|Posted by Ian on May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
So, for years upon years people have believed in Gods. For those years, people have wondered which Gods to believe in.
Most of my life, I have been an Atheist, but now I am a Christian because the God of Abraham and Isaac and so on presented himself to me and proved his existence so I could teach others. Many will tell me I am delusional, well that's what I believed of Christians till it happened. So what, other than the fact that God showed himself to me, leads me to believe that he is the only true God?
Well that was simple enough. Why do I say Jesus? Because Jesus is historical and the crucifixion is historical and so is the resurrection. Jesus proved his claims as the son of God by appearing to those who would speak out for him and teach the masses about him and his power. Jesus, was love and honesty, but also brought cold hard truth with him and told of the future and things that are still occurring to this day.
That was the most simple way to tell you that the Christian and Jewish God is the only God out there.
Another way is, Bible prophecy fulfilled.
The prophecies of the Bible are still coming true today, all the way from the description of the statue of Liberty(Babylonian Whore) to the 9/11 attacks and how sinners who rebel against God act towards him.
Another thing is, other religions.
The Islamic religion is supposedly based on peace, yet so many people are being killed because they don't believe in Allah. Also, the reward of death is adultery... 72 virgins. It's prophet, Mohammed, is actually a murderer and a drunkard who was very power hungry. Also, through studying, I have learned that the stories of Mohammed were changed to mimmick the life of Christ 300 years after the crucifixion and resurrection, and Jesus in the quran is made to look like a mere teacher and not the son of God.
Sadly, I cannot show you beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is the one true God, because personal proof is the best proof, but I can tell you that other beliefs will lie to you to get you to believe them and take you away from God.
1 John 4:5-8 ESV / 51 helpful votes
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
John 14:6 ESV / 50 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Deuteronomy 12:29-31 ESV / 24 helpful votes
“When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.
John 3:16-18 ESV / 21 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
1 John 3:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
John 13:34-35 ESV / 19 helpful votes
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Galatians 1:6-10 ESV / 15 helpful votes
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
1 Corinthians 8:5-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
John 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Galatians 1:8-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
Deuteronomy 10:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
Hebrews 6:1-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, ...
Acts 17:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
Romans 12:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.