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Last edited at 9:09AM on 2/24/2013
In my opinion, after our distant ancestors evolved to the point where their mental facilities were able to think and plan and question, certain unanswerable questions arose. At that point, they invented all-powerful beings who made the earth and weather and volcanoes. Every civilization created their own set of gods. As time went on, (in a lot of areas) one of the gods was selected as being the chief god and then the only one, as happened with the Hebrew weather god.
Lots of people believe in God because of Jesus (whom is proven to be real.) They believe that he was the son of a powerful figure that sits outside of time and created everything and everyone. I think it's because they need something to help make sense to everything that goes on in everyday life.
1. We see God in nature. Design demands a designer. Think about the vastness of the Universe, or the law and order within the tiny atom. The beauty of nature and the variety of species causes us to look up at Him. Has any one ever dug up a 5,000 year old sports car, or a rocket, or pen? (Romans 1:20).
2. We have a conscience which drives us to understand right from wrong. (Romans 2:14-15).
3. Think about Jesus Christ. He was more than a man, His character was unique, His miracles undeniable and His death and resurrection showed us that He is God.(John 1).
4. The Bible has hundreds of fulfilled prophecies. Jesus Himself fulfilled over 300 prophecies. Only a supernatural mind could have foretold so many events.
5. If there is no God, then our lives are meaningless. Mankind strives for meaning and purpose. We all have a large void in our lives that can only be filled by having a living relationship with God.http://www.byfaith.co.uk/paulb1.htm
Fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of vague transitory consequences, fear of judgement (from everyone + mystical entity), and I think, a healthy dose of indoctrination as children. As for the adult converted, I think it's the search for what is missing in their lives.
Because he is real. Very real. Look at everything that is going on in our world. It is a war against good and evil, satan and god. It's getting worse everyday, just like the bible says. Everything that leads to the return of jesus is happening now.