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The Path to the Christian Faith

Does the young child, having learned to walk without the assisting hands of Mother and Father, begin to doubt that his parents exist? It is sad that many adults have taken such a view in regard to their spiritual Father.
How does one, who is a believer in God and the Judgment to come, persuade another to such conviction? One cannot say, “Just believe,” or “There are so many who believe,” for such are not grounds for the truth to a matter.
Rather, the claims of Christianity MUST be established by indisputable proof. If such cannot be proven, then it should not be accepted; yet, if such can be proven, then one must not ignore it.

It is impossible for God not to exist! Mankind exists. We are an undeniable fact in this world. How did we get here? We are here only by one of two ways: (1) by evolution (natural means), or (2) by creation (supernatural means).
Evolution is based upon the idea of the survival of the fittest. Thus, when something happens to an animal’s habitat demanding the animal to either evolve (say, add or change an organ) or die, then, unless it does make a change it will die.
Now when the need occurred for the supposed evolution of the lung, there had to be a cause for the need (say, the drying up of a lake). Now the question is: how long can a fish survive while laying on the bottom of a dried up lake waiting for a lung to evolve?! Evolutionist themselves admit that a change may take one million years!
If you were to tape your mouth and nose, could you evolve a new breathing organ before you suffocated? Neither could those water-breathing creatures have done the same.
This point was presented in a debate to one of the world’s most renown atheists. [See: The Warren Flew Debate.] Yet, he was unable to make reply–not because he was not intelligent enough–but because it cannot be answered.
Since we are here by only one of two ways, and since it is not by evolution, then, it is by creation–which necessitates the existence of God.

Could a five year old be the author of Webster’s Dictionary?…the painter of the Mona Lisa?…the mind behind the Space Shuttle? Neither could mere man be the author of the Bible which contains characteristics which are far beyond our capabilities.
Amazingly fulfilled prophecies, uncanny unity and astounding scientific foreknowledge (among others) are such characteristics which establish the case for the inspiration of the Bible.

(1) Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:30-31).
(2) There will be a judgment, and heaven or hell are the two rewards (Matt. 25:31- 46).
(3) In order to go to heaven, one must: believe that Jesus is the Christ (John 3:16), repent of his sins (Luke 13:3), confess faith in Jesus (Rom. 10:9,10), be baptized for remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16), and live a faithful life (Rev. 2:10).

Much more can be said, yet this evidence establishes the case for the claims of Christianity. It must not be ignored.

Gary Henson

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