WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE?
Why people hope that God
actually does exist.
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!
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
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 going to say “yes”, this is all achievable as far as Christianity is concerned? Indeed I do say so! But I fully know, because I’ve
been there, how hard it is for an unbeliever to even contemplate that
those words above might have substance. Christianity can really changes lives for the better if
embrace it! 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 is any pious sense. Life as a
committed Christian is, above all else, just plain more satisfying!
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 God’s 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.