And IF God doesn’t exist, then Christianity is a false religion, Jesus has never been the Christ, therefore our sins have never been forgiven. And IF God doesn’t exist, then me and you are in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing and for the wrong motives, because mission is first a service done for God to the people. God wants you more than your mission; He wants you to be saved more than you serving others–this way your mission service will be worth it. And IF God doesn’t exist, then what is the origin of the universe? And IF God doesn’t exist ……..
A lot of Christians avoid to ask themselves this kind of question because we are afraid to offend God (which is something good, because whenever you ask yourself such questions, you have to make sure that it doesn’t lead you to unbelief) or put our faith in doubt. But the truth is, if you don’t know which kind of God you believe in, then you don’t know what you are doing. God wants us to know Him. Most of us we were born and raised as Christians. As salvation is personal, being raised as a Christian doesn’t guarantee our salvation, even though it is a very important step toward salvation. Actually for our salvation we need a deep understanding of who God is.
Have you ever woken up one morning and asked yourself if your father was really your dad? The answer can be Yes or No, but most of time because you look like your father, this assures you that he is really your dad. To whoever would push you to doubt about your father, with all the assurance you will proudly say, “We look alike.” What about God, who we can’t see with our human eyes? Then we need more than our physical appearance to prove to the world that God is our Father. We need answers to these troubling questions in order to ground our trust and faith in God.
Early church Christians would give their life for Jesus, because they overcame such questions and nothing would shake their faith because of what they discovered about God. For a person like Peter who saw “Moses and Elijah” at the transfiguration mount, even if you tell him that God is a fiction, he will never believe you because of what he experienced with God. If Charles DARWIN was to resurrect and tell me personally about the evolutionary theory, I will look straight in his eyes and tell him that I was created by God and in God’s image. I know this because of what I have lived with God.
I encourage you not to run away from questions that bother your faith. Ask God to help you answer them because the more you answer them, the more you will know about God and realize that God is not dead and is still alive. I found the answer to my question in Matthew 21 : 31b.
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