reply to post by andre18
I often think of ways to try to explain why myself as a christian, believe in the bible and Jesus.
I was a none believer like yourself for 47 yrs so i do know what i am talking about. I and billions of other people have masses of personal evidence
to know that God is a reality.
You or none believers base your views on nothing, no experiences of any kind relating to there being a God. So you think that it's all hogwash.
Don't you ever think to yourself, how can i be so sure when i, as a none believer am in the minority, or in the 17% of the worlds population that
don't believe in God in any way, shape or form.
Whether you like it or not God is a spiritual entity, he is not here to be seen or touched. He resides within us as the holy spirit once you ask him
into your life.
I will try to explain what i mean now.
If two people are stood outside a door and hear no noises or ever see anyone come out of that door the chances are that you will say that the room is
empty and the longer you stand there, the more that belief will be enforced. (this is where i see you at the moment.)
Now if one of these people knocks on the door and it is opened then that persons belief will be instantly changed. (thats me)
The thing is, you have to knock on the door to get an answer, or as everyone says, you have to ask Jesus into your life, only then will the door be
opened for you and you can see into the room beyond.
This is the main reason you will never change a believers view on God because he has knocked and the door has been opened for them. You will never
convince them otherwise.
Now, is the bible true or not?
I or no-one else knows the complete answer to that one as it was written 2000 yrs ago and we wern't there. BUT, I now know as a christian that God is
real and the bible is the only earthly thing that relates to him and gives me all the answers to the questions i have. (well most of them anyway).
No matter what situation i am in, there is allways an answer in the bible that gives me encouragement and this is one way that i believe God
communicates with me. So yes i believe the bible is from God. I may not understand some of it but it certainly speaks to me.
So the thing is Andre, Whilst you are still standing at the door with your hands in your pockets, you will allways be stubben and try to convince
everyone that the room is empty, whilst the rest of us have something wonderfull that you can't comprehend.
I hope this gives you a little insight into us believers, and why we are as stubben as yourself.
[edit on 3-2-2009 by jon1]