Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B: Believe

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts 16:31

Even in the presence of Jesus, some faltered in their belief, such as this man:

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Mark 9:24

I believe that Jesus is Lord. There is just so much historical proof of his birth, death, and resurrection. Not just the biblical accounts, but secular history agrees with these records. But, discussing my belief can cause atheists and agnostics to come out of the woodwork with all of their arguments against belief. I’m sorry to say, that scientific theories do not affect my belief in God. 

I believe because I have seen God’s work and have felt His presence. I believe because I was given a strong foundation of belief by being raised in a community where nobody voiced doubts about God’s existence. I believe even when it’s difficult and my faith is tested and the atheists shout their theories in my face. In the end, this sums up the reason I will never consider giving up my faith in God:

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
- C.S. Lewis


  1. Very passionate post! I find it immediately interesting that the theories shouted in your face ironically imply: belief. Next, upon reading your post, I wonder if belief can be side-stepped to avoid contention and open a channel to discover whether God exists.

    Asserting God's non-existence gets us no closer to truth. Personally, neither belief nor theory of any kind enters into the equation. One of my missions is to discover and understand the actual directly. I find this to be a tie for first with any other mission I might have at any time. I also find this to be the most challenging missions I have or ever will undertake. I have found that it is a mission to be taken alone.

    Thank you for challenging me to ponder and delve deep. I appreciate your bravery today!

  2. "I believe because I have seen God’s work and have felt His presence."

    I must say I agree with you there. There are many historical reasons to believe. But for me, one of the most undebatable reasons for belief is the powerful way God has worked personally in my life. No one will ever be able to convince me that He is not real. He has shown Himself personally in my own life, and I am no longer the same.


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