Is God Real“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3

Delusional, weak, ignorant, emotionally unstable, evil, deceived, and intolerant. What do these words have in common? I have run across these words from time-to-time as they describe a person who calls themselves a Christian. You can easily do a search on the internet and find websites dedicated to abolishing the Christian’s belief in God. It is amazing to me that people will spend so much time, money and energy trying to cast doubt in the minds of believers that God is real.

So, is God real or am I (and maybe you) a delusional, ignorant, sad person who needs be convinced that the God we worship is not a reality?   I want to share some of the reasons why a person needs to accept the fact that God is a reality. After all, all believers were once unbelievers were we not?

I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was about 17 years old. Prior to that time I did not read the Bible and had no knowledge about how I was “supposed to act” as a Christian. My friends at the church where I attended prayed for me and I remember realizing that if I died without accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I would be forever lost and separated from God. It was my choice to believe or not. The evidence at that time was overwhelming to me. I had never sensed that much guilt for wrong-doing in my life and I haven’t sensed it like that since because once you are “saved” you are always saved. I remember praying and asking God to forgive me for what I realized was sin (offenses against the will of God) in my life. When I made my choice, I experienced forgiveness and a relief of the guilt I had experience before. In that moment, I realized God is real. That’s when the adventure of a lifetime began.

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