The people who don’t believe in factual evolution or climate science,do believe that a deity (that for some reason has a gender) magically “created” everything and that it somehow made plants before it made light. 😳
Both my mother and my uncle are Christians and I have grown up in the church my entire life, but I have found none of it convincing enough to consider Christianity myself I find it all to be a bunch of emotional nonsense, and while I don’t think there is anything wrong with people believing it, because I have seen how it comforts my mother, I just don’t see how there is any logic to it. My uncle told me that there is actually a lot of scientific and historical evidence to back Christianity up1/2
such as proof that some of the crazy stories that happened in the Bible
actually happened and that Jesus was a real person, and did do all the
things the Bible claimed he did. Can you back his claim up? 2/2
I would like to apologize if my earlier ask came off sounding rude, I
have been told I can be a bit blunt and insensitive, I am merely curious
and did not mean to sound rude when I said I found Christianity to be a
bunch of emotional nonsense. I really am curious about the validity of
friend! I am fully aware of how crazy Christianity sounds. People rising from
the dead? Walking on water? Impenetrable cities falling because a bunch of
people walked in circles? Trust me, I get how crazy Christianity sounds. I
wouldn’t believe it without proof either.
start with what is the point of Christianity? Is it a feel-good religion? No,
it’s not. If I simply wanted a place to feel good about myself, I would go over
to the New Age movement or Hinduism. The Bible tells me I’m a sinner and I
deserve to burn in eternal suffering for my actions. There’s not much to feel
good about that there. Actually, the Bible tells me that even – or rather,
especially – as a Christian I should expect trial and tribulation in this life.
People die every day for their faith in Jesus. Does that sound like a feel-good
religion? If that was all there was to Christianity, you had better believe I
would want nothing to do with it.
So then what
is the point of Christianity? The point is that I need God. The Bible proves to
me that I am a depraved sinner. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God.” I have broken God’s law. I have lied, I have
stolen, I have hated (which God says is murder of the heart). God, as a just
judge, cannot let wrongs go unpunished. A good judge wouldn’t let a lying,
thieving, murderer go free without paying for their crimes, and no amount of
good can change the fact that a crime has been committed. God is so perfect,
that even the smallest offense cannot go unpunished. What I deserve, what we
all deserve, is death which is eternity in Hell. Still depressing, I know. Keep
tracking with me.
amount of good works can save me, because I can’t earn my salvation, because I
am destitute and dead in my sins, Jesus died to save me. He took my punishment,
and died a horrible death on a cross so that I could have eternal life. I was a
sinner, an enemy of God, but through Jesus’ sacrifice I can have a relationship
with God. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Now how do we
know all of that is true? How do we know the Bible is true? I am so very glad
this, in Jeremiah 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me
with all your heart.” There is an overwhelming amount of evidence for the Bible
if you look, and we’re going to take a look at just a few aspects of proof.
Did you know
that the Bible is the most historically accurate ancient book we have? From the
events that took place, to the people mentioned, to the duplication of
manuscripts, and the corroboration of witnesses, the preservation of history
that we have within the Bible exceeds every other source of ancient
documentation by a landslide. And yes, Jesus was absolutely a real person!
talk about some crazy stories. One of my favorites is Jericho, the impenetrable
city that the Israelites took when its walls fell down. Archeologists revealed
some rather interesting anomalies when they excavated the great city. A few of
the highlights include a single section of wall still standing (Rahab’s house
was spared, according to the Bible), grain that was left (a valuable prize that
would have normally been saved for use, but God told the Israelites to leave it
behind), and the fact that the walls fell outward (in turn creating a ramp for
the Israelites to ascend into the city). These are all things that, under
normal circumstances, simply don’t add up from a historical and archeological
perspective. You can read more about Jericho here.
general is just an AMAZING way we see God at work. Just the fact that you exist
is a miracle. Your brain, your eyes, your heart, your lungs, your nervous
system, your thoughts… none of which the complexity of such has ever been
duplicated. You are a marvel. Did you know that the very glue that holds you
together is shaped like a cross? Laminin is a microscopic building block
essential to your being, it binds you together, and it looks like this:
Now, just for
a moment imagine there is a God who loves you, who made you with the utmost
care and attention. Who, before you were born, knew the colour of your eyes and
the sound of your laugh, the shape of your hands and every one of your favorite
foods. Then, God, who formed you, put His mark on you, His thumbprint, just to
say, “This is my beautiful creation.”
You can call it coincidence, sure, but just how many times can you call something a coincidence? Eventually a pattern emerges. Little or big, things start adding up, and the more we explore the world we live in, the more we see that it points us right back to a divine Creator.
just a few pieces of evidence, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is SO
much more to find if you look for it. Like the hundreds of prophesies Jesus fulfilled while he was alive, written centuries before His birth. Or the things written about in the Bible that modern science didn’t recognize until much, much later. I believe in God because everything I
have ever seen brings me right back to Him. The Bible has proven itself to be authentic, excelling every test put to it. The world simply cannot provide answers like the
Bible can, there is no substitute for the truth.
My brother is a serious Christian. He carries a cross around his neck and has about 50 different bibles. He also believes in science and put his effort into proving to himself that the bible was true. He found solid evidence that a man named Jesus (with a carpenter father) did exist and do good.
Now, since I came out as gay, he has still supported me 100%. I put the question to him, “if the bible says gays are wrong, why don’t you mind me?”
He shook his head. “The Old Testament said something like that. Let me explain. At first, God believed humans could do everything he wanted so he set all these strict, and frankly impossible, laws and rules that we had to abide by. Well, that didn’t go mighty well. When God realised that human beings were naturally sinful creatures, he accepted that those commandments would not be easy for them to follow. So, he sent his son as the sacrifice for all the things that humans had done that God had previously said weren’t allowed. From then on, whenever a human broke one of his old rules, they were forgiven. God had given his son to bear the weight of the human sin. Jesus was sacrificed so you don’t have to follow the Old Testament anymore. So you’re allowed to be gay! Jesus never said being gay was wrong. He specifically said to love and care about everyone.”
So dear Christians, if the biggest and most helpful and benevolent thing to take from the bible is Love Thy Neighbour, then why on earth do you think you’re an exception? By “following God’s rules” and treating good peaceful innocent humans with no respect or kindness, then you’re not doing a very good job.