Without Him, I’d be as lost as any unbeliever out there. I have only accomplished these things because of God’s work in me, and I hope that all Christians remember that without God’s work in their lives, His Word is foolishness (Ephesians 1). As a “loud voice of a great multitude in heaven” in Revelation 19:1 says, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.” Praise be to God for what He has done and has yet to do in my life.
Religion is the belief in and worship of a phenomenal controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Religion has been the part of human from the dawn of time, and whether people believe in almighty God or any other god. Most religions believe in a particular higher power, as a result it raises a question whether God really exists or not? Every person in this world can give an answer to that particular question in there on way and according to their religion. Some will say that God exists and they will give there proof of Gods existence, but there are others that believe God doesn’t exist and there is no such thing as God.
In the thirty-three years of Jesus' life, He had three very important characteristics that are something we all should try and follow: Loveliness, Faithfulness, and Forgiveness. Very often when people think of Love, they think of Jesus. In John 4:8,16 it says that God is love. This is a paraphrase but it is still stating something that is very important. That verse shows that Jesus had (and still does) mercy and compassion for us.
While growing up I always had a passion and love for God, yet was never told anything about Him. I just thought He was someone to go to only when I had problems. As I grew up I fell away from God, knowing that He expected so much more from me than I had to give. Through reading and hearing God's word in church I turned my life around. I began believing whole-heartedly that His word is and always will be true and just.
Yet I am afraid to put all my faith in something that could hurt me. What I believe is that God loves all not just a few. He wants us to love everyone to show his true love on this earth. To me I believe God wants me to learn some things in life on my own. Many people think God is in every occurrence in their lives.
We also believe in God because we accept all God’s revelations to us about himself and his will for humankind. In our contemporary culture, most people has misconception that for one to recognize the existence of God is always a matter of faith, but it does not require faith for one to recognize the existence of God. One is able to know that God exist by deduction from evidence and principles observable in nature(Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, I Believe in God,Publication Year: 2008, pp3-33, My own interpretation). Many thinkers from classical to modern times have certify the existence of God as a matter of reason( Aristotle, Plato, etc.) One of the thinkers who held that man knows God exist though reason was Blaise Pascal.
Ultimately, to this day I still do not fully understand what my worldview is. All throughout my life I have struggled with my relationship with God, as I find it very hard for me to believe in something I have no empirical evidence for. Perhaps one could compare me to Freud in his early years, continually searching for empirical truths for ideas that have no true empirical results besides faith. However, in recent years I truly have felt my worldview change from that of complete atheism to perhaps one of some spirituality, as I have begun to find comfort in religion and God due to experiences I have had at De Smet in retreats and in classes. Ultimately I feel that I am still growing in my worldview, and hope that I never will stop growing as
As a child I knew about Christ and the Bible, however my perception of Christ and Religion was way off. Too afraid to ask anyone, I just went and sat by my friends not really paying attention to what the sermon was about. In the story when it came time for Langston’s time to get saved, he was confused on a lot of things about Christ. He got saved for the sake of his aunt, church family, and society just like many other children including myself. “Sa... ... middle of paper ... ...ll.
I was afraid of questioning because that meant I had little faith, but that is all God wanted. It is indeed true that many people belong to many different religions, but I, however, belong to Christianity. As answers seemed to burst forth, the relentless questions flying through my mind subsided and I was reminded that, yes, God does
I had never been challenged to look deeper into the text. In the past few years I have felt the need to tunnel out of this cave of what I feel is best labeled “Christian ignorance”. In the process though, I have had to come to terms with letting go of the things that brought me comfort and provided me with what I thought it took to have a close relationship with God. Some of those things were tangible. Most were not.