Friday, August 17, 2018

Learn All About Who God Is: 10 Reasons Why God Really Exists

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Learn All About Who God is.

10 reasons why God really exists.

 I've been asked by unbelievers why I believe in God and told me why they don't believe in God. A lot of times, the reason they didn't believe in God was that of something that had happened to them growing up. Not all people who don't believe in God have the same story.

 Why do unbelievers spend so much time trying to discredit God or try to prove that he doesn't exist, if, in fact, they don't believe there is a God and it doesn't matter to them?

Everyone has a burning desire deep down inside of them to find out who God is and if he exists. God put that burning desire in each and every one of us.

 I'd like to answer a few questions for you.

Why does God allow bad things to happen?

Good & Evil
 God has given us free will. The option to do good or evil, to choose to follow him or not, we have choices and we make our own choices. If God controlled everything to be good and no evil, no one would be able to make choices, everyone would be robots. God let us have free will and wants us to choose him because he chose us before we were even born. He desires us, loves us, and wants us to desire him. Bad things happen because of people's bad decisions or choices. There is evil in this world because of those peoples choices to follow evil instead of God. God isn't going to force someone's hand who wants to do evil. Those people had a choice. Sure God could stop the evil from happening, but that would take away from free will and our choices.

 So, what about cancer and letting children die at the hands of murderers or children being molested?

 Let's talk about cancer. Why is cancer different than people dying from natural causes, heart attacks, or any other ailment? It's not, but let me answer it this way. People make choices in life when it comes to health. My grandpa died of cancer, but I didn't blame God. My grandpa worked for many years around paints that contained led and other chemicals. Those chemicals cause cancer. It's humans that made the choice to put chemicals in paint. God didn't choose how people made the paint.

 My grandma died of cancer as well. I don't blame God for death either. She was a smoker for a very long time. God didn't make the cigarettes that she smoked. People made the choice to make a product that once again was filled with chemicals linked to cancer. A product that was made legal. Why be mad at God? We should be mad at the companies making those horrific products, get mad at the lawmaker who allowed it to be legal. Getting cancer is a result of the choices we made through life. Eating foods that contained cancer-causing chemicals, using products on our bodies, I could name so many but cancer is a result of the choices we made throughout life. We should be going after the companies using these horrible chemicals in products, not God.

 Now let's talk about murderers, child molesters, etc. Like I said above, God gives us free will. A choice to do good or evil, to follow him, seek him or not. Unfortunately, we have people in the world who choose to do evil. God punishes these people. They don't walk away, punishment free. If they don't get caught and punished here on earth, God will punish them on their day of judgment. On their day of judgment, there is nothing they can say or do for God to change his mind, they will spend the rest of their eternity in hell.

 What if they ask for forgiveness, won't God forgive them? God may forgive them, but they won't go unpunished. Just like a parent disciplining their child, they forgive their child, but that child still receives punishment.

 How do you know God is around, or that he's there?

 A common answer you will hear is Christians say is that you just have to believe and have faith. For a lot of people, that isn't a sufficient answer. I want you to do me a favor and look at everything that isn't man-made. The oceans, mountains, forests, sunrise, sunset, stars, planets, galaxy, and universe. The beauty of nature. Have you ever wondered if maybe there was a higher power that did actually create all of this? Such a complicated, well designed, marvelous system. The most intelligent person who ever lived couldn't have designed something so vast and wonderful. An accident long ago couldn't have accidentally created all of this. If so, more accidents would have happened since. Once you accept God into your life as your Lord and savior, you can feel him everywhere, in everything you do.

God are you there?
 God has always been there, he's just waiting for you to seek him, find him, and accept him. He loves you. He loves everything about you, he created you.

 Here are 10 reasons why God exists with scripture reference:

1. God is the creator. God created the heavens and the earth. God is the creator and shows himself through his creations.

  In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth. Genesis 1:1

2. God cannot be seen. God cannot be seen because he is not a man. But, he makes himself known by his works. When he says he will do something it gets done. He fulfills his promises.

 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. He has said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19

3. He claims he exists. We know he exists because he claims he exists. The Lord alone is God.

 For ask now the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him. Deuteronomy 4:32-35

4. God is everywhere. God is with us wherever we go. He does not leave you nor forsake you.
 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

5. God's promises. God keeps his promises for you and will never let his promises fail.

 And now that I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed and all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed. Joshua 23:14

6. Everlasting life. Everyone dies, but God won't take away life. He lets people live throughout eternity in heaven.
 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 2 Samuel 14:14

7. He gives us wisdom and understanding.
 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore, 1 Kings 4:29

    8. We exist because of God.
 Yet for us, there is one God, the father, for whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 1 Corinthians 8:6

    9. Jesus told about God. If you believe Jesus existed, he even writes about God the father.

 But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you the Son of God.” Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:63-64

 People witness that Jesus is the Son of God.

 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:33-39

    10. Miracles. God still performs miracles and talks to people every day. He's performed many miracles for me, my family and friends.

 How do you feel God's presence?

How do I feel God's presence?
 Once you have accepted God as your Lord and Savior, you will start feeling his presence when you read the Bible, when you pray, when he's speaking to you through a sermon that a pastor is preaching, when you're worshipping him, etc.

 Why do we have to go to church? Why is it such a big deal?

 You should go to church to continue to hear God speak to you through sermons. Other people give different perspectives to the Bible that you couldn't understand just reading on your own. God gives us brothers and sisters in Christ to help keep us accountable, to help us with temptations, guide us when we're facing troubles/difficulties, a family of believers to pray with, to show God's love, to spread the word further than our own home. The church should be going out to its local city, other cities, other countries to spread the word of God, to spread God's love. You are chosen to be his hands and feet to help the church spread the good news.

 How do we know that God spoke to the people who wrote the Bible? How do we Know it wasn't made up?

 Many things mentioned in the Bible are still around today. There are also many other books that were written thousands of years ago that explain some of the same stories. For example, the story of David, God promised to keep David's descendants ruling over the house of the Lord and of Judah in Jerusalem until the end of the earth. David's descendants still reign in Judah to this day. Many of the things in the Bible have been proven to be true.

 God is real, he is everywhere, he is with you, and he'll be in your heart if you let him. A lot of being a Christian requires faith. I hope this post explained things better for you than just hearing that you have to have faith.

 I see God everywhere, in everything I do. I see the beauty he's created. I hear him speaking to me in many ways. My hope for you is that when you seek him you find him. And when you find him you hear him.

How do you personally know God is real? Comment below and please share.

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  1. Excellent, philosophical post with great explanations. I've just started on my journey but I certainly think the beauty in nature is proof of God's existence.

    1. Thank you. Absolutely, you can see proof of God's existence in so many things around you. <3