Do you believe in GOD???

God - Who's GOD??
India
March 29, 2007 4:49am CST
We can't see Him, but He watches us all the time. We don't know what He is, buy He knows us the best. Do you guys believe in God?? Any wonderful experiences to share with all of us.
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@_Greeneye_ (1526)
• India
31 Mar 07
Just once wouldn't you love for someone to simply show you the evidence for God's existence? No arm-twisting. No statements of, "You just have to believe." Well, here is an attempt to candidly offer some of the reasons which suggest that God exists. But first consider this. If a person opposes even the possibility of there being a God, then any evidence can be rationalized or explained away. It is like if someone refuses to believe that people have walked on the moon, then no amount of information is going to change their thinking. Photographs of astronauts walking on the moon, interviews with the astronauts, moon rocks...all the evidence would be worthless, because the person has already concluded that people cannot go to the moon. When it comes to the possibility of God's existence, the Bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about God.1 On the other hand, for those who want to know God if he is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you."2 Before you look at the facts surrounding God's existence, ask yourself, If God does exist, would I want to know him? Here then, are some reasons to consider... 1. Does God exist? The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today. Many examples showing God's design could be given, possibly with no end. But here are a few: The Earth...its size is perfect. The Earth's size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth's surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter.3 Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life. existence of GodThe Earth is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth's position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day. And our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents.4 Water...colorless, odorless and without taste, and yet no living thing can survive without it. Plants, animals and human beings consist mostly of water (about two-thirds of the human body is water). You'll see why the characteristics of water are uniquely suited to life: It has an unusually high boiling point and freezing point. Water allows us to live in an environment of fluctuating temperature changes, while keeping our bodies a steady 98.6 degrees. proof of GodWater is a universal solvent. This property of water means that thousands of chemicals, minerals and nutrients can be carried throughout our bodies and into the smallest blood vessels.5 Water is also chemically neutral. Without affecting the makeup of the substances it carries, water enables food, medicines and minerals to be absorbed and used by the body. Water has a unique surface tension. Water in plants can therefore flow upward against gravity, bringing life-giving water and nutrients to the top of even the tallest trees. Water freezes from the top down and floats, so fish can live in the winter. Ninety-seven percent of the Earth's water is in the oceans. But on our Earth, there is a system designed which removes salt from the water and then distributes that water throughout the globe. Evaporation takes the ocean waters, leaving the salt, and forms clouds which are easily moved by the wind to disperse water over the land, for vegetation, animals and people. It is a system of purification and supply that sustains life on this planet, a system of recycled and reused water.6 2. Does God exist? The human brain's complexity shows a higher intelligence behind it. The human brain...simultaneously processes an amazing amount of information. Your brain takes in all the colors and objects you see, the temperature around you, the pressure of your feet against the floor, the sounds around you, the dryness of your mouth, even the texture of your keyboard. Your brain holds and processes all your emotions, thoughts and memories. At the same time your brain keeps track of the ongoing functions of your body like your breathing pattern, eyelid movement, hunger and movement of the muscles in your hands. existence of GodThe human brain processes more than a million messages a second.7 Your brain weighs the importance of all this data, filtering out the relatively unimportant. This screening function is what allows you to focus and operate effectively in your world. A brain that deals with more than a million pieces of information every second, while evaluating its importance and allowing you to act on the most pertinent information... did it come about just by chance? Was it merely biological causes, perfectly forming the right tissue, blood flow, neurons, structure? The brain functions differently than other organs. There is an intelligence to it, the ability to reason, to produce feelings, to dream and plan, to take action, and relate to other people. How does one explain the human brain? 3. Does God exist? "Chance" or "natural causes" are insufficient explanations. The alternative to God existing is that all that exists around us came about by natural cause and random chance. If someone is rolling dice, the odds of rolling a pair of sixes is one thing. But the odds of spots appearing on blank dice is something else. What Pasteur attempted to prove centuries ago, science confirms, that life cannot arise from non-life. Where did human, animal, plant life come from? Also, natural causes are an inadequate explanation for the amount of precise information contained in human DNA. A person who discounts God is left with the conclusion that all of this came about without cause, without design, and is merely good fortune. It is intellectually wanting to observe intricate design and attribute it to luck. 4. Does God exist? To state with certainty that there is no God, a person has to ignore the passion of an enormously vast number of people who are convinced that there is a God. This is not to say that if enough people believe something it is therefore true. Scientists, for example, have discovered new truths about the universe which overruled previous conclusions. But as science has progressed, no scientific discovery has countered the numerical likelihood of an intelligent mind being behind it all. In fact, the more science discovers about human life and the universe, the more complex and precisely designed we realize these to be. Rather than pointing away from God, evidence mounts further toward an intelligent source. But objective evidence is not all. There is a much larger issue. Throughout history, billions of people in the world have attested to their firm, core convictions about God's existence--arrived at from their subjective, personal relationship with God. Millions today could give detailed account of their experience with God. They would point to answered prayer and specific, amazing ways God has met their needs, and guided them through important personal decisions. They would offer, not only a description of their beliefs, but detailed reports of God's actions in their lives. Many are sure that a loving God exists and has shown himself to be faithful to them. If you are a skeptic, can you say with certainty: "I am absolutely right and they all are wrong about God"? 5. Does God exist? We know God exists because he pursues us. He is constantly initiating and seeking for us to come to him. I was an atheist at one time. And like most atheists, the issue of people believing in God bothered me greatly. What is it about atheists that we would spend so much time, attention, and energy refuting something that we don't believe even exists?! What causes us to do that? When I was an atheist, I attributed my intentions as caring for those poor, disillusioned people...to help them realize their hope was completely ill-founded. To be honest, I also had another motive. As I challenged those who believed in God, I was deeply curious to see if they could convince me otherwise. Part of my quest was to become free from the question of God. If I could conclusively prove to believers that they were wrong, then the issue is off the table, and I would be free to go about my life. proof of GodI didn't realize that the reason the topic of God weighed so heavily on my mind, was because God was pressing the issue. I have come to find out that God wants to be known. He created us with the intention that we would know him. He has surrounded us with evidence of himself and he keeps the question of his existence squarely before us. It was as if I couldn't escape thinking about the possibility of God. In fact, the day I chose to acknowledge God's existence, my prayer began with, "Ok, you win..." It might be that the underlying reason atheists are bothered by people believing in God is because God is actively pursuing them. I am not the only one who has experienced this. Malcolm Muggeridge, socialist and philosophical author, wrote, "I had a notion that somehow, besides questing, I was being pursued." C.S. Lewis said he remembered, "...night after night, feeling when
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• India
29 Mar 07
Yes I believe in God's presence among us. To see the presence of God we need to develop inner eyes, then only we can see. With this materialistic eye we cannot see. You know better our body is made of earth, water, sky, fire and air whereas God is made of only sky, fire and air. Two materialistic things named water and earth are not in the body of God thats why we cannot see him though he is presence around us every moment. There are various saints in India who have seen and talk with God as and when they wish. This is only possible because of their inner eyes.
• India
29 Mar 07
I am also interested in it and trying through Mantra chanting. This is also a science and need intensive efforts. I give some time daily on it, hope in future I will be able to talk to God. As mantra is also one medium to meet God. Mantra chanting creates an atmosphere around us which forces God to presence before us. This chanting should be continuous without break, one by one with a rhythm and full concentration on a subject. I am working on it.
• India
29 Mar 07
Hi...,I have one thing to say that there is God and I believe in God. First of all, we would not have been present in this world without God creating us. We are destined to live in this beautiful world and I experience his presence in my everyday life. For example, We go to one person for a help and that person helps us, we see God in him. Everything which we experience is our destiny. WHAT HAPPENED IS DESTINED WHAT IS HAPPENNING IS ALSO DESTINED WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS ALSO DESTINED
• India
29 Mar 07
I shall just relate one experience which my friend experienced. All were performing some rituals and suddenly, the ashes from incense sticks fell down and collected itself to form the footprints of that God. WHAT A MIRACLE! This is more enough to prove that there is GOD....
• India
31 Mar 07
Mata jee - Meri apni jagdamba bhawani
Yes, i believe in god. Mujhe har pal uska saath hone ka ahsas rahta hai. Woh hai tabhi to ek patta bhi hilta hai. Bina uske upastithi ke kisi mein shakti ho hin nahin sakti hai kuch kar gujarne ki. Uspar dhyan rakhnewale ka dhyan woh hamesha rakhta hai. Kabhi subah subah narayan hari ka teen baar naam lekar dekho. Woh din tumhara hoga. Samjhi.
@Bell88 (370)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 07
Although i tell people i'm a free thinker, deep down i believe their is a God. I pray to Him when i am troubled, thank Him when i receive something good and talk to Him.
• India
31 Mar 07
I do not believe in God but I do believe in Ghosts. I do not believe them because Whenever I pray to god when going to do something I will be failed in that programme
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
29 Mar 07
Yeah I belive and have belived since childhood. There have been times where I thought there was no way out but God helped me to see things through plenty of times in my life.
• India
29 Mar 07
I dont believe in god that is made by stone.... But i belive in that power which feels good from my heart... That power makes us makes our luck show us right way to walk.
• India
29 Mar 07
Yes Definately.. I do believe in God.. God might not be seen physically, but there is some Super Natural Power.. I just feel that when we have faith in God, n worship him, it certainly works... Thats my personal experience... Perviously i didn't believed in God... There was a certain phase in my life where everything happened wrong with me. It was the worst phase which i had experienced in my whole life.. I was desperate to come out of that phase as soon as possible.. But wasn't getting the right way.. Then one day, my Teacher told me to start worshipping the god. He told me that the only way to come out of this phase is to have faith in God.. So i started worshipping the god.. I worshipped him with true faith... Then after a few days, the magic happened.. I got luck in favour of me, and my entire life changed since that day.. Nothing happened wrong to me since that day... So i got a strong faith and belief in God.. I am damn sure, that there is some Super Natural Power which we describe as God...
@crackhead (1826)
• India
29 Mar 07
We may not see him, We may not have any proofs weather he exists or not, we may not know what he is, We may not know where he is. But still we believe in him , it's that kind of faith that we have in the power that is controlling us all. There are many instances in my life when i started to sieze believing in god and again i soon do get back enormous faith in god. God is a super power who controls us all. God is a feeling of being good. Elders say god is in the person whom you are talking to, What you are doing , Be good and do good that is God. The presense of god can be felt in the deeds of a person.
@jjones474 (123)
• United States
29 Mar 07
There must be a God, who or what created us? Even if we are all just imagining our lives as some suggest, our conciousness to imagine must have come from somewhere. There can't be more than one God, 2 or more beings could not have created each other at the same time, so I don't understand all the holy wars. If we could have peace, I'll worship a tree for all I care.
@njoycjoy (28)
• India
29 Mar 07
Yes I beleive in God but not so called God men.I beleive as an Indian the existence of Mahabharata,Geeta as explained by Lord Krishna in Kurukshetra amd Ramayana.I beleive that when you do honest,hard work you are an extension of God.See as per Hindu mythology certain predictions are there which when comes true is said to be God's words.If you see our culture is the strongest and oldest where all evident proof are there to belief.If thing do not go your way,you need to analyzs,rework but for that if you focus yourself into prayer then that increases your concentration power.Again that feel is God's feel.I am sure many members will say that hey look,here comes a conservative man but beleive me,lots of westernized or so called modern guys ultimately for peace of mind at a later age comes for prayers.Doesn't that mean God is there?You,you faith in your abilities are a part...
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Of course, I love the Lord. He is everything to me. He's my one and only Savior. He is my bridegroom and I am His bride ;) He is my Father.. my King.. my Abba.. everything! I live and exist because of Him. I love because He first loved me. I forgive because He has forgiven me. He is worthy to be praised!
29 Mar 07
I don't believe in God. How can you believe in something that is apparently there but we have no real proof or evidence that he exists? Why doesn't he show himself? I agree that living a good moral life is a good thing, but why do it to please a god that we don't even know is there?
@prasad1961 (5603)
• India
29 Mar 07
God is Love and can be won only through the cultivation and exercise of Love. He cannot be trapped by any trick; He yields Grace only when His commands are followed - command to love all, serve all. When you love and serve all, you are serving yourself most, yourself whom you love most! For God's Grace envelops you then and you are strengthened beyond all previous experience. Let all days of living be a continuos offering of Love, as an oil lamp exhausts itself in illumining the surroundings. Bend the body, mend the senses and end the mind - that is the process of attaining the status of 'children of immortality', which the Upanishads have reserved for man. So don't bother about God's existence, make sure that your life goes in search for love to serve.