You and I struggle with confidence. Sometimes, we are too confident, even arrogant. Other times we are weak and doubt. Praise God that your savior is supremely confident. His confidence flows from his humility. Jesus is confident that he can always trust his Father. God the Father has given his son his sheep. No one can take them away. Jesus is confident in his Father, we can be confident in him.
Humility means that I trust God more than I do myself. So my confidence, your confidence rests in the commitment of God to his people. That is a blessing that leads to peaceful sleep! The most important issues of your life are secured by Christ for you for eternity!
Rest in true peace this night.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
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Plenty of atheists are confident, you know. So just because someone struggles with self-confidence doesn’t mean that they need to convert to Christianity. Heck, modern-day psychology has plenty of secular ways to increase your confidence. So why lie and claim that the only way to become confident is to become a Christian? Isn’t lying a sin?
Hannah, there is really only one time when confidence can be evaluated. It is at the moment one stands face to face the maker of the Universe. At that moment everything else becomes irrelevant. At that moment, without Christ, there can be no confidence. NO one can live with the weight of their own sin. You may chose to dismiss sin – but that dismissal will leave you a broken and distraught woman. I pray that you will see your need of Christ. No one else can help you make peace with the person you see looking back at you in the mirror each day. May God have mercy on your soul.
Can you prove that we’re all going to stand face to face with Jesus Christ one day? (And the Bible doesn’t count as proof, since you can’t prove that it’s anything more than an extremely old book of mythology.) Or will you admit that your beliefs are based on nothing more than blind faith, just like the beliefs of a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh, a Jew, or any other religious person, which means that there’s no way that you can possibly know that your beliefs are any sort of truth?
EDIT: And if you delete this comment, then just know that that doesn’t change the fact that your beliefs cannot be supported with proof, which means that you have no place in trying to convert non-believers, since their beliefs stand just as much of a chance of being true as yours do.
The uniqueness of the Bible is directly tied to it is message. You want me, and others to believe that your assertions are true simply because you say them. You want me to offer proof of my beliefs when you offer no proof for your position except that you say it is so. So you are in fact claiming there is no God, no standard of ethics, no sense of right and wrong unless you approve. Where is your proof?
The proof of Christianity is in its message and in its savior. A Christian who believes the Bible has nothing to with blind faith. There is nothing about Christianity that teaches you how to earn favor with God because no one can do that. Only in Christianity do you find a unique Savior who requires nothing of you and from you. You can do nothing that impresses him. And yet, after all of this, Jesus Christ purposed to die for those that hate him.
Hannah, I ask you again with all sincerity where is your proof that all of this is wrong? People have believed the truth of Christianity for thousands of years. People have believed in Jesus Christ from every type of ethnic background and social structure.
If you would like to have a serous discussion about things I would love to engage you about these beliefs. I will even publish your comments in a separate post and provide you with an opportunity to defend what you believe. I will be respectful to you and offer you the opportunity for an open discussion. If you don’t want to, I understand, but it would not be wise for me to get into an emotional back and forth with you. It would be dishonoring to God, to Christianity and to you. You demand proof from me, but where is the proof that comforts you and the person who looks back at you in the mirror.
I hope that you do choose to have this discussion. I will pray that you come to know the one true God and his son. Let me know if you want to proceed.