A friend recently posed this question. And she didn’t want a quick reply – she desired a thoughtful response, not a pat answer. So here you are, girlfriend. Here’s why I believe what I believe.
It is true that I was born into a Christian family and raised in the church. And, yes, I have no recollection of life without Jesus. I always knew of Him, although I didn’t always follow Him. The Bible tells us “even the demons believe” (James 2:18-20) and before we become “children of light“, we walk in darkness. I was most certainly in the dark before becoming a child of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Argue what you may – genetics or environment. I’m not a Christ-follower because I was born into a Christian family. I didn’t ‘inherit’ Christendom. I’m a Christian by faith, not by familiarity or family. He has become familiar to me through faith.
The why for me is a changed life. One day, not so long ago, I decided to take Jesus at His Word. Read More