Many times when myself or my wife might be witnessing to somebody we get a response like, “I have my own beliefs”….. and that’s OK…. in fact, I would be quite surprised if you did NOT have your own “beliefs”…… but having your own beliefs should not stop you from investigating what I am trying to tell you ? ….. what about TRUTH ?….. how important is it to know THE TRUTH ?…… are you certain your beliefs are THE TRUTH ?…… how can you be so sure ?
You know what the real problem is ?…… most people are really not concerned about spiritual matters….. and therefore they are not earnest seekers after THE TRUTH.
I have often said (and say it again)…. if “the Bible’ and the subject of “God” is just an intellectual discussion (or a topic of argument) for a cocktail party (or some other social occasion when you are looking to ‘pass time’) then it is futile talking to you about ‘TRUTH’….. because it’s just not that important in your life.
How important is fellowship with God to you ? …… lots of people truly believe that fellowship with God is actually impossible….. even though they may pray, it’s usually out of desperation, ‘just to cover all bases’ so to speak…. but they really do not believe in their heart that anybody is listening or will answer their prayer.
Don’t you think that ‘REAL CHRISTIANS’….. the kind who are devoted to ‘the things pertaining to God’ and the study of ‘the Bible’ above everything else in life….. what the public would call ‘fanatics’ ….. don’t you think that these seekers after THE TRUTH occasionally have doubts ? ….. don’t you think that these seekers after THE TRUTH are always willing to question their own sincerity as well as the doctrines they espouse ?…. of course they are…. why ? …… because it’s literally a matter of ‘life and death’ to them…. it’s the most important thing in their lives….. and they always want to be sure that they are on the right path…. that they are pleasing God….. and that they are living as He would have them live…. and doing what He would have them do….
So…. for those of us who are totally dedicated to serving God…. how can we be so sure we have THE TRUTH (and are not following ‘cunningly devised fables’ – 2 Peter 1:16) ?????
First, we have the witness of Scripture against which to test our lives – do our thoughts, words and actions agree with what the Bible tells us that God expects of His children ?
Secondly, we have the witness of the Holy Spirit of God working in our conscience to steer us in the right direction.
Thirdly, we have the evidence of God’s hand in our lives….. answered prayers….. providential care….. all serve to re-assure us of His fellowship and blessing…. and elicit our response of Adoration, Praise and Thanksgiving.
For those of you skeptics ….. who say “fine – you may be devoted to the Bible but it is just one book among many and was written by man and contains just as much error as any other book ….. me now, i’m devoted to the _____ (Torah, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, Book of Mormon, whatever) and I ‘experience god’ also….. all paths ultimately lead to _____ (Heaven, Nirvana, Paradise, Utopia, whatever)…… in fact, HOW DARE YOU TELL ME that YOUR Bible and YOUR way is the ‘only way to God’…. how dogon ARROGANT….. just who do you think you are ?”
But my friend, don’t you think we have thought of all this ? ….. don’t you think we have not investigated all these various world religions and supposed paths to a god ? …… many of us (who have actually found THE GOD) have been seeking for years in all these other places……some deep into these FALSE religions of men…. many started in childhood in the WRONG places….. raised as Mormons, Muslims, whatever…… how then could we escape DECEPTION ? ……. we had ONE THING in common….. we were seeking after THE TRUTH and we were seeking for it with all our heart…… and when God revealed it to us, we were willing to part with our past….. even if it put our lives at risk…… do you not think that Muslims convert to Jesus Christ at the risk of their own lives (such is the demonic and evil nature of that ‘religion’ and the hold it has over it’s followers).
GOD has said, “You will find ME when you seek me with ALL YOUR HEART” (Jeremiah 29:13)
The evil beings that control this planet will do anything to stop a human from being saved by Jesus Christ.
Many false religions offering praise to ‘god’ are actually serving the devil or one of his many demons…… how can we be so sure ?…. well, in spite of all their ‘prayers’ and ‘outward religious practices’…… they must be serving the wrong god because their lives manifest every evil work and vice…. hatred, intolerance, cruelty and murder……… now contrast this with the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the way of Peace, Happiness, Harmony and Love.
‘By their fruits ye shall know them…..’ (Matthew 7:16 – 18)
True CHRISTIANS …. are universally hated by the world…. and by all false religions that worship other ‘gods’…….
Many ‘supposedly Christian’ churches have also done some very UNCHRISTIAN acts…… further adding to the hatred of True Christians by people who cannot differentiate between a TRUE CHRISTIAN and a deceived ‘christian’.
The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH has done more to damage the ‘Real Christian Faith’ than any other organisation on earth …… so no wonder the public is skeptical and confused…… but what about YOU….. yes ….. YOU ….. personally.
If YOU really want to know the TRUTH…… the LIVING GOD ….. Creator of Heaven and Earth ….. and what He is really like ….. then you need to consider the Bible and read it for yourself.
It is the MOST PRINTED book of all time…… it is in all countries and languages….. and it changes LIVES for the BETTER….. because the Power of God rests upon it …… it is in fact, GOD’s book to the human race…… and outlines His dealings with mankind from the beginning to the end of time itself.
You cannot afford to ignore it….. look around you and see what is happening with the world …… and then start reading it….. and keep reading it till GOD reveals Himself to you.