"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." - Peter, The Apostle
Peter calls Christians to "give an answer" for the hope we have. My purpose in life is to embrace the life of Jesus Christ and I share here what my beliefs are founded on. How strong or weak our belief foundation is, determines how we survive and thrive when faced with the beautiful and difficult realities along our journey of life.
I've organized the reasons below using the phrases general and personal (simply click tags to filter). Personal reasons are my own experiences that strengthened my faith and are shared to encourage you. The general reasons transcend my personal experiences and help you to anchor our beliefs in something greater and stronger than my anecdotal stories.
To help meet you where you are, I've also added two filters, "Why God?" & "Why Christianity?". Simply filter the reasons down to the ones most relevant to you.
In the first portion of my life, I experienced a powerful and positive community centered around the Life of Jesus. As I left this "Garden of Eden", I found myself broken, isolated and just trying to survive the harsh realities of life. It was at this moment when cried to God that my way was not working, please show me yours.
Fear is a powerful tension inside of us all. It leads us down dark roads and chaos. Over the years, I took the road to face my fears head on. While it was a scary journey, it was a powerful one. Continue onward to read my account.
"Who needs God? Perhaps nobody. Perhaps everybody. Perhaps we should talk about it." In this series Andy Stanley dives into the conclusions of what life looks like without God. What is the source of faith as Christians? Who is God according to Jesus? Why would God allow suffering in this world? These questions and more answered in this 6-part series.
For Christians, our entire faith hinges on Jesus existing, dying and coming back to life. So, what does history have to say about Jesus? And what do both skeptical and Christian scholars have to say about this historical figure? How does it hold up against the scrutiny?
I've gone through most of the Bible Project's videos and it has been inspirational and eye opening to see how intentional and integrated the individual and collective books of the bible are. The Bible project has strengthened my confidence in the revealed scriptures.
There is a beautifully complete answer to where love, relationship, community and justice come from. It's found in the nature of God as articulated in Christianity. In this video, former muslim Abdu Murray articulates this as he shares the story of his conversion to Christianity.
Is Genesis the achilies heel of Christianity? In this compelling video message from astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, he walk us through the creation account described in Genesis 1 and matches it with our current scientific understanding of the creation. What he finds is quite astonishing.
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." - Paul The Apostle
You've explored God, Christianity and now you'd like to take the next step in getting to know who Jesus is and why you should follow him. There's no better way to do this than to go to the source, and I've got two steps to help you move forward.
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