This is more for myself and not to convince anyone. I don’t really think anyone can be argued into faith, but this is to help remind me when i doubt.
1. Human are too amazing
While people get carried away with how evil and horrid some of us can be. We are seriously amazing. When i think of people that are incredible signers, can play an instrument, do brain surgery and dance. I think who we are 94% the same DNA as a monkey and the difference is amazing, why? in my mind it’s God. When i see things like this i am like. Damn are we not heavenly?
2. The world is too amazing
There are more bugs in a handful of dirt in your backyard than people in London. The world works perfectly. You watch a documentary by Sir David and you see wow we haven’t died all this time because of millions of Krill that eat CO2. Everything just works. For me God is in the wind, in the power of the sea and the sun. I don’t get fooled and worship the creation but i care a lot more about nature than a new BMW. I found God sitting on a beach in Mexico, when i finally said to myself “ok, this is just too good,”
3. My wife is too perfect/love it too good
One of the things i like a lot and is very meaningful to me is the scripture “he loved you before, you loved him,” I feel like this is very true for me. While i was nice enough in my 30’s i was also drinking every night, sleeping around and was lonely as. I was so miserable even though on the surface i had it all. Well paid job, apartment in the city, lucky with women.
My wife is a Brit and the chances we would meet was 1 to a million. We meet when i was the host of a meet-up group and i was so un-cool it was a miracle she liked me. I like to imagine we were a project in the angel division of meet cute and set-ups and they moved us together. I am so insanely happy with her and we’ve been together for more than five years. We found God together. Love is awesome. Honestly, if you’re lonely become a christian, we all have lovely partners.
4. Probability/ Goldie locks
If the earth was a fraction closer to the sun we would be dead. Compare the difference between the Antarctic and Africa. Then if the earth was bigger or smaller, gravity would change. Imagine a world where we were crushed by gravity? then the oxygen level. Bees evolved at the same time as flowers? All told the chance of life is like a trillion to one.
It almost as if someone helped us along? and guided our creation. Now many people say life had billions of years of trial and error and it’s all chance. Maybe that could be true if life existed anywhere and any form at all. There is nothing out there, there is not some weird worm on the moon, all white and living off dirt. There is nothing, except us.
If your mother tells you as a child a pan of water is hot, do you draw your hand back and trust her? or do you shove your hand in and find out? one option is getting burned but finding the truth, the other is she was holding you back from the joy of touching cold water. What a b**tch.
The gospels tell me about jesus, millions of other people have experienced it. So what they are all lying? or they are all mistaken? I trust my friends and family to want the best for me, so i believe.
When it comes to belief i think one thing matters most of all. Yes, Jesus is real, and Yes, he was raised from the dead, it is all true. The question is, will i be a better person if i believe? The answer is yes. Every week i go to church online. We pray for others, we talk about giving to others. “Love your neighbor as yourself,” is the central tenant of faith. Yes ,you can do it alone. but what is the harm in being reminded to be good?
This was written for me, but it you’d like to learn more about what we believe in 2020, do check out Alpha, it’s via Zoom now and you can just shut the laptop if you hate it.