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Why is it that people find it so hard to believe in the LORD?

  1. Blessitbe profile image58
    Blessitbeposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that people find it so hard to believe in the LORD?

    Don’t we have proof that he existed through out times, from ancient Jewish religious, Christians & Islam, throughout all walks of life?

  2. Mr. Thinktank profile image78
    Mr. Thinktankposted 7 years ago

    Well there is proof that jesus christ walked the earth (through multiple historic records), but we don't have historical records (except for the bible) that he performed miracles. For that people have to rely on the bible and faith and not all people necessarily believe the same kind of things.

  3. Donna Janelle profile image74
    Donna Janelleposted 7 years ago

    I think it's not so much that people have a hard time believing that he existed; believing that he was actually THE Son of God is what I think many people have a hard time believing, because they cannot prove it. Many people do not believe in things that they can't prove or see. You have to have faith. There is a difference between believing that he existed, and believing IN him.

  4. womenintouch profile image61
    womenintouchposted 7 years ago

    People know that God exist they do not want to follow the rules of the bible. when People say they do not believe they are not bieng truthful. These are the same people who would ask you to pray for them when a storm comes in their life.

    People believe what they want to believe even if they have not really seen it ; yet they breath the very air that God created yet they can not see the air.

    I think that one day the very people who say they do not believe will show you how much they really do; you be the light that leads the way

  5. tom_caton profile image79
    tom_catonposted 7 years ago

    From a personal point of view (and speaking as the only replier so far who doesn't believe), I believe in a man called yeshua existed, and had some great ideas, that were totally corrupted over time. Personally I think he got most of his ideas from Buddhism (there is evidence to suggest he spent time in India, before coming back to his homeland with wonderful ideas).

    I don't think he was the son of god, I think that calling him the son of god after he died was the easiest way to bring other Jews into the Christian sect (as it was literally just another branch of Judaism for quite some time after his death, in the same way that within Christianity there exists Protestants and Catholics, etc).

    For that matter I don't believe in god in the sense that there is a supernatural (or godlike) entity or being out there that created us, or in fact has anything to do with us, except perhaps occasionally by accident.

    I don't seek to offend by the way, just giving a personal answer to a question that I can answer, being one of the people you speak of

  6. krishubpages123 profile image30
    krishubpages123posted 7 years ago

    Even though God is there, most of them do not want to reveal it in their life,if something goes wrong or bad, then they will call them up...

  7. phiphi profile image59
    phiphiposted 7 years ago

    People know that God exist they do not want to follow the rules of the bible. when People say they do not believe they are not bieng truthful. These are the same people who would ask you to pray for them when a storm comes in their life.
    Many people do not believe in things that they can't prove or see. You have to have faith. There is a difference between believing that he existed, and believing IN him.

  8. cascoly profile image60
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    rafken says

    >>>Some people just refuse to believe, what they can't see. I think that people who say they do not believe in a God are lying.
    >>>


    really nice rafken - calling others liars if they don't conform to your belief system.  you know NOTHING about me or many other unbelievers

    i'm open minded, but see no evidence FOR a god [and plenty of evidence against one].  i'd ratther trust what can be verified

  9. georgiecarlos profile image60
    georgiecarlosposted 7 years ago

    First, I want to say I am not out to offend anyone, just want to share my thoughts.

    In my opinion, I think it's somewhat ironic when one says he doesn't believe in God when, upon saying that, acknowledges God (or at least a higher being) exists. However, I understand that it can be difficult for a lot of people to believe in something that does not really affect one directly. In fact, most of the things we consider truth is because we directly experience it with our senses.

    However, I hope people wouldn't mind if I share some reasons why I believe in God. One is that, for me, there is no possible logical explanation how everything came to be. Yes, there was the big bang and all those stuff, but how did it begin? And how can all of these things come to be out of nothing? Another is the wonders of the human body. When I think of how my body works, it amazes me and thinks how in the world am I able to do these things. When I do a certain action, it is "being moved" by mu muscles, which is affected by the nerves, cells, the brain etc. But then, I think, what comes before the brain? The nerves? The neurotransmitters?

    I guess what I am trying to say is that for me, God is the logical answer with regards to life, and am sure those who believe or don't believe have their own logical answers too  smile

  10. ladyjojo profile image62
    ladyjojoposted 7 years ago

    Yes we do have lots of proof , but i believe modern technology and science has drift the world alot from Christ. Scientist proclaims that they know almost every living thing so they have become people Gods. There are many thing in this world that cannot be controlled by science or any man e.g.

    Storms
    Earthquakes
    Rain
    Avalanche
    Global warming
    Sun
    Moon
    Time etc

    so therefore we know there must be a higher power than our natural beings. Help comes out of know where for us when we have turned everywhere but there is an all seeing eye watching and an ear hearing us. Another thing is people are blinded by the lust and pleasures of this world they hardly have time to NOTICE their GOD. Satan have alot of mediums  music, movies, people , atheist etc that do all kinds of things to shade people from seeing Christ. Comes like when you are a christian you are hardly recognize. But do something naughty or dirty you gain popularity

  11. Jaggedfrost profile image78
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    That which people haven't seen they chose to disbelieve.  It doesn't help that there were not computers, cameras, fax machines or carbon copies to make every witness of every event exactly the same.  It is also hard on people who excuse themselves due to these problems to understand why the various witnesses that are recorded didn't compare notes and copy from each other's work that which their own work was missing.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/An-Exercise-in- … s-Futility

  12. Victress In All profile image74
    Victress In Allposted 7 years ago

    I just updated my profile with this quote, that I think could apply to the question posted here:

    “Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist.  Bible describes God as hidden God.  You have to make an effort of faith to find him.  There are clues you can follow.  And if that weren’t so, if there were something more or less than clues, it’s difficult for me to understand how we could really be free to make a choice about him.  If we had absolute proof instead of clues, then you could no more deny God than you could deny the sun.  If we had no evidence at all, you could never get there.  God gives us just enough evidence so that those who want him can find him.” (Lee Strobel, The Case For Faith)

    It all depends where people are looking and what they are looking for.  As Ladyjojo pointed out, some people in their lustful pursuit for riches, pleasures, popularity try to cover up their behaviors, making convenient excuses.  Others allow bitterness to root deeply in their hearts, which prevents them from seeing the evidence of God's existence. 

    I see no point in arguing with such people, since this will only take away our precious time.  The great Commission we have is to tell about Jesus to those who seek the truth.  Other time should be spent by believers on getting ready for Jesus' second coming. A close personal relationship with a Savior is so much more important than an argument won.

  13. profile image0
    Ella_90posted 7 years ago

    I think it's hard for anyone to believe in anything where it's purely just about having faith and there's no physical prove. Especially in today's age of science where so much can be proved. Yes I believe we have proof that Jesus was alive at some point, but we don't have proof that he was the son of God or that he did any of the things he's credited with, the only thing that mentions that is the bible which was just written by a couple of men with no proof and could very easily just be stories they came up with, if so they came up with the best joke in the world and if there is a heaven there up there laughing saying can you believe they bought all that and still believe it.

  14. profile image0
    Antoine Van Hoveposted 7 years ago

    I think most people believe and are religious.
    The problem they meet is that all ways in which "THE DEVINE" is presented to them, is limited by their nature.

    That which you call "THE LORD" is most of the time a concept, filled with all kind of projections of that which can probably not be really explained in any way.

    Because those concepts, those through time developped ideas about THE DEVINE, which are for ages only passed through by meanings of traditions and conditionings, has become a credo that has to be accepted.

    If it has to be accepted, under social pressure, or whatever, it cannot be or become, the lively, love filled experience people are really looking for.

    That way looked upon, people dont turn away from GOD, or THE DEVINE, or whatever you may call it. They just turn their back on that which is presented to them, because they feel it is incomplete.

    Beside all that: The question implies that "GOD", is some sort of a concept that exists outside ourselves, and is therefore to be found "somewhere else", be it on the outside in the form of heaven and earth.

    This, while all religiosity, (as not religion, which is something completely different!) starts with a deep feeling inside?

    So where do we have to start looking for THE DEVINE then?

  15. swb78 profile image60
    swb78posted 7 years ago

    People do not like to be accountable if they have a choice. In most religions there is a vagueness about how one can live or in the moral codes of the sect. Christ said " No one gets to the father except through me"  this is a hard thing for those who don`t like accountability to hear. I am sure there are other reasons, but I am sure this one exists as well.

 
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