Did you ever come to a time in your life where you wondered where we all came from? Were we created or did we evolve? Is there life after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? I came to this point in my life in Brisbane Australia in 1989. At that time I was living alone. A few months later I meet a girl from over seas. But there was a problem; she was a Christian and I was an atheist, a non believer and someone who hated any form of religion. I was the typical person of today’s world so busy that there was absolutely no time in my life for belief in religion, or spiritual things. Such things were simply not for me, I was a confirmed atheist who hated Christians and people of all faiths and everything they stood for. I saw them as hypocrites who looked down their noses at people who were different than themselves.
As I grew closer to this girl I knew I would have to decide what I was going to do about this problem of belief. I did not want any thing to do with religion or spiritual things but at the same time I was looking for answers to unanswered questions that I had had for such a long time. Years before when working in Western Australia on drilling rigs I had seen the amazing storms the power of thunder and lighting, and most beautiful sun sets and sun rises. When living in Darwin again I would wonder about nature as I looked at the insects and animals and how well they were designed. I asked myself question like, “Did the big bang cause this?” I knew an explosion only causes destruction and chaos not beautiful things such as this. I was living alone in Brisbane at the time so I had every evening free to study this with an open mind. I desired to know the truth but where to start was the problem.
Early one morning I woke up at 2am and thought about this problem I had. I decided the only way out was to disprove the Bible so I did not have to become a Christian, and at the same time I could explain to this girl why I could not believe in God without solid evidence. After some time thinking about how to solve the problem I decided I would invite a minister or Pastor around one evening each week to explain to me things from the Bible. I thought to myself that he would not hang around long as one or two nights with an atheist who believed in the big bang theory would be too much of a challenge.
Well the night of the Pastors visit came and I was more than ready as I had a thousand questions I wanted him to answer. However but by the end of the first night, I had even more question than I started with. The following week he came back and asked me questions which I had no answers to, so he suggested we look for answers in the Bible and see what God had to say. Without thinking I said sure and he was gone.
The next day I rushed to the local book store and brought a Good News Bible and started to read. I was looking for mistakes, contradictions or anything to disprove the Bible as I did not want to become a Christian. I wanted to stay an atheist and a non believer. After a few weeks I decided I needed more help so I started to study with all kinds of religions and faiths. Because they all disagreed with each other I felt this disharmony in Bible teachings would help me to disprove the Bible and give me a way out. The Pastor kept coming each week and each visit I would hit him with questions that I had originated from my studies with different people and groups during the week. He would keep pointing me back to the Bible and answer all my questions from there. As I took these answers back to the other study groups they could not help me. I would spend time in the library looking up history points that had come up in the studies to prove them right or wrong. I was a genuine seeker of truth who was sincere in my search however I did not trust anyone, especially not a Pastor or Minster. So many people who want to know truth, get so caught up by their feelings or emotions that they believe anything they are told.
When we started to study some of the prophecies in the Bible I was completely blown away. I was absolutely amazed how events were predicted hundreds or even thousands of years before they took place. I spent time in the Library checking each point and even ordering some books from around the world to see if the what had been quoted to me was right or not. I found other people I studied with were running out of answers. They were just happy the way they were and did not have the desire to search for solid answers. Sometimes they would agree and say their church may have it wrong, but being happy with their friends was more important then spending hours questioning and searching for truth. The Bible tells us to: prove all things and hold fast to what is good. 1 Thes. 5:21.
To cut this testimony short I married the girl and I became a Christian because of the undeniable truths which are found within the Bible. I finally have most of my questions answered and I have complete assurance I have eternal life in Jesus Christ. My life has changed so much for the better and now daily I live a positive life. Living the life of a Christian I have hope of better things to come. If I had chosen to stay an atheist or a non believer I would have had no future and no hope.
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