Why should I believe in God?

Christians, why yours?

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  • Joline
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    Believe what you want to believe. We're all in our own boat rowing to a distant shore.

  • 8 years ago

    The question itself is one that is actually irrelevant. There are those who believe that you may burn in an eternal fire, or you won't be chosen for eternal life, blah blah blah. If so far you haven't discovered something bigger in your life that can be either attributed to or helped by God, then you are simply not going to believe. And since there is no more evidence to support the usual Christian rhetoric for believing in God, then the question is rendered irrelevant.

    However, I can tell you what I have experienced since I believed in God.I have seen personal healings that were scientifically very improbable--3 times already. I have been inspired to make better choices. I have learned to listen to an intuition that has led me to great opportunities in life. I have become more compassionate, more understanding, patient, and overall loving. To me, it's not about God, but God through me.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I won't try to shower you with flowery speech. I can tell you what I believe and why I believe it.

    A true leader doesn't tell you what to do, but he shows you.

    I believe that. God doesn't tell you, order you, to believe in Him.

    I believe in God because deep down, I knew I was a vile sinner. I had that conviction, as a human being. I knew when I was doing things wrong.

    I heard that someone loved me enough to take the punishment for what I had done. That's like you stealing money from a bank and someone comes and bails you out, then takes your sentence.

    Only he didn't sit behind bars. He didn't get nearly as well-treated as rapists and serial killers today.

    He, the God who made you and me, and everyone reading this, died for us. He had nails beaten through his hands, breaking the bones to keep him hung on the cross. He was spat on. They watched him bleed and he said nothing.

    He just took it. Can you think of someone who would willingly just jump on a cross for you? Maybe you have people that love you. Everyone does, of course. But THAT much? And to just take it and never say ANYTHING?

    It was overwhelming to me. What are your thoughts?

  • 8 years ago

    There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.

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  • 8 years ago

    What makes Christianity different is Jesus who came to earth and died to save those who believe in Him and live for him.

    The difference is that there is a huge amount of historical evidence for Jesus, and He claimed to be God - the resurrection and miracles proved that.

    In the time when the new testament was written people never argued about the fact that Jesus lived, performed miracles and healing, and rose from the dead and was taken up in heaven (over 500 witnesses).

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    As you shine with the yellow light, the moment you say you reject any evil, any manipulation, any trespass, any coercion, you'll feel your yellow light fuse with the universe of the yellow Light of God and you'll feel you belong with Humanity. But you must put an end to any evil, false, manipulative, trespassing, coercitive behaviour: you must let go of any evil and shine with the light of perfection, only then will God guide you and elighten you as to making the best decisions in your life, which will be harmonious with the best interest of Humanity and animals. You must let the decision in the hands of God and you must repent from all your trespasses and undertake a life of sanctity.

  • Chris
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    You should believe in God ONLY if you truly believe one exists. No one should force you.

    Source(s): Buddhist
  • 8 years ago

    His letter to us.

    THE FATHER’S LOVE LETTER

    You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

    I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

    I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

    Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

    For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

    In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

    For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

    I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

    I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

    You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

    I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

    You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

    I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

    And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

    I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

    I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

    And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

    Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

    I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

    For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

    Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

    For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

    My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

    Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

    My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

    And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

    I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

    For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

    I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

    And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

    If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

    Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

    For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

    I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

    For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

    I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

    As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

    One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

    And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

    I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

    For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

    He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

    He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

    And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

    Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

    His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

    I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

    If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

    And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

    Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

    I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

    My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

    I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

    I Love You, Almighty God.

    Source(s): From God's written Word, the Bible.
  • 4 years ago

    You can believe what you want to believe, but you don't have to live like a refugee.

  • 8 years ago

    Most will come up with lame fear tactics and "oh, your soul will burn in hellfire for all eternity if you don't" line. Fact is, we are born of stars and expansion. Any belief in deities is fairly much fluff and hogwash. I say, bring on the horse feathers.

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