All of us are on a Journey
What is a Spiritual Seeker?
A spiritual seeker is someone who is
looking for truth. To be a seeker in the spiritual realm is to seriously consider-or
reconsider-what God means to you.
Maybe the success you've enjoyed in
your life isn't as satisfying as you thought it would be. Maybe the fun is starting to
feel routine. Maybe things you used to deal with are starting to deal with you.
Maybe you just want your "good" life to be good at a deeper, more meaningful
level. Whatever the case, if you're trying to discover spiritual truth, you're qualified
to be called a "seeker".
As a seeker, you're open to the
possibility that God might be real and able to make a definite difference.
You're looking for something more, and you've stopped pretending to have it all
together. You know you don't know-but you want to know.
The following are common
questions that are asked by Spiritual Seekers.
:: FAQ's on Christianity ::
- What makes a person a Christian? How do you become one?
- Why do Christians place such an emphasis on Jesus Christ?
Wasn't he just one of many great religious leaders?
- How can Christianity claim that Jesus is the only way to God?
That seems very exclusive and arrogant.
- The Christian faith seems very dependent on the Bible, but
hasn't Scripture been altered over the years? How do we know what it
- Why are there so many branches of Christianity? Which one is
- Haven't Christians been responsible for a lot of violence and
hatred throughout history?
- Doesn't becoming a Christian mean adopting a bunch of rules
that limit a person's freedom (and fun)?
- How does Christianity account for all the suffering and evil
in the world?
- According to Christianity, what happens to a person after
death? Do all non-Christians automatically go to hell?
- It seems that Christians believe you can accept Jesus, then
be evil, and still go to heaven.
1. What makes a person a Christian? How do you become one?
Depending on who you ask, you're likely to get a wide variety of answers to
that question. For example, some people see a Christian as someone who...
- goes to church regularly
- was raised in a Christian family
- tries to live by the ethical teachings of Jesus
- has had a particular spiritual experience
- believes intellectually that Jesus was God
And those are only a sample. How can we sort through all these different
opinions and isolate the correct one? Well, the best way is to go back to the
founder of Christianity, Jesus, and discover what He said on the subject...
"I am the way..."
In John 10:10, Jesus makes a startling statement: "I am the way and the truth
and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus is saying
that He is the only way to a relationship with God and spiritual life. How can
The answer lies in the purpose for which Jesus came to earth. Jesus said that
He came "to give his life as a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28). Scripture teaches
that each of us has done things we know are wrong. We all do things that are
wrong and struggle with self-centeredness, which the Bible calls "sin." This sin
has the effect of separating us from God and the relationship with Him we were
designed to enjoy. In the Person of Jesus Christ, God came to earth and paid the
"ransom" (or price) for our sins through death on the cross. This provided a way
for us to be restored to a relationship with God.
But it's not enough to know that Jesus was God and that he died for our sins.
We must make a decision to accept the forgiveness offered to us in Christ and
begin to follow Him as the Lord of our lives. An appeal Jesus made time and time
again during his ministry was "follow me." Jesus addressed this appeal to
everyone from fishermen to religious leaders because all stand in need of the
new life he offers.
How do I begin to follow Jesus?
In summary, following Jesus involves:
- Recognizing that we have sinned (done things that hurt ourselves and
others and dishonored God).
" For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
- Asking for God's forgiveness and accepting His gift of eternal life.
" For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
- Acknowledging Jesus as Lord of our lives and allowing Him to direct us and
shape our character.
"...if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
" And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the
Lord Jesus. . ." Colossians 3:17
Becoming a Christian
means entering into a new life filled with joy and purpose. We have experienced
this "new life" first-hand, and we pray that you will too.
2. Why do Christians place such an emphasis on Jesus Christ? Wasn't he just
one of many great religious leaders?
Certainly, Jesus was a great religious leader and teacher. But the key fact
about Christ that separates him from Buddha, Mohammed, and other spiritual
leaders is that Jesus claimed to be more than a teacher--indeed, more than a
man. Jesus identified himself as equal with God and the only way to spiritual
salvation. His contemporaries understood the radical nature of this claim, and
it led directly to his death. John 5:18 says, "For this reason the Jews tried
all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was
even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God."
Of course, this claim in itself is not enough. Anyone could claim to be
divine, and in fact people have often done just that. However, we generally
label such individuals as unstable and consign them to mental institutions. Did
Jesus give evidence of having an unstable personality? No. Quite the opposite.
His life and teachings evidenced tremendous depth, power, compassion, and
wisdom. A group of men sent to arrest Jesus returned empty-handed and could only
offer this reason: "No one ever spoke the way this man does" (John 7:46).
Millions of others have agreed since the time of Christ and have followed him
as Savior and Lord. History itself is divided into the time before he arrived on
the scene, and the time after. Even non-Christian religions revere Jesus as
among the most spiritual and insightful person who has ever lived. Unstable?
Deluded? No one familiar with his life could come away with such an impression.
And there is also evidence beyond Jesus' earthly life and ministry. His first
followers were a small, motley band of first-century Jews. Like all members of
their faith, they were fiercely monotheistic. Yet somehow they came to believe
that this man Jesus was God, and they believed it with such certainty that they
overcame their own preconceptions, fears, and internal squabbles to, in the
words of one observer, "turn the world upside down" (Acts 17:6). There is no
adequate explanation for the acceptance and spread of Christianity apart from
the fact that Jesus was who he said he was, and that his divine power rested
upon his followers.
So the Christian emphasis on Jesus is not false veneration of a great human
teacher. It is not a narrow-minded swipe at other religious leaders. Rather, it
is a willingness to take this unique man on his own terms. Those who have done
this have found, like his first followers, that their lives are never the same
3. How can Christianity claim that Jesus is the only way to God? That seems
very exclusive and arrogant.
Without question, Jesus Christ is one of the most influential men who have
ever lived. History itself is divided into the time before his life ("BC") and
the time after ("AD"). Virtually all the major religions of the world recognize
him as, at the very least, as a great and wise teacher. Yet, Jesus remains a
subject of much controversy, largely because he made some rather radical claims
about himself . . .
"I and the Father are one." John 10:30
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me." John 14:6
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has
eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."
Jesus and his earliest followers clearly taught that Jesus was not merely a
great moral teacher, but that he was actually God in human form, and that he
serves as the only path to salvation and a relationship with God. Needless to
say, this claim rankled many people during the time of Christ, and it continues
to stir up dispute today. Even many committed Christians feel a bit
uncomfortable with this aspect of their faith, especially since they live in a
time which emphasizes tolerance and the acceptance of diversity. So what is to
be done with Jesus' claims?
Food for Thought:
First, we need to realize that Christianity is not the only "exclusive"
belief system. The fact is that everyone's beliefs exclude something. For
example, few people would argue that a path to God that emphasizes human
sacrifice and cruelty is as valid as one that calls for compassion and justice.
Further, even a belief system which states that all paths to God must be seen as
equally valid automatically excludes any religion that sets itself apart as
unique! In reality, to believe anything (such as the existence of God) means
that we must "exclude" something else (such as the non-existence of God).
Secondly, it is important to point out what Christianity does and does not
exclude. Believing in Jesus as the truth does not mean that we must see all
other religions as containing no truth. Scripture clearly teaches that God has
revealed himself not only in the Person of Jesus Christ, but also in creation
(Romans 1:19-20). With this evidence being available to all, it only makes sense
that some truth about God and reality can be found in all religions. However,
since contradictions exist between religions, it is apparent that error is
present somewhere. Christians need make no apology for holding to the teachings
of Jesus at points where they diverge from other faiths.
In the final analysis, arrogance and intolerance are not so much a function
of the contents of a given belief system, but rather how those beliefs are
communicated. True intolerance does not stem from having a certain "exclusive"
belief (as we've pointed out, all beliefs exclude something!). Rather, it stems
from one's attitude and the approach one uses in dialoguing with those of
another faith. It is possible to disagree with someone and still fully accept
them by treating them with respect, courtesy, and love. Although Christians have
often failed to do this, it is certainly the example left them by their Savior.
4. The Christian faith seems very dependent on the Bible, but hasn't
Scripture been altered over the years? How do we know what it originally said?
At its heart, the Christian faith is based upon the Person of Jesus Christ
and his life, death, and resurrection. Still, virtually all of our knowledge
about Christ is taken from the New Testament portion of the Bible, so it is
absolutely critical to know that the record of Scripture is accurate. For
example, what if it could be demonstrated that many of Jesus' teachings and
miracles were attributed to him centuries after his death? Christianity's claims
about him would then be on very shaky ground. But is that the case? Has the
biblical record been corrupted or embellished over the years? A careful survey
of the evidence produces a resounding answer: No.
Any ancient document (such as the New Testament), is derived by analyzing the
copies of hand-written manuscripts which are still in existence. The reliability
of such a document, then, is a function of the number and age of the manuscripts
still available to us. And based on these criteria, there is no writing from the
ancient world which is as well-attested as the New Testament. In fact, there is
not other document which even comes close.
Consider this: there are in existence over 5000 Greek manuscripts of New
Testament writings (the NT was originally written in Greek). In addition, there
are nearly 19,000 other versions which have survived, many of them written in
Latin. This brings the total to approximately 24,000 manuscripts. By comparison,
the second best-attested ancient work would be Homer's Iliad, which can boast
less than 650 surviving copies. Other documents whose reliability no one would
question, such as The History of Herodotus, have fewer than 10 manuscripts.
Also, the dates of the New Testament manuscripts lend a great deal of
credibility to the document. The earliest surviving fragment dates to about 130
AD, and other manuscripts date to the 3rd century. The earliest copy of The
Iliad, on the other hand, was recorded some 500 years after the book was
originally written and the gap for The History of Herodotus is 900 years!
Finally, in addition to demonstrating that the New Testament we now have is
an accurate version of the original writings, it should be noted that the NT
books were written and distributed during the 1st century, when many people were
still alive who were eyewitnesses of the life of Christ. For Jesus' biographers
to have falsely attributed miracles and other divine characteristics to him
would have been foolish, as they could have easily been refuted (think of a
modern author claiming that Harry D. Truman healed the blind!). In the final
analysis, one is certainly free to dispute or ignore the teachings of the New
Testament, but there is little room to doubt their authenticity.
5. Why are there so many branches of Christianity? Which one is right?
There's no denying that Christians have done an outstanding job of
splintering off into a staggering number of denominations and sects. A 1995
census of religious groups in America identifies over 150 Christian
denominations (including 19 different Baptist groups), and doubtless many more
exist worldwide. Which of them, if any, is "right"?
First, it should be noted that differences of opinion among Christians are
nothing new. The New Testament contains a number of accounts of disagreements
and factions among the earliest believers. Unfortunately, this ancient trend has
never changed and is unlikely to do so, given the weaknesses and shortcomings of
Christ's followers. Though Jesus himself expressed the desire that his Church be
characterized by love and unity (see John 17), Christians through the ages have
rarely lived up to this standard.
Having acknowledged that, it is also important to realize that the vast
majority of differences among Christians have arisen from disagreements over
"non-essential" issues. Should baptism be by immersion or sprinkling? Can women
be ordained as ministers? What form of church government should be adopted? Is
dancing permissible for Christians? While some of these questions may be
important and worth debating, none of them can be considered absolutely
essential to the faith.
And with all that disagreement over peripheral issues, Christianity has
remained remarkably consistent on the central beliefs that define the faith: the
divinity of Christ, his sacrificial death for our sins, and the need for
repentance and faith to enter into a right relationship with God. That is the
heart of the Gospel, and it has never changed. Sure, some people have called
even those basic beliefs into question, but in doing so they have placed
themselves outside the Christian faith.
So it is probably impossible to find one group or denomination that is right
about everything, but we can all be right about what matters most.
6. Haven't Christians been responsible for a lot of violence and hatred
The obvious answer to this question is: absolutely. Without question, people
calling themselves Christians have participated in acts of murder, torture,
persecution, bigotry, immorality, and much more. The Crusades and the Spanish
Inquisition are two notable examples, and many others could be produced with
little effort. So Christianity can't really be true, right?
Well, not so fast. Although this distinction can be difficult to maintain, it
is critical to understand that we are called to be followers of Jesus Christ,
not of the Christian religion, the Church, or any individual believers.
Therefore, in determining if Christianity is valid, one must look to Jesus
himself to see if he is worthy of being followed as Lord and Savior. The fact
that many who use Christ's name have failed to imitate his life and teachings is
very disturbing, but not a legitimate indictment of Jesus or his message.
Also, we are all aware of the human tendency to emphasize the negative (watch
any evening news broadcast to see evidence of this). Violence and prejudice make
for good copy, while hospitals, orphanages, soup kitchens, and prison ministries
generate little interest. Yet, the latter have characterized the lives of
run-of-the-mill Christians much more than the former. From the earliest days of
the faith, Christians have won others over more by compassion and service than
the use of force. In describing the first three centuries of Christianity,
historian Adolph Harnack writes:
The excellence of the church's charitable system, the deep impression made
by it, and the numbers that it won over to the faith, find their best voucher
in the action of Julian the Apostate, who attempted an exact reproduction of
it in that artificial creation of his, the pagan State-church, in order to
deprive Christians of this very weapon. The imitation, of course, had no
The true weapon of Christianity has always been love, not violence. May God
forgive us for forgetting this too often.
7. Doesn't becoming a Christian mean adopting a bunch of rules that limit a
person's freedom (and fun)?
Hey, singing songs and attending potluck suppers can be pretty exciting
stuff, pal. And you get used to the polyester eventually.
Actually, Christianity is not a system of rules - it is a relationship with
the God who created us and loves us. Christ said, "I have come that they may
have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). He talked about bringing
people freedom and liberty, not enslaving them to guilt and rules.
Yet many people do associate Christianity with, well, guilt and rules. And,
we must confess, not entirely without reason. Living as a follower of Christ
does mean adopting some moral and ethical standards, the most important of which
is to treat others with love and not just look out for our own interests.
Ephesians 5:1-2 says:
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of
love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant
offering and sacrifice to God.
That is a good summary of Christian ethics--because God has loved, forgiven,
and accepted us, we are then called to treat others with the same love and
mercy. This means, for example, that we should choose to use our sexuality as an
expression of lifelong love and commitment, rather than as a vehicle for
personal pleasure. It means that we should work hard and be honest rather than
try to get ahead by trampling on the rights of others. It means that we should
remain humble in the face of human frailty, whether our own or someone else's.
Of course, it doesn't always work that way. Human nature being what it is, we
find it far easier to blindly keep rules than to truly live a life of love.
Christians sometimes turn love into legalism and freedom into bondage. We do
what is right for the wrong reasons--in order to feel better about ourselves or
find acceptance with God. And when we do that, we miss out on the joy and
liberty that Christ wants to give us.
So, yes, there are some "rules," but they emerge from an understanding of God
and his grace, not an attempt to pacify him. They are there to keep us from
hurting ourselves and others, not to limit us or spoil our fun. In reality,
walking with God is the surest way to increase our freedom. Not our freedom to
act as we please and gratify all our desires (which is actually a form of
slavery), but rather our freedom to move beyond fear and selfishness to become
all that God created us to be. You have to admit, that's a pretty good
8. How does Christianity account for all the suffering and evil in the
It must be acknowledged up front that there are no complete answers to this
question, and that the partial answers we can relate may offer little solace to
a person who is going through a time of personal pain or loss. No one can say
for sure why a particular evil event happens, or why an individual suffers as
they do. However, there are some things that can be said about the state of the
world in general, and we would do well to start there.
The question of suffering has arisen throughout human history in response to
the strange dual nature of our world. On the one hand, we find ourselves
inhabiting a place of remarkable beauty, majesty and complexity, leaving us
convinced that there must be some benevolent power beyond ourselves that set it
all in motion. But, on the other hand, we also experience incidents of
unspeakable evil and suffering. Innocent children are abused or suffer
starvation, natural disasters sweep away entire towns, people kill each other
over pocket change. And when things like this happen, we can't help but feel
that there is no God; that the world is a place without ultimate meaning or
English author G.K. Chesterton wrote, "Bad is so bad that we cannot but think
good is an accident; good is so good that we feel certain evil could be
explained." Most of us can relate to this ambiguity, but in the end, how is evil
to be explained?
Well, the Bible goes a long way toward describing how this present state of
affairs came about. First, it tells us that the world was created completely
good and perfect, with no evil or suffering. However, the possibility of evil
was present, because God gave the first humans free will. They could choose to
live in harmony with God, or they could rebel and take life on their own terms.
Unfortunately, they chose the latter course, and evil was introduced into the
Now, one might well ask why God allowed even the possibility of evil.
Certainly he could have eliminated any choice, but God did not want humans to be
automatons who would be compelled to obey and love him. He wanted an open,
mutual relationship with his creatures, and that required freedom. Indeed, one
must admit that the vast majority of suffering in the world today is still a
direct result of human choices. Some of us choose to hoard our resources and
others starve, for example.
But what of other kinds of suffering? The kind that results from earthquakes
or genetic disorders rather than any person's choices? The Bible is not totally
clear on that subject, but it does seem to indicate that all of creation has
been marred by the sin of humanity, which results in some outcomes that God did
not originally intend.
Also, it must be noted that the Bible emphasizes over and over that this
present life is not the final story. It is only a brief prelude to the world to
come--a world which will finally be free of evil and injustice, a world in which
the wrongs will be set right and every tear will be wiped away.
Now, does any of this console the parents whose child has died, or the person
who has just learned they have inoperable cancer? Probably not. In those kinds
of times we want clear answers. We want to know why our child had to die, why we
had to come down with cancer. God could have done something, but he didn't.
Perhaps the best answer is that God has done something, though not
what we expected. God has not chosen to step in and eliminate every single
incident of evil and suffering (if he did, each of us would be swept away in the
house-cleaning). Instead, he decided to invade earth himself in the Person of
Jesus Christ to walk among us and share in our pain. Although suffering still
exists, through Christ God redeems that suffering and brings good out of it. We
can receive forgiveness for our own sins and strength when impacted by the sins
So where is God when we suffer? He is offering to walk with us. If we are
willing to receive him, he longs to guide us, teach us, comfort us, and prepare
us for that day when we will see him face to face and wrong will be no more.
9. According to Christianity, what happens to a person after death? Do all
non-Christians automatically go to hell?
Human beings tend to have a highly developed sense of justice. When we hear
about some heinous crime or some innocent person who got ripped off, we want
punishment to be meted out swiftly. Given that fact, it is probably not the
actual existence of hell or divine punishment that bothers us. Instead, it is
the Christian concept that belief in Christ determines whether or not one goes
to hell--that doesn't seem fair to those who have never heard of Christ, and our
sense of justice is again violated.
So what does the Bible really say about all this? Well, let's start with what
Scripture says about the character of God. The God of the Bible is one of
complete justice and impartiality. Indeed, our own sense of fair play is but a
dim reflection of God's. So the first point to make is that no one will be in
hell because they got a "raw deal." No one will be there through unavoidable
ignorance or "no fault of their own." Such a state of affairs would be
incompatible with God's nature.
Second, the Bible is equally clear that Jesus Christ alone is God's provision
for the salvation of humanity. All of us have fallen short of God's standard--we
have done things that have hurt ourselves and others. And we can never make up
for those things--they can only be atoned for by appealing to Christ for
forgiveness and a new life. He is God's solution, and Scripture is unequivocal
on this point:
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me." John 14:6
Salvation is found in no one else [but Jesus], for there is no other name
under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Having said that, however, it must also be noted that the Bible seems to
indicate that some people will be saved through Christ without ever personally
hearing about Christ or embracing him. Old Testament heroes like Abraham and
Moses are in heaven even though they lived prior to Jesus. Their acceptance
seems to be based on the fact that they responded in faith to the revelation of
God which they had available to them.
Now, what does all that mean for people today? What will happen to the person
in a remote village who has never heard of Christ? We can't say for sure, but it
is clear that God will judge them fairly. This judgment will, perhaps, be based
on the "light" which they did possess and their response to it. Also, it is
certain that any person reading this has heard of Christ. For you the question
now becomes, "What will I do with Jesus?" Reflect deeply on your own response to
Christ and trust that God will do right by those who have not had your
10. It seems that Christians believe you can accept Jesus, then be evil, and
still go to heaven.
By the way some Christians live, it would seem that this is a doctrine of
Christianity. And this certainly has become a stumbling block for those who are
trying to live a moral life. The moral person cannot understand how a 'good
person' can go to hell and a 'bad Christian' can go to heaven.
The moral person does not understand that none of us are good enough to go to
heaven. The concept of a moral person without Christ in them, is a false belief
according to the Bible.
A Christian who accepts Jesus and then continues on sinning and in fact, sins
worse, does not understand the biblical concept of grace. They are reflecting
the concept of Cheap Grace.
A good person should go to heaven:
According to the Bible, no man can do anything to earn God's favor or approval.
A person cannot be 'good enough' to earn the right to go to heaven. Man cannot
earn the right to go to heaven. We are all sinners and none of us are righteous
according to the Bible; and heaven is a place without sin where a holy God
There is only one man who is righteous and has fulfilled the commandments of
God- the Lord Jesus Christ. And when we turn our lives over to Jesus, by God's
grace, we have eternal life and can go to heaven. This is the gospel.
The Bible says the following:
Ephesians 2:4,5, 8-10 (NIV) But because of his great love for us, God, who is
rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in
transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved. For it is by grace you have
been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us
If a person goes to heaven, it is not based upon how good they were. It is
based upon them trusting in Jesus. And since all of us are sinners, it means
that you can sin and do wrong things and still go to heaven. Otherwise no one
could go to heaven. A true Christian may struggle with sin, but will have a
desire to no longer sin, will ask God to forgive them for their sin, and will
experience victory over sin in time. Those who have trusted in Jesus will
receive a glorified body and will no longer sin when in heaven.
Christians who willfully do evil things do not understand the grace of God.
Christians who think they can accept Jesus and not change do not understand
grace and the teaching of the Bible.
The Bible says:
Romans 6:1-2 "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might
increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?"
Cheap grace says you don't have to be concerned about purity, holiness, and
obedience—Jesus already did all that so that you don't have to. Absolutely not!
He did all that, empowered by the Holy Spirit, so that His life could live again
through us. Grace is given to Christians so that they can have victory over sin.
Jesus raises the bar, not lessen it. He said, It is not enough that you not
commit adultery, if you think it in your heart you have committed it. It is not
enough that you not murder your brother, if you have hatred in your heart for
him it is the same. It is obvious that the only way a person can live such a
life is to have the power of God in their life through God's Holy Spirit, which
is obtained by God's grace.
A person goes to heaven based upon receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Savior, not by their good works.
Once a person becomes a Christian they will still sin at times. But by God's
grace a Christian can have victory over sin. And God calls Christians to walk in
purity, holiness, and obedience. But remember, you obtain eternal life through
Jesus and you keep eternal life by Jesus, not your good works. Christianity is a
religion based upon faith and the merit of Jesus alone, not the merit of Jesus
and our good works.
More questions on Christianity?
We will always have questions in regards to Christianity, God, Jesus, and the
Bible. It would be very arrogant to believe that we can 'figure out God'. If you
ever meet a Christian who thinks they have all the answers, you can be assured
that they still have more to learn.
If you have more questions, there are some good books on this subject. There
are books that discuss Christianity, science, evolution, archeology and more,
visit your local christian bookstore and go to the Apologetics Section to find
some excellent books to help answer your questions.
We have a question for you. How many more questions do you need to have
answered before you accept Christ into your life? If Christians who have had a
relationship with Jesus for years still have questions, why are you waiting for
more answers. It is good to have questions and to get clearer understanding.
However, are you using this as an excuse? Only you know the answer to this
If you have been trying to read the Bible and are having trouble trying to
understand it, there is a reason for this. It is a spiritual book and it can
only be understood correctly and clearly if you have the Spirit of God teaching
you. When a person becomes a Christian, they receive the Holy Spirit in their
Christianity is based upon faith. Sooner or later you will need to take the
step of faith in order to receive Jesus Christ as your
Lord and Savior.
Not ready to take the step, have more questions? Go to our
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