I Am Doubting God Exists
I've been a christian my whole life. But now I have questions. I want to know how you can prove that God exists and how to prove that christianity is the only true religion. And I don't want any replies like,"you will know He is real because of your personal experience."
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---kayhla on 4/17/09
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OT and NT support only a worldwide flood. You would have us believe it flowed over all the mountains but stopped somewhere! No matter what you write you cannot supply any Scriptural support for a local flood. ---warwick
ha(It did part/stop for Moses).
You know, thinking about your statement.
There is not enough water for a universal flood to occur first of all. The flood would be 5 miles 26,000 feet high above sea level. Volume of water that exists on earth is 1,359,843,000 cubic kilometres. If this water were fall in a continuous rainfall, the level of the oceans would rise about (206 feet). It would take about 3 times this amount of water to cover the earth. Then it has to recede somewhere. Stay tuned it gets better/easier.
---Trav on 12/8/09|
The Ark had 1,518,750 ft. of volume, had four decks, including the bottom and top decks.
Nice try Trav.
---JoelV. on 12/7/09
Don't balk before you search,Joel. Not taking away from story except the size of the flood,false assumptions. It took multiple proofs for me...a Baptist.
Cubic feet of space needed in ARK
8 people 80
Food for 8 640
clean animals required 2,million cubic ft
Food for clean animals 18million cubic ft
unclean animals 3,million
Food for unclean animals 26,+million
1.8 million Insects 90thousand
Food for insects 700thousand
TOTAL appx 49.8 million cubic feet needed or 34 ARK's. Divide it by half, still need 17 ARK's.
---Trav on 12/8/09|
The Ark had 1,518,750 ft. of volume, had four decks, including the bottom and top decks. God only brought animals TO Noah, and the seeds of the trees and plants can float in the water till it recedes and can germinate in the soil. And there is evidence of housing on the bottom of deep lake beds, and they HAVE found the Ark in Turkey.
Nice try Trav.
---JoelV. on 12/7/09|
OT and NT support only a worldwide flood. You would have us believe it flowed over all the mountains but stopped somewhere! No matter what you write you cannot supply any Scriptural support for a local flood. ---warwick
Lets consider what you preach. From known Scriptural facts.
1. That Noah took 4,260 species of mammals that are known now. Pair of ea. Add 7 of the edibles. (Add the extinct versions, min 50%)
2. Birds. 10,000 species. Need a pair.
3. Reptiles. Pair up. 5383 species.
4. 10, million insects. Pair.
5. 420,000 plants.
6. 100,000 Trees. Nuts/seed
Food for all 39,000+ breathing animals.
The flood happened. It happened in a 1/2 million sq mile local area. (Hebrew. Erets,)
---Trav on 12/7/09|
Trav, you were going well, then I was away for a few days, and you write 'There was no WORLD WIDE Flood. ---Warwick on 12/5/09
Well, I was going good by your man made doctrinal judgment. Which, for me once truth is seen, is impossible to embrace fairy tales again.
You are trapped in your doctrine. Your flood doctrine originated a few hundred yrs ago,in ignorance of facts and avoidance of them now.
Your doctrine will not/cannot entertain truth in this area (and others) because it is what you have defended/proclaimed all your life. You are a very intelligent (guy?)that is trapped denom/doctrinally. You built this grave and can't seem to jump out. Even when a hand is offered.
---Trav on 12/7/09|
I find it curious how we justify choosing whatever we wish to believe of God's Word (after the religions of man)... rejecting the balance--all the while calling ourselves children of the living God.
Joh 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken,
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God?
Are we the children of God?
---BruceB on 12/6/09|
Steven I am sure there are denominational, and also non-denominational churches " which make christianity complex with their doctrines, traditions, ways of living, and interpretations of the bible."
However you make this as a generalization and could only know this to be true if you were God. I attend a denominational church which does not conform to your interpretation of such churches. Your comments are offensive, untrue and elitist. Some Christian!
---Warwick on 12/5/09|
Kayhla: If God does not exist, then neither do you.
---jerry6593 on 12/5/09|
Christianity is a 24/7 lifestyle not a once a week pep talk dished out by denominational "churches" which make christianity complex with their doctrines, traditions, ways of living, and interpretations of the bible.
You mature in Christ by doing what christians are suppoe to be doing. Do an onlineKJV bible search for "one another," "each other," and "encourag" to find what you are looking for - finding God through others. Keep christianity simple by following the two commandments spoken of by Jesus - to love God and to love your neighbors. And don't forget to fellowship daily.
---Steveng on 12/4/09|
You need proof that God exists?
Get up at sunrise, walk outside and look around.
You think all that we know exists by coincidence or chance?
I think not.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. It just means we arent intelligent enough to see God using our own means. Sometimes the heart sees better than the eyeballs do.
If you want science, do research only the mathematic chances of everything that is in place in this world existing perfectly the way it is to make it possible for us to even exist here. Itll blow your mind. Youll never question again that there is an intelligent God behind all we know.
---JackB on 12/5/09|
Well Bruce B: I still hold to my same answer. We will never completely understand everything about God and His ways. If we did, we would be on the same level as God. We would be a God,ourselves! And you know that is impossible. But God has made the gospel simple enough for a baby to understand. That is enough to go on. We should be faithful to God and believe what he says. Act on it and not to try to prove every little detail. Trust God. That is our job.
---Robyn on 12/4/09|
Robyn writes: "It is not for us to know all of the answers,right now."
I think it might help to read these words from Jesus...
Mt 13: 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Blind faith, by any other name, is yet blind: and God does not expect our faith to be based on unknowns.
1Jo 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
---BruceB on 12/2/09|
Your questions are understandable. But Christianity is about faith. We do everything by faith. It is not for us to know all of the answers,right now. This is what faith is! If we could see everything and understand everything, this would not be faith. We must believe what God says and must believe He is who He says He is and can do what He ways He can do! The scriptures tell us this. The scripts also says: Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Ask God to forgive your unbelief and move on in your walk with the Lord. Don't let the devil trip you up now. This is what he loves to do to God's people. Make him(devil) out of a liar, that he is! Confess,repent and receive strength from Christ to continue on stronger than before..praise God!
---Robyn on 11/13/09|
Jesus himslef said and he also proved it that he alone is God. Who do you think keeps the world hanging upon nothing in outer space, and spins it like a top and moves it around the sun in perfect alignment so that it neither burns up nor freezes over, and the other planets do not collide into each other but they also keep in perfect alignment? Who do you think keeps the ocean from running over it's boundary and covering the earth since 70 percent of the earth is filled with ocean? Who do you think keeps your average body temperature at 98.6 degrees farenheit and supplies the air for all life to breathe on this planet? and so on.
---Eloy on 11/11/09|
YES! You can prove God exist. I am talking on a secular/factual basis. But with 125 words, I will refer you to Apolgetic books such as: "Case for Christ" by Strobel,"Evidence that demands a verdict" by McDowell. Also, 3rd party writers during the time of Christ (i.e Josephus). Luke would have been a good 3rd party historical book. The only book in scripture written by a Gentile (he's a historian).
If you want to know if God is real in your life, then (as posted by Donna)Just ask him for the proof you need. I did! I always teach people to do this if they have these doubts. There are too many "Christians" out there who think the bible is a fairy tale, because they do not ask.
---Pastor_JIm on 11/10/09|
Please do not ask other people like yourself because you may not believe what they tell you. Ask God directly, He knows the confusion in your heart Matt.7:7.
---Adetunji on 11/10/09|
We cannot prove GOD exists. I love the George Washington anology since it is in reality how we look at the Bible. The Bible has a lot of proven History in other words many of the events have been colaborated by other sources.
But there is still room for doubt. If a person does not want to believe they can choose to do so.
Right now millions of dollars are being spent to get nonliving material to become alive. After five years they have not succeded on purpose what they say happened by accident.
---Samuel on 11/10/09|
I asked my stepfather one day about this and he gave me this simple thought.He ask me a simple question who was George Washington? I answered everyone knows who he was the first president. He ask me how did I know that and I explained that I had learned that in history class.He ask if I was taught that out of a history book and I said yes. He then ask me this.Did you ever see George Washington? I said well no I had not.But you believe what the history books say right? I said well yes. So he said let me get this straight you believe in a man you have never seen never spoke to and have only heard about him from a teacher out of a man made book right? I replied yes,then why do you not believe in God it takes faith to believe. 2 Corinthians 5:7
---Wendell on 11/10/09|
AlwaysOn we should not get bogged down in semantics. 'Christian' is just a name coined by men to describe those who follow Jesus as their God and Saviour. Those who accept they were lost in sin, but forgiven when they asked for forgiveness, accepting that Jesus died in their place paying the price of their sin. What a wonderful thing that is!
Names don't change reality, there is one God, and God the Son says the only way to right relationship with God is through Him, the Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
My faith is not in man, nor man-made doctrines, or organizations. Though I happily attend an excellent church my ultimate loyalty is to Jesus, no denomination.
---Warwick on 6/11/09|
Thank you Bruce and Carla for your inspiring answers.
To answer the question about proving that God exists and that Christianity is the true relgion.
Nevermind religion,SINCERELY ask God to reveal himself and he will. God will reveal himself, he will not prove himself. For glory must be revealed but cannot be proven. Proof is not a discripton of worship, faith, love or holiness and has at its root - Satan the father of lies and doubt.
You can't heal or part the Red Sea with doubt.
Doubt and questioning God is Page 1 from Satan's playbook used in his original rebellion in the heavenlies and in the garden. Nothing has changed through the ages and the old playbook still works. Good grief.
---larry on 6/11/09|
Kimberley I read Scripture cover to cover & see textural integrity. In the NT I see Jesus and the apostles constantly quoting from the OT, as sober history. I see man's history, creation, fall, prophecy of the coming Messiah, right there in the beginning. We see Jesus totally fulfilling the prophecies about Him. I see no gaps, no errors (a few tiny ones?), no deletions. I see 'All Scripture is God-breathed...'(2 Tim. 3:16) more than sufficient to equip us for every good work.
I note that God gave us the Holy Spirit who guides us to understand God's word.
There is error and even heresy in some churches however Christianity isn't in men's opinions or buildings but is in Jesus,His word & His Church.
---Warwick on 6/11/09|
Warwick -> 1) I agree with what you say and most certainly with John 14:6. However, Jesus never said Christianity is the way. He said I am the way. Christianity today has been corrupted and is far from what Jesus and his disciples taught over 2000 years ago. Things has been added to and taken out of the bible to make our way to God hidden from us. This is why we as Christians are so divided today. God is not the author of division. Yet today we are very much divided. So based upon our very division as Christians I can make that statement and be correct in it.
---Kimberly on 6/11/09|
Warwick, I know people who do not call themselves Christian, yet they have a very strong faith in the Master as the Son of the Most High, as Savior and as Messiah. They believe the scriptures and believe He is the Way, Truth and Life, but they are vehemently opposed to a lot within the "Christian religion". Though I understand you are referring to the "Christian faith", I wanted to point out that many do not follow the Christianity of today, as Kimberly stated, and they do not believe it is a true religion. Therefore the question of it being the ONLY true religion is something they strongly disagree with.
---AlwaysOn on 6/11/09|
You cannot to the satisfaction of everyone prove GOD exists. There is evidence for the existence of GOD and for the bible being true. But it still requires faith to believe in GOD.
To believe in evolution you have to believe the Sciencetists who teach it.
The Bible has fulfilled prophecy, science before it's time and true events in history. It has the testimony of millions of people on how it changed their life.
---Samuel on 6/11/09|
Kimberly you wrote 'What I challenged was christianity as we know it today says that christianity is the "only" true religion and Jesus never said that.'
I cannot see how you can be correct as in John 14:6 Jesus says 'I am the way the truth and the life. There is no way to the Father except through me.' If there is no other way to God except through Jesus then Christianity is the only 'religion'. I put religion in commas because I believe Christianity is not religion but faith.
---Warwick on 6/10/09|
Not intending to be rude, so please don't take this that way, but do you have a better explanation for how the universe exists? Even looking at the "big bang" theory...okay, there was nothing and then that "nothing" exploded?!
When people want proof, I'm reminded of a Buddhist story about a man who was about to be killed and God stepped in to save him, but the man said, "Wait, I want proof that you really exist before I let you save me!"
No one has to believe in Him. The fact is that He exists regardless. In your search for proof, you can listen to arguments ad nauseum, but until you "know" Him in your Spirit, there will never be enough proof.
---AlwaysOn on 6/10/09|
You want proof? I'll give you some ways. But I'm telling you, you will deny most evidence. At some point, even though you don't like to hear it, you will have to know he is real by simply believing. Only then will you actually believe the legitimate proof you will get with my ways of proving god's existence.
Ask questions. Ask them to god if you will...and listen to the answer coming to you. Write it down if you feel like it. You will find most things you hear impossible to know on your own.
---Katherine on 6/10/09|
Imagine holding something very simple...like an apple, a feather...whatever. Close your eyes and see it very clearly in your mind...every little detail. And imagine holding it. Visualize it in your mind...and how one day you will hold this in your hand. And then watch. Watch how in about 3 weeks time...you end up holding or seeing that exact object you imagined. How else do you think it got there?
Do you have a better explanation for how life works? You seem to not, since you're questioning life right now anyways. Watch. Listen. God is everywhere, everything. He is the grandest idea you ever had, he is the happiest feeling you've ever felt. He's the prettiest sight you will see.
---Katherine on 6/10/09|
warwick - I think my response was slightly mis-understood. I see part 2 of my response was not posted. I agree there is only one God and Jesus is the way as with all the prophets before him that pointed to Jesus are also correct. What I challenged was christianity as we know it today says that christianity is the "only" true religion and Jesus never said that. It's a shame that part 2 was not posted. I didn't think I said anything that should've been censored.
---Kimberly on 6/10/09|
Kimberley maybe I have missunderstood what you have written but the Bible does say there is only one God and that Jesus is the only way to that God.
As you say ours is a created world and there is only one Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
---Warwick on 6/9/09|
1) Kayhla - You have a valid question however, I don't think it's whether God exists or not. We know he exists by looking at his very creation. We can not create anything from nothing by saying "BE" and it comes into existence. The most we can do is take things that are already here and make something else. That in itself shows something with a higher power exist. Only Christians say that christianity is the only "true" religion. If you look in the bible nowhere does it say that.
---Kimberly on 6/9/09|
we have the witness of jesus,his ministry.As human beings we have the witness of the 12 disciples,and their lives after jesus returned to heaven.What was or would be their advantage in lying?they were persecuted unto death for their faith.Men will die for truth,but not for a lie.I believe jesus was who he said he was,because I believe this everything for me falls into place.
---tom2 on 6/9/09|
Kayhla, it's normal to have questions. Ask God to help you. God already knows you need help, but by asking, you'll be reminded to closer attention to the answers when they start showing up.
God is always with you. I'd stake my life on it.
---Deb on 5/4/09|
How we know God exists....
because man has a conscience and knows when he does wrong (the Holy Spirit promptings)
because the Bible goes back hundreds and hundreds of years of human history that can be archeologically substantiated.
because evil people who do not believe the Bible are caught out lying about everything - proven liars.
because Jesus was a real person, historically documented by writers of his time, as were the apostles.
because nobody has ever risen and gone bodily up to Heaven except for Jesus. There were many witnesses to his resurrection, and an earthquake which was witnessed by hundreds and predicted by Jesus.
---frances008 on 4/27/09|
This is how you prove God exists: you get on your knees and admit (to God) that you're lost in sin and that you know you can't save yourself.
Until you do that, from your heart, you'll always be in doubt. Once you do that, you'll have all the evidence you need that God exists. The mere act of doing that is your proof.
Then, all you have to do is be grateful for it. That goes a long way toward keepin' Him around... and you on your knees.
BTW: As for true "religion", do you really believe anyone else but Jesus would have climbed onto that cross... for you?
---BruceB on 4/25/09|
That is a good answer. I think it was from Bruce. If I might add...All God's people from time to time will find their faith to be at rock-bottom. Because I pray and complain about it, God speaks and tells me "I will get it back". And I always do.
---catherine on 4/23/09|
God does not need you to prove him you have to prove God. What do I mean if you have been saved for so long and can't find him, your not alone. I guess every believer can say at some point that doubt set in especially when you go through difficult times.
I did and vowed not to go back to work until I found him and I did I found him in his word and evidence through my life experience. I just lost myself for a while maybe you did too?
YOU CAN FIND HIM FOR REAL TOO KEEP READING ( the holy Bible)UNTIL YOU DO!
He that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled.....
---Carla3939 on 4/23/09|
Turn your doubts into questions.
Turn your questions into prayer
God answers prayer.
God has revealed Himself to us in three ways:
Natural creation (see the song lyrics posted below) Psm 19:1-6
Specific revelation - the word of God Heb 11:1-2
Jesus - the Living Word
---Bruce5656 on 4/22/09|
I too, was at that place, where I had believed all my life. I came to a place in my life, where I questioned even my own beliefs.
In the book on James it says, you have not because you ask not. So I started asking.
I ask God to show me, that I was having doubts. Where it said your to love God, I said to God How can I love someone I don't know. Fear, how can I love what I fear.
If your heart is open, you will know.
I just couldn't fathum God not there, What would be the use. It has been 15yrs, I am such a happier more secure person.
God has proved Himself over and over.
Try it you'll like Him.
---Barb on 4/22/09|
I have felt the wind blow, whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall, when I watch the rain
Gazing at a bird in flight, soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars, I feel your presence there
Listening to a river run, watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom, a newborn's cry at birth
How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open sea
I love to stand at ocean's shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain
'Neath endless blue horizon's frame
I believe, I believe, I believe
---Bruce5656 on 4/22/09|
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I know very few people who have been a Christian all their lives. The reason I say that is because there must be a new birth, a new creation, a new self that is the result of true salvation. When a person says "I was always saved", they usually cannot point to one definitive moment in time where the newness of life occurred. Perhaps you are like this.
If not, Romans 1:19-20 describes that God has made the invisible things of Himself visible to us by what is within us and by the created world around us. Within us is a conscience that (before seared) has the Law of God written on it. And if you believe the world around you was not created, well then, good luck at the Pearly Gates.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/22/09|
"Maybe" I am not stating myself clearly enough for you, steveng and Warwick. I know that only God can provide 100% accuracy of prophecy etc., but, I still say Scripture does not directly address the issue, "How can I know that God is real or really exists?" Scripture states it as fact and that we are without excuse, I'm not trying to say that we can't know God is real.
---tommy3007 on 4/22/09|
God created us, and continues to endure us for one simple reason:companionship.He desires to have a personal relationship with you! He created you and endowed you with unique and special abilities.If you have any spark within you that resonates with this idea...seek him! He is waiting.
---David on 4/22/09|
Khyla:-A christian all your life? How old are you dear? that you now doubt the existence of God.surely gives reason to ask WHY.Do you really need Proof Jesus said "No proof will be given Matt12:39-40.The reason why you doubt is b/c someone has planted aseed of doubt in your mind.Maybe if you answer thse questions you may change your mind.1What is salvation.why are you here on this earth what is your Spiritual goal,if any,? why not.Do you believe in a heaven and hell?Do you believe in wanting to be a good or bad person? WHY?who controls this universe and its day to day operation?If there is what would his Name be.Then go to Genesis and read.Hope you find him He is there SEEK!
---MIC on 4/22/09|
Friend, nobody can prove that God exists and that christianity is the only true religion and by the same token no one can disprove!
You and I have our own beliefs passed down from generations past just like other faiths, they too belive there's is the true faith and all others are false, just have FAITH and belive!
---Ben on 4/22/09|
---kayhla on 4/17/09
What do you think of the answers you are receiving?
Dr. Dino and his family have helped thousands and thousands of people with your questions. He has a great video series. There are so many proofs that he gives. One Example: There was a bell found in a lump of coal, which again disproves evolution. Many other amazing things too.
---SuzieH on 4/21/09|
Tommy when you read Romans 1:20 God plainly says the creation,that which He made, in which we live, is such solid evidence for His extistence that 'men are without excuse.'
Some would say naturalistic evolution is their excuse however it is a car without an engine. The idea is not proveable and the evidence can be interpreted at least two ways. In reality the evidence points to supernatural creation, as explained in Genesis, and elsewhere.
Surely we believe by faith, or faith would not be faith, but it is not blind faith.
There is an abundance of information to show the hopelessness of evolution. In fact there is a movie 'The Voyage that Shook the World' about to be released. Look for it!
---Warwick on 4/21/09|
The moment that I recieved the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues was the proof that Jesus rose on the third day. It was the proof to me that God created the universe, and that he is alive. I recieved the Holy Ghost just as the Apostles did in Acts 2:1-4. It was wonderful, I felt happy, excited, and energetic.There were many more feelings that I couldnt decribe, But they all felt so good.
Let it be clear, that God is very real. I also want to say, recieving the holy Ghost and speaking in tongues is also real. And recieving the Holy Ghost is for everyoneto recieve Acts2:39
---batieste on 4/21/09|
tommy3007: "I know that "the heavens declare the glory of God...", but, what I meant was that Scripture does not address the issue of whether God really exists or not."
I didn't write anything about the heavens. I wrote about "prophesy" and "miracles." No other being on earth can perform these feats except God though man. No other being on earth can predict events hundreds of years in advance and have them ALL come true. Besides many of the quotes are spoken by God himself. Someone had to speak them. All other religions of the world appease man, but the words of God does not tickle the ears of man. His words are harsh. Man could have never written a book because he wouldn't be as harsh as God.
---Steveng on 4/21/09|
steveng, I know that "the heavens declare the glory of God...", but, what I meant was that Scripture does not address the issue of whether God really exists or not. It is taken for fact that either we believe that God exists or we are "fools" according to Psalm 14:1
---tommy3007 on 4/21/09|
Well, you can see the work of the devil in and among his people. The trouble in this is, the devil's people are blind, so blind that they cannot see the wonderful work of God in this world. So, Since there is evil in the world, we had better be so glad there is a God, who can limit the work of Satan, otherwise, we would all, unbelievers as well as believers would be in a whole lot more trouble. Just amagine if there were only evil. Ofcourse this is impossible, because God created Lucifer, aka the devil. And God is over the devil. He is limited. Next to God's power, the devil is like an ant under a Elephant's hoof. Lets rejoice in this....I may add, that I have had some experience in that. Satan's power is nothing next to God's power.
---catherine on 4/21/09|
kayhla: I suppose any answer given would depend on the grounds for your doubt. There are individuals who doubt because they go through very difficult situations and then wonder why God, if He exists, would let these things happen. This (more or less) is what is referred to as the 'problem of evil'.
The basis of doubt for some people is more intellectual. I offer the following as good reasons (maybe not necessarily 'proofs') to believe God exists: the universe's existence, design in nature, anthropic principle, absolute morality, and the existence of the mind or consciousness.
---Bobby3 on 4/21/09|
Dr. Carl Baugh was an atheist who through the studing of science became convinced that everything was created by God. In his video series he discussed the fig wasp.
The fig wasp can not live without the fig tree (it 's the only place to lay its eggs,) and the fig tree can not live without the fig wasp, because it's the only way the tree gets pollinated.
There is no way that these two living organisms could have come from evolution because it is impossible.
Also, there is evidence from high degree mathematicians who have proven mathematically that Intelligent Design is the only possible option.
---SuzieH on 4/21/09|
tommy3007: "If you read through the Bible, you will notice that NOWHERE does Scripture present any PROOF of the reality of God."
On the contrary, it's called prophesy. I'm not talking about foretelling the future using trends, but actually telling the world about certain events after hundreds of years.
Miracles are also proof God exists. The people who saw Jesus perform miracles believed immediately. True miracles don't happen much today because of weak faith that will eventually lead to apostasy.
---Steveng on 4/20/09|
Does God exist? Well let's see, what if He doesn't exist, then there is no Hell you have to worry about. What if He does exist, though. Are you really willing to play Russian Rulette and gamble with your eternaty? If you are wrong, and God does exist, you will be in Hell for ALL eternaty for doubting Him. Doubt (Unbelief) is a sin, and must be repented of. Jesus said that cursed is the one who asks for a sign in order to believe, and blessed is the one who believes without a sign. Stop doubting, and start to have FAITH. Without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God.
---Leslie on 4/20/09|
If you read through the Bible, you will notice that NOWHERE does Scripture present any PROOF of the reality of God. You either accept what has been revealed through the Holy Spirit and God's Word, or you go off on your own little adventure and find out perhaps too late that God is real. If you have to be convinced, there is no room for faith. You read the Word of God and accept what it says or you deny it and pay a very severe penalty.
---tommy3007 on 4/20/09|
Kayhla: "I've been a Christian my whole life". This is probably one of the most confusing statements of the present generation. Many of us, me included, accepted the free gift of salvation earnestly and honestly but didn't discover the gift of the Christian life that goes along with it. I encourage you to change your first line to "Have I been a Christian my whole life" and then see my entry below. Being a Christian isn't only securing salvation, but also living a life that is pleasing to God. I praise your boldness in asking this question and I encourage you to test your beliefs and return to your first love.
---TIMOTHY on 4/20/09|
Belief in God is a matter of faith, not knowledge. Obviously some become overly dogmatic and though they only have grounds for faith, they can't live with that and manufacture certainty and pretend to knowledge. Faith is based on feelings and on thoughts that seem to point towards a benevolent creator and God, but we cannot simply look at physical evidence and reach certainty. Many have very convincing experiences, but it isn't like most lend themselves to independent investigation. In the end, even with a miraculous experience, if God is all powerful, He has the power to convince us (even of a lie) which makes the experience still a subject of faith, not knowledge.
---Doug on 4/19/09|
Since God did not set out in the word of God to prove His existence [He only proclaimed it] "IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED", what do you want from us? Christianity is the only true religion. I am proclaiming it!!!!Hallelujah!
---catherine on 4/19/09|
How can you be a Christian your whole life and wonder if God exists? It doesn't work that way. A person has to have faith before they can believe God is real. If you truly are a Christian than you shouldn't need to question if God is real or not. Because you already know by the feeling you got when he first saved you. It sounds like you already know that God is real and Satan is trying to blind your thoughts by making you believe in his lies that God isn't real. He can do that and some believe him and they don't know what's real and what isn't.
---Rebecca_D on 4/19/09|
he is real because of the eyewitness testimony of him.men like peter,paul,john,did not die for a lie.and saying that a man rose from the dead is not a logical way to start a movement.
---tom2 on 4/19/09|
Intelligent Design. Evolution is its' own religion and the Marxist way of thinking. There is a God and He knows your name and the number of hairs on your head from birth to death. Look up to the heavens and say, "God are you real?" You will feel God's power move within you and breathe in new life. If you are really sincere, you'll know the truth in your spirit. The truth is that we did not evolve from monkeys. If you want to be like a monkey, go to the zoo. If you want to uncover the mysteries of the universve, go to God?
---sam7489 on 4/19/09|
I've often wondered about single mothers who are not prepared to raise children. No husband, education, money, home, etc. Many end up on welfare and the children have difficult lives. I've personally known many loving Christian couples who were unable to have children naturally. Some were able to adopt children and others were not. I just don't understand "what" God is trying to show us through all of these "having children" hardships.
Well, I eventually came to understand that there are some things that only God himself understands. Maybe he wanted me to just think about what I've just written about and stand in AWE of him. Only God is God. My job is to let him be God and show love to the people around me.
---Sag on 4/19/09|
God exists. You've heard the sarcastic saying, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." God is not responsible for the evil's caused by mankind. Everyone has a choice to do good or evil. War, poverty, pestilence and famine are preventable if those in charge were honest and forthright. Society is running downhill as the prime goal in life is to line one's pockets: be drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. There is a God but we make our own beds by using the God-given right of free choice.
---sam7489 on 4/19/09|
kayhla, the proof that the Father exist is life itself, as life's Source, Sustainer and Foundation.
Christianity is 'The Way' of true life and living in and with the Creator of life as we know it.
Religion is simply a method of worship.
The method of one who follows the example of Jesus, is a reliance, trust, and dependence upon the Father's 'Spirit' and 'Grace', as in His inspiration, guidance and influence, to lead one into all truth and to empower that one to live out that truth.
His truth is HIs Word, and it is He that works in us to believe-rely on, adhere to, trust in and depend upon the One sent as man's Savior, Comforter and Source of His empowerment.
---Josef on 4/18/09|
Kahyla~ I pray you get back to your first love...the love of God above everything else in life. Without God, nothing else makes one bit of sense and life is mere emptiness without Him. To me, I think of life without God, like walking around dead in a living body.
No amount of money, pleasure, or anything of this world can satisfy us like God.
If I were you I'd:
1. Listen to people like Miche here on this blog site who have a true passion for God, and shares deep from her heart, and is a knowledgable, dependable, kind Christian. Please find Christian friends like that.
2. Tune out the world (tv etc) and get into God's word with all your heart.
3. Listen to music that will pump you up for God.
---Anne on 4/17/09|
You yourself are fulfilling end-time prophesy when many christians will leave the faith. Satan's trap is set when christians fill up their entire day with computers, TVs, radios, ipods, family, friends, shopping, entertainment, school, work, etc that they don't have time to develop a personal and intimate relationship with God. Modern society has developed to the point of people believe more of the miracles of man's technology and medical advancements than of the power of God. This is the reason for the sabbath - to get away from the worldly things and walk along with God.
---Steveng on 4/17/09|
If you could prove something, where would be the need for faith?
Faith means believing something you cannot prove--but it does NOT mean believing without a reason.
---katavasia on 4/17/09|
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There is no way to prove that God does or doesn't exist. It is up to you to determine what you believe.
---amand6348 on 4/17/09|
God DOES exist, and Christianity IS the TRUTH. In the O.T. there are at least 100 prophecies about Christ. For someone to fulfil even 10 of these prophecies, it is more possible to get struck by lightning 4 times in the same place then to fulfil even 10 of these prophecies. Jesus fulfilled ALL of the prophecies. If you still have doubt, you are in FEAR. Fear can be defined in several ways: Faith in the devil - not God, being like the unbelieving - what the Bible calls sin, or False Evedance Appearing Real. We are to be in FAITH NOT fear - fear is of the devil. Fear is also called unbelief, which IS SIN.
---Leslie on 4/17/09|
Believing that God does not exist is just as much of a belief of FAITH as believing that there is a God but much less scientific. I feel that it is more difficult to intelligently prove that God does not exist then that He does. No other religion has a saviour or leader who has actually risen from the dead and is alive now. Historical accounts of the resurrection are numerous even outside of the Bible. Can you prove that wind exists or air, electricity, sound, and try to explain the real depths of vision.
---jody on 4/17/09|
God exists because of the order in nature and creation.You surely can't believe that planet Earth and everything in and on it happened by accident.
---shirley on 4/17/09|
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Kayhla: I was a Christian for twenty years and experienced a period of severe doubts. I decided to research the other beliefs including reading Charles Darwin books on Evolution. By summarily researching the other beliefs and theories one by one I was able to return to my first Love. I have never been the blind faith type, I was more of a skeptical believer. However after I conducted my thorough research of all religions and theories I returned to Jesus once again and he welcomed me back. Settle the issue in your mind once and for all, conduct your research, and I will pray that you experience the same rebirth with Christ that I have experienced. I wish you the best.
---TIMOTHY on 4/17/09|
Consider the world around you. Where could everything --> sun, moon, stars, air, plants, animals, people, etc. --> have possibly come from?
Study the book of Genesis. God CREATED everything. God PROVIDES what is needed to keep everything in balance and living. All this while --> air, water, oil, minerals, fish, animals, trees, etc. --> are being consumed at ever faster rates. Only God has the ability to REPLENISH what he CREATED.
Every attempt to explain how everything is the result of evolution, has been met with roadblocks or obstacles. Only CREATION can explain things.
---Augie on 4/17/09|
GO TO HIM AND ASK HIM IF HE IS REAL AND LET HIM GIVE YOU THE ANSWER.
No human being can prove to you that God exists except God Himself can. What do you want? A supernatural sign? Like what?
See, the bible says blessed are those who believe and have not seen....Just start believing His word and doing what it says to do. Then watch God in action. Prayer is the key to moving God's hand and heart.
But if I were you, I'd ask Him yourself these questions....Christianity is the only TRUE religion because it isn't a religion, it's a relationship with Jesus Christ, The Messiah. The Lord God is the Only God that sent His only begotten Son to die for your sins...no other god has done that.
---donna8365 on 4/17/09|