2. Proof

Ninety-six percent of the American people believe in God or a higher power. The other four percent are on their own. For seventy years, the U.S.S.R. tried life without God. Their results are open for inspection. There is no reason to think any other atheist is any more correct than the Communists. We will move on assuming God is. Proof will come later.

It is not possible for God to love anyone more than he already loves you. Next, it is impossible for you to do anything to make God change his love for you. Whatever you do, good or bad, God loves you as much as he ever has, or ever will, love anyone else. Until you have a face-to-face meeting with God, you don't have much reason to seriously believe this.

Simply saying God exists will not make you feel good. Neither will it improve your daily living. We all must confront the great truth about God: simply knowing about God is not the same as knowing him. Many have studied ideas about God. Only a few want to go beyond study and meet him face-to-face.

Lengthy Bible studies, memorization of Bible verses, extended church activity, familiarity with religious characters and religious history, ordination into the ministry, and theology degrees are no substitute for a personal encounter with God.

If knowing about God is not the same as knowing God, how do we get introduced. We must face another great fact. Only God himself can prove his reality. Works and reason cannot prove that God exists. He reserves that proof for himself. God proves his reality by showing himself. When God kisses your soul and plants his spirit in you, you know he is real.

So God loves you. So you can meet God face-to-face. So you can do it now. But how will that improve your daily living? Will God solve your problems and make your life simpler and easier? Can God intervene in your daily affairs? If so, how?

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