posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 04:16 PM
This has been a question that has been on my mind for a very long time now. I have been on ATS for a bit now, and I have recognized an emerging
trend. Those who don't believe in Jesus Christ, in a twist of Irony are in an intense search to refute his claims that he was, " the way , truth and
life" and the only way to salvation . This is not just an observation, it has also been an EXPERIENCE with me when I was wrestling with God, and not
really believing in Christ, or taking of this seriously enough. There was a constant restlessness in my heart and soul that always thought, "what if
Jesus really was right, and really is coming back? and I don't even pray one single prayer, or dive into any research to find out his claims of truth
If we were all to be honest, and this is not an opinion but an observation if you truly follow these forums. There seems to be an endless stream
of theories regarding Christianity, Jesus Christ and the authenticity of the gospel. YET this same intense information war does not apply to other
religions or schools of thoughts like Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca etc...
It always boils down to Jesus Christ. And I'm coming to believe that this is because the holy spirit is at work within us all, and has
convicted us that there is something of true substance and life here in his deity, in his words.
It is not cultural, just because the majority of us on ATS have grown up in a culture based on Judeo- Christian values. ( though this can play a
role), it transcends cultural teachings, because it's a matter of the heart. We all know here that there is something wrong with the world, we all
know that humanity is in a very dangerous situation as a whole , the majority of us just want peace, just want happiness and ultimately we want
But that freedom comes at a cost, we can't have it without knowing the TRUTH. Jesus knew this, and that is why he said, " Ye shall know the truth
and the truth shall set you free. ( John 8:32)
I have seen more theories on Christianity, more heresies, more half truths, and more distortion of scripture this past year then
I have ever experienced in my life. I have seen ISIS go rampage through Iraq and Syria and behead and crucify Christians ( even children) for not
renouncing their faith in Christ. I've seen a brave NFL player Ben Watson go on live TV on CNN and proclaim that salvation only comes through Christ-
only to have CNN have a coincidental technological difficulty at that EXACT moment he says it, cutting him off on air...
I've personally gone through periods of my life where I've completely turned my back on God, and the devil left me alone. during a lot of
these periods I endured the high life, and it just seemed like the money would just flow in, everyone liked me, everything I did would just work out.
ONLY when I would re surrender my life to God, and get back on the right path with walking with Jesus, would I experience the persecution.
This is why it's such a struggle for so many of us. Somewhere deep down whether we believe or not, we all KNOW Jesus Christ was without blemish.
We all know he took love, courage, passion, truth etc.. to a "whole different level". But so many of us reach stumbling blocks because even the very
modern day churches messages are watered down or utterly corrupted. So many so called " Christians" behaviours are even more despicable then those
they preach against.
We develop a theory that there's nothing of substance there, even against our hearts pull. In our minds we try to create a system that justifies
our behaviours and keeps us " good people" , because somewhere deep down we know our souls feel convicted, so we have to give ourselves the
"Illusion" via the mind that we're good people, and that we have enough answers.
God says in the book of Jeremiah, " you shall find me when you seek me with ALL your heart". See finding Christ, is not about pick
the right door and you go to heaven, pick the wrong door and guess wrong you go to Hell.. It's the furthest thing from it.
God looks at the heart, not at the mind. When you truly follow through with ACTION- ( faith is an ACTION) on finding the whole truth
with all your heart. You have to be willing to sacrifice "everything" and lose it all. But what you will find is a treasure unlike anything ever
Even if it all doesn't make sense now. It's not about having good or bad theology. It boils down to the heart. To truly be reborn, you have to
want to know and walk with God and truth personally and experience his holy spirit coming inside to live in you, and to live as he did.
It's our fallen nature that is attached to sin, and yearns for all the pleasures of this world that is keeping us plugged into this prison/matrix.
and it is at WAR with the spirit.
Wherever you are at today. Just be honest with yourself, and ask whether your so on the fence with Jesus Christ because you just truly don't
understand, or can't trust the claims of someone made thousands of years ago?
Or is it because deep down, you know it's a harder life to steer clear of sin, take up your cross and be selfless? and our carnal nature is
I encourage you all to surrender it, let it go... and realize what this world can promise you is nothing, and is fading away at lightspeed with the
state of the world. What Jesus Christ promises is Eternal life in paradise with God himself. He promises it will be tough, but it will be worth it,
because you will be alive, you will be healed, you will walk in love and experience love. You will be free.
He's knocking at the door of our hearts, it's time we truly open that door fully ( myself included)