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How do we know all of this is true?
Thank you for your question. Your question is very general and therefore my answer is also quite general. I am guessing you mean by 'all of this' to be the message of Christianity that you have heard about on our website.
The key fact of the Christian message is the resurrection of Christ from death, the miracle of which demonstrates that he is the true Saviour and Lord. The evidence for this is set out in several books, the most famous of which is 'Who Moved The Stone?' by Frank Morrison, a sceptical lawyer who set out to disprove the story but was instead led to faith in Christ by his investigation. However, the evidence does not by itself prove conclusively the reality of Christ, because God only makes Himself known in response to faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
I believe it is true, therefore, through the spiritual experience of God that comes through faith. Faith is believing in something that is not seen in an assured way. The Bible says about faith: faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation (Hebrews 11:1-2)
We Christians believe by faith in a God who loves us. We believe by faith that the wrong things we have done separate us from God. We believe by faith that Jesus died to take the punishment for our wrong and to restore that broken relationship with God. We believe that he rose again to give us new life. The difference between 'belief' and 'faith' is that faith involves a personal act of trust in Christ. I may believe, for example, that I am safe flying without every getting on board an aeroplane. To do that is the moment when belief becomes faith! In the same way, I believe the Christian message but I also trust the person Jesus Christ with life and death by committing myself to a personal relationship with Him. When we do that sincerely, God makes Himself known to us in a personal way; in a real relationship of which we can be certain because it makes us new people - born again to spiritual life by God's power.
The passage finishes by saying: let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-2).
We also believe that Jesus is coming again and so I do hope this general answer to your question goes some way to helping you find peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: www.lookingforGod.com
In closing, I want to encourage you to get more involved with your local church. It would be good to speak to a Christian leader or another trusted church individual regarding your question. I know they would be delighted to further answer you as well as offer prayer and support as you continue your spiritual journey:
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