Why choose Christianity over other World Religions? This is the first question that everyone should ask about any religion otherwise how can we fully believe in what the religion is claiming. There are many religions in this world and each one claims to follow the `true’ god (or in some cases gods). How can anyone distinguish the truth from the fallacy? How can anyone know if God exists and, if He does truly exist, which religion is the true one serving Him? These questions are of paramount importance to all who seek the truth about God but with so many different views how can we know for sure? Can we know?
Does God The Creator Exist Or Are We Originally From Apes?
The whole premise of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is that the universe and all life in it just happened by chance. Today we know that all life of every existing creature depends upon the fact that DNA replicates itself. This is how eye colour, hair colour, height, etc. are passed on to our children from generation to generation. Sometimes we see slight mutations within organisms of the same species. For example, there are albino mice where the hair is white and the eyes are pinkish in colour and there are regular mice of different colours, but this does not change the fact that they are all still mice. To claim that animals adapt to their environments over long periods of time is one thing but to say that billions of very specifically designed animals, which each have a very delicately balanced relationship between them, occurred simply by chance is at best extreme.
If the insects became extinct tomorrow what would happen to the birds, then the cats, then the dogs, etc.. Each creature in existence on this planet depends on the other to survive. Look at an organism as simple as a plant. The animals and humans of the world breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. The plants breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Everything from a microorganism to the vastness of the cosmos; it is all extremely well balanced because each individual is dependent on the other in minute and very specific detail. This extreme order is what forces us to examine the possibility that God exists. Logic tells us that it had to be designed by someone. To say that what we know about the human brain is a result of a series of mistakes in the DNA which began from a single microorganism is a statement that is hard to believe. The number of `mistakes’ in order to create a human brain alone out of a single microorganism, even if over billions of years, is just extremely difficult to believe in. Yet, this is the theory that we have been taught in High School Biology. The fact is that there is still, to this very day, absolutely no proof that man came from the apes. Despite what some may tell you I challenge you to find proof. Every skeleton that was believed to be half ape and half human has been found to be either a mistake in judgment or an all out hoax. We have been taught for years that the theory of Darwinism is true but NO hard evidence exists.
Organisms do adapt to their environments over long periods of time but to say that all creatures developed from a single microorganism billions of years ago? We should all have more proof before we accept that as truth. That is why Darwin’s idea is still called a `Theory’. Even with all of today’s technology, evidence has still not been found. If his theory is true why haven’t we found evidence by now? We have found organisms as small as mosquitoes that are many millions of years old but yet we can find no evidence to support Darwin’s Theory of Evolution that man came from the `apes’.
Yet, this is what is aggressively promoted in schools, and the media in general; that we are alive only because of a series of mistakes in DNA and coincidences too numerous to count. That we have somehow developed from microorganisms into humans over billions of years and that we exist only `by chance’. Today, many believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution because that is what we have been taught since early age, but is it really truth, or is it what “the scholars” think is truth? Promoted by our school system, this has caused a belief that no one is morally responsible for their own behavior. This is obviously in contradiction to the view that because of our sin we are all morally accountable to God.
Can we prove with evidence that God does exist?
In Romans 1:20 it reads,
” For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
Notice that in this verse of Scripture it states that we can see evidence of God in creation. With all the extreme complexities in the universe there is still a harmony that can only be explained by believing that a designer created them. But how does God make his existence known to us personally? If we look at nature we can know that He does exist. Just because we cannot physically see God does not in any way mean that He does not exist.
Look at such laws of nature as gravity, or even the wind. We can see, and feel, the effects of them even though we do not know where they originate from. Can you see the wind, or just the effects of the wind? So if you cannot see the wind, do you think the wind does not exist? Or do you believe that the wind does exist because you see and feel the effects of the wind?
Though we cannot physically the see wind or gravity we know that they exist. Suppose that God did create these laws. If God created them how much harder would it be to show who He is to each of us on a personal level? God would have to be infinite if he created every living being (after all, God started everything out of nothing). It would be extremely difficult for us to understand God, let alone relate to Him. We can see that He exists through what he created but He seems impersonal and `far off’ because we do not know how to relate to him.
What if God talked to you audibly? How would you know for certain that it was God and not some advanced technology? What if He came as a man with extraordinary powers that were used for miracles in order to relate to us? Who would believe that he was God? (We must ask this even of Christ Himself if we are to serve Him. We must know for sure that He is the true Son of God otherwise we would be serving under a false pretense.) Just imagine if modern day man built a time machine and went back in time 4000 years. What would the people of that time think about one of us dressed in a space suit having the ability to fly (with the use of a jet pack)? They could very well have thought that we were gods. If this is true, could not a man having a more advanced technology appear to perform miracles to us?
This is an important question to ask about God. Another very important question to ask is, if God does exist which, if any, of the world’s religions and sacred books were inspired from the true God of the universe? How can our mortal minds know God and which world religion is the one that truly serves him? The fact is by ourselves we cannot. If God exists He would have to find a way to relate to us personally, in such a manner that it would leave no doubt in our minds that it is God trying to relate to us. But how could God do this?
For many this is a tough question to answer but we must ask this of every religion; `How do I know that it is the truth?’ It is the answer to this question that sets Christianity apart from all other religions. First, the Bible is comprised of historical facts. There is much evidence from archaeology that confirm the Biblical accounts as historical facts. Even the school system (where God is not valid and prayer is prohibited) recognizes Biblical accounts as historical truth! What of other religions? The historical accuracy of the Bible has been vindicated many times over as have no other religious writings.
The biggest proof that the Bible is the word of God is also the simplest. It is the easiest for us to understand and helps us know that what the Bible says is true. It is the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. Many sacred writings contain prophecy but prophecy fulfilled is missing from all other sacred writings except the Bible. In fact, 30 percent of the Scriptures contained within the Bible consist of prophecy. In Isaiah, it reads,
“I am God, and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me, declaring the beginning from the end, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:9-10)
“I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them;” (Isaiah 48:5)
The God of the Bible out right tells us that not only is He the true God, but that He has proof that no other can claim. He says this to us so that we will know that He is the true God. To paraphrase the above Scripture; `BEFORE it came to pass I showed it to you so that you would not believe in false gods’ (or idols, and graven images).
God reaches out toward us and reveals Himself as the true God with absolute proof! Can any other sacred writings actually prove so? Of course, this all is contingent on the statement being correct and that the said proof exists. And it does exist, very much so! All prophecies, except those to still be fulfilled, have a 100% accuracy rate thus far. In other Bible Study Articles on this website you will see prophecies that have already been fulfilled with minute detail, prophecies that are yet to be fulfilled, and even prophecies that are being fulfilled that you can see on your news today! As you read ask yourself, `How do I know that the Bible is the true word of the true God?’ It is the most important question that all of us must ask of all religions in order to believe that the one you choose is the true religion of the true God. God’s prophecies made a believer out of me. Without them I would still not know what to believe.
Many do not realize the importance of Bible Prophecy but the fact that it comprises 30% of the Bible should send a signal to all of us. Today we find that the vast majority of organized Christian religions and churches will not and do not teach what the Bible has to say about Prophecy fulfilled and prophecy not yet fulfilled. For example, the Bible calls the Rapture Event “the blessed hope” and it is part of the Salvation through Christ – yet many denominational main stream Christian churches do not even mention the event in the congregation. We must remember that all Scripture in he Bible is from God and so ALL Scripture is important.
“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” (Matthew 16:1-16)
At Christ’s first coming, Jesus Himself said that the people of that day and age said they could predict the weather by looking at the colour of the evening sky, yet they did not know the signs of the times. What he was saying paraphrased was, “Look, the Old Testament has many Prophecies pointing out that I would be coming during your time. Why don’t you know? Why is it you seem to have no idea about God becoming Human and arriving in your lifetime?” Considering that Bible Prophecy in the Bible consists of more then 30% of all Scriptures, we should be learning about it more. And given that of the remaining Bible Prophecies are to be fulfilled in our generation should really be tweaking our interest! In fact, if Jesus was asking them why they did not know He was coming when Bible Prophecy said He would, how much more should we know?
We seen all the Bible Prophecies regarding Jesus first coming come to pass exactly as predicted. The rest of the Prophecies for our time will also be fulfilled. The fact is many have already come to pass in our own generation exactly as predicted! Regardless of whether your church is omitting the Biblical Prophecies for our time, God gave them to Christians for important reasons, otherwise He would not have so many Scriptures dedicated to the subject of Bible Prophecies. Start learning them. Christ’s return is now at the very door and He will once again ask us
” O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
This is a short article on a VAST topic and there are resources online that go into depth on this subject from a Biblical perspective. Here are some that I have found: