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faith and reason

WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE?

Why people hope that God
actually does exist.


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All sorts of thoughts can rattle around in our heads on this subject, in the lead up to trying faith for ourselves. And I am sure you know many of the questions that
try us: Is faith relevant to me? Why should I even care whether God exists? Does God want to know about me anyway?

Now we are told that the practise of Christianity offers humankind many benefits including: a meaning and purpose to life, greater contentment, an ability to better cope with physical and emotional pain, and importantly the ability to gain more control over life and its outcomes, i.e. real personal freedom.

And yes, a good number of us human beings seem to miss these elements in our lives at some stage and we guess at least, that they should be found through faith if only it could be ours!

And again, although we might often try to forget the issue, there is no denying that an underlying and major reason for people chasing religion is the desire for life beyond physical death (Christians refer to it as being saved). Simply speaking, life after death is clearly part of the faith 'package' that people seek.

Well ... am I suggesting this is all achievable as far as Christianity is concerned? Indeed I do! But I fully know, because Ive been there, how hard it is for an unbeliever to even contemplate that those words above might have genuine substance.

Yes, if you genuinely try Christianity for yourself; fully embrace it then you will it really can change your life for the better! As Jesus explained it for us, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” [John 14:6] And I do not mean this in any over the top pious sense. Life as a committed Christian is, above all else, just plain more satisfying!

This website offers guidance on how we can prove to ourselves that God actually does exist; we can believe in him. Much of that proof comes from receiving Gods grace in our lives; positive outcomes that arrive again and again. (But not to be confused with fame or fortune.)

Hardened atheists may insist that all this stuff cannot be true, but they are just plain wrong. Like me, when I too was an atheist, they just have no idea about where to look for genuine evidence or receive the positive spin-offs.