Basis of your faith

@2timothy (794)
Philippines
February 3, 2007 11:04pm CST
Why do you believe what you believe?
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Most of my belief comes from experience. Things almost have to proven to me before I will believe. Some of my beliefs were taught to me as a young child. Other beliefs are on blind faith.
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
What is real can always be proven. Those who doubt the existence of electricity has yet to experience electric shock (personally or indirectly). I would rather not call it blind faith for faith is the substantiation of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. It may not be seen physically but definitely seen by the eyes of our heart (Eph. 1:18).
• United States
6 Mar 07
Very good question 2timothy. Very thought provoking. It made me stop and think a bit more before I responded. Why do I believe what I believe? Throughout much of my life I searched for a reason for me being on this earth; a purpose. I searched for a higher spiritual value to my life that would give me a better understanding of why things were the way they were and are. While studying many religions and ways to believe, researching what those religions taught and believed and why, I was taken into what I considered to be a prophetic visit from the highest level of spiritualtiy. I believe I was introduced to, as scripture descibes it, "The Comforter", or the Holy Spirit. He showed me my downfall and lifted me up to a place where I could see my options. I always knew about Jesus, but I didn't KNOW Him. Through the years I was introduced to Him (through scripture). I began studying about Him and found what scripture said made perfect sense to all of the questions I had about things in the past. The more I studied the more I began to understand the questions and answers I was given. After searching for answers in the religion I grew up in, and not getting the answers that made sense, I got involved in witchcraft, the psychic world, new age, catholicism, and non-denominationism. In short, Christianity. I studied everything I could find on any subject and finally came to adequate understanding by simply reading and studying the Holy Bible. I studied every translation I could find in print. I believe now, after much study and research that The Bible is the only thing we have that even comes remotely to anything that can give us any idea of what God intended for us. Therefore, it is what I use to base my belief on. It's not a religion that I believe in. It's what the Bible says, or what I consider to be Holy Scripture. I use the Bible (from a Christian standpoint) and I also use the Tenach (from a Jewish perspective) and I try to interpret what His Word is saying to me. That's why I believe what I believe. There isn't much else to go by (for me).
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Though much study you concluded that the Bible is God's word that you can believe in. Can you elaborate what is in the Bible that made you arrive to such a conclusion?
• United Arab Emirates
12 Feb 07
The answer is simple. first of all I believe in Quran, our body is consists of physical part and spiritual part: the physical part we have to feed it by food and also the spiritual part have to be fed that's why I believe. when you are believing you manage all your behaviour depending on what you believe in. Some people say why to believe while others makes wars and shed blood though they believe, I can tell them that forever their will be good and evil.