Originally posted by chaney3
I have read many times, in various threads, that some atheists.....especially Ghost of a Duke, would welcome the idea of God....if only there were proof. I respect the fact that atheists do not believe in a God based solely on the bible. And after thinking about this for some time, I am curious......what proof of God would suffice?
What would it take fo ...[text shortened]... to turn his/her thoughts around, and actually believe....or hope....that God is actually there?
This is kind of how I came to the Lord, there may be better suggestions...
First, they look at Creation....
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Then, when they are honest and admit that creation is intelligent design...
then they ....
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Then, they simply believe that God will not turn them away, that He is faithful...
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The biggest steps are asking Him. Looking at creation, realizing that humans were created with purpose in mind, and that your life matters to Him.
In a nutshell, God loves you and is patient. But that patience has a limitation.
In the Old Covenant, God laid it out....
Choose this day Life or Death.....
Then, in case you aren't too smart, He gives the answer...Choose Life.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: