WHERE TO BEGIN OUR SEARCH
The key steps to beginning our search
for evidence of God's existence.
Ok, so how do we start to look for all this
so-called “evidence” of God raised in the previous article? In the simplest of terms, first and
need to develop a ‘personal relationship’
with God and begin to engage him within our lives: connect with him.
(This includes joining a community of faith, that is a church).
is there within our lives, through that relationship, that we attempt to prove
presence beyond reasonable doubt. And It is there that we should find all the
evidence, based on Biblical guidance, we need to build belief and thus support our faith.
should even be possible for you to identify some evidence of his
presence by looking back through your life, i.e. whilst you were still
an agnostic or even an
But by opening your life to him, that evidence will become
much more obvious during everyday life.
I have found more than enough evidence to conclude that, as the Bible
highlights, God genuinely tries
to assist us in life, and is ready to assist all the more if we
completely open our lives to him: commit ourselves to him in faith. Of
course there is more to Christian faith than just thinking of
ourselves, but none-the-less he emphatically wants to lovingly walk
with each of us through life.
far as I am concerned ... and I am trying to make it very clear ... he
is in effect more than
willing to reveal himself, to each one of us, when we do open ourselves
in this way. I have consulted many, many other Christians who have also proven to themselves that this is true.
As suggested above, there is a need to join a ‘community of faith’: that is, a church. Bear in mind, any ‘church’ is much more than
just a building in which people meet. It is really about the people
inside. They support each other, literally as the Body of Christ,
through the building up of each others’
belief and faith and throughout the ups and downs of life itself. Bear in mind too, that God can deliver
some serious evidence of his existence within the Church, if we are
ready and willing to place ourselves in the appropriate community of
I have chosen to arrange
actual evidence gathering process, based on my own results, into two
specific areas: firstly, learning about God and experiencing his presence within the Church; secondly, recognising his presence within our everyday
the practical use of faith. Both these areas have a section
of the website devoted to them. Just get a quick overview of details
from the links above, then take your time to read what suits your needs
at this point in time.
From my perspective, belief in God as a
is developed most effectively through fully using these practises
concurrently. That is, continually increasing our knowledge of God and our
relationship with him, then putting that growing knowledge to use with
maturing faith, building our personal bond with him ever
upwards during the process.
I found that actual evidence of God’s
presence, that was most convincing to me, was available from two
sources – one from each of the two specific areas for gathering
evidence indicated above. Firstly, through involvement in the Born Again/ Charismatic
movement of the wider Church. Secondly when maintaining a deep ongoing, loyal
and trusting relationship with God. I am sure that evidence will convince you, like it has me, that his presence becomes all the more concrete within
ongoing relationship as it gets ever closer. I know I repeat that advice often, so bear with me please.
There are certainly other areas to gain
evidence in my opinion as well. I have done my best to cover all bases in this website.
Continue to the next article, “Our amazing Bible”.