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Why I Am A Christian. Why Do People Reject God?  Some accept philosophical arguments  Many due to suffering they have experienced or seen  Refuse the.

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1 Why I Am A Christian

2 Why Do People Reject God?  Some accept philosophical arguments  Many due to suffering they have experienced or seen  Refuse the evidence for God and reject him, Romans 1:19-22, 25, 28 2

3 Why Do People Reject God? “I regard it (religion, jrp) as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.” (Bertrand Russell) “Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?” Why I Am Not a Christian, 24  James 1:27  1 Peter 3:15 3

4 Why I Am A Christian  Evidence, Romans 1:  First Cause  Rational Thought  Moral Conscience  Faith in God rests upon evidence, Hebrews 11:3; Acts 14:13-17  Why we worship God, Psalm 111:1-2 Because I am in Awe of God’s Power and Blessings Psalm 8:3-4 Psalm 33:6-9 4

5 Why I Am A Christian  Thankful, happy life preferable over the fatalism of atheism  1 Chronicles 16:7-13,  Psalm 106:1  Psalm 30:4-5  2 Timothy 3:1-5  1 Thessalonians 5:18 Because I want to live a thankful life Romans 1:21 Psalm 8:1-2 5

6 Why I Am A Christian  Jesus is the Light of the World  Dark: Danger and doubt  Psalm 89:15 (1 Jno. 1:5)  Psalm 119:105; 1 Jno. 1:6-7  I choose to be a son of light, 1 Ths. 5:4-8  Gospel makes me a better person, Romans 12:2; 8:29 Because I do not want to live in darkness John 8:12 John 1:4-5 6

7 Why I Am A Christian  Gospel answers the problem of suffering, Heb. 2:17-18; 4:14-16  Sin is in this world  Genesis 3:17-19  Romans 5:12  Galatians 6:7  John 9:1-3 (Eccl. 9:11-12)  Jesus gives rest, Matt. 10:28 Because there is sin and suffering in the world 7

8 Why I Am A Christian  I can see beyond present suffering to eternal glory, 2 Cor. 4:16-18 (2 Cor. 5:7)  Hebrews 11:1; 6:19  Acts 4:12 (Matt. 20:28) Because there is sin and suffering in the world 8

9 Why I Am A Christian  Freedom of choice, Isa. 55:6-7 (Josh. 24:15)  Responsibility and accountability  Genesis 2:16-17  Joshua 24:20-24  Luke 12:48  Christians choose what cannot be taken away, Luke 10:41-42 Because I have a choice and I choose what is good 9

10 Why I Am A Christian  Salt of the Earth  Light of the World  Influence others for good  The reach of a faithful Christian’s life cannot be measured in years, but in eternity! Because I believe I can make a difference Matt. 5:

11 Why I Am A Christian  I do not want to die alone and without hope, 2 Tim. 4:6-8, 18  Philippians 1:21, 23  1 Corinthians 15:58 Because I am going to die Hebrews 9:27 James 4:

12 Why I Am A Christian Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 12


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