God - Religion - Faith
By Carlos S. K.
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1 Who God is
2 What does belief in God mean?
3 Does God really care about us?
4 What to believe?
5 How do I find God?
6 Which church is right?

1 Who God is
*       Is there only one God?

God's Word says: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1: 1.
One God created the heavens and the earth.
God's Word speaks of God as a Trinity, three persons but in perfect unity. Father God, His Son Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus said in John 14:
Verse 9, He who has seen Me has seen the Father;
Verse 16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Verse 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name,

2 What does belief in God mean?
*       Faith in God means union with Almighty God, that one lay down his life for him, which means you have surrendered your life to God.
As God's Word says, there is only one God. In the world there are many different religions, but none of them can give you what your soul longs for, salvation, eternal life and inner peace in your heart.
When one receives God in their life, then you become a child of God, and while you live on this earth, you will have a close relationship with God, and later united with him and other believers in God's heaven.

3 Does God really care about us?
God created the first man because he wanted to have fellowship with him. But man made a big mistake, he sinned against God. This separated man from communion with God.
God really cares about people, in His mercy, God sent His Son to pay the price for human sin, to be reunited with God. Jesus Christ was born into the world as a human being. He took our sins on the cross. Through the atonement on the cross, we are able to receive forgiveness for our sins.
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4 What to believe?
*       There are so many different religions in the world.
Religion is man's relationship to a higher power. There is a large amount of religious context where peoples worship a higher power. But as the word of God clears, there is only one God, which means; those who do not seek God's community in line with God's Word, they can not find Him.

Let me tell you an incident that a Muslim was to experience.
He was totally despondent, what he had been taught about Christians wasn't true. He cried and prayed to Allah. However much he tried, he received no answer. According to his own opinion, he had totally failed in his faith and commitment to the Koran. He had no other alternative than to take his own life.
Just as he stood there in his apartment with a gun aimed at his head and was ready to pull the trigger, when God spoke to him with an audible voice. The voice knew his name and said:
Kamal, Kamal, Kamal! Why don't you call on the Father of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob?'
You can read the whole story here.
Kamal had given his life to something that was not God, a religion without life. His story is a strong proof of a God who sees and hears us; he also knows everything about us.
What the word of God says in the Bible, is true and something that you can act on! Faith in God is not a lifeless religion, it is a relationship with a God who loves us and cares about us. As he did with Kamal, he saved him from losing his life without knowing God and the fellowship with God forever; he will also save all who call on God.
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5 How do I find God?
It's not as difficult as you might imagine, for God's Spirit is present in all the earth. He knows everything, He hears and He even knows our thoughts.
If you are honest with God and wants to have fellowship with him, that is all it takes to get in relationship with God.
Jesus Christ says in His word in John. 14: 6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

If you believe that God's word says, then you can ask him to come into your life. First, let's see what God's Word says:
…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;  for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. …for whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10: 9-10, 13.
I f you pray the following prayer and believe in your heart, you will be saved:
Lord Jesus Christ, forgive all my sins.
I believe you died on the cross for my sins.
I pray that you come into my heart and give me a new life.
I receive You as my Lord and Saviour.
Come into my life now and receive me in to your big family of God.
I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
If you have prayed the prayer of faith, then you are saved. As God's Word says, everything old is gone and something new has begun.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Cor. 5: 17.
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6 Which church is right?
Churches would actually be requirement labelled as foods you buy at the store, but it's not. God's Word gives us guidance on how a Christian community should be. You can group the desirable requirements as follows:
*       Believe that the Bible is the Word of God and the functioning of the Community by word of God based.
*       The existence of a triune deity, God the Father, the Son Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
*       The meetings of the Church, exalts Jesus Christ as Lord.
*       The Holy Spirit is invited to guide the meeting.
*       The gifts of the Holy Spirit's are operating in the Church services.
If you find a church that meets these requirements, then you can feel at home in the community. You can read about the order in the Christian community in the book of Acts and in the various letters to the congregation.
There may not be a church in your area that works according to what I mentioned, and then there are always other options. It is best to have fellowship with other believers where you live. Is there no one you can turn to, and then there is another option if you have a good computer that manages to convey meetings transmitted over the Internet.
If you have questions about your community, then you are welcome to write to me so you can get a good advice, no matter where you live. The address can be found on the main page under 'Contact Us'.

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