Why do people believe in God? For a large amount of people in the world, the answer seems obvious, because it’s self-evident that God exists. As well for many people, believing in God is like believing in Santa and the Tooth Fairy, nice, something for the kids… A warm nostalgia or a bitter memory, but not something that’s real. From the point of view of the believer, the really baffling question is how anyone could not believe. In the small article The Reasons to Believe by Peter Kreeft we talked about a large array of points that tie in with the reading. We talked about the concept about the mind behind the universe.
We spent some time talking about taking of leap of faith and taking a leap to faith. There are many ways you can take a leap of faith, one way most people take their leap is believing in God. If you believe in Jesus and are wrong, if there really is no God, then you lose nothing for after death you no longer exist. But if you believe there is no God and are wrong, you risk hell. By taking this leap you are believing in the uncertainty and mystery of not knowing the truth. So, by believing in this leap you will find God. There is so much evidence that God exists but and the end of the day you need to take a leap faith, the outcome will be much greater to believe than not to.
We also had a discussion about honest seekers and whose heart really cares about the truth. We also spent a lot of time talking about hardened hearts, as the bible says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) This shows that If you believe you don’t need to be afraid of what will happen. This quote also talks about how they will doesn’t gives you peace but God gives it to us, that nothing on the world can make us truly happy except for God and when we find this we will understand that God made this world for us as a test to see how you will live you life and he hopes that we will find him and follow him.