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Why I Believe in God and You Should Too
Belief is defined on Google as 1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists 2. trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. I accept that God exists. Many people debate the subject of God. I have been questioned about the existence of God more than I can count. If I had a nickel for every encounter I have had with a non-believer, I would be a very wealthy man. LOL!
This is how I answer people when they question the existence of God. God is love. God is felt. God is action more than a tangible substance. Can one prove that love exists? No. Love cannot be measured in a tangible sense. Love cannot be seen in and of itself, by itself. Rather, love is a powerful feeling. Love is shown through actions. Love can be seen in actions. Love can be seen in the eyes of a person in love. Love can be seen in the eyes of a parent. Love can be seen in the actions of a man towards his beloved and vice versa.
In the same way, God cannot be seen in and of himself, by himself. However, God can be felt. God is the warmth that caresses our bodies. God is the comfort that we feel when we pray and put life's situations in His hands. God is seen in actions. God can be seen all around us, in nature. God is nature. God is the action of doing something to help another without expecting a reward for it. God manifests in different ways.
A person who has not felt love, cannot understand what love means. A person who has not felt God cannot understand what God means. However, a person who has felt love, has felt God. For love and God are one and the same. So, for an Atheist to say "I do not believe in God" is not accurate. Who hasn't felt love, either for a parent, for a child, for a friend, for a lover? So, for the Atheist is to say that he does believe in God yet has felt love in his life is to say that he has not gotten wet but has drank water.
I am new here to HubPages and wanted to get rolling. However, I have run out of time this morning to continue typing. I will come back and will write more Hubs. I look forward to reading others Hubs and in interacting with others here in this environment.
Please share your thoughts and allow me to share mine, all with respect for one another.
Why should you believe?
If you found a fountain of youth, would you not want others to drink from it? If you found an ever flowing river of money, would you not want others to take from it? If you found a bountiful supply of food, would you not want others to enjoy it?
I have experienced God's love, and I want others to experience it as well. For this reason alone, I think you should believe in God. I think this is as good a reason as any.