At camp this past summer i had the opportunity to listen to an amazing speaker; Jeremy McAllister. This is what he had to say about why he believed that God is the true creator of this world and the one and only king.
1 Peter 3:15-16 . . If someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way . . .
Question: Why Do I Believe That There Is A God ?
The Eyeball is to amazingly complex to have happened by accident !
- 1 Million Nerve's form and connect in order in the womb
- The eye is the most advanced piece of technology on earth
Even Darwin admits "The eye to this day gives me a cold shudder"
Animals like the Bombadier Beetle and Giraffe had to exist all at once or not at all. They could not have "evolved"
note : the Bombadier Beetle is a beetle that shoots explosives out of its butt. I'm dead serious . Look it up .
Btw. i personally believe in micro-evolution, but that this points to a creator (God)
Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God has made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
I Believe There Is A God Because God's Creation Is Too Complex To Happen Any Other Way
Question: Why Do I Believe That The Bible Is The Word Of God ?
Isaiah 53 was written by a Shepard in the desert, 700 years before Jesus was born and 400 years before crucifixion was even invented .
1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
Question: Why do I believe That Jesus Is The Son Of God ?
It is widely accepted that a man named Jesus truly did exist, but what to do with him ? Most people put Jesus into the "Good Teacher" category. Mark 10:17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus messed that all up when he called himself God . John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Once Jesus called himself God he can no longer be a good teacher. He can only be one of three things. Jesus was either a Liar, a Lunatic or he was Lord .
I believe Jesus was Lord !
Mark 8:29 Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah."