Before reading this I want to say when it comes to topics like this, they can be condescending or rude. My intentions are to be nothing but graceful. Everything I am saying I say with Grace and Love behind it. Enjoy (:
What God sacrifices His own life for every person whom ever lived, and for those who aren’t even born yet? What God loves that person who has made more mistakes known to mankind? Or the girl who has scars on scars because she said it would be the last time, last time. Or what about the man who cannot stop watching porn because he’s been struggling with overcoming that addiction and it only seems to get worse each time. The woman who has sold herself to multiple men and or women to make ends meet or just because her husband is not satisfying her needs, vice versa. Or what about the person who murdered and is serving his time for the choices he or she has made. What God would do that? What God loves them, despite their addictions, habits or lifestyles? What they’ve done, are doing and will be doing? Tell me what other God has created a universe with such detail down to the T? What other God has lived a perfect life, died a gruesome public death and 3 days later rose back to life? There’s only one has done that and He goes by the name, Jesus Christ or some know Him as Yahweh, Abba or Emmanuel, either or only ONE has done that and from that happening His footprint is the only life that has not faded.
The next question you probably want to ask is; How? How do you know this? Show me. I need proof; I need something tangible to believe. I need facts or else what you’re saying is bogus. It may sound bogus, I myself, have thought maybe this whole Jesus stuff is bogus, maybe all this stuff is just jib jab just to keep people busy. Later on, I came to realize that followers of Christ walk by faith not by sight; 2 Corinthians 5:7. We trust by faith not by sight. Living in a instant gratification world it makes it that much harder. However, that’s why being followers of Christ we are called to not do life alone, to be in community, to be in relation with Jesus so we do not seek proof or conditions in order to believe in the one and true living God. We are called to take up our cross daily and serve, just as He did on His last meal before being crucified. John 13:1-17
Your next question is: How do you know the bible is real? How do you know those people aren’t just making that stuff up? It’s all just nonsense. I want to let you know that I have asked and are still asking the those questions to this day. I don’t have all the answers to every question, I don’t want to know the answers to every question because that’s not in my capability or power. I just want to be here to help you, be the tool for you to understand a little more about the man who created this earth and WANTS TO BE WITH YOU. Who wants to love you unconditionally no matter what trial, season, lifestyle or background you have.
To answer the question of how do I know the bible is real? The books of bible are prophets for Jesus, they are telling their life stories to show that we are not alone. They went through pain, trials, tribulations, rich, poor, wise, silly, no matter who they were or the jobs they had, they all went through pain but at the end of the day the answers were ALL the same. Jesus. Jesus was their savior, Jesus guided them, directed, filled them with Joy, Truth, Grace, Mercy, Jesus is always the answer and will forever be the answer on this side of Heaven. Being told there is a place where there is no more tears, no more pain, no more suffering, no more cancer, no more drug addictions, no more evil, no more bombings, no more murdering, no more crime, no more heart breaks, no more divorce, no more plagues, no more death… how could you not want to go to a place like that? How could you not want that for eternity? Because you think it’s too good to be true? It’s not real? It’s fake. If that’s the case, I ask then, show me where that’s not the case? Show me how Heaven is not real? Show me when was Jesus a bully, a killer, an addict, a cheater, a liar or a promise breaker? Show me when he failed, he did not follow through, He did not save, and He did not get on that cross to die for yours and my sins. The questions you ask, I ask you the same. If you don’t believe in Heaven or in Jesus, why is that? Why can’t you believe? What’s stopping you? What’s stopping you from understanding something that could set you free? That could give you eternal perfect Holy life? The question you should be asking yourself is why the heck wouldn’t you want something like that? In this time and century I believe eternal life would be #goals. Before shutting down an opportunity of knowing someone so perfect and being in relation with them, just try and put down the walls of pride, the walls of being better than anyone else because Jesus is as good as it gets.
So again, I ask what other God would sacrifice Himself on a cross, wash your feet, meet all your needs before His, would take a slash and bleed so much that He is unrecognizable. Still loves you despite what you have done behind closed doors or are still doing. Jesus Christ, the one and only living sovereign God would do that, that’s who. He’s here, He’s waiting for you to invite Him into your life. John 14:6
Don’t make everyday a Monday, make a change on whatever day, time and second you’d like. You’re in control of what happens next. Choices you make consequences will follow, that being good or bad!