I’ve been talking to a lot of people because of this blog. Some are Christian, some are from other faiths, and some are atheists.
The majority of the time, the atheists are militant, aiming to only proclaim their own faith (in themselves – a foolish option). I tried to answer their questions and spread God’s word, but I was left wanting. I felt broken inside. Over and over again I would answer questions, until I realised that these people didn’t want answers. They only wanted to fight. They never listened, and I felt like I was letting God down.
Then God put a single verse in my head.
For everyone who asks receives, the
one who seeks finds; and to the one
who knocks, the door will be opened.
These people weren’t atheists because I hadn’t answered them. They were atheists because they WANTED to be. If they would truly seek God, He would reveal Himself to them.
During this time, I asked myself: Why am I a Christian?
My mother raised me to believe in God. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know He was up there. But with early childhood not being an easy time for my family, I could have blamed God. I didn’t. I understood.
It was when I entered university that I decided I needed to learn more about God. I wanted to know the TRUE history of the world; I wanted to know why I was created; and I wanted to know how I would be spending eternity. All those answers are found in the Bible. As the years have gone on, I have done research, research, and more research. Everything continues to point to God.
So, why am I a Christian? I’m a Christian because I have listened to what God has told us about Himself, I have prayed that I would be filled with the Holy Spirit, and I have faith that Jesus died and rose from the dead to pay for our sins and defeat death.
Why are you a Christian? What is it about our Lord and Saviour that first called to you? Let me know in the comments below!