Seek Truth

My Journey of Life and Faith

The purpose of this isn’t to come off preachy, but to briefly share about the biggest thing that has happened in my life: I grew up as an Atheist until the age of 19. During a difficult time I realized some big truths:

  • That the arguments for the theories that backed up my Atheism took as much faith to believe as any religious statement I had brushed off.
  • That my devotion to atheism was hypocritically religious, and equally evangelical to faiths I hated (though replacing love with mockery and sarcasm).
  • I also wanted the peace and satisfaction my Christian friends seemed to have.

I also realized that as an Atheist I had nothing to gain by my beliefs! If I was right and the Christian was wrong; death would mean nothing. If I was wrong and the Christian was right – it would mean I would be paying for my stubborness for eternity, which would mean everything.

Eternity is a long time.

There is a lot on the line. I realized that if there was even a one in a billion chance that there  was more to life and eternity I had to find out. I checked out many religious systems, but ultimately reading a bible is where I was finding some very challenging and difficult truths. What I found completely changed my life and my eternity.

I discovered the ten commandments (or God’s Law), and saw that by it I was a sinner, completely unworthy of salvation. I learned that there was nothing I could do to ever be right with God – but that it was already done and I just needed to accept it for myself: I learned that Jesus was and is the only way to be right with God, and that’s why he died on the cross. I made this truth mine personally.

My life and who I am was completely and irreversibly changed.

Seek truth. It’s the most important thing you can do.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7.7-8

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