Originally posted by LordD
Pastor/Priest/Father whatever they have told them to read a few verses from the good book and pray. They pray get goosebumps and they've felt the
holy spirit. Violaaa
Actually, many of us have probably studied our belief system more thoroughly than yourself.
I never trust what someone tells me and I'm especially careful of anything I hear from the "pulpit" of any faith.
The Bible itself actually encourages us to be diligent in deciding if it's true:
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the
Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11)
That's something I hold dear.
But to get down to brass tacks, I'd say that the uncanny prophecy plays an important part in my belief.
Israel becoming a nation again and the description of the end times are two standouts. The globalists have a plan, it's coming to fruition, and it
was predicted first in the Holy Bible.
Then there's the verse the lady mentioned right off the bat. I've personally found it to be true:
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both
joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
I was pretty immersed in the New Age community at one time and some things stood out that turned me towards a consideration of Christianity:
1.) That none of the new age folk ultimately had anything I wanted.
2.) That some small-town, country Christians that I met actually did impress me with their lifestyle of love and humbleness and I found something
sincere and viable that compelled me to give it another look-see.
3.) The new age with it's syncretic Hinduism and paganism and what not and all the "cosmic consciousness" and "we are all god" religions are
evidence of the first lie in the Garden
4.) Christ is perennially attacked by the above folk and other religions in a way that screams "where there's smoke there's fire."
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the only God revealed to an entire nation.
After Christ's death his followers were demoralized, marginalized, and without political power and something happened that turned these whipped-pup
underdogs into fearless missionaries that turned the world upside down.
That's by no means all of the reasons, but your narrow-minded "one size fits all" comment deserved a reply.