reply to post by TheAmused
Well first off, don't get sucked into "religion". I believe in God 100%, but there is something wrong with many of the "religions" today. God and
Jesus themselves hate religion, it's that whole "You have to do this, to get that" attitude.
As for making you a believer.. No one can do that. It isn't up to us. You have your own free will and can choose to believe whatever you believe in.
The pastor, hopefully, isn't that aggressive when he speaks about you.. what kind of church is it?
Either way, I guess the only thing I can do is explain to you what believing in God means to me, personally. "Proof" is a hard thing to, well,
prove. I don't have physical evidence of what God is, unless you count the entire Universe as proof of his works, but most Christians go by faith
alone and I'm a much more.. practical man, in that I want to bridge any gap there is between Science and Creation.
So, to me, there are dozens of personal reasons a God exists. Sometimes I have doubts, but then I think of this one situation that many of my family
members and myself have lived through.. and that is seeing Demons. My father personally aided in an Exorcism, and seen one for himself (which is a
long story, but that's the night he got saved. It was interesting to note that another family member saw the same demon, that is, long flowing black
hair, tall figure, and they didn't tell each other, but told another family member, who confirmed they both saw the same thing).
I tell myself.. if there are Demons, surely there is a God. That is just one reason out of many.
Again, none of us can make you believe in God. That's your choice alone. What I do recommend though is going to church with your wife, if for the
sole reason because she asked you to go. Maybe you'll hear something that speaks to you.. who knows.
Hope your marriage works out though, brother.