put together something like God's Word. if man had done it, there would be contradictions everywhere. I know God exist because He sent His Son to die for my sin.
---shira4368 on 12/4/13|
The first mention we have of God is of Him, the Creator. And it is His creation which so powerfully speaks of the reality of His existence, as Romans 1:20 shows.
The specific complexity of like shouts there is a God of incomprehensible intelligence behind everything.
Those who refuse to face God have formulated a most implausible, and constantly changing belief today called Neo-Darwinism. It falls apart when carefully investigated.
Evolutionists believe life came from that which was not alive but cannot give any lucid explanation of how it could happen. The whole fairy-story falls at the first hurdle.
---Warwick on 12/3/13|
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Josef, what you said is so true. If believers studied the Nature, Character and Attributes of God they would look at things much different. As the giver and taker of life, He could do away with sin any time He wanted. He could stop any murderer from taking their next breath. Nothing stops Him from doing what pleases Him. He has determined when there will be no sin, and time has not come yet.
If Believers knew the real God of Scripture, they would not be preaching so many false teachings. Again what you said is very true. Just taking a breath proves there is a God, as written down in Scripture, Thanks for reminding everyone of the God we have.
---Mark_V. on 12/3/13|
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead rom 1:20
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.
Ps 19:1-4 , rom 1:20, Ps 50:6
---chria9396 on 12/3/13|
joseph, God never promised to please every little thing you think you want. He promised salvation and we know He takes care of His child. He may not give me every little thing I want but He gives me all I need.
---shira4368 on 12/2/13|
First there are two main theories on how the world came about. One it is a series of accidents that brought order and complexity in a perfect synchronicity which enables this universe to exist and us to be alive.
The other is that there is a designer who built this system.
The Bible speaks of foretelling future events and does so.
The Bible gave rules of health that were not found by men until the 1900's.
The Bible shows the way to a truly happy fulfilled life.
---Samuelbb7 on 12/2/13|
Look at the stars, clouds, beautiful cloudiness sky, how insync 24 hr days, dark and light, the rotation of the earth, all the planets so far out we can barely see them. Who do you think controls all that. Look how complicated the human. body is yet so simple. if God doesn't control all that, who do you think controls it? there is much more just no room tp put them down.
---shira4368 on 12/2/13|
"Show me proof that god exists because He is not helping me."
Richard take a breath. There is your proof.
Father "gives to all life, breath, and all things." Act 17:25
You could not take your next breath without HIm.
For "the Spirit of God has made [you], And the breath of the Almighty gives [you] life." Job 33:4
Life is a gift, and "every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights." Jam 1:17 "For in Him we live and move and have our being." Act 17:28
---josef on 12/2/13|
Hi,Now,God sends aethiests forto witness to: ask"Is God for real? He's done nothing for me! I listen patient
I say "you don't believe there is a God? "I pray for you. Try get up in the morning..what happen if you can't breathe? Or you get sick, you don't believe in God..Who will you call? get UrgentCare problems! Worse? Then what? It never fails...t we all come to a circumstance out of our control..God is real !
aethiests I talk to in the street one on the by faith! Said " you are right in a way!" he has diabetes, he lost his meds, got upset had a sugar attack.. He got real sick It came out his mouth "Oh God! I am dying!" it's normal to call on God
Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/26/13|
Remember what happened to the apostles, how they suffered for god, they were whiped, crucified, and beheaded among other things. Now you have to decide why are you a christian? because you think God will give you money and riches? Our prize is in heaven and that we will live forever with God in heaven.
Look at JOB, God let the devil test Job. He lost all his kids, his skin had blister or warts
And his wife wanted him to curse God. How do you think he felt? you should read that. God bless
---batieste on 6/22/09|
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In this life you will have frustration, And the whole creation has been groaning. Romans 8:18 This present suffering are not worth the glory that will be revealed in us. Read Romans chapter 8. Luke10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, nothing will harm you. 20 do not rejoice that spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your name is written in in heaven.
you are going through your test, everyone goes through test and trails. Will you make the correct decisions? If not you will keep going through them until you make the right decision.
---batieste on 6/22/09|
Richard, so you think God is YOUR SERVANT. Boy, that's a new error. Maybe not so new. Try serving God and see what happens. Maybe you are out of favour with God and He is calling you to forsake sin, or idol worship or something. He is trying to get your attention. Read the Word of God, seek the face of the Lord and see if there is anything you can do for Him. Then things may change.
---frances008 on 6/21/09|
Why do you think you're here? And this beautiful world, along with all the beautiful people on it? Including the good the bad and the ugly? All of it? God made all of this. Just as much as the good is his creation, so is the bad. So while you go through bad times, remember, this is also god's creation.
And remember this:
God helps no one who does not help themselves first. God does not help you because you do not help yourself. Not only do you not believe in God, but you do not believe in yourself. God starts with yourself. And, believe it or not ends there too. You look for proof to believe in God while I say to you you cannot see the proof of god until you believe.
---Katherine on 6/20/09|
Here are some verses that come to mind.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.
9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find [him], if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart
---MIchael on 6/20/09|
Ihave a small business which i was forced to start with no capital ,due to the coperate crooks (some doing business in the name of God)And beleive me that is the worst you want to deal with.So the last two years i spend on my knees 3-4 times a day,i dont ask Him for miricales,i work hard.
But until this morning, no more nore praying for non excisting things.Are we not all beleiving in fearytales that some man wrote in a state of a heck of a imagination.Show me one miricle in my bisiness that i didnt have to beg steal and borrow and i will say yes now that is God.
Has anybody ever saw this God.I get more help from my Muslim Customers.Christians is a bunch of money grabing crooks.
---Burt on 6/11/09|
How did this specific bird out of all the other birds around the world would even think about coming to this specific and remote location to live in the house I built for it? You got it, God who knows all things directed that specific bird.
---Eloy on 4/6/09
Most will tell you that you believe in a Bad ole Racist GOD to give a specific bird a house. But, then he can do whatever he want to....with birds....or anyone else. He owns em.
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
---Trav on 5/22/09|
God knows you exist. Why aren't you helping Him?
---Michael on 5/21/09|
God is not Santa Clause. God is not your servant. Whatever is in God's will to do he will do. Preachers will tell you oh it is God's will that you be rich etc etc, because these preachers want your money, but I think you should wait on the Lord. Wait for that still small voice. Be still and know that He is God.
Jesus said, there will be no proof to this wicked generation, except for that of Jonah.
If you decide to hate him and not believe in him, because he doesnt do what you want him to do, I dont think that he will stop being God. Sorry for what you are going through.
---amand6348 on 5/21/09|
.sue, all that I preach is true at all, and experience is evidence. But when you choose to not believe the truth at all, then that is your unbelief at all.
---Eloy on 4/10/09|
Smart move to join in and up the mark! I'll be content with $10.00 because I committed to it (Matt 20:1_16). However, if Richard ups me to $100.00 like you, I will most graciously accept it. Let's keep our hopes up that he really, really want to prove to us His Existence!!!!!
---Nana on 4/8/09|
Eloy, sorry but that bird stuff is not true at all!
But I see your point anyway.
---sue on 4/8/09|
Nana: I like your challenge, and would like to get in on the action.
Richard: I'll believe you exist if you send me $100.00. (I'm harder to convince than Nana.)
---jerry6593 on 4/8/09|
alan, faith my dear boy, faith, then your "he never..." will be turned into "he always..."
---Eloy on 4/7/09|
Find you a busy car intersection and get to panhandling. Soon you'll also realize that most people that drive by are also a figment of your imagination as they won't help you either. I will like you to prove that you are real by sending me $10.00 cash.
---Nana on 4/7/09|
Richard: Here's a proof for you:
1) You exist.
2) Your ancestors were either created or evolved by random chance from spontaneous generation of life. There is no third option.
3) Spontaneous generation has been PROVED false by science and mathematics.
4) That leaves only creation and thus necessitates a Creator.
5) That Creator is God!
---jerry6593 on 4/7/09|
Eloy --- I agree with you that God knows everything about that bird ... But He never directs the bird to the specifically designed box that I put up, nor to the food that I scatter for them.
God provides for their needs in a most surprising way.
I put out seeds that only goldfinches will eat (so they say) but who has it? Not goldfinches but all sorts of other birds.
And the badgers don't eat the food I put out that they are supposed to like, but dig up my tulips!
---alan8566_of_UK on 4/6/09|
Have you ever wondered that when you build a certain type of bird house for a specific type of bird, and then place it outside, that soon afterward that specific type of bird which you built the house for will personally come to your specific and remote location out of all the locations around the world, and live in the house you built for it? Now ask yourself, How did this specific bird out of all the other birds around the world would even think about coming to this specific and remote location to live in the house I built for it? You got it, God who knows all things directed that specific bird.
---Eloy on 4/6/09|
THIS IS WHAT GOD PROMISE'S!
5 And YE have forgotten the exhortation which SPEAKETH unto YOU as unto CHILDREN, My son, despise NOT thou the CHASTENING of the Lord, NOR faint when THOU art REBUKED of HIM:
6 For WHOM the Lord LOVETH he CHASTENETH, and SCOURGETH every son whom HE receiveth.
7 If YE endure CHASTENING, GOD dealeth with YOU as with SONS, for what son is he whom THE FATHER chasteneth NOT?
---Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr. on 4/5/09|
This reminds me of that Footprints in the sand story, and when we retrospect our past, most of us can clearly see where Jesus was carrying us, and we wern't the ones doing the walking, we just thought we were...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr. on 4/4/09|
Why is this always the same with non believers? God is not helping me so He must be a figment of someones imagination?
Here it is plain and simple and lets see if you can understand.
How faithfull have you been to GOD? Are you baptized? Do you live according to His commandments? Do you read His word daily and pray regularly? DO you live a life pleasing in His Holy Eyes?
Or are you like most people and ONLY CRY OUT TO HIM WHEN YOU NEED HELP?
God exists, the Bible is His Holy Living Word, and He has many many times helped me in times of need. God does not promise Christians an easy path through life....But He DOES promise us the destination!
GOD IS REAL....SEEK HIM!
---Rev._Daniel on 4/4/09|
Do you know God personally? You have to know Him first, via a relationship with Christ. Once you know God, He'll help you.
---Jim on 4/4/09|
I think its faith that lets you see God.There is so many versions of God its easy to get confused.Is it possible that God has been lost in translation.Everyone has there own God in some way or there understanding of God.I have been through alot and try to put other ideas out of my head and have personal realationship with God.If you dont trust and believe God cant help.I dont have all I want but I believe God gives you what you need not want.The only help I ask for is for his will to be done.Even jesus could not perform mircles because of peoples lack of faith and disbelief at times.So without faith God cant help you.Pray and believe it will be done and it will if you have doubt you will not recieve blessings.ans.There is no proof only faith.
---kevin on 4/4/09|
when you continue to disobey him, he proves himself to you in not helping you. Get right, obey your Maker's Commandments and then he will help you, but until then you must be completely on your own without him as you have chosen your own path rather than his path.
---Eloy on 4/4/09|
Oh,I am still praying for the grand lottery so I can live in a mansion and have servants for me and my kids...And God may do it,who knows,but if he does not give me what I want,I know I can be content that He gives me what I need,a home,a wonderful family of daughters,and health.Dont be too quick to forget about God.He really does not forget about you....
---judy on 4/3/09|
Richard, the creature is proof of the creator.
What you are really saying my friend is that you are out of fellowship and thus lost and angry. That is by design because you are not made to exist without purpose and promise. God will answer all who truly seek him and I would bet my life on it. You have ignored God all of this time and you are struggling to explain why God is not coming to gleefully fix and send you on your way without him.
Our search for meaning is intrinsic and the suggestion by evolutionists that billions of building blocks in each person's DNA is the result of a big bang is sadly laughable. Your despondency is a signal you have just discovered the hollowness of that lie. I will be praying for you.
---larry on 4/3/09|
To Richard ,
You said,"show me proof that God exists because he is not helping me."
You just proved to you and us that he exists in that you state," he is not helping me."
Who would ever ask for help from something or someone who does not exist .
As far as why he is not helping you ,I do not know.Have you provided anyone human with any information on the help you request from him?Is the help you ask for something you are normally able to accomplish on your own without divine intervention ?Are you looking for a sign?
You post this question but are you now turning to human help?
---earl on 4/3/09|
When I was a Child I spoke as a Child, but when I grew up, I put away childish thinking.
God has 3 answers.
---kathr4453 on 4/2/09|
Never think God helps us in the way we expect.He always carry out His plan out of our expectation but with much more than we need. All we need is keeping ourselves patient and let Him lead us.
I believe that when there is a door closed,our Father will get His promise to open another door for us.
---sopha on 4/2/09|
There is lots of proof, but Satan is so busy calling God a liar. The best proof is, when God saves you. Then you know indeed, that there is a living God, a living devil, that there is a real hell and there is a real heaven, and all its glory. Praise God.
---catherine on 4/1/09|
There is no proof as you define it, there are only factual arguments combined with personal experience and individual faith. You must find your proof for yourself, it is my prayer that you will.
---TIMOTHY on 3/31/09|
Richard: I sense you have an entitlement attitude toward God, as if HE owes YOU anything. Well, He owes you, me, and the rest of the world NOTHING. He lovingly, generously, graciously SACRIFICED His Son, Jesus, so that YOU could experience an intimate relationship with Him.
What have you done about that? Have you confessed your sin, and repented? Have you spent time in His Word, meditating on Him, and His awesome love for you? Have you thanked Him for the little things?
The best suggestion I have ever been given is to make a daily gratitude list. Thank Him for the little things. Why should He give you anything big, if you are ungrateful for the little things?
---Trish9863 on 3/31/09|
Not helping you do what Richard? Is he not helping you to rise from sleep daily, to breathe, to get nourishment for your body, to have the cognitive reasoning & physically mobile ability to get on with your daily activities, etc., unless you're doing it all by yourself? What could God possibly be missing in your life Richard?!
---Leon on 3/31/09|
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Richard, I have a friend who lives in poverty since she's known the Lord 30 yrs.
She walks with the Lord, but yet blames God for not answering her prayers.
So why is she in the same place today as she was 20 years ago?
Because she is saying what you are saying, He is not helping me.
I have given her lots of money. Her daughter let her live at her house for 4 years RENT FREE. She lived for FREE for 4 years and keeps saying her family doesn't help her.
She won't work full time yet is constantly broke.
She is waiting for God to answer her prayers HER way. It's all a matter of perspective - what is Truth Richard? and what are you believing? I bet God is really helping you and you just don't realize it.
---donna8365 on 3/31/09|
A lot of reasons why God may not be helping you. Are you walking close to God? If you were, He would be helping you. He never lets His people down.
---catherine on 3/31/09|
Every one at some point finds themselves in a deserted and dry land alien from God at some point in their lives. When some people are on top of the mountain they forget their times in the Valley, but soon learned since that it's in the valley that God meets their needs and restores ones soul.
The bible talks about when we ourselves have turned to our own lusts that we are lead astray from God Paul said what will separate us from the love of God? neither peril , famine, things high or things present... nay in all things we are more than conquerors through Christ that loves us, hold on keep the faith & keep praying God does and will come through for you, he did for me he'll do it for you also.
---Carla3939 on 3/31/09|
Psa 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Jas 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
---jerry6593 on 3/31/09|
"God resists the proud", we have in James 4:6 and also in 1 Peter 5:5. Whenever He knows I'm acting in pride, He resists me so I don't get in the trouble that I could. His caring resistance has helped me, by messing with my selfish stuff so then I'd react by getting nasty etc. and this could expose how I was not doing things with God in His peace and leading. So, His resistance has helped me a lot. He *is* helping you, by resisting you in your pride so you don't get in as much trouble as you could. It would be better to trust Him to make you able to submit to Him and share with Him and enjoy sharing in what He would like to do with you.
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/30/09|
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
How do we show ourselves approved unto God? First, DO the two commandments Jesus spoke of: To love God with all your heart, mind and soul and to love your neighbor. Then do an online bible search for "one another," "each other," and "encourag." For living a christian life is a 24/7 lifestyle, not a once a week pep talk that denominational "churches" dish out.
Show yourself approved.
Praying you and yours peace of mind, joy of spirit, good health, and many great friends to share them with in Jesus' name.
---Steveng on 3/30/09|
There is various ways to prove that there is a god,for example a women carries a baby in the stomach for 9 months but God is the one that makes it develope,the sun,moon and stars come out by Gods hand not mans.your looking for excuses because you think God is'nt helping you but he cant help you if your going to have dought about him, you need to have faith in him.
---judy on 3/30/09|
If we could really "prove" God existed, we wouldn't need to have faith. There are no empirical proofs for God's existence, only philosophical speculations. God bless you.
---JohnnyB on 3/30/09|
richard- Did you call on God for help? Did you give your life to Christ? Did you repent of your sins? Ask Him to prove to you that He exists.
---bettyw on 3/30/09|
I believe that has to come from God himself.
---t on 3/30/09|
Our origins, either from God's creative acts, or naturalistic evolution being past events, cannot therefore be proved.
So let us consider what is before us. I believe in Jesus, Creator and Redeemer, definitely by faith, but not blind faith. See Romans 1:20 where God says He is obvious by what has been made- 'so that men are without excuse.'
That is the uniqueness of our God, that He alone is Creator.
Those who deny God propose various forms of evolution but this cannot be in anyway 'proved.' In reality the evolutionary view/s fall apart when analysed.
This incredibly complex, and ordered world gives every evidence of being the product of super intelligence, and power- the attributes of our God. See Jeremiah 32:27.
---Warwick on 3/30/09|
Richard, You've been influenced by these pseudo-Christians that distort the 23rd psalm to read "the Lord is my SERVANT I shall not want..."
It's spring,look around you at nature comming to life..and ask "who's responsible " Nobody??? It just happens??
You don't need to be a Rhodes scholar to conclude that it is not an accident.
EX Nihilo Nihil Fit..(out of nothing nothing comes)
There HAS to be a Creator...right?
---1st_cliff on 3/30/09|
You are simply disappointed that God won't be your personal "genie". How could you be disappointed in someone that you doubt EXISTS?.
"whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists...".
The first step for you to take is that you must believe THAT HE EXISTS (makes sense, doesn't it?).
THEN, you are going to have to want to "DRAW NEAR" (because you LOVE HIM).
Your reasoning destroys itself because you want Him only for personal gain (so that you can "COMMAND" Him). This is why people can see/understand only "COMMANDS" in their devotion (POETIC JUSTICE, they want "COMMANDS").
---more_excellent_way on 3/30/09|
We can't see air, but we know it's there because our lungs draw it in a million times a day. God is all around us and be with us if we ask Him to be a part of our lives. As a child who throws a tantrum when a parent does not fix a toy as rapidly as the child might want, is like us saying "Help God" but then not having the patience to let God do anything. Instead we take it back and try to solve things under our own will. God answers all of us in His time, not ours. We must learn practice of patience, and to be able to accept that we will not get everything we want. Does this mean God is ignoring us? No. It means that we need to surrender our will over to God and let Him guide us through the bad times and good also.
---Leslie on 3/30/09|
God helps those who helps themselves. (no that verse isn't in the bible but examples) He isn't helping you because you refuse to see his help. How many people came to you to see if you need help? If it is just one person, that is God helping you. With an attitude like what you have, God may delay on helping you. He will help you, but it will be in his time, not yours.
---Rebecca_D on 3/30/09|