Ten Reasons to Consider Christianity by Ian Coate – Reason 6: We are what we believe

If we do not believe in the laws of gravity, will our beliefs stop us from the consequences of falling?   As a rule, decisions we make are based on what we believe to be true – thus there will always be consequences as a result of our beliefs. 

We should really consider what we believe. If our beliefs are based on a scientific theory like evolution (lack of supportable evidence means it is a theory, not a fact), we believe we are cosmic accidents without any high purpose – born simply to breed, suffer and die.

Sadly this is the grim message being taught as fact to our children in schools.  They quickly learn the irony that the ultimate point of evolution is, all existence is ultimately pointless. As a society we are now reaping the consequences in: high suicides rates, depression, lack of direction, lack of hope, break-down of family, rampant crime and a mass dependency on drugs.  If, as a society, we believe and teach that our existence is ultimately pointless, do we think there will be no repercussions?

The Bible states: The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1); even though God’s handiwork is plainly seen in creation (Psalm 19:1).  If we reject the biblical claim of God and Jesus Christ, what are the consequences if we are wrong?  John 3:36 says: “He who believes in the Son (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

There are eternal consequences to our personal beliefs.  You may think: ‘But I believe in nothing. I haven’t rejected the idea of God; I’m sitting on the fence’.  Those that think like this must remember that they haven’t accepted God either.  Believing in nothing doesn’t mean nothing will happen – there are serious repercussions. Choosing to fence-sit is a decision and we should consider the cost.  God has made provision for you through acceptance of His Son.  Your eternal future is based on your belief in Jesus Christ.  John 14:6 states: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

We must consider our beliefs carefully (both individually and collectively).  A belief in Christ (Christianity) offers everlasting salvation, a code of integrity, a sense of purpose, a hope for the future and a meaning to all existence. (John 3:16)

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