Many claim Christianity is comprised of a bunch of make-believe stories.
“There’s no logical evidence or reason to believe in Christianity,” they’ll say.
But that’s NOT true.
There’s a lot of evidence to support the belief in the Christian God. You just have to be open to the evidence and look for it.
In this blog post, I’ll be exploring three reasons we have to believe in the Christian God.
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1. The case for the resurrection is rock-solid.
Christianity is built around the resurrection. If there is no resurrection, there is no Christianity. The Apostle Paul affirms this.
“If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith,” (1 Corinthians 15:14 NIV)
If you examine the facts surrounding the resurrection, you’ll find the resurrection is the most plausible explanation for what happened after Jesus died. No other alternate theory comes close.
If the resurrection is true and Jesus did rise from the dead, it would make sense to draw the conclusion that Jesus was telling the truth about who He was and is.
For more information on this topic, please check out a previous blog post: “Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? The Aftermath of the Crucifixion”. To read that post, click here.
2. You can’t have objective morality without God.
A big question among skeptics and Christians is this: Why would a good God allow evil and suffering?
This question has stomped many people, but I would like to flip the question on its back.
To say there is evil and suffering in the world, you must have a basis for objective morality. In other words, who tells us what is good and bad? Who has that authority?
Surely, no human being holds that power. There is no one other than God who has the authority to reveal what is good and bad. He reveals this objective morality through His Word, the Holy Bible.
So, in asking the question, “Why would a good God allow evil and suffering?” you are affirming God exists.
3. Prophecy and fulfillment show us the Christian God is real.
Prophecy and fulfillment is a neglected topic. I can’t remember the last time we talked about it at church.
But it’s important and gives us concrete evidence for the existence of the Christian God.
There are over 50 prophecies in the Old Testament testifying of a Messiah coming. These prophecies give us details of who this Messiah is.
Here are a couple of examples.
“The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel,” Isaiah 7:14 NIV
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 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,” Isaiah 53:2–5 NIV
These two prophecies were written 700 years prior to Jesus being born so how did Isaiah know this was going to happen unless told by God himself?
There are still other prophecies that haven’t been fulfilled, but that’s because those will be fulfilled in His second coming.
There are many reasons to believe in the Christian God and these three reasons just scratch the surface. If you want to discuss this topic further, feel free to comment below. I’d love to hear from you. 🙂