People believe what makes sense to them in their own mind. Sometimes they pretend to believe the "popular" thing just to avoid arguments. But whatever they truly believe is whatever makes sense to them. To some people Jesus and Christianity makes sense. To others it doesn't. No offense, it just doesn't.
I don't understand why people don't believe in Jesus, because all of us didn't just pop up out of nowhere. Science had nothing to do with it, of course god created it. But people have those unanswerable questions that absolutely no one can answer. Well those are just things that our human minds can't even comprehend. Because all we know is there is a beginning and ending to everything we have on earth and god doesn't ever have a beginning nor ending.
1) if they admit that Jesus Christ was real...2) They admit Christ was God...3) They would have to face Him some day. Also, 70% of children raised in Church don't come back once grown. The experience wasn't real to them cause there home life didn't reflect what's being taught. There are more reasons, I believe this to be main two. Fact, there was a man name Jesus Christ. Fact, they cannot find Christ body in the tomb. The argument there is that tomb wasn't were He was. Our culture pushes the opposite of God.
There is no contemporary historical evidence that Jesus even existed, much less the outlandish stories the Gospel accounts attribute to him (which were written many decades later by people never there). While it is possible that a Yeshua ben Yosef (yeah, Josh, son of Joe, real uncommon name) may have wandered around Judea at the time, the likelihood that he was anything more than one of the dozens of itinerant Jewish preachers common then is miniscule- not a single Roman, Jew, historian, or scholar in the area at the time ever wrote a peep about him and the tales attributed to him are far too like older mythological themes of the region.
Further, there is no evidence any gods exist at all, much less the Abrahamic variant.
I find it amusing that the majority of the answers are put out by those who do believe in Christianity. in general I find your interpretation of my lack of belief in your religion laughable, wrong, and not a little bit showing bigotry.
from a person who was raised in a Christian religion and then decided to not pursue it in my adult life (namely me) - the reason I ignore religion is because when ever one requires me to hand over money and power with out sufficient reason why, it turns out to be a scam.
if God exists then how I live my life is between us and no one else including organized religion. if a church wants me to follow thier rules and take away my choices on how to live my life while at the same time requiring money from me, they are gonna have to do better than 'God told me and you just have to believe that '
secondly the faith part. I have spent the hours of prayer looking for the voice of God or the holy ghost. instead I found my own conscience. which I am most happy to follow.
last the Christian churches have a very long, bloody, and hanieous track record of violence, oppression, hatred, and inhumane acts all behind the pretence of 'God says so and as I hurt you its with gods love ' I find the hyprocacy to be too much to bear.
in all I am perfectly happy living my life by my own conscience and the golden rule.
Because it lacks sufficient evidence, logic, or reason. Believing in Christianity is NOT a human's "default" position - by default, we are all atheists. Therefore believers have something called the BURDEN OF PROOF - this means that they have to do the explaining, not the non believers. The question is how and why anyone could actually believe in anything in the Bible, NOT why so many people reject it. The Bible is rejected so often because of the painfully obvious reasons to anyone who hasn't been completely brainwashed and who is capable of critical thinking.
my friend is a city girl and was raised right. Here mother taught her to be a Christian and showed her the Bible. The Bible is one of the best and most accurate historical texts in history and has predicted future events like the United States and the Mayan Calendar. It's obviously a God-inspired book, so why do people find it hard to believe that JESUS is not the Son of God?
The Bible is God-inspired, so those who don't follow Jesus will be in the Lake of Fire detailed in the Book of Revelation. Why can't people just accept JESUS and be saved? I want them to save their souls.
What are you thoughts? In my opinion, it has to be this liberal agenda.
There are many reasons I suppose. Some have never even heard of Jesus, but I believe the scripture allows for God's grace to extend to anyone who's heart is open to believe what is true and that there is the Absolute Truth. Some don't believe because they listen to perspectives that start with doubt, misinformation and conspiracy theory of a grand scale. Some hold such a ridiculously standard of "proof" that they may as well not believe that u or I exist. Some don't believe because of the many inconsistencies seen in the history of the Christian church. Some may rather not believe so they can live as narcissistic selves, seduced by the lure of being their own ends unto themselves as though they aren't contingent upon anything. Some don't believe because they were told Jesus was just a man only or was never a real person at all....just whatever smart sounding person told them. There are probably many more reasons...I don't claim to know them all!
I don't believe in a man because I didn't know about him enough to believe in him. Jesus was an ordinary man who taught moral teachings. I agree that he existed as a teacher and a human being, but the son of a god he is not.
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The same reason why you do not believe in Zeus or in Paganism!! If you can figure out why you do not believe in the above in Pagan Gods and all other Non-Christian Gods, you will instantly understand why the Non-Christian believers do not believe in your Christian Gods.
As for the Atheists or Agnostics, they simply do not believe three more Gods than you probably do. Therefore the difference between a Christian and an Atheist is only in the fact that the Atheists rejects just three more Gods than the Christians does. Because there is no more evidence of the truth of Jesus or Christianity, than there is of Philosopher's Stone or of Magic Wand.
There is yet another reason. Credulity of belief is not a virtue; and honesty of unbelief is not a vice. After all, whose fault is it that your God is not smart enough to advertise? If your God was it who made the Bible and my brain, whose fault is it if God's Bible and my Brain cannot agree? Think about it!!
Some people believe they had to have met Jesus to agree that he existed (I say go to Jerusalem and take a look at his body buried there). Others believe that they have to turn to Christianity if they believe in Jesus, which isn't the case. You can believe in Jesus and not be a Christian.
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The Bible says that the number of believers in the things God says has always been VERY FEW!!! 1 Peter 3:20 says that even back ... "...in the days of Noah, while the ark was (being prepared, only...) a few, that is eight souls were saved (from the) water." Only eight!!! And that was in spite of the fact that "the long-suffering God waited..." He held the door open until the very last minute!!! And then, after Jesus's death, burial, and Resurrection...Paul tell us in 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12, " And with all deceivableness of the unrighteousness in them that perish; ...(the unrighteousness of the unbelievers causes them to be easily deceived, why?..... because they liked their unrighteousness)..., and received not the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." There are so few believers in what Jesus did on the Cross because when they heard the truth, they didn't believe it, they liked their unrighteousness better, and that caused God to send a "strong delusion" or a spirit that...somehow...convinces them even further that they are correct in their position of unbelief! Thank you for your question, bye!