I’m writing this letter to you out of love. I’m more than 100% certain that there is a God, and trying to deny the existence of God is similar to trying to keep a beach ball underwater, it will always pop up. The characteristics of this God are perfect Love, Justice, Mercy, Peace, and Wrath towards sin. Sin is defined as transgressing divine law, and has been passed down from human generation to generation. We all sin as naturally as breathing, in fact it takes the indwelling spirit of God to transform you to recognize your sin and to put an end to it. From my experience, things I didn’t consider bad before being a Christian, were pointed out to me as bad by the indwelling spirit of God. The greatest proof of God’s power is the power to transform someone’s life and change hearts.
There are many mysteries to life. One such mystery is the reality of our individual consciousness, another such mystery is abiogenesis, the formation of life from non-living matter, and another is the creation of the universe from non-existence. Based on the Cosmological Argument, there MUST be a first uncaused-cause, and there is reason to believe this first uncaused-cause is incredibly powerful and intelligent in order to design the universe and design life. Based on the fine-tuning principal, the universe appears to be designed to allow life. Until abiogenesis can be proven in the lab, a close examination of life reveals design, DNA in life turned bio-science into computer-science, and even Dawkins admits that DNA is similar to “Computer code,” and something like computer code cannot arise naturally, just like if you leave a blank book in the woods you wouldn’t expect The Lord of the Rings to be written in it, no matter how much time you leave it there. The Void and time are not creative forces. I conclude that many unexplained phenomenon can be attributed to the existence of God and a higher level of reality.
Another mystery of life is the existence of objective truth and objective right and wrong. Without a moral agent writing what is right or wrong on our hearts, we would have absolutely no concept of good or evil or justice. This is by definition the Moral Argument for God. When an atheist asks, “Why is there so much evil in the world?”, we can look at that question and realize it doesn’t make sense unless we presume the existence of God. Without God there is no such thing as objective right or wrong, and you could make the argument that what a mass murderer did was actually acceptable by his culture for the time, if right or wrong are subjective, you can rationalize any kind of evil.
So, you might think that God might be a good possibility, or know it is true in your heart. Why the God of the bible? The God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? There are many good reasons to believe, I won’t get into all of them, but I will mention them in case you want to do research on them.
The first reason is fulfilled prophecy, there is reason to believe that Jesus himself fulfilled over 300 prophecies about his first appearance. Another fulfilled prophecy to research is the one about Tyre, where Ezekiel predicts what Alexander the Great did centuries later.
The second reason is that the bible contains advanced scientific and medical knowledge for its time. The Law of God had Jewish people washing their hands before any other people did. God gave his people procedures for the quarantine of Leprosy, which was actually used to quarantine the black plague later. An Angel warned Samson’s mother to avoid alcohol while pregnant, and the rest of the world didn’t catch up until 1899. The bible also describes an expanding universe and the fact that the Earth hangs on nothing.
The third reason is the accuracy of the ancient text. Between AD 40-100, there were 24,000 copies of the New Testament found, the next most accurate ancient text is the Iliad with 643 copies found. Scholars cannot deny that Jesus existed. There is also very good historical evidence for Jesus resurrection, where he proves he has power over death. Producing the body of Jesus would have actually stopped the spread of Christianity.
The fourth reason is a plea from me personally. Jesus Christ personally removed my spiritual blinders in October 2015, and when I realized he was the way, truth, and life, and that Christianity is true, I felt like in my brain, saying, “This incredibly stupid thing is true!??” Then when I began to fall away from the faith in the first few months of it, Jesus appeared to me in a dream and restored it! Since then, I have had SO MUCH personal confirmation that I’m on the correct path that it has become undeniable, from incredibly personal and accurate prophecy to seeing God work in others’ lives like forewarning someone of a drunk driver hitting them on the exact road it would happen, to experience with the not so friendly demonic entities not only in my life, but seeing it in the lives of others as well.
The fifth plea is a plea from reason. Without God, our lives are essentially purposeless and insignificant. Nothing you do ever matters, there will be no ultimate justice in the universe, and we all are given the same reward, non-existence. God defines and gives us purpose. God’s ultimate purpose for us is to Love Him and Love Others as ourselves.
The sixth reason is basically Pascal’s Wager, except one where there is more evidence for the God of the bible than there is for ANY OTHER GOD!
The penalty for sin is death. Thankfully, Jesus paid the full penalty of our sin on the cross. By believing he died and rose again and proclaiming before men that He is Lord, you can be saved from the wrath of God!
Life on Earth contains many trials, but for the believer none of our suffering is pointless.
God is the source of all truth, life, and goodness. God also chooses a people for himself and takes their sides. God has friends and enemies. Woe unto the enemy of God!
I pray that God lifts your spiritual blindness and heals your hearts. The reward for choosing God is Eternal Life on a New Earth without pain or sorrow or death or sin. The ultimate utopian society of Peace. There can be no peace without him.
“Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.
Prayfully consider the above and be blessed in Jesus Name, Amen.
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