posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 03:51 PM
I am a Christian plan and simple. I have read the doctrines of most all other religions and I have come to the conclusion that the world could not
have just happened by accident. Everything around us could not have just happened. A creator had to be involved.
After studying many religions it seemed to me that the bible was as close to the truth as you could get hence the reason I am christian.
But, What if I've got it all wrong? What if I am horribly deluded and deceived, and in fact, Christianity has as much chance of leading to God as
crawling over broken glass for 70 years? What if Christianity is just plain wrong? It's certainly worth thinking about...
Is it Feasible that Christianity Could be Wrong?
Definitely! Christians have the same evidence in the world around them as do other people. They see the same sun rise and set; they see the same
common human traits - good and bad. And they have access to the same human mind to think and reason. The difference is in how Christians interpret the
evidence around them. In other words, there is no 100% "scientific" guaranteed method of "proving" that Christianity is right. It all comes down
to trust in the bible or the word of God.
Christians trust that God has revealed truth in the Bible, and we trust that he has given us enough information to take him at his word. We trust him,
when he promises things like "If you really search for me, you will find me". But the bottom line is that it's still trust. Christians don't have
some secret piece of evidence that conclusively "proves" that Christianity is right.
So, if Christianity was in fact wrong, how would that affect the lives of people right now? From the perspective of Christians themselves, it would
mean that their attempts to live a life of trust in God would be utterly pointless. After all, if there was no God, trusting in this non-existent god
would be useless and silly. Yet, this would be a fairly harmless delusion. For the most part, we would attempt to live morally upright lives, and to
contribute positively to society and culture. In reality, we would be kidding ourselves, since there would be no reason to do this, but it wouldn't
really hurt anyone else.
From the perspective of those who were not Christians, it might be a welcome relief. Sure, Christians would still keep talking about weighty matters,
like heaven and hell, sin and judgment, life and death; but these would be delusional beliefs. Those who followed the spiritual path of atheism might
well view Christians as a nuisance; or as an annoying but harmless itch. (No doubt, this is how many people do view Christians!) Ultimately, they
could rest secure in the knowledge that these beliefs were indeed mistaken beliefs, and had no bearing on anything whatsoever.
But what about when we die? What difference would it make if Christianity was wrong? Well, largely, the joke would be on Christians. Instead of
finding the heaven we had believed in, we would find...nothing. We would die, and that would be the end. We would simply cease to exist, just like
everyone else. No God, no afterlife, no heaven - nothing. Those who were not Christians would be in exactly the same position.
However, it's equally worth considering what it would mean if Christianity was right. If the things spoken of in the Bible, and by Christians, were
in fact completely true, where would this leave those who were not Christians?
In terms of life after death, it would leave them separated from God forever. Rather than simply ceasing to exist, they would continue to exist, but
would know fully that there were no more opportunities to find God. Theirs would be an eternity filled with regret and remorse. Furthermore, anything
done during their lives would be completely pointless. No matter how great the achievement, it would be meaningless in a neverending existence
separated from God and all that is good. This seperation from God is what "hell" really is.
[Edited on 30-1-2004 by BlackJackal]