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I have prayed to have Christ come into my life but at the same time I find it difficult to take that leap to faith. I have a science background and think that is part of the problem.

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Thank you for asking for advice. I hope this short answer will help you.

Firstly there is nothing wholly wrong with having doubts. Thomas was someone recorded in the Bible as having doubts:

Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed" (John 20:26-29)

There is a also a great statement made in Mark 9:22-24 "if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief".

Perhaps you should pray “I believe; help my unbelief".

Secondly regarding science: science looks at the natural world. Christianity seeks to explain how the natural creation can have a relationship with a super natural God and the spiritual world. We use the term faith to explain how we believe in things unseen.

Some basic analogies from the scientific world can also be used. We cannot see gravity but feel its effects. We cannot see wind, but feel its effects. We cannot see the middle of the earth but it must be there. We cannot see an unborn baby, but can see its effects on the carrying mother. Faith in God is believing in something that we cannot see, but can see His effects.

The fact that we have a conscience, the fact that the universe is so wonderfully and intrinsically made, the way we love and mourn. These are all things that show we are created in the image of God.

The Bible is believed by Christians to be God's message to the world. It is a unique book of 66 books, 40+ different authors over some 1600 years. It is all explaining the Good News story of God: That we are loved by God, but the wrong we do separates us from Him, and Jesus came to die for that wrong, taking the punishment we deserve. He died and rose again to forgive us and give us new life. If we trust in Him then we, by faith, are forgiven and made right with God.

Also here is a question called "Can I be a Christian and a Scientist?" that may help you: www.lookingforgod.com/pdf/question/1139

It is possible for someone who doubts, and someone who is a scientist to fully enjoy life with God.

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: www.lookingforgod.com/churchfinder

Please use our Interactive Answer Matrix and feel free to ask another question. Our helpful staff are praying for you and waiting to try and answer to you from the Bible, and will be delighted to tell you more about Jesus Christ the Lord, the Saviour of the world. www.lookingforgod.com/your-questions

*All Scripture references are taken From The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

*If anything in this answers affects you directly, then please feel free to call our confidential prayer line in the UK on 0845 4567729, where trained Christian volunteers will take your call and pray both for you and with you. If you are outside of the UK then you may submit your request for prayer on line at www.ucb.co.uk/prayerline


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