My Belief in God

Friends and relatives often ask me what I believe. Here are some of their questions, and one believer’s answers.
Q. Do you believe in God?
A. Yes.
Q. Why do you believe in God?
A. My belief in God is an act of faith. It is impossible to prove that God exists. It is also impossible to prove that God doesn’t exist. So any belief in God, or any belief in atheism, is an act of faith.
Q. When you say “God,” what do you mean?
A. God as revealed in the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament.
Q. But how can you believe in something which, by your own admission, can’t be proven?
A. Blaise Pascal, a devout Catholic and brilliant mathematician, considered the consequences of the reality of God vs. your belief. He reasoned that eternal reward is so much better than eternal punishment that, unless you could be absolutely certain that God doesn’t exist (which you can’t be!), it is to your advantage to believe in God.
Pascal’s
Wager:
Reality
God exists God doesn’t
exist
what
you
believe
believe
in God
:)  eternal
reward
pious life
only
don’t believe
in God
:(  eternal
punishment
impious life
only
Q. Well and good. But what if you were to substitute “Zoroaster” or “Buddha” or “Joseph Smith” or “Mohammed” in place of “God” in Pascal’s wager? Why do you believe in God but not in any of them?
A. Evidence favors the existence of God.
The best evidence in Scripture is found in the Acts of the Apostles. The Apostles were ordinary folks like you and me. But they gave their lives and careers and fortunes for the gospel of Jesus, the risen Lord. If they had not met the risen Jesus – if Jesus had been merely a good teacher who died – there would have been no Acts of the Apostles and he would have been forgotten 2000 years ago.
The best evidence from my own life is the many prayers that God has answered for me. God could not have answered my prayers if He didn’t exist.

Every human being walking the earth is going to die. That includes me. When the time comes, I’ll be dead for a lot longer than I live. To me, it really matters how I spend the rest of eternity. I believe in God, and put my trust in the covenant of salvation offered through His son, Jesus Christ.