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32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 7:08pm On Jul 15, 2016
This is not a representation of Christianity but my personal opinions. So without further ado, lets go to the points:


1. LIFE is not physical

This is the 21st century, a mechanized world. When machines or engines break down, the faulty part is repaired or replaced and the engine works again. When a wrist watch dies, we either repair or replace the battery and it comes alive.
Unfortunately, we cannot deal with the problem of a human death mechanically. When a person dies, we can’t repair or replace the broken parts, and make them come alive.

Today, there is technology to keep a person’s body functioning externally, yet when doctors pronounce someone dead, they acknowledge that something has left the body and no amount of treatment or equipment can bring them back. So, does this mean we have a soul?
We know so little about life. Some say life is simply the result of the perfect balance of chemicals, ions and memory-association cells. But this does not explain self-awareness or that spiritual sense of self which never grows old even when the body does (Ecc. 3:11). If life was simply biological as atheists claim, we should be able to resolve the problem of death with an operation, but this will never be the case. Unlike mechanical death, human death is permanent. Something, our soul, leaves the body and does not return (Ecc. 12:7).
Is it not therefore reasonable to ask the question: When we die, where does that something (the real us) go? We get so caught up acquiring wealth and status that we give little thought about death, but as the Bible notes this and states: ‘For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36)


2. I am what i believe

As a rule, decisions we make are based on what we believe to be true and there will always be consequences as a result of our beliefs. If we do not believe in the laws of gravity, our beliefs will not stop us from the consequences of falling under the law of gravity?

We should really consider what we believe. If our beliefs are based on a scientific theory like evolution, which teaches us the grim message that we are cosmic accidents with no high purpose - born simply to breed, suffer and die. We quickly learn the irony that the ultimate point of evolution is that all existence is ultimately pointless. As a society we are now reaping the consequences, in high suicides rates, corruption, depression, lack of direction, lack of hope, break-down of family, rampant crime, legalization of sexual perversions and a mass dependency on drugs. If, as a society, we believe and teach that our existence is ultimately pointless, do we think there will be no repercussions?
The Bible states, ‘The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1)’; even though God’s handiwork is plainly seen in creation (Psalm 19:1). If we reject the biblical claim of God and Jesus Christ, what are the consequences if we are wrong? John 3:36 says, “He who believes in the Son (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
There are always repercussions to our beliefs. Even if we fence-sit or say we believe in nothing, all our decisions will be based accordingly and we should consider the cost - both individually and collectively.

So what are the consequences of a belief in Christianity? It offers everlasting salvation, a code of integrity, a sense of purpose, a hope for the future and a meaning to all existence. (John 3:16)


3. Belief in a Creator is rational

Belief in God—that Being to whom reverence and worship are properly due—is common to almost all people of every era.

Lets observe these premises:

-Either the vast majority of people have been wrong about this most profound element of their lives or they have not.
-It is most plausible to believe that they have not.
-Therefore it is most plausible to believe that God exists.


The capacity for reverence and worship certainly seems to belong to us by nature. And it is hard to believe that this natural capacity can never, in the nature of things, be fulfilled, especially when so many testify that it has been. True enough, it is conceivable that this side of our nature is doomed to frustration; it is thinkable that those millions upon millions who claim to have found the Holy One who is worthy of reverence and worship were deluded. But is it likely?

It seems far more likely that those who refuse to believe are the ones suffering from deprivation and delusion—like the tone-deaf person who denies the existence of music, or the frightened tenant who tells herself she doesn't hear cries of terror and distress coming from the street below and, when her children awaken to the sounds and ask her, "Why is that lady screaming, Mommy?" tells them, "Nobody's screaming: it's just the wind, that's all. Go back to sleep."

But the majority is not infallible. Most people were wrong about the movements of the sun and earth. So why not about the existence of God?
If people were wrong about the theory of heliocentrism, they still experienced the sun and earth and motion. They were simply mistaken in thinking that the motion they perceived was the sun's. But if God does not exist, what is it that believers have been experiencing? The level of illusion goes far beyond any other example of collective error. It really amounts to collective psychosis.

For believing in God is like having a relationship with a person. If God never existed, neither did this relationship. You were responding with reverence and love to no one; and no one was there to receive and answer your response. It's as if you believe yourself happily married when in fact you live alone in a dingy apartment.

Now we grant that such mass delusion is conceivable, but what is the likely story? If there were no other bits of experience which, taken together with our perceptions of the sun and earth, make it most likely that the earth goes round the sun, it would be foolish to interpret our experience that way. How much more so here, where what we experience is a relationship involving reverence and worship and, sometimes, love. It is most reasonable to believe that God really is there, given such widespread belief in him—unless atheists can come up with a very persuasive explanation for religious belief, one that takes full account of the experience of believers and shows that their experience is best explained as delusion and not insight. But atheists have never done so.

Theism, on the other hand, is absolutely rational. Why? Because (among other things) matter demands a Maker; life demands a Life Giver; design demands a Designer; intelligence demands an Intelligent Creator; morality demands a Moral Law Giver; the Bible’s supernatural attributes demand a Supernatural Author; and the historical, miracle-working, resurrected Jesus demands a supernatural explanation (which demands God). Indeed, the Christian can say with all confidence, “I know that God exists.” As former atheist Antony Flew so eloquently concluded: “I must say again that the journey to my discovery of the Divine has thus far been a pilgrimage of reason. I have followed the argument where it has led me. And it has led me to accept the existence of a self-existent, immutable, immaterial, omnipotent, and omniscient Being”.


4. God gives meaning to a meaningless life

If each individual person passes out of existence when he dies, then what ultimate meaning can be given to his life? Does it really matter whether he ever existed at all? His life may be important relative to certain other events, but what is the ultimate significance of any of those events? If all the events are meaningless, then what can be the ultimate meaning of influencing any of them? Ultimately it makes no difference.
Scientists say that the universe originated in an explosion called the "Big Bang" about 13 billion years ago. Suppose the Big Bang had never occurred. Suppose the universe had never existed. What ultimate difference would it make? The universe is doomed to die anyway. In the end it makes no difference whether the universe ever existed or not. Therefore, it is without ultimate significance.

The same is true of the human race. Mankind is a doomed race in a dying universe. Because the human race will eventually cease to exist, it makes no ultimate difference whether it ever did exist. Mankind is thus no more significant than a swarm of mosquitos or a barnyard of pigs, for their end is all the same. The same blind cosmic process that coughed them up in the first place will eventually swallow them all again.

And the same is true of each individual person. The contributions of the scientist to the advance of human knowledge, the researches of the doctor to alleviate pain and suffering, the efforts of the diplomat to secure peace in the world, the sacrifices of good men everywhere to better the lot of the human race--all these come to nothing. This is the horror of modern man: because he ends in nothing, he is nothing.

But it is important to see that it is not just immortality that man needs if life is to be meaningful. Mere duration of existence does not make that existence meaningful. If man and the universe could exist forever, but if there were no God, their existence would still have no ultimate significance.

William craig gives an illustration, he says: “I once read a science-fiction story in which an astronaut was marooned on a barren chunk of rock lost in outer space. He had with him two vials: one containing poison and the other a potion that would make him live forever. Realizing his predicament, he gulped down the poison. But then to his horror, he discovered he had swallowed the wrong vial, he had drunk the potion for immortality. And that meant that he was cursed to exist forever—a meaningless, unending life. Now if God does not exist, our lives are just like that. They could go on and on and still be utterly without meaning. We could still ask of life, "So what?" So it is not just immortality man needs if life is to be ultimately significant; he needs God and immortality. And if God does not exist, then he has neither”

If life ends at the grave, then it makes no difference whether one has lived as an atheist Stalin or as a saint. Since one's destiny is ultimately unrelated to one's behavior, you may as well just live as you please. As Dostoyevsky put it: "If there is no immortality then all things are permitted." On this basis, an atheist writer like Ayn Rand is absolutely correct to praise the virtues of selfishness. Live totally for self; no one holds you accountable! Indeed, it would be foolish to do anything else, for life is too short to jeopardize it by acting out of anything but pure self-interest. Sacrifice for another person would be stupid.

Kai Nielsen, an atheist philosopher who attempts to defend the viability of ethics without God, in the end admits;
"We have not been able to show that reason requires the moral point of view, or that all really rational persons, unhoodwinked by myth or ideology, need not be individual egoists or classical amoralists. Reason doesn't decide here. The picture I have painted for you is not a pleasant one. Reflection on it depresses me . . . . Pure practical reason, even with a good knowledge of the facts, will not take you to morality.."

If death stands with open arms at the end of life's trail, then what is the goal of life? Is it all for nothing? Is there no reason for life? And what of the universe? Is it utterly pointless? If its destiny is a cold grave in the recesses of outer space the answer must be, yes—it is pointless. There is no goal no purpose for the universe. The litter of a dead universe will just go on expanding and expanding—forever.

What is true of mankind as a whole is true of each of us individually: we are here to no purpose. If there is no God, then our life is not qualitatively different from that of a dog. As the ancient writer of Ecclesiastes put it: "The fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place. All come from the dust and all return to the dust" (Eccles 3:19-20). In this book, which reads more like a piece of modern existentialist literature than a book of the Bible, the writer shows the futility of pleasure, wealth, education, political fame, and honor in a life doomed to end in death. His verdict? "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity" (1:2). If life ends at the grave, then we have no ultimate purpose for living.

As one writer has aptly put it, "If God is dead, then man is dead, too."


5. Rationality of the christian worldview

Christianity is consistent with the truths of reality: For instance, We have constantly seen that the heart of man is desperately wicked, we also have the best explanation for evil and inequality in our world amongst other realities.

https://www.nairaland.com/2845259/all-different-religions-how-know


6. The hulk-mode of Christianity

Over the centuries, the gospel message has been vilified and ridiculed. Early Christians were persecuted for their faith at the hands of both Jews from whose religion Christianity arose and the Roman Empire which controlled much of the land across which early Christianity was distributed. Roman rulers threw first-century Christians to the lions, and 20th-century dictators sent believers to prison camps.

There is also a history of “Christian denominations” such as the Catholic church persecuting other Christians for teaching from the Bible rather than “official roman catholic documents”, other christians like Galileo were killed because of their views, several witches were burnt e.t.c. particularly throughout the Middle Ages and during the 16th-century. In the 20th century, Christians have been persecuted by various groups, including atheistic states such as the USSR and North Korea(till date). During the Second World War members of some Christian churches were persecuted in Germany for resisting Nazi ideology.

In more recent times the persecution of Christians has increased in India according to International Christian Concern. Since the dissapearance of atheistic ideologies from former atheistic countries for obvious reasons, the Christian missionary organization Open Doors (UK) estimates 100 million Christians face persecution, particularly in Middle Eastern countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. It is estimated that hundreds of millions Christians have been martyred since the church began and about 70 million of those were in the 20th century from atheistic countries. Yet today Christianity has more adherents than any religion, and numbers are growing in many parts of the world.

Atheist countries such as North korea that considers christianity rebellion against the state has an underground revival of christianity, Atheistic China that constantly cracks down on churches and christians but are less brutal has seen mass increase in its number of christians.
https://www.nairaland.com/3172960/china-course-worlds-most-christian.

Even in islamic countries where evangelists could be killed for preaching, Jesus is revealing himself to muslims, also, a rising number of muslims are reporting dreams about Jesus, Jesus Christ is leading people unto Himself.

Thousands of muslims are seeing Jesus in dreams and visions, even in camps of internally displaced persons. . Jesus is doing his own evangelism.

Even captured and totured muslim husbands and wives are having the same convictions.

Hindu Guru of gurus are not left out.
God is really moving in Hindu countries
God is gracious to those even who have no means of knowing him but are desperately seeking the true God.

Jewish professors too!

For more on the persistence of christianity in the face of persecution, click HERE
and HERE

Percentage of the world professing to be Bible-believing Christians:
1% 1430 AD (1 in 99)
2% 1790 AD (1 in 49)
3% 1940 AD (1 in 32)
4% 1960 AD (1 in 24)
5% 1970 AD (1 in 19)
6% 1980 AD (1 in 16)
7% 1983 AD (1 in 13)
8% 1986 AD (1 in 11)
9% 1989 AD (1 in 10)
10% 1993 AD (1 in 9)
If these numbers are just half true, then we are in the midst of the largest and most expansive spiritual revival in human history. Jesus himself told us that his kingdom would start small like a mustard seed but grow into a mighty tree (Matthew 13).

Our faith is spreading because it is the truth and history shows that when this truth is mocked and scorned, it actually spreads faster not by force but by love. Atheists boast of atheist countries, Muslims boast of muslim countries, No country has been officially declared a Christian state neither do we crave a christian country. We live in love, just like Christ commanded. If history has shown anything, it is that love spreads faster than force.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 7:09pm On Jul 15, 2016
7. Morality

Recognition by atheists of anything being morally wrong begs the question: How can an atheist logically call something atrocious, deplorable, evil, or wicked? what basis is there for the objectivity of the moral values we affirm? Evolution? Social conditioning?.

According to atheism, man is nothing but matter in motion. Humankind allegedly evolved from rocks and slime over billions of years. How could moral value come from rocks and slime? Who ever speaks of “wrong rocks,” “moral minerals,” or “corrupt chemicals”? People do not talk about morally depraved donkeys, evil elephants, or immoral monkeys. Pigs are not punished for being immoral when they eat their young. Komodo dragons are not corrupt because 10% of their diet consists of younger Komodo dragons. Killer whales are not guilty of murder. Male animals are not tried for rape if they appear to forcibly copulate with females. Dogs are not depraved for stealing the bone of another dog. Moral value could not arise from rocks and slime.

The fact that humans even contemplate morality testifies to the huge chasm between man and animals and the fact that moral value could not have arisen from animals. Atheistic evolutionists have admitted that morals arise only in humans. George Gaylord Simpson, one of the most recognized atheistic evolutionists of the 20th century, confessed that “[g]ood and evil, right and wrong, concepts irrelevant in nature except from the human viewpoint, become real and pressing features of the whole cosmos as viewed morally because morals arise only in man”.

Atheists admit that people (i.e., even “atheists”) have “their own innate sense of morality”. No rational person makes such admissions about animals. “Humans,” not animals, “rely on moral values”.

Observe these 3 premises:

-Real moral obligation is a fact. We are really, truly, objectively obligated to do good and avoid evil.
-Either the atheistic view of reality is correct or the "religious" one.
-But the atheistic one is incompatible with there being moral obligation.


Therefore the "religious" view of reality is correct. The first premise is claiming something more: namely, that we human beings really are obligated; that our duties arise from the way things really are, and not simply from our desires or subjective dispositions.
Modern people often say they believe that there are no universally binding moral obligations, that we must all follow our own private conscience. But that very admission is enough of a premise to prove the existence of God.

Isn't it remarkable that no one, even the most consistent subjectivist, believes that it is ever good for anyone to deliberately and knowingly disobey his or her own conscience? Even if different people's consciences tell them to do or avoid totally different things, there remains one moral absolute for everyone: never disobey your own conscience.

Now where did conscience get such an absolute authority—an authority admitted even by the moral subjectivist and relativist? There are only four possibilities.

From something less than me (nature)
From me (individual)
From others equal to me (society)
From something above me (God)


Let's consider each of these possibilities in order.

How can I be absolutely obligated by something less than me—for example, by animal instinct or practical need for material survival?

How can I obligate myself absolutely? Am I absolute? Do I have the right to demand absolute obedience from anyone, even myself? And if I am the one who locked myself in this prison of obligation, I can also let myself out, thus destroying the absoluteness of the obligation which we admitted as our premise.

How can society obligate me? What right do my equals have to impose their values on me? Does quantity make quality? Do a million human beings make a relative into an absolute? Is "society" God?

The only source of absolute moral obligation left is something superior to me. This binds my will, morally, with rightful demands for complete obedience.

I have not said that people can never discover human moral goods unless they acknowledge that God exists. Obviously they can. Believers and nonbelievers can know that knowledge and friendship, for example, are things that we really ought to strive for, and that cruelty and deceit are objectively wrong. Our question has been: which account of the way things really are best makes sense of the moral rules we all acknowledge—that of the believer or that of the non-believer?

If we are the products of a good and loving Creator, this explains why we have a nature that discovers a value that is really there. But how can atheists explain this? For if atheists are right, then no objective moral values can exist. Dostoyevsky said, "If God does not exist, everything is permissible." Atheists may know that some things are not permissible, but they do not know why.

The moral argument for God’s existence exposes atheism as the self-contradictory, atrocious philosophy that it is. Atheists must either reject the truthfulness of the moral argument’s first premise (“If objective moral value exists, then God exists”) and illogically accept the indefensible idea that objective morality somehow arose from rocks and reptiles, or (2) they must reject the argument’s second premise (“Objective moral values exist”), and accept the insane, utterly repulsive idea that genocide, rape, murder, theft, child abuse, etc. can never once be condemned as objectively “wrong.” What’s more, if atheism is true, individuals could never logically be punished for such immoral actions, since “no inherent moral or ethical laws” would exist.

If there is no God, then there is no objective basis to say that some things are right and others are wrong. Reason demands that objective good and evil can only exist if there is some real, objective reference point outside of nature. The only reasonable answer to an objective moral law for humans is a supernatural, moral law Giver.


8. The obsession of atheists with the true God.

This point is a little funny. Atheists cant really give a concise or unified explanation of why they are obsessed with a particular God. I would be surprised if I didn’t know some ex-muslims turned atheists. The reason is not far-fetched. Someone asked this question of why atheists constantly wage war against Christianity, christians and their God on one of my favourite t.v shows. The 700 club. The old man gave the best possible answer. He smiled and said “Christianity is where the power is”.

I want people to note that atheists never discuss how atheism would improve, strengthen, or otherwise change theirs or others’ lives for the better.

So why can’t atheists be content in talking about their own worldview, in their own circles; rather than constantly bitching and complaining about what they are not/what they used to be? Do they have problems letting go of their past?

A famous proverb says, “if the shoe fits, wear it.” Is it not true that those who are obsessed with running others down, may very well have some disturbance going on in terms of their own self-esteem / self-realization / being “comfortable in their own skin,” etc.?

Words of a Fether declared: “An obsession is when something or someone dominates a person’s mind. So what else can it be called when so many atheists spend large amounts of time and effort in Christian venues such as message boards and blogs, arguing and mocking incessantly? Who else spends more time on what they don’t believe than what they do believe?"

Atheists continue to say that all unprovable beliefs are the same, but why don’t atheists put forth the same effort to combat belief in islam, giant noodles, pink unicorns and other ideologies?
What exactly is it with the christian God? Worse is even the muslim turned atheists that i know, also speak relentlessly about the Christian God.
When they deceptively ask: “which of the 5000+ gods” as if they dont know the exact one they spend their lives talking about, i just begin to smile within myself.

We can take nairaland religion section for example. One can try to check the number of threads created by atheists against the Christian God and Christianity in the past 2 weeks and then correlate it to about 200 human lives lost over the past 2 weeks to the combined attacks of Isis, al-shabbab and islam as a whole. Not one thread has been created to try to condemn the killings or to free muslims who could potentially be radicalized by the teachings of islam. This is enough proof that they are not so concerned with the lives of people nor are they concerned with the negative effect of religion on people. Their primary concern is to wage war against the one true God.
Even on other foreign atheist forums, it amazes me that the main focus of their lives is the christian God.

Well, I wouldnt concern myself much with a lie either. We can safely deduce that they do not care much about human lives, but about suppressing their belief in the Christian God and getting as many people to join them in their campaign against the christian God.

Heywood Broun was absolutely correct when he said: "Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist there is no God." And not just any god or gods as they deceptively claim, but a particular God. The God of creation.

They talk about this particular God everyday of their lives and that makes me know for sure that “there is something really special about this God”

A-theism literally means not theist. Very well, then: we know what it is not. But what is it? Perhaps it’s like an onion: you peel and peel it, and discover that there is no core. Its basis is nothing at all. It’s similar to what we Christians think about evil: that it is not actually a thing; it’s only the negation of a real thing: good, or the God in Whom good is grounded.

For more on the bigotry of atheism, click HERE


9. The product of religious minds

I have explained how christianity and other religious minds fueled the progress of science.

In a bid to either make Christians feel like they are inferior in wealth or for whatever reasons unknown to me, Atheists are quick to mention names like Zuckerberg(as if he wastes his life preaching atheism), Bill Gates (as if he is an atheist), and other wealthy atheists. But what we know is that 56.2 percent of the worlds billionaires, identify themselves as Christians when asked about their faith according to the (nonpartisan wealth research, 2015).

Also, according to 100 Years of Nobel Prizes, a review of Nobel prizes award between 1901 and 2000 reveals that (65.4%) of Nobel Prizes Laureates, have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference. Overall, Christians have won a total of 78.3% of all the Nobel Prizes in Peace, 72.5% in Chemistry, 65.3% in Physics, 62% in Medicine, 54% in Economics and 49.5% of all Literature awards. We have also seen the successes of countries such as USA, UK and others, that have unofficially labeled themselves as Christian countries in the past.
Note: I’ve not included the successes of any other religion here, I’m simply emphasizing the products of Christianity.

I’m at loss on what atheism on the other hand has contributed to the progress of humanity.


10. Intelligent design

A book requires an author - like a program requires a programmer - like a poem requires a poet - like a design requires a designer - like an invention requires an inventor - like creation requires a Creator. All available evidence on earth points towards a Designer.



11. The socio-liberal freedom associated with Christianity
Out of several totalitarian atheist states that have existed, let’s pick just one. The first ever atheist state.
Let’s quickly examine the following:

The first ever officially declared atheist nation in the world was Albania under the rule of communist dictator Enver Hoxha (1908-85).

Article 37 of the Albanian Constitution of 1976 stipulated: ‘The State recognizes no religion, and supports atheistic propaganda in order to implant a scientific materialistic outlook in people’ (Vickers 2001).

Article 2, A, constitution of Iraq stipulates: No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.

Article 3, constitution of Afghanistan: In Afghanistan, no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam.

It is easier to criticize islam as being intolerant and infringing on the rights of individuals that hold contrary beliefs, but is there really any difference between these two laws (Islam and atheism)?

So how did Albania fare after brutally enforcing scientific materialism on innocent people for several decades? All religions were outlawed, religiously-based city names were changed, religious names for all people were banned, religious leaders were forced to flee and those that remained were imprisoned, tortured, and killed, and religious buildings were destroyed or converted into secular buildings (Jacques 1995). Life in this atheist nation was wretched: no democracy, gross human rights violations, widespread poverty, lack of adequate health care, etc. Although literacy rates did skyrocket under Hoxha, atheist Albania was definitely not a model of societal health. It was an isolated, under-developed, poor nation held hostage by a paranoid, vindictive tyrant."

The same happened for several atheist nations that have ever existed. Even today, countries that remain brutal towards religion such as North Korea can’t boast of the development they emphisaged.

I do not think any country has ever been officially declared as a Christian nation, because it is seriously against what Jesus Christ taught. The love and peace that Jesus Christ preached encourages people to live happily with unbelievers and constantly pray for them so that they can come to the truth of Gospel.

This freedom is the major reason why atheists have a voice in the supposed christian world as compared to the muslim world. In atheist countries, christians or any other religious persons do not have a voice. As a matter of fact, people who posses a Bible or attempt to preach the word of God in Atheistic North Korea have been subject to arrests, abduction, dissaperance and concentration camps.

Even on Nairaland, some christians have been told to get off Facebook or Nairaland because they are both owned by atheists, some have been told they do not deserve to watch shows hosted by atheists, I also proved HERE and HERE
that many atheists all over the world will do anything to see their world become fully atheistic, even if it costs religious lives.

Jon O’Hair of American Atheists claims that “This world would be the best of all possible worlds if “faith” was eradicated from the face of the earth” and this is the idea that majority of atheists hold.

I do not care about or want a Christian country or a christian world, I only want humans to gain the world and also gain their soul in eternity.

I think atheists should be grateful to christianity because if we reasoned like atheists, they’d all be dead or in the jungle living with animals.

Atheist John Steinrucken, honestly admitted that Christianity “has made possible the advancement of Western civilization. That is, the glue that has held Western civilization together over the centuries is the Judeo-Christian tradition”

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 7:11pm On Jul 15, 2016
12. The intellectual honesty of some atheists

There’s probably no more dishonest atheists than there are dishonest Christians. Atheists don’t have a corner on the market of dishonesty.
However, pretending there is a good reason to live in a world of suffering while denying the existence of anything eternal is just… unrealistic. Or blatantly dishonest.

I get excited when I discuss with honest atheists who admit the hopelessness demanded by their worldview.

One of the most honest atheists in the world, Crispin Sartwell has published an article, he admits that not believing in God isn’t always based on reasoned arguments and that’s OK

Atheist cosmologist Lawrence Krauss explains that “Science’s success does not mean it encompasses the entirety of human intellectual experience… Science does not make it impossible to believe in God. We should recognize that fact and live with it and stop being so pompous about it”

Atheist writer for American Thinker John Steinrucken believes that atheists should do some self-reflection: “Those who doubt the effect of religion on morality should seriously ask the question: Just what are the immutable moral laws of secularism? Be prepared to answer, if you are honest, that such laws simply do not exist!”

At least the New Atheist Sam Harris is honest enough: “Our Christian neighbours… are right to be outraged by this pretence of even-handedness, because the truth is that Islam is quite a bit scarier and more culpable for needless human misery than Christianity has been for a very, very long time”.

Similarly, atheist Michael Ruse believes that “it is just plain silly and grotesquely immoral to claim that Christianity is simply a force for evil, as Richard Dawkins claims… ”

Martin Rowson who writes that even “If God proved he existed, I still wouldn’t believe in him… I don’t believe in God, not because I can’t but because I don’t want to”.

The late Australian philosopher John Smart reveals the lengths that he would go to in order to explain away a miracle if he witnessed one: “someone who has naturalistic preconceptions will always in fact find some naturalistic explanation more plausible than a supernatural one… Suppose that I woke up in the night and saw the stars arranged in shapes that spelt out the Apostle’s Creed. I would know that astronomically it is impossible that stars should have changed their positions. I don’t know what I would think. Perhaps I would think that I was dreaming or that I had gone mad. What if everyone else seemed to me to be telling me that the same thing had happened? Then I might not only think that I had gone mad – I would probably go mad”

Philosopher Thomas Nagel is also revealingly honest: “I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that."

Atheist Dan Barker remarked: “There is no purpose to life, and we should not want there to be a purpose to life because if there was that would cheapen life”

The late atheist, William Provine: “Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either”.
Provine would also say that “No inherent moral or ethical laws exist, nor are there any absolute guiding principles for human society. The universe cares nothing for us and we have no ultimate meaning in life”.


Existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre goes on to articulate his nihilistic epiphany: “I existed like a stone, a plant, a microbe… I was just thinking… that here we are, all of us, eating and drinking, to preserve our precious existence and there’s nothing, nothing, absolutely no reason for existing”.

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13. Mans belief in Man.

To prove our capabilities in certain endeavours, we often need someone else to take a chance and believe in us. When given such a chance, we then have an opportunity to prove their faith in us was well founded.

The world’s greatest intellects can neither prove nor disprove God’s existence. It all comes down to personal belief. If we adamantly don’t believe in something, we sceptically explain away all proof. We live in a world where seeing is believing; however, one of the greatest acts of trust we can show in another, is believing in them before the evidence is seen.

God does not coerce our free-will. That is why belief is the currency that He demands before He vindicates Himself. Only those who step out in faith see the evidence of God working in their lives.

Atheists are fond of claiming that their way of thinking is logical, reasonable, and intellectual. Yet atheism irrationally says that everything came from nothing. Atheism says that an explosion caused exquisite order. It says that random chances produced precision and that life popped into existence in nature from non-life. Atheism contends that a well-designed Universe could come about without a Designer. Atheism says that fish and frogs are man’s distant forefathers and that intelligence is ultimately the result of non-intelligence. Atheism alleges that either man is on the same moral plane as a moose, or he actually evolved a sense of morality from amoral mice. While trying to convince others to discard faith, he is galloping confidently atop a stallion called Foolishness.


14. The religious nature of man.

Man is simply homoreligiosis - a religious being. A startling discovery of 70,000-year-old artifacts and a python's head carved of stone appears to represent the first known human rituals.
Scientists had thought human intelligence had not evolved the capacity to perform group rituals until perhaps 40,000 years ago, Inside a cave in remote hills in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, archeologists found the stone snake that was carved long ago. It is as tall as a man and 20 feet long.

Also, Religious relics and altars date to 24,000 years ago. Artwork containing spiritual content dates to 5,000 years ago. Spiritual expression does not appear in the anthropological record until 24,000 years ago. The Bible says that God created modern humans as spiritual creatures, so we would not expect to see this kind of expression in any other hominid species.

Belief in God is part of human nature according to an Oxford study reported by:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386533/Belief-religion-simply-universal-human-nature.html
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/12/religious-belief-is-human-nature-huge-new-study-claims/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8510711/Belief-in-God-is-part-of-human-nature-Oxford-study.html

Oddly enough, even though famous atheist Sam Harris admits the biological nature of religion, he still has the audacity to propose violence against some who hold religious beliefs;

“Some propositions are so dangerous, that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them. This may seem an extraordinary claim but it is merely an enunciates an ordinary fact about the world in which we live. Certain beliefs place their adherents beyond the reach of every peaceful means of persuasion, while inspiring them to commit acts of extra ordinary violence against others. There is, in fact, no talking to some people. If they cannot be captured, and they often cannot, otherwise tolerant people may be justified in killing them in self-defense…” (Harris, End of Faith p. 52-53)

“What will we do if an Islamist regime…ever acquires long-range nuclear weaponry? If history is any guide, we will not be sure about where the offending warheads are or what their state of readiness is, and so we will be unable to rely on targeted conventional weapons to destroy them. In such a situation, the only thing likely to ensure our survival may be a nuclear first strike of our own. Needless to say, this would be an unthinkable crime-as it would kill tens of millions of innocent civilians in a single day-but it may be the only course of action available to us, given what Islamists believe.” (Harris, End of Faith)



15. Salvation is free

A gift is usually something ‘paid for’ by another and given free of charge no strings attached. We do not earn or deserve a gift, otherwise it would be a payment or a reward. However, when a gift is given, it only becomes ours when we freely accept it.

Mankind, through bad choice (sin), sought independence from God and is now imprisoned in the tyranny of a corrupt and fallen world. Because of those choices, there is now a barrier (called judgement) between mankind and God. This barrier separates us from ever being citizens in the Heavenly Kingdom. We can’t do anything ourselves to gain citizenship, we can’t bribe a church or do any number of good deeds to become an acceptable candidate. The truth is that only God can pay the necessary price on our behalf, and the astounding news is the price for our citizenship has been completely paid.

God gave us the greatest of all gifts. He humbled Himself and became a man (Jesus Christ) and willingly went to the cross to pay the penalty for the sins of the world so anyone who chooses may have everlasting life instead of judgement.
All that is left to receive everlasting life is for us to simply accept it as a gift by faith. We must understand that salvation is not a reward or a payment, (it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph. 2:8-9). If we think we earned or deserved it, then we have not received it - everlasting life is a gift paid for by another (Christ). All we have to do is simply ‘believe’ the gift is ours and it becomes ours forever. Furthermore, God does not take back His gifts. Once in our possession, it always remains in our possession for eternity. We did nothing to gain the gift we can do nothing to lose it. No one can steal it from us and we can’t return it to God.
John 3:16 states, ‘God so loved the world that He gave His uniquely born Son (Jesus Christ) that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.’

Don’t be one who eternally regrets declining the greatest gift ever given, when by accepting it is as easy as ‘believing’ that it belongs to us. As it is freely given - it must be freely received. (John 6:40)


16. Gods word finds me where I am

God's word relate with every single situation I find myself in.


17. Testimonies of several people
Billions of people all over the world claim to have testimonies everyday on God delivering them from drugs, prostitution, cultism e.t.c even terrorists. I can only post a few testimonies I can lay my hands on at the moment as this thread may not be enough to contain several other testimonies.

Here, a member of the most dangerous sect in the world confesses
A Hamas terrorist also confesses
This convert confesses somewhat of a "Daniel in the lions den" experience.


18. My personal testimony/experience

I dont even know where to start from or if I should even write anything about this point. Do I start from God saving my life on a hit and run auto accident and other bike accidents, do I need mention that doctors gave my mum 2 unacceptable options to live after her hypertension shot into the brain, do i need to mention that my brother broke his skull cap on falling from a bonk, do I need to mention that my dad was diagnosed with cancer, do I need to mention that my hardened older brother got converted because of precise messages he got about his past and present from a foreigner in a foreign country, I do not think I need to go on. God has been my all.


19. Religion is unimpressive and Jesus Christ rejected religion

Many people reject Christianity on the basis of the horrible things done in the name of religion. However, we forget that Jesus Christ was not impressed with religion either. In fact, it was religious people that conspired to nail Him to the cross. When Christ was alive, He took a firm stand against hypocritical religious leaders; He tossed spiritual-swindlers out of the temple who were fleecing the public; He courageously stood between religious zealots ready to execute a woman charged with adultery.


20. The life of Jesus

Human beings can do many amazing things. They can run 26.2 miles without stopping. They can show remarkable courage in the face of great danger. They can even walk along a tightrope hundreds of feet above the ground. But there are certain actions that are humanly impossible. Humans cannot walk on water unassisted, give sight to the blind, instantly reattach severed ears with only their hands, or raise the dead. If ever such a “man” existed, his life would logically testify to the existence of a supernatural Being. This is why some atheists reject outrightly the fact that Jesus existed.

The world waited for a saviour. Finally Jesus interrupted history and came to live among us. His crucifixion is historical fact, and His resurrection was verified by hundreds of witnesses. The man who perhaps knew Jesus best—the apostle John—saw the risen Christ and touched His nail-pierced hands. He wrote, “What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you” (1 John 1:3). Jesus is not an illusive fairy tale. He is the living, breathing, touchable Son of God.

Atheists understand the rationality of this argument for the miracles performed by Jesus Christ. Atheist Dan Barker once said on record, “If Jesus were to materialize” and work any number of miraculous deeds, atheism would be disproven, and thus theism would be established as a fact." The truth is, the very proof that Barker and other atheists request was provided 2,000 years ago when God put on flesh and came to Earth in the form of man. And He did not merely claim to be God; He did what a reasonable person could expect if God were ever to prove His divinity on Earth—He fulfilled precise prophecies and worked supernatural miracles, including coming back from the dead Himself. The life and works of Jesus testify to the existence of a supernatural Being. What Baker fails to realise however is that there were skeptics even during the time of Jesus. And if Jesus were to materialize now and accomplish the same feat he accomplished 2000 years ago, some people will still request for proof 2000 years later.

In 2012, renowned atheist Richard Dawkins was questioned about his unbelief in God. Specifically, he was asked, “What proof, by the way, would change your mind?” He quickly responded by saying, “That is a very difficult and interesting question because, I mean, I used to think that if somehow, you know, great, big, giant 900-foot high Jesus with a voice like Paul Robeson suddenly strode in and said, ‘I exist and here I am,’ but even that, I actually sometimes wonder if that would…”.

So, though Dr. Dawkins raises the possibility of the legitimacy of disproving atheism with a 900-foot high, hypothetical Jesus, He continually rejects the historical, miracle-working, resurrected-from-the-dead Jesus Who walked the Earth 2,000 years ago. Sadly, such irrational, hard-hearted unbelief is nothing new. Even some in the very presence of Jesus in the first century, who testified to the supernatural feats that He worked, rejected Him. Thus, it should not be surprising that many will reject the Lord God today despite the evidence for His existence.


21. The disciples of Jesus Christ

The disciples were almost immediately transformed from men who were hopeless and fearful after the crucifixion (Luke 24:21, John 20:19) into men who were confident and bold witnesses of the resurrection (Acts 2:24, 3:15, 4:2).
Paul claimed that, not only had he seen the risen Christ, but that 500 others had seen him also, and many were still alive when he made this public claim.
The disciples of Christ each died horrible deaths. Would they have died for a lie?. Yes many people may may affirm the positive. But I like to use the life of Peter as an example. Peter denied being with Jesus Christ while on earth because of the fear of death, but after the death of Jesus, he became ruthless even in the face of death. Seems to me like He and many others were transformed by the truth.

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22. The Holy Bible

The Bible. Paul wrote that “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim. 3:16). The Bible itself is proof of God’s existence because He used 40 unrelated people over a period of 2,000 years to write His unique love letter to us. There is nothing like the Bible because it carries the same consistent message throughout all of its 66 different books. Atheists can laugh at this idea, but those who have read the Scriptures and experienced God through its pages know why it is the best-selling and most-translated book in all of history. (Fact: 100 million copies of the Bible are sold every year. Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion has sold 2 million.)

Christians do not believe that God exists simply because the Bible teaches that He does, nor do Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God simply because the Bible claims to be inspired by God. Anyone can make claims about whatever they wish. Simply because a person claims to have revelation from a supernatural Creator does not make it so (e.g., the Book of Mormon). However, if the Bible possesses attributes that are super-human, then the Bible proves itself to be of supernatural origin and has indirectly proven the existence of the supernatural Author. American atheist Dan Barker alluded to the legitimacy of this argumentation for God’s existence in 2009 when he explained that one of the things which could falsify atheism would be if God spoke to man and gave him specific information about future events.

Indeed, one extremely valuable line of evidence that confirms that the Bible is the inspired Word of God is the presence of accurate, predictive prophecy contained in its pages. Not only are the prophecies of the Bible fulfilled in minute detail with complete accuracy, but these fulfillments are often accomplished centuries after the prophecies were made. Even the skeptic understands that if this is the case, a supernatural agent must be responsible for the writing of the Bible. That is why the skeptic attempts to discredit the prophecies by claiming that they were written after the events or by claiming that they were not fulfilled in detail. By attempting to disparage the prophecies using these methods, the skeptic admits that if the prophecies were written centuries before the events, and if they are fulfilled in detail, then a supernatural agent is responsible for them. As the prophet Jeremiah wrote: “As for the prophet who prophecies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom the Lord has truly sent” (28:9). Completely accurate, fulfilled prophecy is a characteristic that verifies the divine inspiration of the Bible.

One such prophecy concerned a man named Cyrus and two nations: Babylon and the Medo-Persian Empire. Isaiah, who prophesied around 700 B.C., vividly described how God would destroy the powerful kingdom of Babylon, “the glory of kingdoms” (13:19). Writing as if it had already occurred (commonly known as the “prophetic perfect,” frequently employed in the Old Testament to stress the absolute certainty of fulfillment, e.g., Isaiah 53), Isaiah declared Babylon would fall (21:9). He then prophesied that Babylon would fall to the Medes and Persians (Isaiah 13; 21:1-10). Later, he proclaimed that the “golden city” (Babylon) would be conquered by a man named Cyrus (44:28; 45:1-7). This is a remarkable prophecy, especially since Cyrus was not born until almost 150 years after Isaiah penned these words.

Not only did Isaiah predict that Cyrus would overthrow Babylon, but he also wrote that Cyrus, serving as Jehovah’s “anointed” and “shepherd,” would release the Jews from captivity and assist them in their return to Jerusalem for the purpose of rebuilding the temple. Isaiah's prophecies were recorded almost 200 years before Cyrus conquered Babylon (539 B.C.).

Secular history verifies that all of these events came true. There really was a man named Cyrus who ruled the Medo-Persian Empire. He did conquer Babylon. And just as Isaiah prophesied, he assisted the Jews in their return to Jerusalem and in the rebuilding of the temple.]

Truly, “no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21). And, if men were inspired of God to write the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16), then God exists. In short, the Bible’s supernatural attributes logically demand a supernatural Author.


23. Experiences with true Christians

Even when I was irreligious and scorned at believers, I knew deep down that something wasn’t right. I wondered why I was inclined to scorn at believers. Most of my relatives have been muslims but the remaining christians that surrounded me made wonder. These people are the ones that God have used throughout my spiritual growth. I bless God for that.


24. Because of available scientific and archeological evidence

Well, i’m a slave to proof. Given the scientific and archeological evidence we have about our universe and its origins, and bolstered by arguments presented by philosophers for centuries, it is highly probable that the universe had an absolute beginning. Since the universe, like everything else, could not have merely popped into being without a cause, there must exist a transcendent reality beyond time and space that brought the universe into existence. This entity must therefore be enormously powerful. Only a transcendent, unembodied mind suitably fits that description.


25. God is everything

I’m not pro-APC or anything but I discuss Nigerian politics once in a while. And so while discussing the other day, a pro-PDP politician friend asked me for the evidence of bad governance of PDP over the years. I couldn’t argue much, i just told him: Look around you.
Friends, God is exactly what I see anytime I open this eyes of mine. Just look around you.


26. My life is not good but great with Christ
Since I started my walk with Christ, I’ve never regretted my decisions. I’ve won, failed, loved and lost. But through it all God has been there. I love my life with Christ and so when atheists try relentlessly to offer me another deal (to no end, as the deceptively claim), I can’t but wonder what’s in it for them.


27. The lives of converts

I dont want to talk much on this. But I’ve seen drug addicts, prostitutes, thugs, magicians, assasins and other scums come to terms with the good news of Christ. I’ve personally seen such lives change for the better.


28. The message of love from Christ.

If you had to give up the life of your son or daughter to save a stranger, would you do it? The answer is of course not. If I had kids, I would not give up their life to save anybody. I’m just being honest.

But God gave up His only Son to save the world - Only God could take on the sins of the world.
It was something that was very difficult to do, and can really only be understood once you understand the implications.

Jesus Christ said: “Love your neighbor as yourself”; If we all followed this commandment, the world will be much better. Countries won’t spend ridiculous amounts of money on nuclear weapons while thousands of humans die of hunger. Companies would reduce the amount of sugar present in drinks knowing fully well that millions of people take them daily and that it might be deleterious to their health. Nigerian politicians won’t steal in billions while their citizens die of poverty, disease and starvation. The houses of God won’t be turned into a den of thieves. Companies would focus more on other renewable sources of energy, and thus contribute massively to the preservation of our world. Celebrities will not focus on money, nudity and sex but hard-work, diligence and trust that can help to build up children as reasonable and useful citizens of their country and so on.
Jesus’ message was the bomb: Love, Love, Love!



29. Evolution

Charles Darwin was being honest when he wrote: “I believe my speculations runs quite beyond the bounds of true science”.
If someone said he had a theory that elephants evolved from prehistoric flying pigs, we might want to see their evidence before accepting it as fact. If they said they’d found no evidence or the evidence was missing, it would take a great step of faith to believe their theory.

Evolution is a belief that in the beginning there was nothing – the nothing exploded and gradually created everything.
It would seem the world’s greatest faith is placed in evolution and its ever-changing theories. Yet generally unbeknown to the believing public, no palaeontologist has presented any supportable evidence of the problematic transition from one species to another, especially when considering more than 250 000 different fossil species have been found to date. The link between man and ape remains missing. All supposed links between dinosaurs and birds have been refuted by experts in the field as unfit candidates.

To date, no one has witnessed any lifeless chemicals arranging themselves into complex information-bearing bio-molecules needed for life. The odds of just one single protein molecule (in all its mathematical complexity) being arranged by chance has been calculated at 1 in 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000. However, 239 protein molecules are needed for the smallest theoretical life.

It is ironic that many people refute beliefs of Christianity on the basis of lack of supportable evidence, but happily turn to ‘theories’ of evolution, never once questioning – where is the evidence?

Still, many people object to the idea of God, thinking that such a belief is not scientific. However, we are not surprised at how many well-known, respected scientists (both past and present) conclude that there is an ingenious Creator behind creation and have strong Christian views.
G.K. Chesterton was right when he said: 'When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.'


30. Man is especially intelligent

Man obviously has an extremely high level of intelligence. He has constructed spaceships that he can guide 240,000 miles to the Moon while both the Earth and the Moon are in motion. He has built artificial hearts that can extend the lives of the sick. He continues to construct computers that can process billions of pieces of information a second. He can write poetry, calculate where Mars will be 50 years from the present, and build everything from pianos to PlayStation video game consoles. Man is an intelligent being.

Although there is a great chasm between mankind and the animal kingdom, animals do possess a measure of intelligence. Dogs can learn to sit, stay, roll over, and play dead. Dolphins can learn to jump through hoops on command. Birds can make helpful “tools” from twigs in order to accomplish some basic tasks. A few years ago, two colorful, eight-legged cephalopods, known as cuttlefish, graced the cover of the journal New Scientist. The authors referred to this amazing sea creature as a “sophisticated,” “inventive,” eight-legged “genius” with “intelligence” and a “secret code”.

According to atheistic evolution, billions of years ago “nothing” caused a tiny ball of matter to explode. Then, billions of years after this Big Bang, galaxies began to form from lifeless, mindless, unintelligent particles floating around in space in massive clouds of dust. Allegedly, Earth eventually evolved from such a dust cloud. Hundreds of millions of years later, intelligent animals and humans evolved.

What humans have consistently observed in nature, however, is that intelligence demands previous intelligence. The reason that humans in the 21st century are intelligent is because our ancestors were intelligent. The reason that animals have some measure of intelligence is due to intelligent creatures that came before them. Dust does not give way to organized dust particles that have “the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.” Water does not think. The mindless mud that evolutionists contend gave way to intelligent life on Earth is nothing but a delusional tale unsupported by everything we know from observation and experience. Neither “nothing” nor inorganic matter ever produces intelligent creatures. So how did the first intelligent creatures come to inhabit the Universe? Just as the first life demands a supernatural life Giver, so the first intelligent beings demand a self-existent, miracle-working Creator of intelligence.

We are experiencing in our world is something intelligence can grasp. Intelligence is part of what we find in the world. But this universe is not itself intellectually aware. As great as the forces of nature are, they do not know themselves. Yet we know them and ourselves. These remarkable facts, the presence of intelligence amidst unconscious material processes, and the conformity of those processes to the structure of conscious intelligence—have given rise to a variation on the first argument for design.

Readers familiar with C. S. Lewis's Miracles will remember the powerful argument he made in chapter three against what he called "naturalism": the view that everything, including our thinking and judging, belongs to one vast interlocking system of physical causes and effects. If naturalism is true, Lewis argued, then it seems to leave us with no reason for believing it to be true; for all judgments would equally and ultimately be the result of non-rational forces.

Now this line of reflection has an obvious bearing. Blind chance is the way physical nature must ultimately operate if "naturalism" is true, void of any rational plan or guiding purpose. So if Lewis's argument is a good one, then blind chance cannot be the source of our intelligence.

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31. The honesty of some evolutionists

In biology, one of the most widely recognized laws of science is the Law of Biogenesis. “Biogenesis” is composed of two words “bio,” which means life, and “genesis,” which means beginning. Thus, this law deals with the beginning of life, and it simply says that in nature life comes only from previous life of its own kind. Over the years, the truthfulness of this law has been documented by thousands of scientists, most notably Louis Pasteur. His work dealt a crushing blow to the notion of spontaneous generation.

In 1933, evolutionist John Sullivan admitted that “it became an accepted doctrine that life never arises except from life. So far as the actual evidence goes, this is still the only possible conclusion”. Okay, but that was 1933. As we move further into the 20th century the obvious question was “Is it still the only possible conclusion?” What have we learned since the days of Louis Pasteur in the 19th century and John Sullivan in the first half of the 20th century? Observational science has reached the same conclusion experiment after experiment, year after year.

The eminent evolutionist George Gaylord Simpson and his colleagues observed that “there is no serious doubt that biogenesis is the rule, that life comes only from other life, that a cell, the unit of life, is always and exclusively the product or offspring of another cell”.

Evolutionist Martin Moe noted that “a century of sensational discoveries in the biological sciences has taught us that life arises only from life”.

More recently, staunch evolutionist Neil Shubin conceded the following in his book titled Your Inner Fish:
“I can share with you one true law that all of us can agree upon. This law is so profound that most of us take it completely for granted. Yet it is the starting point for almost everything we do in paleontology, developmental biology, and genetics. This biological “law of everything” is that every living thing on the planet had parents. Every person you’ve ever known has biological parents, as does every bird, salamander, or shark you have ever seen.... To put it in a more precise form: every living thing sprang from some parental genetic information”.

The importance of Shubin’s concession must not be missed. He recognizes that the actual scientific information verifies that life in the natural world must come from previously existing life. Yet he refuses to carry that fact to its proper conclusion: that life could not have sprung from non-living chemicals. Materialistic evolution cannot adequately account for or explain the most basic laws of science, not the least of which is the Law of Biogenesis.

If it is the case that the “only possible conclusion” which scientific evidence demands is that in nature “life never arises except from life,” then, pray tell, how did the first life come into being? Did it somehow break the most fundamental natural law of biology and arise “naturally” from non-life? Or is there another possibility? The truth is, there is another possibility (which science has not disproved), but it is one that evolutionists such as John Sullivan admitted that “scientific men find very difficult of acceptance”. According to Sullivan, “So far as the actual evidence goes,” biogenesis “is still the only possible conclusion. But he admits that it is a conclusion that seems to lead back to some supernatural creative act”. Do not miss the point: real, true, operational science indirectly supports a “supernatural creative act,” which implies a supernatural Creator.

Evolutionist and Harvard University Professor George Wald similarly admitted in an article he wrote titled “The Origin of Life” that there ultimately are two options for life’s origin:
(1) spontaneous generation and
(2) “the only alternative, to believe in a single, primary act of supernatural creation.

There is no third position”. Sadly, though “[m]ost modern biologists, having reviewed with satisfaction the downfall of the spontaneous generation hypothesis,” they are “unwilling to accept the alternative belief in special creation”. Rather than follow the evidence where it ultimately leads (to a supernatural Creator!), atheists would rather put their confidence in a theory that was disproven long ago.

Antony Flew, who for five decades was the world’s leading atheistic thinker, was forced in the end to conclude: “The only satisfactory explanation for the origin of such ‘end-directed, self-replicating’ life as we see on earth is an infinitely intelligent Mind”.


32. Man’s needs are insatiable

The ex-atheist C. S. Lewis, sums up all i wanna say here: "Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for these desires exists. A baby feels hunger; well, there is such a thing as food. A dolphin wants to swim; well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire; well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." (Mere Christianity, Bk. III, chap. 10, "Hope"wink

What exactly do we want?: To be the wealthiest, most handsome, most intelligent, the worlds first citizen, the worlds greatest etc.? The death of Muhammed Ali taught me a serious lesson. Vanity upon Vanity, all is vanity. If nothing in this world can satisfy my desire?. The most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.




These are just some of the reasons why I believe in God. Even if nobody in the world believed in God, I will always believe in God.




Some selected references
http://headhearthand.org/blog/2014/10/23/the-most-honest-atheist-in-the-world/
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-absurdity-of-life-without-god
http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=12&article=5045
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2010/02/war_for_islamic_sharia_law.html
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/13/christmas-gift-for-atheists-five-reasons-why-god-exists.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Christians




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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 7:13pm On Jul 15, 2016
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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by ireneony(f): 7:13pm On Jul 15, 2016
Too long..pls summarize it for me

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by Yuneehk(f): 7:37pm On Jul 15, 2016
But eh, this write up hiri n ne. E too long.
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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by KingEbukaNaija: 7:56pm On Jul 15, 2016
Excellent write-up bro .

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 8:26pm On Jul 15, 2016
ireneony:
Too long..pls summarize it for me
I simply saying "Jesus is Lord of all"

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by HCpaul(m): 8:28pm On Jul 15, 2016
Wow! Just wow!

I love the idea of a Creator nad the level of rationalization behind it. The existence of a Super being is real but a question was left unanswered.

God created the Universe. Accepted.

But how did this supreme intelligent designer that you and I have never seen came into existence independent of time and space?

If you have no answer to that, then it is of absolute possibility that man also exist independent of any Creator. We shouldn't trust ancient writers with all integrity. What if they came up with the theory by overestimating the complexity of life and the universe due to there abject ignorance?
I know the power behind fiction and how natural events can be simulated in manuscript and other printable materials.
The most exciting thing about it is that the universe have a way to emulate everyone's belief system into a typical order of reality that we please him/her. The theory behind that is based on the 'flunctuation of nature' .
Religion do have her own positive side effect by the way.

I love the idea though just that the basis for this eccentric belief is questionable.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 8:30pm On Jul 15, 2016
KingEbukaNaija:
Excellent write-up bro .
Thanks my bro. God has been merciful.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 8:37pm On Jul 15, 2016
Vendoor:
Following
Folo-folo grin

Just try to follow in the right order. grin

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by realmindz: 8:45pm On Jul 15, 2016
Jesus came to die for humanity for the sins inherited through adam and eve.



All races did not come from adam and eve#Fact
Christianity was made up to play spiritual politics #Fact

if my black forefathers did not come from Adam and Eve then Jesus did not die for any black race...


So I don't accept the jewish mythology of religion...


#Still searching for the true God


I believe my short post has made more sense by 10 times 10 than ur long unreadable epistle and lamentations above.

May the peace of the universe be wit u...

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 8:55pm On Jul 15, 2016
HCpaul:
Wow! Just wow!

I love the idea of a Creator nad the level of rationalization behind it. The existence of a Super being is real but a question was left unanswered.

God created the Universe. Accepted.

But how did this supreme intelligent designer that you and I have never seen came into existence independent of time and space?

If you have no answer to that, then it is of absolute possibility that man also exist independent of any Creator. We shouldn't trust ancient writers with all integrity. What if they came up with the theory by overestimating the complexity of life and the universe due to there abject ignorance?
I know the power behind fiction and how natural events can be simulated in manuscript and other printable materials.
The most exciting thing about it is that the universe have a way to emulate everyone's belief system into a typical order of reality that we please him/her. The theory behind that is based on the 'flunctuation of nature' .
Religion do have her own positive side effect by the way.

I love the idea though just that the basis for this eccentric belief is questionable.
It is now a scientific fact that the universe had a beginning. Time was also created in this beginning. And so it is rational to believe that something was in existence before this beginning, before time.

Scientist Gerard Shroeder was right: "Whatever was in existence before time began cannot fit into the human brain".

We cant even call it nothing. The human idea of nothing is actually something if we go into details.

My point exactly is: I do not think we posses the ability to probe the origin of our Creator, we haven't even probed ours successfully.
Whatever you know and will know about God or the universe is solely dependent on how your Creator created you and the abilities He put in you.

We cant outsmart a God who created us. And so "Who created God is not even a question". One thing is for sure, and that is nothing cannot create everything. A better question would be "How did God create the earth"?. This question is what science is all about.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by realmindz: 8:56pm On Jul 15, 2016
I have a dream that my fellow blacks will one day be free from mental slavery and lies of the whites...

How ve they successfully brainwashed us?

They ve made us bastads in our own lands...

yes we are bastads , we ve abandoned our forefathers and called them evil for the jewish gods...

We ve forgotten our heritage and said we came from Adam and eve and even Noah....

Then I asked how possible is it for all races to ve come from a single parent?
They gave no reasonable responses...

I tried to ask how a very great and first and only world flood which wiped out all of humanity cud only be remembered by the Jews. ..even ancient egyptian civilization could not remember..

They gave no answer and ve refused to think and see a point..

oh mother nature! wen next u give freely the gifts of the brain, pls remember my people...

remember the sleeping giants

winner01 KingEbukasBlog I'm not your enemy..A very good one day, u shall see I'm only doing this for the love of my race to help them wake to reality....


I'm sorry I bastardise ur thread..Bt I won't stop until many are woken from the fantasies, riddles and lies of religion

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 9:08pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:
Jesus came to die for humanity for the sins inherited through adam and eve.



All races did not come from adam and eve#Fact
Christianity was made up to play spiritual politics #Fact


if my black forefathers did not come from Adam and Eve then Jesus did not die for any black race...


So I don't accept the jewish mythology of religion...


#Still searching for the true God


I believe my short post has made more sense by 10 times 10 than ur long unreadable epistle and lamentations above.

May the peace of the universe be wit u...
I bolded your assertions. You seem to know everything, and it is tantamount to demonstrating infinite knowledge. It is not a very reasonable stance, i must say.

If you are still searching for the true God, I believe you should devote your time to honesty and open-mindedness rather than this cocky attitude.

If your short post makes sense to you, then congratulations!!. My post was not directed to you in particular and so i see no competition to make sense.

And your last prayer is somewhat dishonest.

I believe it should be "May the peace of God (even though you still claim to be searching) be with you.

I you are honestly searching, then try to acknowledge His existence, there's nothing to be adamant about.

And next time, dont be in a hurry to reply posts to sound smart. Sometimes, there might be no need to reply a post - sometimes, your opinion might not be relevant.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by KingEbukaNaija: 9:11pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:

I believe my short post has made more sense by 10 times 10 than ur long unreadable epistle and lamentations above.


No . This is another rigmarole . I was bored and I just wanted to let you know that you didnt make any sense

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by realmindz: 9:12pm On Jul 15, 2016
winner01:
I bolded your assertions. You seem to know everything, and it is tantamount to demonstrating infinite knowledge. It is not a very reasonable stance, i must say.

If you are still searching for the true God, I believe you should devote your time to honesty and open-mindedness rather than this cocky attitude.

If your short post makes sense to you, then congratulations!!. My post was not directed to you in particular and so i see no competition to make sense.

And your last prayer is somewhat dishonest.

I believe it should be "May the peace of God (even though you still claim to be searching) be with you.

I you are honestly searching, then try to acknowledge His existence, there's nothing to be adamant about.

And next time, dont be in a hurry to reply posts to sound smart. Sometimes, there might be no need to reply a post - sometimes, your opinion might not be relevant.
sorry bro, u are not only spiritually corrupted, delusioned and asleep but mentally dormant...A bastd that has chosen a Jewish god and damned his ancestors as evil talking to me about open mindedness, how pathetic? how laughable?

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by realmindz: 9:15pm On Jul 15, 2016
The true God will never choose sides and call Israelites his own people...
A true loving God would not harden Pharaoh's heart to kill Egyptian toddlers..
Yaweh is evil, it's the pure fact...
The Jewish god is evil and cannot be the true God

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 9:18pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:

sorry bro, u are not only spiritually corrupted, delusioned and asleep but mentally dormant...A bastd that has chosen a Jewish god and damned his ancestors as evil talking to me about open mindedness, how pathetic? how laughable?
Lol! grin
Those names are strong!
Just relax ehn, its not compulsory to show how insecure you are.

I did not chose a Jewish God, I chose the God of creation. And also I did not damn my ancestors. I wonder where you got that.

God is love. Try to read my reasons fof believing in God instead of being in a haste to argue. It will do you a lot of help especially since you claim to be searching for the true God.

God loves you.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 9:20pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:
The true God will never choose sides and call Israelites his own people...

A true loving God would not harden Pharaoh's heart to kill Egyptian toddlers..

Yaweh is evil, it's the pure fact...

The Jewish god is evil and cannot be the true God
OK!
Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by HCpaul(m): 9:25pm On Jul 15, 2016
winner01:
It is now a scientific fact that the universe had a beginning. Time was also created in this beginning. And so it is rational to believe that something was in existence before this beginning, before time.

Scientist Gerard Shroeder was right: "Whatever was in existence before time began cannot fit into the human brain".

We cant even call it nothing. The human idea of nothing is actually something if we go into details.

My point exactly is: I do not think we posses the ability to probe the origin of our Creator, we haven't even probed ours successfully.
Whatever you know and will know about God or the universe is solely dependent on how your Creator created you and the abilities He put in you.

We cant outsmart a God who created us. And so "Who created God is not even a question". One thing is for sure, and that is nothing cannot create everything. A better question would be "How did God create the earth"?. This question is what science is all about.

Well, you are persuasive. But you intelligently left the question unanswered.

Ok! If the source of this anonymous Creator is hidden, then can we have an evidence or at least a proof that will validate his existence formation.

But please can I probe some cause for his unknown form of existence?

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by KingEbukaNaija: 9:26pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:
The true God will never choose sides and call Israelites his own people...

A true loving God would not harden Pharaoh's heart to kill Egyptian toddlers..

Yaweh is evil, it's the pure fact...

The Jewish god is evil and cannot be the true God

Yeah . The Egyptians got punished for over 400 years of keeping the Israelities in misery , pain and suffering . Their king also commanded that all newly born sons of Israelities should be thrown into the Nile

[size=15pt]Exodus 1 :22
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."
[/size]

The Israelities were belabored during their enslavement and lived as subhumans for over 400 years

God responds and punishes Egyptians for their wickedness and somehow He is the evil one ? This guy! Whatever you sow that you shall reap !

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by KingEbukaNaija: 9:29pm On Jul 15, 2016
HCpaul:


Well, you are persuasive. But you intelligently left the question unanswered.

Ok! If the source of this anonymous Creator is hidden, then can we have an evidence or at least a proof that will validate his existence.

But please can I probe some cause for his unknown form of existence?

God is eternal and infinite , this means that asking for his source of existence is illogical .

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by HCpaul(m): 9:36pm On Jul 15, 2016
KingEbukaNaija:


God is eternal and infinite , this means that asking for his source of existence is an illogical question .

Ok o. But allocating a source for the existence of man is logical? let's stop deceiving ourselves and let's start facing reality. The survival of human race solely depends on the success of science. Ever since I was born into this earth, man have always been the administrator of their own world without any alien support.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by KingEbukaNaija: 9:44pm On Jul 15, 2016
HCpaul:


Ok o. But allocating a source for the existence of man is logical? let's stop deceiving ourselves and let's start facing reality. The survival of human race solely depends on the success of science. Ever since I was born into this earth, man have always been the administrator of their own world without any alien support.

The world is temporal and the adversities faced are earmarks of a transient world . Man has been bestowed with intelligence by God to survive and surmount any difficulty posed . Its a race , it takes God's grace to make it through to the finish line .

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by realmindz: 9:47pm On Jul 15, 2016
KingEbukaNaija:


Yeah . The Egyptians got punished for over 400 years of keeping the Israelities in misery , pain and suffering . Their king also commanded that all newly born sons of Israelities should be thrown into the Nile

[size=15pt]Exodus 1 :22
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."
[/size]

The Israelities were belabored during their enslavement and lived as subhumans for over 400 years

God responds and punishes Egyptians for their wickedness and somehow He is the evil one ? This guy! Whatever you sow that you shall reap !
I insist, a true God will not do that great amount of evil to kill Egyptian toddlers...

A man was walking down d road, then children laughed and mocked him, then the man commanded wild animals to maul the kids...


think of it pls...that is pure evil!!!! call a spade a spade...no love, no mercy...eat up children like chicken...

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 9:52pm On Jul 15, 2016
HCpaul:


Well, you are persuasive. But you intelligently left the question unanswered.

Ok! If the source of this anonymous Creator is hidden, then can we have an evidence or at least a proof that will validate his existence formation.

But please can I probe some cause for his unknown form of existence?
I answered ur question perfectly.

You do not possess the ability to probe the source of this Creator. You need to recognize your limits. Your limits is why you haven't successfully probed your own existence.

What we know for sure is, A Creator exist. The evidence you need is around you.

When you acknowledge that fact, all others will fall into place.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by winner01(m): 9:54pm On Jul 15, 2016
realmindz:
....


I'm sorry I bastardise ur thread..Bt I won't stop until many are woken from the fantasies, riddles and lies of religion


Please dont stop! You are in for one long ride.

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Re: 32 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Believe In God by Aremu01(m): 9:55pm On Jul 15, 2016
#singing...
Jeeeeeeesus the soooooooooooon of God, I believeeeeeeee on you, I believeeeee in youuuuuuu

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