Saturday, December 24, 2016

AN AGNOSTIC WANTS TO KNOW HOW HE CAN REALLY BELIEVE AND HOW HE CAN BE BORN AGAIN. Augustine Said That He Believed So That He Could Understand Rather Than Understand So That He Could Believe. Reasoning with God would require us to understand before we can accept our need for Him as true.

I’m an agnostic who goes to church. I live in a Muslim country where you must be a Muslim or a Christian, if you want to get married or have official papers you have to be religious, also the church helps with my social anxiety. How can I really believe? Also how can I be born again?
All agnostics acknowledge that the Universe has to have been created by the Creator. The evidence is so overwhelming, only those who are fools deny this fact—because they believe in a theory.

When we believe something to be true, we are actually accepting something to be real.

If any agnostic accepts that the Creator created the Universe, then the agnostic is intellectually capable of reasoning that the Infinite One who created the Universe is able to read people’s minds and discern the difference between their thoughts and intentions.

If you acknowledge that God understands the difference between your thoughts and intentions, then you will appreciate that any insincere and half-hearted consideration of relating to Him may not be acknowledged. God does not entertain fools. This is why there are many atheists who reject Him. They are not genuinely interested in knowing and understanding the truth. The reason: truth in relationships requires genuine intentions.

The concept of love requires two individuals to give of themselves to each other in a relationship. No two persons, who make a commitment to one another because of their genuine devotion towards each other, have second thoughts about their commitment, once they have made it. If either of the persons in the relationship had prior knowledge of the other's insincerity, the relationship would not enter into a contractual stage.

The reason people are not able to enter into a relationship with the Creator of the Universe is because they are not genuine. They think they can be promiscuous and have other gods in their relationship with their Creator—ones of their own making. Moreover, these people overlook that the Creator of the Universe knows the true intentions of their hearts.

Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Lord Jesus is the way to the truth that enables you to have eternal life. So this indicates that there is process involved within each individual if they are to secure eternal life. Yet, we learn from the First Letter of John that accepting as true that Lord Jesus died for our sins and rose the dead because He is God is sufficient for us to be saved.
  • Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 1:5)
The real issue each one has to acknowledge is the futility of being born to die and then having to suffer while we are on this Earth, whether this be psychologically (mentally, emotionally) or physically. Not to acknowledge this is to play the fool.

If you desire to know why you were born; if you desire to know the Creator; call out to Him to show you the way to know Him. If Jesus rose from the dead (which He did), then if you genuinely desire to know Him, call out to Him, so that you may know Him. Reason says that if Jesus is the Son of God, He will be capable of hearing your call.

Although, bear in mind, Lord Jesus Christ is also capable of discerning whether you are truly genuine or less than 100% in your request. The modern concept of situational ethics does not cut it. In other words, if Lord Jesus Christ knows that you might think you are genuine today but tomorrow you will have changed your mind, then He understands that you have a lack of integrity in your conviction. Either you want to know the way to eternal life and nothing else matters, or you are not sure.

The Way To The Truth Is Also The Way To Eternal Life But Only For The Genuine

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