Originally posted by nationalguardgrl
why does everyone make such a big deal about god? what has he done for anyone? He has done absolutely nothing for me and it will probably stay that way forever. so why even believe in him. what makes you think that people dont just tell you that there is a god just to get you to pray or act decent?
Hmmm... good questions. Here's a few thoughts.
1. Christ has given my family strength to continue on during some of our deepest struggles. These include loss of employment, poverty, and the loss of a child. I will tell you more if you PM me.
2. He has done something for you. He is seeking you right now and all you need to do is turn to him for help. He may not have been taking an active role in your life but that is becuase you have not asked him for help and believed in him.
3. God and the living Christ is real and alive today. I know this not because someone told me so but because I have experienced his grace and his touch in my life. I have had prayers answered that were not possibly answered by any other means. I have had words of knowledge told to me by strangers who new nothing about the situation. It is truly amazing to have a relationship with Christ.
4. Please remember this. While there are parables and other stories in the Bible, the Gospels are eyewitness testimonies about what happened. They were published close enough to the events that they could have been discounted had they been false. But they have held up to scrutiny. (arguably by some non-believers I guess)
Here my final point. If I'm wrong then I'll have lived my life being a nice guy and won't have an afterlife. If you're wrong then you'll spend eternity somewhere warm and I'll be partying down on streets of gold.