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What would you choose?

Science, world’s situation, suffering, oppression, death, torture — and the list should be a lot longer. Why should you believe in a God whose interest in world affairs seems to be so little? Why should you believe in Someone, Someone truly great, enormous and infinite, who sees everything, and does nothing to improve human beings’ lives? Why should you believe in Someone who seems so distant and cold that he even does not seem to care about those who want to know him? Why should you believe in a God who allows torture, suffering and death to happen on Earth? Why should you believe in Someone who seems so silent, who does not say a word, who even seems to be blind to everything that takes place on Earth?

Sometime in the past, a servant of God asked: “How long must I cry for help, and you do not hear? How long shall I call to you for aid from violence, and you do not save? Why is it that you make me see what is hurtful, and you keep looking upon mere trouble? And why are despoiling and violence in front of me, and why does quarreling occur, and why is strife carried?” (Habakkuk 1:2, 3)

Another loyal servant of God said: “For I became envious of the boasters, when I would see the very peace of wicked people. For they have no deathly pangs; and their paunch is fat. They are not even in the trouble of mortal man, and they are not plagued the same as other men. Therefore haughtiness has served as a necklace to them; violence envelops them as a garment. Their eye has bulged from fatness; they have exceeded the imaginations of the heart. They scoff and speak about what is bad; about defrauding they speak in an elevated style. They have put their mouth in the very heavens, and their tongue itself walks about in the earth. Therefore he brings his people back hither, and the waters of what is full are drained out for them. And they have said: “How has God come to know?

Does there exist knowledge in the Most High?”

Look! These are the wicked, who are at ease indefinitely. They have increased [their] means of maintenance. Surely it is in vain that I have cleansed my heart and that I wash my hands in innocence itself. And I came to be plagued all day long, and my correction is every morning. If I had said: “I will tell a story like that,” Look! against the generation of your sons I should have acted treacherously.” (Psalm 73:3–15)

Moreover, science has something to say about God. For example, Dr. Herbert A. Hauptman, a Nobel laureate, referring to belief in the supernatural, especially belief in God, said that it is incompatible with good science. His words: “This kind of belief is damaging to the well-being of the human race.” Another scientist, Douglas H. Erwin, a paleobiologist at the Smithsonian Institute, added: “One of the rules of science is, no miracles allowed.”

Yes, these reasons and many more are enough to break apart one’s faith in God, to deny him, to not want to understand even just a dot of His thinking and purposes.

Still, I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN HIM!

Is this madness? It could be. Is this stupidity? Maybe. Is this foolishness or the need to relate my life to Someone or Something supernatural? Maybe. Is this faith? True faith? But, why to believe in Him? Why have faith in such a God? Because He is indeed “such a God”, such a being, described in the Bible as the God of love. Because He explained in His Word why these things happen today, what the future holds, and how I should live my life so as to have a purpose in life. There is one thing you and I and everyone should do: Do not try to understand God through mine and yours and everyone else’s limited experience.

Remember: You can let others tell you what you are allowed to believe. Better it is to investigate some of the evidence yourself and reach your own conclusion.

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