Our Christian faith solidifies, as belief in God
and our knowledge of the Bible grows.
Above all else, when I was an atheist, I considered that belief in God’s existence fell into that area of, “If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is!”
And even though I did subsequently make a deliberate decision to look for
his presence; so as to gain faith and belief, I found it hard to totally leave
that old outlook behind. If you do read through the articles on this
website, you’ll see that I had little choice in the end. There are options available in our search for ‘truth’,
that can lead to very solid evidence, which will stand up to sound
evaluation ... if that is what it takes. And those results firmly
support our acceptance of the complete Christian faith ‘package’:
a loving God who died for us in the person of Jesus, forgiveness and
forgiving, our commitment to deeply care about our fellow human beings and of course eternal life.
critical point maintained throughout this website is that God does
reveal himself to us
within our lives, proving his existence there, by providing his loving
care to each of us.
All we have to do to fully receive this gift from him, and thereby
recognise his presence, is to deliberately engage with him; open ourselves to him ... with due reference to the Bible. Even
atheists receive his loving care to some extent (through his guidance for
example). Of course they would not
acknowledge that, because they are
simply not open to the possibility of his presence in their lives.
And when we do make the ‘choice’ of
engaging him within our lives, and even more so as our relationship
with him matures, then the proof grows exponentially.
Yes, you can
write off the odd example of what appears to be his guidance in your life. And you
can disregard the success of a prayer that seemed to be answered, in isolation against
the odds present. But by the time you have reached the stage of having
a close, trusting relationship with the Lord (including trying to follow his
will, going to church and reading the Bible) there should be so much
evidence piling up against incredible odds. I am quietly
confident that you will find him there in your life if you put the
Bible-based guidance, within this website, to the test.
Then there is
the potential evidence available in the Church.
Even the most mild
mannered fellowship of faith will offer you some opportunities to
recognise his presence. And, the Charismatic movement’s active relationship with the Holy Spirit? Well ... are you
ready? Yes, try it all for yourself and I am pretty confident that you too can hold ‘iron clad’
belief and faith.
Prior to me trying it, I certainly would have ignored any suggestion that evidence-based belief in God was remotely possible. But here I am now, assuring you that it is definitely possible!
we get to that stage of belief, which relies on Biblical advice for its
very credibility, we can then easily come to accept the balance of the
Bible’s key messages as presented in the opening paragraph of this article. We come to enjoy sound Christian faith in this manner!
I have tried to present the simple basis
of Christianity in the final section of this website. The first article in that section is titled, “Christianity
Sound, open minded analysis of Christianity, through reading the
Christian Bible, will also lead anybody to recognise that Christianity
is indeed very believable
as a religion.
If you are prepared to actually become a member of the Body of Christ
(the Church), live the way God wants of us and accept Jesus as your
Lord and Saviour ... THEN you will more than likely see your life changed significantly for the better.
it all just comes together.
Continue to the next article, “Real personal freedom”.