Some readers may enjoy this series; some may not, but thank you in advance for your patience. Reading here, the why of it!
Post number one of why I BELIEVE IN GOD.
Most importantly, know that God does not need us; we need Him.
He created us with this inner desire to seek Him. Most of the time, we try to fill that void with material things; we feel fulfilled for a short time until we begin to hunger again.
God wants us to be happy and gave us a rule book to be satisfied, the Ten Commandments. He wrote them in stone; they will NOT CHANGE, with the times.
Atheists like to say, if there is a God, He hates us because we suffer.
God loves order, look at the universe and His creations, if there were no God, how is it possible that nature has order. Evil loves confusion; look at what is going on today in the world. We are in a spiritual battle! God allows it because man desires not to obey Him who created us. Therefore God, like a good parent, sees us.
Parents, too, the ones who CARE. Parents depending on the child’s age will leave them alone to make their own mistakes (to learn), the younger ones a parent might remove some privilege—grounding them, taking away a treasured “whatever,” hoping to get them on the right track again. God does that also when He sees humans going in a harmful direction; He allows them what they pray for even if it leads them to mistakes. We control much of our confusion, and many times the innocent are caught up in it. Like weeding your garden, some of the good gets pulled out with the weeds. That is life!
Let us, however, start from the beginning. God in the Heaven, Father the Creator, Son the Redeemer, and Holy Ghost the guide and giver of
Gifts. All Three but One God. A Mystery of our Faith! Be as little children.
The One True God was so happy because where God resided was perfect. So perfect, they wanted to share it! It is written they said, “Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26
Notice it is written the word “US,” plural, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Image and likeness refer to our immortal soul. Other creations had a mortal soul, in that when life was absent, the soul no longer existed.
God did not want us to be robots; He wants us to love Him. Heaven was open to us until sin came into the world.
Heaven was shut because of sin, but God the Redeemer was so willing to sacrifice, and God His Father agreed to be appeased by His willingness.
A wink of God’s eyes could have again opened the gates of Heaven, but would you have known His love, seen His example of His life in the name of Jesus, appreciated Him, and what limits your creator was willing to go for you.
Atheism says God hates us because we suffer. Study His life and see suffering, poverty, pain, misunderstanding, death. The Jewish nation, His people, never denied what is written of Him in that regard.
I believe because I prayed.
I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.
(to be continued)