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  1. You've got it all mixed up )

    If you are convinced of all this, you will not have faith, but knowledge.

    And faith is the belief that it does not require evidence and arguments.�

    For example, the program “Conversation with an Atheist” on the Spas TV channel is a model of insanity precisely because one is trying to prove the obviously unprovable, and the other is trying to refute the obviously unprovable )

  2. If I suddenly needed an argument for the existence of God, I would use the story of Robert Boyle, a 17th-century English physicist.

    Boyle was a believer, and with very specific views – he believed that there are no laws, but only the will of God, manifested both in laws and in deviations from them, and the task of science is to prove that there are no laws, that many cases are irreducible to no other cause than God.

    Boyle tried to analyze the Bible and draw conclusions about the world from it. Considering the resurrection of all the dead promised in the Apocalypse in exactly the same bodies as during life, he reasoned as follows: our bodies are made up of particles and when we die, our bodies break up into these particles, which become part of some other objects. For resurrection in bodies identical to the original ones to be possible, it is necessary that these particles are identical, indistinguishable from each other. Then it will be possible to recreate your body from other particles, but it will be indistinguishable from the original.

    And so, using the mind and the Bible alone, Boyle discovered that molecules, atoms, and elementary particles are indistinguishable from each other – all water molecules are exactly the same, all electrons are the same, and all helium atoms are the same. Back then, he couldn't test his idea, but now we know for sure that he was right.

    Thank God I'm an atheist and I don't need to prove anything to myself.

  3. Not a question. So, look, I'm a Christian. I read you the Bible out loud. If I see that you don't believe me, I offer you an epetimus. You don't eat for ten days, you don't have sex, you don't go to your friends ' houses. If it doesn't help, then you can try light tortures: rack, Spanish boot. After that, usually everyone starts to believe. But there is still an option to send you to the war for Jesus, where you will kill as many neighbors as possible, lose your legs. Well, if that doesn't help, my brother, I'll just have to fill your mouth with molten lead. And when you understand that Jesus endured and loved all this for about 1000 years, and even now he doesn't mind, then you will come to him. Or he will come to you.

    Everything will be fine.

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  4. After some caustic comments, there is nothing to add here. Only perhaps the fact that this error is generally common in life.

    They find a girl or a young man and begin to prove their love to him. And the other is waiting to be convinced that he is loved.�

    You know, Jesus said:

    I amPath and Truth and Life.

    Pay attention to the first word.�

    Love is not a certain incident, not a certain puzzle, not a theorem, love is a path.

  5. I am a Christian, although I came to believe in God long before I was introduced to Christianity. I don't know why, but the question of the Creator's existence has never occurred to me. I realized that everything, that is, life , is not just like that, even in my youth, when I learned that the universe is infinite. I had no idea how to explain this, so I decided for myself – probably the God that people sometimes talk about exists (this was during the Soviet era, during the time of total atheism). A little older, the search for the truth began.

    I tried different faiths: Hare Krishna, astrology, Zoroastrianism and Orthodox Christianity. I liked it, but it didn't change anything in my life, I lived like an atheist: I sinned, although I understood that it was a sin, and God didn't like it…

    But a serious study of the Bible has greatly influenced my worldview. I realized that the Bible is not a religious book, but a Source of Truth – that is, a guide from the Creator Himself on how a person should live on earth. I assure you and affirm that a sincere approach to the study of this book (we believe that this is the Word of God, and the Bible itself calls itself so) – allows a person seeking to get acquainted with the real, true God, the Creator of the visible and invisible world.

    By the way, the word religion has the meaning of “reconnecting with God”, that is, a person's attempts to find a Creator. If such attempts are sincere, then God will surely see it and respond to the searching heart, speak.

    Faith in God is not mysticism at all, but confidence, the conviction that the Creator exists and He is literally a Person, Living, feeling, emotional, loving people, and in general the whole creation. He is like a Father and Mother to everyone. It is very sad that people reject Their Parent, this is probably the worst sin, a very big mistake of thinking, which can lead to sad consequences in eternity…

  6. There is nothing easier,look into yourself,there is God,heaven, and hell.When Fr. Khayyam reflected on God, heaven and hell, God answered him: Look for everything in yourself.

    “And the radiance of heaven and hell. —

    I saw them in the sky in the old days.

    But the Teacher said: “Look inside yourself —

    Hell and heaven, are they not always with you?””

  7. If you sincerely seek the Truth, are ready to do anything for it, for any deprivation, for humiliation, for self-denial, and ideally for death-then God Himself will give you the Truth to those who are worthy of the Truth, and those who need the Truth – and God Himself will give it to you.

    And if you are interested in why I believe in Orthodox Christianity, then I don't see any point in answering. The answer is long, and you are in anonymity mode. This makes it impossible to understand how serious your mood is, and whether it's worth wasting your time?

  8. Yes, it's easy. Just look at the whole world around you with all its complexity and simplicity, with all its harmonious laws of the universe and entropy, this is the world that Rod once created.

    Lift a mace or kettlebell, look at your muscles (if you can't see them, repeat 30 times a day for three years), this beautiful body, like the planet on which you live, and the entire material world, was forged by the greatest craftsman – Svarog.

    When you wake up in the morning, realize that you are alive. Life, time, change, this is the gift that Velez gave us.

    Overcome the difficulties of your life, feel the valor that Perun gave you.

    There is a lot of divinity in you, because you are also God. We are all children of the Family. All of us can create worlds, create something great, like even a God, give gifts of life to others-lost people, animals, nature.

    While you are locked in your agnosticism, people are learning the world, step by step, drop by drop, finding their divinity, making mistakes and falling along the way, but they go! Get up and look at your gods, know their gifts, reach out to them and become one of them. And when you succeed, when you become a god, you don't have to believe, you will know that there are gods.

  9. Everything is simple. It is enough to turn off the mind, and you will come to faith very quickly. Start being selective about the facts. Choose only those that confirm your religious beliefs. Ignore all others. And gradually a fertile ground for religion will form in your head. 🙂

    But this, of course, is a joke. In fact, try to find the truth, not faith. And a fool can believe stupidly.

  10. Of course, bringing people to faith is a common philosophical practice. First of all, we need to carefully investigate what kind of faith you would like to come to and why. Then it will become clear which God to look for.

  11. if it was so easy, everyone would be believers by now. I am a believer in dialectical materialism. And I will tell you that I can prove that there is no God, no paradise, etc. These are all people's inventions. So take it easy and explore the scientific world.

  12. The rescue of drowning people is the work of the drowning people themselves. The question is posed idly and without any desire to find the truth for yourself. The situation is very similar in the movie “Operation Y”, when the foreman was talking to a Big Man lying on a cot about spaceships plowing through the Bolshoi Theater.

  13. This very phenomenon of the agnostic, that is, doubter, originates from the oral Tradition of the Church about the Angels inhabiting heaven even before the creation of the Earth.

    So, then, through the efforts of Lucifer, the Angelic environment was divided into three parts-Those who were Faithful to God, turned to Lucifer and … DOUBTED the righteousness of God. When the creation of the earth was completed, the last two categories were swept out of the sky. Lucifer (the devil) and his minion – like lightning, his tail drew a third of the stars from the sky and threw them to the ground. … “- these were the doubting Angels. They're all here on earth now.

    And the truth of our religion lies in the Creator's plan to ” create man.”.. in the likeness of God“! (Genesis 1: 26) Including the doubter. From the fact that for this purpose God Himself came down to earth in human form for the sake of “one lost sheep” (Matthew 18: 12), draw your own conclusions.

    He began this creation with the creation of man in His own image, the image of God (Gen 1: 27), and gave the subsequent creations into the hands of man himself and His Son, Jesus Christ, to help that man.

    And this work has been going on for more than seven thousand years.

    The time of creation comes and goes, taking with it those who have strayed from the “talent” bestowed upon them … to be born again … with an effort” (Matthew 25: 14-30; Jn.3: 7; Matt.11:12)!

    Now you are focused on self-love, but the time will come when your soul will realize that the wave of time is inexorably sweeping it into the abyss of a certain “darkness over the abyss” (Gen. 1:2), sweeping past its longed-for existence in the abodes of God, the essence of Love.

    This feeling will come to her during her stay in the abode of the flesh, so do not miss this precious moment! Like a robber crucified to the right of Christ!

  14. The fact is that no one should convince you of anything. Moreover, no one can prove to you verbally that God, hell, and Heaven exist for sure. True is not a religion, which is only a connection, and nothing more. Nothing in our imperfect world is true. If you want to come to faith on your own, then I must obligingly say that there is no God and never exists. So is Raya. So you must act deliberately against what you are told)

  15. If you want to come to something, to faith, for example, then go and come) Do you want beliefs and expect them from others?

    In the end, only you can convince yourself, and you will also have to believe yourself. And for your entire journey, the responsibility is only on you, on others it will not be possible to shift.

    So if you want to, do it (go, search, believe), if you don't want to, look for reasons (call yourself agnostic, wait for someone to come and convince you).

  16. If we're ALIVE, we won't die …

    Economic indicators cannot be an assessment of the ideology professed by the Russian people.

    1.1. Russian is primarily a phenomenon of personal CULTURE (supranational in essence), and not social existence.

    1.2. Love for Russia is based on the awareness of Its historical Path as the road to God.

    1.3. Russian self-consciousness is opposed to the global world-consciousness, which is focused on the consumption of material goods, on a selfish existence that does not think about the Truth and God.

    1.4. The very idea of death as non-existence in the Russian consciousness is absent. “If we live, we will not die, but if we die, we will rise again” – this is the truism of our ancestors.

    1.5. The denial of “life” as a way of being of the flesh is realized by faith in ANOTHER existence, which through faith in the Truth, fasting and prayer leads to the ability to “feed” on the Word of God and eternal life.

    1.6. “LIFE” is revealed to us by the Incarnation of the Word of God( Truth), the Cross, and the Resurrection.

    1.7. “Save YOURSELF and thousands around you will be saved” – this is the formula of personal existence for the sake of the family and community-brothers and sisters in Christ.

    1.8. In itself, “salvation” from death (gaining eternal life) is only the first step on the Russian (in spirit) Path, where the New Commandment becomes the measure of public consciousness: Love your neighbors as I love them.

    But we obviously just need to agree on the concepts themselves: Truth; God; Life; man.

    2.1. There is only one truth: God is Love.

    2.2. The uniqueness of Truth determines the very eternity of being.

    2.3. The mode of existence of Truth is Life.

    2.4. The purpose of Life is to last forever.

    2.5. The Meaning Of Life Is The Embodiment Of Truth.

    2.6. It is God – Jesus Christ-who brings the Truth to Life.

    2.7. Personality – self-consciousness and will, the sum of relationships with Truth.

    2.8 A person is an object of Divine Love, a way of thinking, and a semblance of Divine relationships.

    2.9. Reflecting the Truth in one's own consciousness is a person's life.

    “Holy Russia, lead us to God” is the essence of the Idea of communal consciousness.

    “Caesarean – To-God” Is The Idea of State consciousness.

  17. I don't do any drugs, but I want to get hooked on something. Addicts, can you convince me that heroin is great or crocodile is cool? And what exactly is your best drug?

  18. I have a friend who wanted to come to faith, went to some courses for those who want to come to faith, but she never managed to believe in this myth. In fact, she doesn't regret it.

    Although this isn't an answer to the question, I thought it was worth sharing.

  19. According to the Holy Scriptures, hell is not a place of eternal martyrs, but simply a grave where all people go. Paradise was on earth and all people who obey God in the future will live in the paradise restored by God on earth, which Adam and Eve refused. Jesus said:

    “Happy are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5: 5)

    Can you imagine what life will be like on earth when only meek people will live on it? Would you like to live among other people in a paradise on earth forever?

    Would you like to know what you need to do?

  20. Hello.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ said to the Jews, ” No one can come to Me unless it is given to him from My Father, and I will raise him up at the last day “(John 6).

    No, dear agnostic, we can lead you to faith. Immanuel Kant also spoke about the antinomies of pure reason, one of which is about God, whether He exists or not. The mind cannot solve this problem.

    And the Lord? When the disciples asked Jesus who could be saved, He answered, ” With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God “(Mark 9). The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans: “For whom He foreknew, these he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son; and whom He predestinated, these he also called; and whom he called, these he also glorified” (Chapter 8).

    Who did God foresee? Those who live in truth and kindness. As the Apostle Paul says, if the Gentiles, having no law, by nature do what is lawful, then they are a law unto themselves, and their conscience bears witness to this, and their thoughts alternately accusing and justifying one another (ibid., chapter 2).

    The Apostle Peter, coming to the house of Cornelius, the centurion, testifies: “Truly I know that God is not partial to persons, but in every nation he who does what is right and fears Him is pleasing to Him “(Acts 10).

    You, a human, may not know about God. You may not know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. But you cannot fail to distinguish truth from falsehood, and good from evil, knowing that the former is more necessary, better, and more correct than the latter, as your conscience testifies to you.

    So also the Lord Jesus Christ, rebuking the folly of the scribes and Pharisees, said: Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven to men. And if anyone speaks a word against the Son of Man (Jesus), it will be forgiven him (for he may not have known or understood), but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit (the unquestionable truth), it will not be forgiven him either in this world or in the world to come (unless he repents sincerely and diligently) – Matthew 12.

    So, whoever wants to come to faith, let him live honestly and do good and truth, avoid evil and falsehood, and strive for peace, just as his conscience tells him to do. Let him deal wisely with everyone, not doing to others what he does not want to do to himself. Do this, man, and the Lord will choose you, write you in the Book of Life, send the grace of the All-Holy Spirit upon you, and the Lord Holy Spirit will lead you to Jesus, for no one can call Jesus Lord except in the Holy Spirit (First Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 12).

    Live with dignity, dear agnostic! Live and believe, and if you want, know: God knows about you, sees you, and remembers you. If you live honestly, He will find a way to bring you to Him, only live worthy of God!

    God help us!

  21. The business is that I can justify Christianity purely logically, well, just reinforced concrete.

    But this will not make any sense and, most importantly, benefit.

    And all this is because it is not man who finds God, but God who finds him; it is God who gives man faith according to his ability to contain it, and if God does not touch the heart of man with His Spirit, even the most intelligent and convincing words will be useless.

    As a result, the person will either not accept, or will be the same as the person who gave him the information: a religious fanatic, a religious atheist, a religious philosopher, etc.

    It is written that faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes from the Word of God, i.e. if God does not personally tell you something in accordance with His Word, no one will convince you.

    But the Word says that every man is a sinner, and the wages of sin is death.

    It is God's duty, in accordance with His truth and justice, to condemn man to eternal death for sin.

    But He loves man, and in order to save him from His just judgment and at the same time not violate this very justice, God sent His Son Jesus Christ into this world, who, being sinless (innocent), died on the cross of Calvary in our place, paying for our sin with His own blood.

    And everyone who accepts this sacrifice by faith, and Christ as their Lord and Savior, has eternal life through repentance, rejecting sin as the norm of this life.

    And then God works.

  22. If you are an agnostic, then you must understand that it is impossible to convince you. Faith is not understanding. I think your most likely chance to believe is to turn to God in a difficult moment. When you have no hope left in yourself, and you turn it to God, He will help. And you'll find it hard to ignore it. You see, people believe in God because He exists. This is not knowledge, not understanding, but at the same time God is constantly before us, to see Him it is enough just to really see reality with an open mind.

  23. A person's choice is what they believe in. This is your choice. A believer does not believe what you believe, there is no need to convince you to believe otherwise. Faith is not an individual matter. There are those who believe that they should do this. But I don't think that's right. The question is what exactly you need. If you have any substantive questions. You can set them. But the question is-let's prove everything to me. Why is this necessary? For the sake of an argument? Then you go to the debaters and not to the believers.

  24. The Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10: 17). If you search for the true religion, you may never find it. But God can give you what you're looking for. There is a means for this – prayer. Start studying the Bible, and ask God to reveal himself to you. Just, in your own words, refer to It. And you can misunderstand people, and there are enough people who want to attract them to their side. But believe me, God has a way to give you faith, you just have to work hard to do it.

  25. You are not agnostic. Probably just a poseur. Well, and / or a question-asked for fun. Agnostic, of course, a person seeking. But a seeker of Truth, not of spiritual bondage. Since agnosticism is precisely a post-religious consciousness. This is the next step, which has already passed through the understanding that there is no truth in religious movements, and there is no point in identifying with any particular one of them.

  26. And why! What would that be? Does it make sense?

    Do you want to believe, but are you afraid? Do you want to convince someone of their faith?

    What will it give you? Decide for yourself what you need in response and understand that there is no point in this argument.

  27. No. Then I will be responsible for your interpretations, your actions, your mistakes in this. Why do I need it? Knowledge is more dangerous than ignorance. With a knowledgeable other demand. If you want to come to something, then it is your task to convince yourself, to prove to yourself. As the saying goes, “nothing is a fact until your consciousness, mind, and experience confirm it.”

  28. Of course I'll try.
    I hope the question is still relevant.
    To begin with, atheism is by definition unscientific, and the theory of evolution has been refuted by many smart people.
    You can read more here:

    https://www.rubible.com/%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D1%81%D0%B2%D1%8F%D0%B7%D0%B8/

    https://cont.ws/@rusott/1395474

    http://www.pravoslavie.ru/79342.html

    Personally, I used to be an atheist, but when I began to study our world in depth and various fields of science, I came to the conclusion that God exists, and He is none other than the Lord in whom Christians believe, namely, the Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – these are the Holy Trinity. God is one, but He has three personalities. I used to think, by the way, that religion does not need proof and you need to either just take your word for it or not believe it. It turned out that there is a lot of evidence for the truth of Christianity. For example, the Book of Isaiah was written between 733-701 BC. It says of God: “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and those who dwell in it are like locusts before Him; He stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” Instead of ” circle of the Earth “in the original Hebrew, it is written כַּדוּר” globe of the earth “or” sphere of the earth ” That is, the Bible says that the Earth has a spherical shape. Pythagoras did not come up with this assumption until one century after it was written about in the Book of Isaiah. In the third book of Ezra, in the Russian translation, it says: “On the globe” (3 Ezra, 11:32) Further-the Lord stretches out the Heavens. That is, It expands the universe. “Heaven” in the Bible often refers to the cosmos.
    “He spreadeth out the north over the wilderness, and hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7)
    That is, the Bible confirms that the Earth seems to hang in space, it is not attached to anything. At that time, many people thought that the Earth was a flat disk that sat on a turtle, but God's people knew the truth at all times. Many believe that the Bible is outdated and not relevant for the 21st century. But the truth always remains the same. White will always be white, and black will always be black. Our planet, as it was a planet, will remain a planet, and will not become a star. No matter how long ago the information was not declared, if it is true – it will remain unchanged, since the fact always remains a fact.
    The Lord said that in the beginning there was darkness. This darkness is an empty universe. Since God had not yet created the stars, there was no light in the universe. Then the Lord created our Earth and the stars to shine. And the Earth is krgulaya (scientists learned about this in the XV century) and does not weigh on anything (discovered in 1650). It also has a core. “The ground on which the corn grows is pitted within as with fire” (Job 28: 5).
    “All rivers flow into the sea, but the sea does not overflow: to the place from which the rivers flow, they return to flow again” (Eccl. 1: 7).
    Scientists learned about the whirlpool only in the XVII century.
    “When He set the weight of the wind, and set the waters according to their measure…” (Job 28: 25)
    The fact that air has weight only became known in the sixteenth century, while Christians who know the Holy Scriptures knew about it long before scientists came to this conclusion. In addition, all the prophecies of the Bible have come true and continue to come true – this is confirmed by modern archaeology and history.
    Atheists believe that Christianity is anti-scientific. In fact, Christianity does not carry anything unscientific in itself, but, moreover, complements science and explains what atheist scientists cannot understand.
    Many miracles have also occurred in my life (not something overtly supernatural, but inexplicable by chance, as they have happened many times under almost impossible conditions, which indicates that the Lord has always helped me and my family), but you, as an atheist, most likely will not believe this, since you have not seen these miracles yourself. However, do you really believe in God only when you see Him and no other evidence will suit you?
    If someone tells you that they have seen God, how do you know that they are not lying or hallucinating? If you are shown a photo of God, how will you know that this is not photoshop or the work of a professional graphic illustrator, and how will you know that it is God who is depicted in the photo? If you're shown a video of God, how do you know it's not a computer animation? If there is a sensor reading, how will you know that this is God and not some unknown physical phenomenon? And even if God himself appears to you, how will you know that this is not a hallucination, hypnosis, temporary insanity?
    Have you seen the smells? No, they haven't.
    But you knew from your youth that they were there, without any checks and proofs. In what way?
    You can feel them. And we Christians feel God. Only not with the material organ, which can only sense the material (we do not forget that smells are a material substance, and God is immaterial, He is a spiritual being), but with our heart and soul.

    I advise you to read “The origin of man from the ape-fact, hypothesis or myth”
    http://idcommunity.ru/proishozhdenie-cheloveka-ot-obezyany-fakt-gipoteza-ili-mif/

    You can also read the book by Elena Titova, “I admire the works of Your hands”.
    Here is the table of contents:
    1. Is Planet Earth a happy accident or a grand design?
    2. Darwin's evolutionary teaching is a hymn to materialism, or creation without a Creator
    3. Imaginary proofs
    4. There can be no contradiction between the Bible and true science
    5. Is order possible out of chaos?
    6. Our Land is not so old
    at all 7. Molecular Biology and Genetics versus evolution
    8. The fossil world vs. Evolution: Transitional forms don't exist
    9. The Fossil World versus Evolution: The Myth of Human Origins
    10. They bear witness to the Creator
    11. There's still time

    There is also a book by Josh McDowell, ” Indisputable Evidence. Historical evidence, facts, documents of Christianity”

    The book ” Problems of Evolution “(Gordon K. Lancaster M. Bradley) is a modest selection of works that provide an answer to all the main arguments of evolutionists.
    Unfortunately, evolutionists who pretend to be knowledgeable scientists take advantage of their authority and the illiterate nature of society by using cherry-picking, divulging facts that support ideas about evolution, but ignoring all the evidence that goes against it.

    All the Biblical prophecies have come true and continue to come true, as history and archaeology confirm.
    All information is freely available and you can check it yourself.
    You can start by reading this book by an unknown author:
    https://sda-baranovichi.org/?p=455

    Personally, I used to be an atheist, but when I began to study our world in depth and various fields of science, I came to the conclusion that God exists, and He is none other than the Lord in whom Christians believe, namely, the Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – these are the Holy Trinity. God is one, But He has three personalities. I used to think, by the way, that religion does not need proof and you need to either just believe verbatim or not believe. It turned out that there is a lot of evidence for the truth of Christianity. For example, the Book of Isaiah was written between 733-701 BC. Isaiah 40: 22 says of God, “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and those who dwell in it are like locusts before Him; He stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22).
    Instead of ” circle (of the Earth)” in the original Hebrew, it is written כַּדוּר [kdur], which translates as “ball” or “sphere”. That is, the Bible says that the Earth has a spherical shape. Pythagoras did not come up with this assumption until one century after it was written about in the Book of Isaiah. In the book of Ezra, however, this word is translated correctly: “This head terrified all the earth and ruled over the inhabitants of the earth with great oppression, and held power on the globe more than all the wings that were” (3 Ezra 11: 32).
    The same verse in Isaiah goes on to say that the Lord stretches out the heavens. That is, It expands the universe, since the word” heaven ” in the Bible often refers to the cosmos, and not the blue sky. The Lord has spread out the universe, spread it out like a tent for habitation. Perhaps this may be evidence that we are not alone in the universe and there are intelligent individuals on other planets.
    “He spreadeth out the north over the wilderness, and hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7)
    That is, the Bible confirms that the Earth seems to hang in space, it is not attached to anything. At that time, many people thought that the Earth was a flat disk that sat on a turtle, but God's people knew the truth at all times. Many believe that the Bible is outdated and not relevant for the 21st century. But the truth always remains the same. White will always be white, and black will always be black. Our planet, as it was a planet, will remain a planet, and will not become a star. No matter how long ago the information was not declared, if it is true – it will remain unchanged, since the fact always remains a fact.
    The Lord said that in the beginning there was darkness. This darkness is an empty universe. Since God had not yet created the stars, there was no light in the universe. Then the Lord created our Earth and the stars to shine. And the Earth is krgulaya (scientists learned about this in the XV century) and does not hang on anything (discovered in 1650). It also has a core. “The ground on which the corn grows is pitted within as with fire” (Job 28: 5).
    “All rivers flow into the sea, but the sea does not overflow: to the place from which the rivers flow, they return to flow again” (Eccl. 1: 7).
    Scientists learned about the whirlpool only in the XVII century.
    “When He set the weight of the wind, and set the waters according to their measure…” (Job 28: 25)
    The fact that air has weight only became known in the sixteenth century, while Christians who know the Holy Scriptures knew about it long before scientists came to this conclusion.
    Atheists believe that Christianity is anti-scientific. In fact, Christianity does not carry anything unscientific in itself, but, moreover, complements science and explains what atheist scientists cannot understand.
    Many miracles also occurred in my life (not something overtly supernatural, but inexplicable by chance, as they happened many times under almost impossible conditions, which indicates that the Lord has always helped me and my family). But you, as an agnostic, probably won't believe this, since you haven't seen these miracles yourself. However, do you really believe in God only when you see Him and no other evidence will suit you?
    If someone tells you that they have seen God, how do you know that they are not lying or hallucinating? If you are shown a photo of God, how will you know that this is not photoshop or the work of a professional graphic illustrator, and how will you know that it is God who is depicted in the photo? If you're shown a video of God, how do you know it's not a computer animation? If there is a reading of God on any sensor, how will you know that it is God and not some unknown physical phenomenon? And even if God himself appears to you, how will you know that this is not a hallucination, hypnosis, temporary insanity?
    Have you seen the smells? No, they haven't.
    But you knew from your youth that they were there, without any checks and proofs. In what way?
    You can feel them. And we Christians feel God. Only not with the material organ, which can only sense the material (we do not forget that smells are a material substance, and God is immaterial, He is a spiritual being), but with our heart and soul.
    There are already millions of known proofs of the truth of Christianity and scientific refutations of the myth of evolution.
    It is only necessary to search for them and study them, the information is freely available. And there are many facts against other religions and ideologies. If you want to learn more about Christianity, you can do it with pleasure. Google “Science and the Bible” and view queries, read about prophecies written in the Holy Scriptures that have already come true, while others continue to come true now and will come true in the future.
    When scientists in the XVI-XVII centuries gathered from all over the world (from different countries) When we compared them, they turned out to be 100% identical to each other. 5000 such manuscripts were found (later even more were found). It was these completely identical manuscripts that were called the “majority text”.
    It is also important to note that the people copying the true Word of God were located in different parts of the world, but the manuscripts ended up being identical. How did this happen? And so:
    “The words of the Lord are pure words, silver refined from the ground in the furnace, melted seven times. You, O Lord, will keep them; you will keep them from this generation forever. (Ps. 11: 7-8)
    The Bible also prophesied that the Gospel would spread throughout the world and be preached throughout the entire universe, although it was very difficult to believe this at that time, because Christians lived together from all over the world, and there were very few adherents of Christianity. However, as we can see, according to Wikipedia, “The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with an average annual sales of approximately 100 million copies, and has a huge impact on culture, literature, art and history, especially in the West, becoming the first example of mass literature”, and people who identify themselves as Christians, today more than two billion. And yes, don't forget that our chronology dates back to the Birth of Christ, who was a real historical figure.

  29. Those who really want to come will come. It is not someone who convinces (in the sense that it is possible to convince by deception, suggestion, and so on), but precisely the inner aspiration of the person himself.
    Obsession is one of the main drawbacks of churchmen.

  30. After all, it remains only to add a banality: it is impossible to convince in faith. It is like a truth that cannot be formulated, it can only be comprehended. Any truth, when you try to formulate it, turns into a banality, is extinguished in the incompleteness of the wording, crumbles before your eyes. Straight from Turgenev's “a spoken thought is a lie”.

    So faith is a purely personal experience. Spiritual, psychic, it can be called in different ways. It is always an inner experience that cannot be shared. But you can share similar conditions under which this experience occurred. Here are the people I advise you to read the Bible or do something: in short, who is stuck from what.)))

    Maybe your experience is still ahead of you
    The main thing is not to miss it )

  31. Hello, friend, first of all, I will say right away, there are many beliefs in the world, and they are all essentially the same, Buddhism, Orthodoxy, Catholicism, etc., why are there many beliefs and which one to choose? Much because God is the creator, would your heart burn if only daisies grew all over the world? Would you ask questions if there was only one faith in the whole world? But the essence of all beliefs is the same-Love.
    It is easy to find your faith, where you were born, there is your faith, the palm tree will not grow in Siberia, and the birch tree does not grow all over the world, God has arranged everything so, it is given to everyone, for everyone is the son of God.
    You don't have to look for God outside and wait for the spirit to touch you, God is born in you and you are born with a soul.
    Put away all thoughts and illusions and search in your heart with zeal, for out of it flow the rivers of life.

  32. I don't understand at all how you can convince a person of something who believes that hitting the top ten (target) is not possible, because information about such a hit is a subjective opinion. This is roughly how I see agnosticism.
    Or as in that joke: “Dad, where is the sea?” – there is no objective knowledge that this is really the sea:)))
    Subjectivity is certainly present in life, but it is not necessary to inflate it with some excess.
    So as long as a person claims to be agnostic, convincing them of something is like carrying water in a sieve.
    This is my subjective opinion, so “I am not me, and the hut is not mine”:)))

  33. Why do you need to come to faith? Just figure out whether God exists or not. Find out for sure – through the analysis of experience, through logic. Faith is an amorphous thing, people believe in thousands of different things, including various misconceptions. It's better to know than to believe.

  34. To come to faith, you need to ask this very faith from God … Of god.

    Just like that.

    Openly appearing to those who seek Him with all their hearts, and hiding from those who flee from Him with all their hearts, God regulates human knowledge of Himself — He gives signs that are visible to those who seek Him and invisible to those who are indifferent to Him. To those who want to see, He gives enough light; to those who don't want to see, He gives enough darkness.

    Blaise Pascal

    And you can also recommend reading a good book – “Unholy Saints”.

    There are short stories from life, about how God works in our lives-on the example of monks, elders (from Pskov-Pechersk Monastery), on the example of ordinary people, and even very famous people (famous film directors, etc.)

    He wrote a book about.Tikhon Shevkunov.

    The book sold a huge circulation of 2 million copies. That is, it is written very interestingly, without moralizing, easily and sometimes with great humor.

    You can read it for free, for example, here:https://azbyka.ru/fiction/nesvyatye-svyatye-i-drugie-rasskazy/ (and there is an audio book, also free)

    Highly recommended 🙂

  35. without God as the absolute beginning, life has no meaning. At all. That you live, that you don't live, that you created something that you didn't create. Without God, the limit is corruption. So murderers, traitors, rapists are no worse than the righteous and saints. A comfortable position to live like shit.

  36. If you look at everything in general, all the religions of the world are lies, and Orthodoxy is full of pagan cultures and traditions in one bag
    If you want to find the true religion among the thousands, you need to narrow down your search
    Let's start with the law on idols. God hates idols.
    Based on this, we discard 90% of religions, including Orthodoxy (oh, how many icons and crosses there are)

    Further, which religious organization doesn't take up arms? (Who will take the sword from the sword and perish)

    Further, where does love and friendship reign among people? (Everyone will know that you are my students if there is love between you)

    Next, the important part. The name of God. In ancient times, everyone knew and used it.
    It was very important for God to sanctify his name.
    And of course it was recorded in the Bible 7 thousand times
    A true religion is one that protects the name of God
    I'll show you a Bible verse that proves it
    Isaiah 43 chapter verses 6-10
    God says, ” Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth, all who are called by my name.”
    Also Acts 15: 17 ” That those who are left of the people may persevere in seeking God, together with the people of all nations — those who are called by my name.”
    But what religion honors the name of God? The Russian Orthodox Church? In their Bible, the name of God was replaced with the titles “God” and “Lord”

    Jesus said that the road leading to eternal life is narrow, and not many people find it
    Paradise, paradise will be on earth, God created people originally on earth, on paradise land
    And he did not change his mind, there is no heaven in heaven, where people's souls go after death
    Hell doesn't exist as you know it. Hell is an unbiblical teaching.
    It originates from paganism, where there are different gods of the underworld, Hades, etc.
    God, who is love, will not torment people for eternity, no matter how bad they are, because a person's life is 70 years, is this a just punishment? Eternal torment in 70 years? Is this consistent with the law of “Eye for an eye”?
    Think for yourself
    You can find the name of God on the Internet
    If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them, I am well versed in religion, I have knowledge, not superstition, take my word for it, and check me out if you are interested
    Your life depends on it
    You can write to me in the VK if you want to discuss this in detail
    vk.com/jeludkodi
    Thanks

  37. Start to lead a religious life YOURSELF (for example, to pray) and observe the changes that are taking place. �

    Start to lead a religious life YOURSELF (for example, to pray) and observe the changes that are taking place.

  38. I first felt something infinite that made me think of God when I was in love at the age of 17. It was far from my first crush, but it was such a thrill that it was infinitely my first time. However, even such strong feelings did not make me give up fornication. I, as always since childhood, when I first encountered such a phenomenon as love and thought about what to do with it and how to live , still remained on my decision that I should have a wife for love and a mistress for lust. Thoughts of being faithful to his wife, if they slipped, then only on the fiery peaks of love and did not linger in his head for a long time-only until the next episode of very strong lust for some other female. Then I came to the conclusion that it was impossible to live without mistresses. At the same time, I clearly distinguished between the phenomena of love and lust, I understood that both phenomena exist and are different, one in the heart, the other in the genitals. And despite the contradictions between the heart and genitals, I did not give preference to one or the other, but believed that it should be combined – for this in society, they say, there are such roles as wife and mistress. This continued until the age of 25-26. It was during this period of my life that I considered myself agnostic, assuming that God exists at first simply on the basis of feelings – it is not for nothing that they say that God is love-when you love him and feel him. And then came a more logical understanding of the “space of faith” – when I read a chapter with this title in the four-volume book on philosophy by Reale Antiseri “History of Philosophy from its origins to the present day” in the 4th year of UNI.�

    Then, at the age of 25, I fell in love even more – so much so that for the first time I wanted to be faithful to her for the rest of my life. In the dilemma of wife and mistress, heart and genitals, the heart wins. I realized that the heart is stronger than the genitals. And since then, my belief that without lust, without mistresses-it is impossible to live-began to crumble. I realized that love cannot be combined with lust – in this case, it goes away. And I didn't want her to leave. There is nothing more beautiful than love, and it is impossible to agree with her departure. It became clear to me that in order for love not to go away, you need to fight lust. It is necessary not to change your beloved. You can't commit treason. It became the main business of my life. I lived with this new goal for literally several months, fighting lust with all my might, even though before I couldn't even imagine holding back its onslaught for even a month. And after a few months of such work, God revealed himself to me, and I believed. I went from being an agnostic to a believer. I began to feel how God helps in every right thing and that nothing is impossible with him. It became much easier. It doesn't mean that I immediately became sinless, or anything like that. For example, in the life of Mary of Egypt, a harlot who became a saint, it is said that the prodigal passions did not leave her until 17 years after she believed and began to try to lead a holy life. And she tried so hard that she went into the desert.�

    The choice between good and evil is our whole life's work, and that's why it's given to us. It is hardly possible to convince a person to come to faith in one conversation, for this requires many years and many works on oneself, overcoming evil in oneself, overcoming one's passions.�

    It is not enough just to want to believe, you must also try very hard. Even if you come to get a job somewhere, it's not enough just to want to get a job there, you need effort. You need to try very hard to do what they tell you to do. Here, too, we must try very hard to do what God says. That is, try to live according to his commandments. If he sees that you are serious about this, he will open up to you, start helping you, and then explain everything about heaven and hell, and everything else in the world.

  39. Start practicing religious psychoactive practices 20 hours on your feet drunk with severe sensory overload and you will experience an encounter with the supernatural.

    If you are not very well versed in the psychology of borderline states and repeat this often enough, you will believe (especially if you are already agnostic, which means that you do not rely enough on reason and overly trust sensuality)

  40. Not everyone is able to believe. There are genetic predispositions to mystical thinking. As there are artists, musicians, poets, etc. It's like asking them to convince you that you need to make music or paint pictures. They get high from this, the artist who draws and the person who prays/performs mystical practices get pleasure from this, which is a feature of the psyche.

    Some people love philosophy, some science, craft, art, some mysticism and religion. But, some (or many) do this because of such determinants as parenting and social coercion. They won't get as much pleasure as a person who is predisposed to it. That's it, just find your own business.

    Although, it seems to me that you are my mother's fatherly man and decided to breed srach, sori, it will not work, it has long been outdated. Go to the side of postmodernism, where the truth is given into the hands of everyone, i.e. destroyed, because it is built on dogmas that can be justified arbitrarily, but they do not become true from this.

  41. As Professor Osipov said in my opinion( of course I'm not a fan, but still). Faith is also faith that you have to believe without knowing it. If we knew that God exists, it would no longer be faith, but knowledge. And if you knew that there is a God, you would certainly try to please him. But it seems that God does not need all-pleasing ministers. He needs believers in spite of himself. Some naive children. Who just believe, not look for evidence. And here's why…. this is already a mystery. But as an option, I will say that in my life there was a lot of inexplicable things, which can only be called a miracle. Such miracles certainly strengthen my faith. And then, someone created this unrealistically complex and multi-faceted world….

  42. The founders of the established religious teachings on Earth teach the same thing, then people separate the Teachings, correcting some things in their own way.
    People tend to distort the Teaching, and the Creator has to embody Divine consciousnesses again and again in order to revive the truth.
    The essence of all the Teachings of the Messiahs is God the Father (Creator), but the mention of Him was not included even in the New Testament. Well, what can be a religion without a description of God!?
    Lacking a full knowledge of God, people have turned Jesus Christ-instead of a Divine Teacher to learn from-into an object of worship. Just… (about the pseudo-saints and so everything is clear, paganism in its purest form. “God alone is holy!”).
    To worship, honor, and thank God is the right thing to do. But is this a substitute for personal efforts to purify yourself-the soul and develop the missing positive qualities (cultivating emotions of love and getting rid of aggressive ones)?
    God, for His part, has repeatedly given incarnate people His Teaching through His Messengers (Messiahs, Avatars) and prophets. Information was provided in a form that was appropriate for specific groups of people.
    But in each such center of religious knowledge created by God, people have always distorted the Teachings they received over time.
    For example:
    — committed mixing religious duties only to participate in the supposedly “saving” ordinances, substituting a real effort for improvement
    — there were religious “fundamentalism”, in which the religious life is not seen as the acquisition of knowledge about God, not as the development of methods of spiritual perfection and help others, and she is only rude, violent coercion of others to adhere to certain “rules of conduct”,
    — false concepts of “national religions” and “national Gods” were formed-when in fact God is one not only for the people of the whole Earth, but also for the whole universe; the result of such degeneration was often that the main essence of the ideology of the religious trend was hatred of “heretics” and “gentiles”.
    The actions of ethically flawed people have always contributed to the distortion and even complete perversion of the Teachings given by God, even to the opposite. After all, one of the main thoughts of people of vice is the desire to subjugate others, to enslave them.
    A vivid example is the statement that the desire to make efforts to become better turns out to be … sinful! After all, from success-you can get proud! And this will be, they say, the most terrible sin!…
    God didn't create all of His Creation for us humans. But for My own sake.
    Life on Earth is not a True Life, it is just a fairly short training course, an opportunity to become better.
    We are completely under His control. He grazes us like His flock, sends us to grow and mature again and again in the” pastures ” of the Earth. Here, in interaction with others like ourselves and with objects of the material world, we acquire and strengthen certain of our qualities — good or bad.
    Therefore, now we need to introduce modern knowledge from God, pouring down on us like a stream of holy water from Heaven.
    ***
    True Christians are those who follow the Teachings of God transmitted to us through Jesus Christ and other Messiahs, Avatars, and Christs. Its essence can be summarized in three phrases:
    1.God is Love.
    2. We must join Him in order to enrich Him with ourselves, that is His Life.
    3.To do this, we need to become, like Him, an emotion of Love.
    God says:
    A new Era has arrived… but the New Era does not bring happiness to all people, but only to those who actively transform themselves in accordance with God's instructions.
    Specifically, God wants us to learn to live—
    – without violence against others
    — – with the understanding that we live on Earth not for our own sake, but for the sake of participating in Its Evolution — the Evolution of Universal Consciousness
    — – without negative emotions (emotions are states of consciousness, it is fundamentally important to understand this. We are the consciousnesses, the energy of consciousnesses. Not bodies, not minds. God is also Consciousness, only infinitely greater than our consciousness),
    — putting the interests of others positively developing people above their own, dedicating his life to helping others in everything good, sacrificing their personal interests,
    with the understanding that all people are equal before God and to each other — regardless of national and gender differences; but people differ in the level of spiritual advancement.
    …In general terms, this Path begins first of all with the acceptance and fulfillment of ethical principles (growth of the emotions of love, ridding oneself of aggressive emotions through introspection and penitent work; a person should live in love for God and all beings. Including-in creative love-service to other people. Serving people by helping them develop positively is serving God; refinement of oneself – through harmonious communication with nature, through the development of compassion and love for animals, with refined works of various art trends, as well as gentle, affectionate communication with loved ones — all this contributes to the improvement of souls, brings them closer to Perfection.
    This is followed by the stages of cleansing the body of bioenergetic pollutants (switching to a no-kill diet, with the emotion of compassion developed by this time, giving up bad habits, starting with smoking) and developing yourself as a Spiritual Heart (the area of the chest that produces emotions of love).
    Developed love should fill the whole life, all aspects of life.
    ___
    If you are interested in just one religion, then read the book: “God Speaks” by V. Antonov, and you will understand for yourself what you like…

    ***
    An exercise for developing love, for all religions.

    It is necessary to focus on the development of the spiritual heart (energy structures of the middle dan-chan, anahata chakra). Consciousness, located in this structure of the body, can only live in the emotions of love.

    “God is Love” – so taught Jesus Christ. And in order to get closer to the Creator, we must also develop ourselves as love. We are talking about multi-faceted emotions of “heartfelt” love, which are quite possible to arbitrarily produce in yourself by methods of mental self-regulation. You need to learn to live in these emotions all the time.

    And it is precisely this doctrine that could unite people, and not the “theology” that knows nothing about God, has lost love, preaches (in fact) drunkenness and national intolerance, and has rejected God's commandment “do not kill!”.

    In order to really direct our gaze-the gaze of consciousness-in the direction of God, to strive to merge with Him-we must first find inner peace.

    There are different techniques for doing this. You can start with hatha yoga, Chinese dynamic gymnastics tai chi chuan or other similar systems. But the problem is solved radically through the withdrawal of the concentration of consciousness from the head — in anahata, and then the expansion of the spiritual heart beyond the body in the subtle and subtlest spatial dimensions.

    It is also important to understand that you need to be able to bring yourself to a state without thoughts, to a state of rest, when the inner attention is always in the chest, where warmth is felt, even if at the beginning it will be barely noticeable, but the longer you keep your attention on the chest during the day, the more palpable you begin to feel your anahata. This should be done not only at a certain time, but always during the day, so that it does not happen outside, learn to keep at least part of your attention on the area inside the chest, on the warm light inside the chest. If we lose our concentration, then we constantly gently return it there, which is why gently and very patiently return your attention to the chest again and again. And achieve in this simple action gradually very gradually continuity throughout the day and even at night, learn to fall asleep and wake up in anahata.

    Concentration is not yet a meditation, but it is very important to master it. After all, this is the vector along which consciousness moves, and where the vector is directed and most importantly where it is held, i.e. attention is held, consciousness moves there.

    ___

    Read more in the book: “The Teaching of Jesus Christ about our meaning of life and how to realize it”.

    The meaning of life.

    The essence of everything in the universe is THE EVOLUTION of UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS

    The universal space is populated by living, self-aware energies called souls, spirits, and consciousnesses. Among them, there are small energy “clots”, there are more, there are very large ones. But there is also the largest Consciousness that occupies the entire boundless universal space – this is God the Father, Who is also called the Creator, Jehovah, Yahweh, Sabaoth, Allah, Ishvara, Tao, Primordial Consciousness, Adibudda, etc.

    The life of God is an Evolution, i.e. a continuation of the positive development of His Universal Organism.

    It is for this very purpose that He creates material worlds in one part of the universe, then in another, and then on the planets suitable for the existence of organic bodies at a given time, settles in the latter insignificant particles of His energy – so that these particles grow and eventually merge into Him, enriching Him with themselves. Their growth begins on the crystal lattices of minerals, continues in the bodies of plants, then animals, then people.

    Each of us in our personal evolution has already passed through many incarnations – before getting into the current human body. And now our task is to make every effort to become worthy of Merging with the Creator in His Abode.

    Do we now understand how we should love God?

    We must make every effort to find our own Divinity and merge with It, as well as help others to do so.

    And to Divinity we go through:

    developing love for all living beings and for the Creator,

    refinement of the self as consciousness in order to master more and more subtle aeons – further and further from hell, closer and closer to the Abode of the Creator,

    But there are also special (esoteric) methods of accelerating the quantitative growth of consciousness, which consist in meditative training, especially in combination with special sports loads and at special “places of strength”.

    At the same time, it is only necessary to remember that an increase in the size and strength of the gross consciousness will form a devil out of a person and predestine him to a very stable, “stable” life in hell. The value is only the growth of the refined consciousness.

    He is Love. We must also become Love, that is the meaning of our life.

    ***

    For those who are interested in working with the chakras: Ecopsychology, V. Antonov

  43. Hello, I have come to save you: You need Christianity only if you are an evil person.

    Proofs:

    Quotes from the Bible.

    1 ” Therefore kill all the male children, and all the women who have known a man on a man's bed, kill them; but all the female children who have not known a man's bed, let them live for themselves.”

    The Bible, the Old Testament, the Torah, the Book of Numbers. Numbers 31: 17-18

    The Lord says to kill everyone except the virgin girls.

    2 “If you hear of any of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell in, that wicked men from among you have appeared in it and caused the inhabitants of their city to stumble, saying,' Let us go and serve other gods, which you did not know.': and if it is true that this abomination has happened in the midst of you, then smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroy it, and all that is in it, and smite its cattle with the edge of the sword; And thou shalt gather all its spoil into the midst of its square, and burn the city with fire, and all its spoil, for a burnt offering unto the LORD thy God; and it shall be in ruins for ever, and it shall never be built up again.”

    Deuteronomy 13: 12-16

    The Lord says to kill all those who do not obey his faith.

    3 “If your brother, your mother's son, or your son, or your daughter, or your wife in your bosom, or your friend who is like your soul to you, secretly persuades you, saying,' Let us go and serve other gods, which you and your fathers did not know, ' the gods of the nations that are around you, near to you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other, then do not agree with him, kill him; your hand must be on him first to kill him, and then the hands of all the people; You shall stone him to death, for he has tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; all Israel will hear and fear, and they will no longer do this evil in the midst of you.”

    Deuteronomy 13: 6-11

    The Lord says that you should kill anyone who tries to tell you about another religion.

    Do you really want to become a slave to the church that is pushing THIS!? The choice is yours, but in case you haven't noticed, it makes sense to kill those who aren't.

    I have given you the addresses of the passages, so search and read. This religion incites genocide and hatred of Christianity towards other religions. I would not advise you to turn to such a religion, especially since there are no adequate explanations for it.

  44. There is no response to your request that you are waiting for! the essence of faith is in a special state of mind, or mood, call it what you will.

    But at the same time, I can give you some advice on how to get an answer! And it's as simple as that!

    Let's say the preamble is: Our God is omnipotent. He loves his children. And he is waiting for the children to turn to him. ( Isn't that what all believers say?)

    Now, you just have to go to God directly with this question, isn't that a problem? Just ask this question in your heart. It's as simple as that.

    Then wait, I don't know what's going on with the logistics, but 2-3 days is tolerable. Well, if he doesn't answer, then that's the answer for you. and do not suffer any more and your conscience is clear. Don't expect, probably, a burning bush or wine from the water. Something not so obvious. Most likely, a stranger will approach. and there will still be some mystery.

  45. Why would you do that?

    God himself can convince anyone, but this is not in his style, he does not need quantity, he is looking for quality, precious people. For example, Daniel is called a “precious man” in the Bible from God's point of view, and only people with a special mindset find him ( “Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and wise, and hast revealed them to little children” – Luke 10:21)

    But the question is why do you need it? Are you looking for? Or do you already know everything, are you confident in your abilities and knowledge? Can you describe yourself as a “baby”?

    “God resists the proud, but shows undeserved kindness to the humble” (1 Peter 5: 5).

    A proud person will not see God directly, no amount of evidence will help.

    Happy are the pure in heart, for they will see God (Matthew 5: 8).

    They will see him in the sense that they will see his deeds.

    His invisible qualities-eternal power and divine essence-are clearly visible from the creation of the world, because they are recognized through what is created, so that there is no justification for them (Romans 1: 20). It follows that for a thinking person, even miracles are not necessary.

    If that doesn't convince you, then no one will ever convince you.

  46. No, they are hardly capable of this, they will put a maximum of noodles on your ears, advise you on fantasy, which they have osnovopologayushchy, the best attempt will probably be from someone who will specifically deceive you.

  47. About” God, heaven and hell ” I will not say, only about faith – – – but on my own experience. Even on the experience of two people. One other person and I had an illness that passed simultaneously (in a few days, less than a week) immediately after my prayer visit to the grave of Matrona of Moscow, now known throughout the country. The second person had enough money to consult any doctors, but they could not help in any way until I went to that grave in the Danilovsky cemetery in Moscow.

  48. Here are some facts from the Qur'an.
    How could a simple merchant named Muhammad, salAllahu alayhi wa salam, have known about how a fetus develops in the womb, about the border between two seas (different densities, so that water does not mix), that there are deep waters on top of those that are visible on the surface, about the underground structure of mountains, about the expansion of the universe, that planets move in orbits, that each person has a unique fingerprint, It plays a direct role in inventing lies and controlling behavior in society (Surah al-Alaq, verses 15-16).

  49. What is the meaning of faith ? It's about believing, not convincing and proving. That's why it's called FAITH. This is not a rational perception, but an emotional one. In, or believe it or not.

  50. FAITH AND HOPE, FOR THE WEAK.WEAK AND STAY WEAK.STRUGGLING, IT WILL BECOME STRONG.IF FAITH IS A WEAKNESS, THEN THERE IS NO GOD AND CAN NOT BE BECAUSE IT IS UNPROMISING.EVERYTHING EXISTS IN THE PRINCIPLE OF PERSPECTIVE-FROM THE ELEMENTARY TO THE GRANDIOSE FETISH, BUT NOTHING MORE.

  51. The fact that God exists, a reasonable person is convinced very quickly. Observing the creations, reflecting on the creation of the universe, on the amazing structure of man, etc., it is very easy to come to the conclusion that nothing comes out of nothing. “Every house is built by someone, but He who built it is God” Hebrews 4:3. The Apostle Paul, one of the most intelligent and educated followers of Christ, wrote:

    19″. ” Because everything that can be known about God is open to them, because God has revealed it to them.

    • 20. The invisible qualities of eternal power and divine essence are clearly visible from the creation of the world, because they are recognized through what is created, so that there is no justification for them ( people who deny the existence of God). Romans 1: 19,20.
    • The existence of Paradise is also easily explained. Paradise means GARDEN or PARK in ancient Aramaic… The Garden of Eden(delight). The whole earth was to become such a park. But because of Adam's betrayal, ” the whole earth is cursed…It will grow thorns and weeds for you, and you will feed on the plants of the field. �You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the earth, because you were taken out of it. You are the dust of the earth, and to dust you will return.'” Genesis 3: 18,19. �
    • The logical conclusion from these verses is that there is no heaven or hell after death. A person dies and turns to dust. He was nowhere to be found before his birth, and he is nowhere to be found after his death. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The wisest of all people on the planet King Solomon wrote:

      • 5The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and there is no more reward for them, because their memory is forgotten.
      • 10 Whatever your hand can do, do it with all your might, for in Sheol, the place where you are going, there is no work, no plans, no knowledge, no wisdom. � � � Ecclesiastes 9: 5,10. �
    • it is very easy to find out whether a true religion is true. It is not necessary to speculate and philosophize. Jesus said:” �

    • 17All good trees bear good fruit, but rotten trees bear bad fruit. So by their fruits you will know them. � � � � � � �That is, on business �…… � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �Do believers keep the commandments for example: DON'T KILL ME. DON'T LIE. DON'T commit adultery. DON'T STEAL IT. � � And so on
  52. Do you want to come to faith? So you have knowledge, but your heart doesn't respond?

    Then, if this is Orthodox Christianity, you need to pray, at least mentally, in your own words. You can go to the priest and ask. Are you shy? Then the Internet is full of sites where there is a heading “questions to the priest”.

    Or are you just doubtful? I suggest starting with an analysis of social myths about the Orthodox. Because even if you believe in God, it's probably “in your heart”, so to speak, because often after receiving so much negative information about the Church from bloggers and other “knowledgeable” people, you will feel rejected for Orthodoxy. I'll be honest – especially a lot of myths in the media and history.�

    And actually, why not Buddhism? not Islam? Why Christianity. Watch the movie “The Passion of the Christ”. This is not a documentary, but a feature film. One of the most scandalous, and at the same time gained popularity.

    As for the faith itself, there is a modern book “Diary of a former atheist” by Daria Kosintseva. There is also a section in Orthodoxy ап-apologetics-justification of faith through reason. There are Orthodox websites – azbyka.ru and foma.ru for example. This is not yet a philosophy. It's easier here.�

    And if you want a complex philosophy, then read-Anthony Fly and his latest book.

    If you do not feel any interest in the topic of life after death or in general in religious matters, then there is the work of Leo Tolstoy “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”.

    I don't see the point in proving the truth of Orthodoxy here. First, it's like trying to explain geometry on your fingers, or give a short historical course. A lot of things at a time, and even not convincing. Secondly, it will lead to an endless argument with the commenters.

    Author, this is your way. Believe it or not – you can decide for yourself.

    There is such a phrase – ” a matter of life and death.” It seems to me that the question of the existence of God and what to believe in is the most important question logically.

    The main thing is to study information about Christianity, do not take statements on faith (many people think that this is when “priests want to seduce”, but no. Atheists, believers “in the soul” often sin with this – above example-soc. myths).

  53. If you are agnostic, then start by trying to convince yourself that you are. For an agnostic, this is impossible by definition. If you are a completely sane person, then, according to Kant, all your judgments are either analytical (deductive, proven by the rules of rational conclusions) or synthetic (inductive, empirical). Judgments about God are synthetic judgments, so if you don't have such experience, then it's useless to talk about it. And how this happens, tells the story of the conversion of the Pharisee Saul in the Christian Paul. However, this appeal ended with the execution of Saul. So don't say later that you weren't warned, as the weather lady often says on TV. Hello agnostics!

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