50 Reasons to Believe There Is a God Without Ever Hearing the Gospel


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Romans 1:20

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Is it possible to know there is a God without ever reading the Bible? Here are 50 reasons that I believe so.

  1. The human brain
  2. You are unique
  3. Water
  4. Air
  5. Eye sight
  6. Taste Buds
  7. Growth
  8. Sound and the ability to hear
  9. Ability to heal
  10. Sense of touch
  11. The miracle of birth
  12. Wide variety of plants and flowers
  13. Plants create the oxygen we need. We create the carbon dioxide plants need.
  14. The water cycle
  15. Weather patterns/seasons
  16. Time
  17. Wide variety of animal life
  18. The ability to learn, to discover, to think, to reason
  19. Memory
  20. Ability to Love
  21. Music
  22. The Stars
  23. The Oceans
  24. Ability to communicate/language
  25. Feelings/Emotions
  26. Color and the ability to distinguish between colors
  27. Fire
  28. There needs to be an explanation for how the universe came to be. It demands a creator.
  29. The complexity of the earth and it’s placement in the solar system and galaxy.
  30. The problem of evolution
  31. The problem of the Big Bang theory
  32. Imagination
  33. Curiosity
  34. Ability to make friends / relationships
  35. Discoveries/Inventions
  36. Universal measurements
  37. Beautiful, diverse landscapes
  38. Ability to make choices
  39. Laughter
  40. Personal growth / ability to change
  41. The benefits of human touch
  42. Light
  43. Caterpillar to butterfly
  44. Your conscience/morals. We know certain actions are universally wrong.
  45. Science and math
  46. Archaeological evidence of the accuracy of the Bible
  47. Radio waves
  48. The Northern Lights
  49. Ability to choose
  50. Miracles

 

Have a blessed day!

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July 13th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


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Lamentations 3:40-41

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven.”

Heavenly Father,

Only you are Holy. We acknowledge we have sinned against You – as a people and individually. Guide us to truly examine ourselves and our ways and to repent, for ourselves and this nation. Be merciful to us and guide us back to a right relationship with You. We lift up our hearts and hands in praise and thanksgiving to You Lord, and we and thank You for Your blessings, guidance, and forgiveness.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

 

 

Prayer Challenge for July


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The Great American Experiment was founded by people with Christian ideals (The Heritage Foundation). Those ideals influenced the creation of our nation and founding documents. Our prosperity is evidence that God has greatly blessed America. We are often the envy of other nations. However, our world is constantly changing and the state of our country is often discouraging. Natural disasters, violence, and disobedience are on the increase. Those in authority often violate God’s Word, even mocking our Heavenly Father. In other areas, our founding documents are usually ignored, or taken to mean something entirely different than intended. This world frequently makes no sense. But we are called to trust God, and pray for our nation and those in authority. For the next month, as we celebrate our freedoms, will you join me in praying for America, your community, and our national and local leaders?

Daily, for the next month, I will post a verse and short prayer to guide us as we pray for The United States of America and our leaders.

2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

 

 

Identifying More Idols


A few weeks ago I posted about food being an idol in my life. I have been conscious to try to break that sin, and I am making progress.

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God has convicted me of another idol in my life – electronics. Even though I use electronics for mostly good reasons, I do play games on my IPhone from time to time – when I should probably be doing something else. But that’s not all. The first thing I look at when I wake up is my IPhone. It’s only for a few minutes, to check the weather and email, but God deserves those first few minutes of my day.

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I ran across Psalm 135:15. It says, “The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.” That sure describes our culture today, doesn’t it? But Psalm 115:4-8 was even more convicting to me:

“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and  they do not make a sound in their throat. Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.” (Emphasis mine).

Isaiah 44:9-11 explains the folly of idolatry even further:

“All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame. Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his companions shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen are only human. Let them all assemble, let them stand forth. They shall be terrified; they shall be put to shame together.”

Our idols are not alive, but our God is more than alive. The Word of God is living (Hebrews 4:12), Jesus is the bread of life, (John 6:35) and living water (John 7:38).

It’s high time for me to put electronics (and everything else that has become an idol in my life) in their proper place. They are just tools. God is first in my life, more than worthy of my full devotion and attention.

Blessings on your day.

Scripture: OpenBible.info

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The Gift of Another Day


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Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.

Once every four years the calendar gives us an extra day. There’s a scientific reason – the earth rotates around the sun every 365 ¼ days. Those who created our calendar added an extra day every fourth year to make up for this. There’s actually more to it than my brief explanation, but you get the idea – we have the gift of another day this year.

How will we use the extra day?

We take so much of life for granted, especially those of us blessed with families, jobs, and good health. We race to get our commitments completed, then complain that we have too much to do – work, errands, children’s activities and the like. We don’t stop often enough to enjoy or appreciate life’s many blessings. I am guilty of rushing through life like there is always tomorrow.

But life is brief. We don’t know how much time we have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Our extra day falls on a Monday this year, so how about celebrating our “leap day” this weekend? Leave your watch in a drawer and unplug for the day. Think about how you can enjoy – really appreciate – the many blessings our God has given to us. Connect with your friends and family and hold them tight. Savor each moment with them. Go on an outing. Gaze at a landscape, or a sunset. Take a nature walk. Stop to really look at flowers, or a lake, or the clouds. Become aware of the gifts we so often overlook. Live.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Blessings on your “leap day.”

Scripture: www.biblegateway.com (The Living Bible Translation)

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Light and Life


This time of year we re-read the Christmas stories (Matthew 1:18-2:12 and Luke 2:1-39) and celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior, as we should. When the light of Jesus Christ penetrates our hearts, we see ourselves and our need for the Savior. We realize this gift is salivation and eternity with God, and we rejoice.

 John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Do we realize the light of Christ will do more than give us eternity? Jesus also gives us life in the present, and gives it abundantly (John 10:10, John 14:6). So what is abundant life?

The word abundant means “in great quantity, more than adequate, richly supplied.” This is the type of life our Lord wants us to have here and now. When we allow Jesus to light up our lives, the darkness is chased away. Then, Jesus will light the way for us to walk in His light all the days of our lives. Walking in his light will give us a rich, full, satisfying life.

Several years ago Debbie Boone recorded “You Light Up My Life.” The song was written as a romantic song, but if you listen to the lyrics you realize this is what Jesus does for us – He lights up our lives, and He is always with us.

 As you enjoy the Christmas lights this holiday season, remember how much more Jesus wants to light up your life, if you let Him.

 

Scripture: http://www.biblegateway.com

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