an article from Being Berean
If you are reading this on Easter morning please understand that this is not the article I intended on posting. If you have been following the Being Berean articles then you know that this article should be about what happened that first Easter morning. The article would make a strong argument for why the women finding the empty tomb adds credence to the Gospel narrative.
Apologetics…is the idea that we can reason someone into believing in God. The funny thing is I did not come to believe in God this way. You see I already knew there was a God. I understood that there was more going on in the universe than most people took the time to think about. I also felt that there is a reason why I am here.
Yes I mean a purpose for my life.
What I did not know was which was the correct God. Every religion on earth claims knowledge of a higher power. Each claims to be the correct path. Which one is the correct one is real question.
So how can you find the truth?
You see I can try to argue and point out to you the Truth of Christ. I can write endless articles in an effort to try to rid you of doubts. The truth is that only God can reveal himself to you. Only the Holy Spirit of God can lead you to the truth of Jesus Christ.
My understanding of this truth is not from my own intelligence or knowledge or education. My understanding was because God chose to reveal himself to me. He did not do this because of who I am but because of who he is. How do I know? Because he told me so…
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
My belief is simply an example of him keeping his word. I went looking so he moved closer. His Spirit drew me to the truth of who he was. The real question is how do you draw near to God.
Talk to him. Pure and simple. Open up your heart and mind to him. Tell him your needs and worries. Repent for all that you carry around in your heart that you are ashamed of. Ask him to forgive you for all that you have done. Then ask Christ to dwell within your heart. Jesus taught us that God only wishes us to love him and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Not really that hard is it?
If you seek him you will find him. How do I know? Because he told me so…
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deut. 4:29
As humans we tend to complicate things. We over think things. We reason and argue all possible angles. The truth is the only way to experience Christ first hand is to talk to him for yourself.
The experiential way is the way most people come to accept Christ into their lives. They seek him and they find him. This is a personal moment when you experience Christ first hand. Each person has their own moment of clarity, understanding and acceptance.
How do I know ? Because he says so…
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
That and I have had this moment myself. While I will continue to write articles to strengthen and edify those who believe only you can move closer to God. I can not get you there. You have to go on your own.
If you do you will understand why Easter is celebrated.Today Jesus did what he said he would do. How do I know? Because he told me so.
May the Love of Christ be with you always….
…Live long and Prosper