Reasons for Faith
"The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Cor. 4:4
1. The universe shows intelligent design by it's infinite size, complex information systems, beauty, laws, and purpose. Only an infinite being of power and wisdom could create the universe out of nothing by sheer thought and will. It is increasingly recognized to be scientifically impossible to have this universe and creation through an explosion of hydrogen and random chance. The First and Second laws of Thermodynamics prove special creation...1st law =energy is neither created nor destroyed... Law 2= the universe is cooling off(entropy)=at some point in history the universe began from nothing.
2. Man is absolutely unique in all created beings. His capacity to love, create, choose, and worship the Creator is without equal. All created beings are genetically unique with massive amounts of information in their genetic make-up and definite limits to their variation i.e.micoevolution(DNA is mathematically impossible to self-create due to it's vast complexity and stereo chemistry). However, man shows special evidence of a unique spirit by his capacity to know and worship the Creator.
3. The Bible shows a unique revelation from the Creator to His creation - man. Scripture claims to be a literal and factual account of creation, subsequent fall, and ultimate redemption of man through Jesus Christ. Modern science has never disproved the Biblical accounts of the creation, fall, flood, miracles or resurrection of Christ. However, because creation leads to moral accountability to the Creator, many scientists today put their faith in the theoretical model of evolution and the religion of secular humanism. However, the best explanation for the universe, man, geologic record, languages,abstract thought and feeling, races, and good and evil, is still God's Word. Read books on scientific creationism for evidence of design & of possibly recent creation of the earth. (Especially A.E. Wilder-Smith & Henry Morris).
4. Jesus Christ is evidently the unique Creator - Redeemer who walked on this earth 2000 years ago. That Christ lived, performed countless miracles and wonders, was innocently crucified, and rose again from the dead in the flesh are perhaps the most solid facts of mankind's history. His fulfillment of prophecy as the unique Christ (Messiah) of God, claims and acts of Deity, and subsequent death and resurrection show the reality of the Creator and His love for mankind. Jesus Christ testified that His purpose in going to the cross was to pay the price for our rebellion to God's will and laws(sin). Our acceptance of this truth(in humble repentence and turning from sin) and personal relationship to Him as Lord of all establishes our acceptance to our Creator forever in eternity.
Pray this prayer if you sincerely want to have this relationship with God:
"Dear Lord God- Creator of the Universe- Father, I confess I'm a sinner and that you created me for yourself and for your glory in holiness. But I deserve your holy judgement for my sin has separated me from your glory. I pray that I might receive your forgiveness through your Son Jesus Christ by His shed blood and death on the cross for me. I accept Jesus as my Savior and Lord and ask the Holy Spirit to fill me and guide me all the days of my life. Amen."
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