Christians are pretty simple minded don’t you think? Are they unaware of evolution and the big bang theory? They actually believe God created the world in 6 days and when He spoke things were created? Dumb. Sometimes when I speak to someone about God and faith I can feel these thoughts radiating from their pores. There are countless people who believe if you are educated and an intellectual there is no way possible you can believe in Christ or the Creator.
Never allow the opinions of others make you feel ashamed of what you believe. You’re not ashamed on Sunday morning when the holy spirit is beaming inside of you, so don’t be ashamed to speak about Christ in front of co-workers, classmates, friends or any non-believer. Understand that everyone will not believe in the gospel of Christ. The devil personally knew God but still rejected his goodness due to his own ego. Don’t allow your ego to be the death of you.
Many people can’t fathom that there is anything higher than a human. After all, the advancements we have made in technology are astounding and we are the highest on the food chain so I guess it is easy to get caught up in thinking we’re runnin’ things. Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander is an excellent example. He’s a brilliant doctor who was strictly a man of science and a skeptic of the existence of a soul or God until a near-death experience changed his entire perspective on life and faith. He formed a rare case of meningitis that shut down the majority of his brain. He says he experienced heaven against all medical odds. He is clear that it was not a dream and the only way to describe God is omnipotent; you can feel Him everywhere, in everything and all over you. Dr. Alexander describes heaven in his book, “Proof of Heaven” which is next on my reading list! Reading books about faith helps to renew and strengthen your own belief.
Some people don’t believe in God until they have had a near death experience but most of us won’t have an opportunity like this which is why you must listen to that tug in your heart and that voice that says, “You know I’m real”. You may not understand everything about God’s word and Jesus’ death but don’t allow a few questions to pull you away from grace, mercy and salvation. A few years ago Dr. Alexander could have intelligently debated why God didn’t exist according to science and potentially shamed a believer. Just because an individual has not experienced the Lord like you have-you must not allow them to make you feel ashamed or timid to profess your love for Him. There are many reasons not to believe in God and Christ. That’s why it is a choice. God wants you to choose to believe in Him in spite of the hurt you have suffered, the chaos of the world and any doubt that you have. I know this sounds corny and cliche but seek and you will find the answers, peace and joy. I guess it’s hard to believe that sinners (which we all are) will be saved from hell if we simply believe in Christ but it’s truth. It’s a pretty sweet deal don’t you think? We don’t deserve it but God left it for the takin’.