The christian way of life is the best way of life possible jesus said he came so his followers may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly ()god's way of living has great benefits for this life and offers pleasures forevermore in the next (1 timothy 4:8 psalm 16:11. Our resurrection bodies will then allow us to move, eat, see, feel, and speak as part of our life with god our experience in the afterlife will be comprehensive and robust, due in large part to our resurrection bodies. In both 2007 and 2014, roughly two-thirds of people who believe in god said they think of god as a person, while just under three-in-ten see god as an impersonal force beliefs about the afterlife roughly seven-in-ten americans (72%) believe in a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded. If christians believe god gave us free will, why does god intervene in our lives by answering prayers update: i interpret free will with, not tampering with a possible outcome by answering prayers or asking for god to lead you through the day would mean you are no longer the operator in charge. And since our hearts always respond to what we really believe, not what we think we believe on a theoretical level, our lives frequently don't reflect what we say we believe he goes on to say that if god experiences no true possibilities.
How to believe in god as similar as some views of god may be, building a relationship with god is a quest an individual must take for oneself this personal quest does not necessarily mean christianity, any of the abrahamic faiths, or any. Although there are many reasons why christians suffer, i would like to address what i believe are eight of the most common reasons why there is suffering in our lives #1: a lack of word knowledge many christians suffer because they're too busy seeking carnal knowledge instead of the word of god. The obvious answer is to believe that god does not take part in human affairs, at least not in this way maybe god works only through the laws of science maybe god works only through the laws of.
Our desire as christians is to understand what god has revealed about himself and his will for us in the bible and to follow it to do this, we need to be sure that we understand how the bible applies to our lives in the instructions that god gives to us in it. Even those who claim that god is working miracles today, when asked if they believe that the recorded miracles of christ in the new testament are sufficient to establish faith in him, will answer affirmatively. Without faith it's impossible to please god because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him ( hebrews 11:6 ) jesus is the object of our faith, reliance and hope. In christianity, we are free to pursue god in all areas of our lives for example, we are free to glorify god by being a doctor, a lawyer, a mechanic, a housewife, a father, a mother, a minister, an accountant, etc.
It is important for every christian to be convinced that god is good and what's more — god alone is good if we are not absolutely convinced that god alone is good, we will not be able to say no to other gods that promise joy but deliver sorrow. This is why we pray, not to inform god, not to change him to our way of thinking, not to get our will done, not because he needs us, but because we need him, love him, and long to worship him would you like information on how to become a christian. Christianity teaches that there is only one god, and you cannot become a god islam teaches that jesus is not god in flesh--where christianity does jesus cannot be both god and not god at the same time. Our choice to believe is based upon the character of god just as abraham believed god would be faithful to his promise and make of his offspring a great nation, so he chose to believe god would somehow save his son in order to accomplish that promise.
A friend of mine often reminds me that the major sin areas in our lives evidence a deeper issue than just the symptoms (sins) which externally manifest themselves they often point to something which we do not believe about god at our core. My past lives & what the bible says about reincarnation by stephanie relfe bsc (sydney) i was raised catholic and so like most people believed what the church i had grown up with told me. To present the good news to a lost world (mark 16:15-16 1 timothy 6:12) like an athlete or soldier, we present our best efforts to further the faith our transformed lives compel us to share the gospel's impact not just for our today, but for our eternity. The bible and why christians believe in the trinity christianity adopted this complicated idea of god because it was the only way they could make sense of one god in the context of the events and.
The earth's perfect distance from the sun, the unique chemical properties of water, the human brain, dna, the number of people who attest to knowing god, the gnawing in our hearts and minds to determine if god is there, the willingness for god to be known through jesus christ. The purpose of god in the atoning death of his son for our sins is to save us from the penalty of sin, and to set us apart to god to become like his son (rom 8:29) our eternal destiny is to be conformed to the image of god in christ jesus (1 jn 3:3. The reasons why a loving god would allow so much evil in the world are a mystery and a stumbling block to faith for many people why do good people sometimes suffer terribly while evil people live lives of ease. It has been translated into its present form directly from the original languages from a vast supply of ancient manuscripts sifted by the best minds and most competent scholars of our day and of many prior generations.
Most of us will not see god, as the prophets have, but the still, small promptings of the spirit—the thoughts and feelings that the holy ghost brings into our minds and hearts—will give us an undeniable knowledge that he lives and that he loves us (robert d hales, seeking to know god, our heavenly father, and his son, jesus christ. The first time i read isaiah 42:20 it blew me away the prophet says, you have seen many things, but you pay no attention your ears are open, but you do not listen (niv.
Many contemporary christians feel disconnected from the vibrant, spirit-filled ministries of the prophets and apostles described in the bible in the old testament, god seemingly took the people of israel through miraculous event after miraculous event in the new testament, those who watched the. Christian view of government government affects our lives daily it tells us how fast to drive it regulates our commerce it protects us from foreign and domestic strife. Another manifestation of the extreme egotism of christianity is the belief that god is intimately concerned with picayune aspects of, and directly intervenes in, the lives of individuals if god, the creator and controller of the universe, is vitally concerned with your sex life, you must be pretty damned important. God is in control because we have freely of our own will given him permission to work in our lives the christian freely limits his actions, thoughts, and words to the direction of the word of god in doing so, the christian finds greater life as god indwells that person.