Originally posted by 667joe
For the purposes of this thread, I am not saying if god is real or not. I am trying to find out why people are sure god exists when they have only learned of god indirectly from other (fallible) humans. Perhaps some RHP member has learned about god directly. I would certainly like to hear the details.
Historical text books is where it all begins.
The oldest ones apparently date back to around 3000 B.C. These books are proof that God does exist and are the oldest books for any type of religion. People then believed in God, all their names are listed in the Bible. These people have followed Gods request to go out to the world and preach (in a nutshell that is).
Why God does not reveal everything now, is His choice, and the only reason I can think of is that it will spoil all the fun. If you know what you are getting for your birthday, its no surprise any more is it?
Not all text books are accurate, but take a look where Christianity comes from. It was the first religion and still is going today. Why is that is the question we must ask. Isnt it because God really does exist? I mean, were we there 5000 years ago? How can we proof they are lying? No way we can .
Now think about this...If people start questioning historical text books of Christianity, ALL historical text books of every kind should also be in question don't you think? None of us can really ever proof these things and that is why you need to open your heart, head, eyes and soul to see that everything was created by a creator which obviously must be God.
Take evolution for example. Correct me if I'm wrong but the oldest text books on evolution goes back around 200/250 years ago. Why is it that we only have historical books ageing 3000 B.C and not earlier than that. By evolution we should have had text books ageing thousands and thousands of years. This earth should have been full of fossils everywhere if this was the case.