That is a really good question. It is actually something I bring up in my small group. The question of, “How do I know that what I am reading in the bible is true?” Well let’s look at what science and history believes that coincides with the bible. First, historians believe that the universe was created. How it was created and time ago varies among people. So if the world was indeed created, how to you form something out of nothing? It is physically impossible to create something without elements or a catalyst there in the first place. The biblical answer is that God spoke and the whole universe came to be. The size and number of things in the universe demonstrates his glory. What else has science proven? That everything living is highly complex and undergoes a specific process to carry out a function. It is not random, but everything works in harmony with each other. Every cell, gene, transcription factor, protein, and hormone fit the need of the pathway. If something is taken out, it won’t function properly. Example would be in a flagella which is composed of hundreds of different factors and the removal of even one will stop the function. What about historically? There is actual historical evidence outside the bible that Jesus did in fact exist as a person. Jesus’ life is why we tell time using AD and BC. It was that significant. Now whether you believe that He is the Son of God and what He teaches is up to you. The only way to truly encounter Him is through the Word and prayer. We are all witnesses to God’s glory through history, research, and testimonies. Let your actions and words show that there is a loving God out there. Inconsistencies and doubt always stem from a lack of foundation and taking the bible out of historical context and intention. We can’t read what we want and neglect other verses; it is all truth. The bible is perfect, nothing needs to be added or taken away. He has given us everything we need in it to believe. All of God’s promises and prophesies have proven to be true and everything has been put into motion from the very beginning. No humans or even a group of humans could have thought this up or foreseen this. Even how Jesus specifically carries out miracles is outside of our comprehension. It was all divine inspiration. People were willing to even die horrible deaths for the Gospel and leave everything behind for it. Another thing to think about. Say God is not real, then you have nothing to lose and much to gain by believing in Him. But if there is indeed a God then you have everything to lose and nothing to gain by not believing in Him. Not to say that this is a reason to believe, but it does make you think about it. Also, if life was only about us and what we do for ourselves then why do we even help other people or care about others. I know a lot of nonbelievers who are very nice and caring people. Where does that inspiration to be good or bad come from? Everyone has questions and doubts, it is part of our imperfection as people. Go to the Word, it answers all the big questions of life. The question I propose to nonbelievers: Can you prove to me that God does not exist?
Thanks, I hope so as well. I know God has someone out there for me whether I have met them already or not. I know God has set aside all these years of singleness for a reason and that is to grow closer to Him and save my heart for a strong Christ-centered marriage. God would not mature me and prepare my heart this much for a relationship, for me to just settle for anyone. He has to remind me each day that my heart and purity are valuable. A heart so rooted in the Word should be cherished and treasured. I hope that it will be a blessing to her in marriage. Foundation is everything in marriage and I want the Gospel to be at the forefront of my relationship. We won’t be perfect or even close, but we will always be able to embrace the grace and forgiveness at the foot of the cross. There is no greater joy or passion for me than Jesus and being in ministry. I can’t wait for the day where we can share in each other’s walks and be a part of Gospel glory together as God intends marriage to be. It really is a gift and blessing to those who lay down their lives for the Gospel and love Him with all their heart.