Sunday, March 29, 2009

The reason why God is "not there"

Many people do not believe in God because he is "not there", because we can't "see" him. Even some Christians who know really well by knowledge are unsure about this: how can we be sure that God really exists? These people struggle frantically to find a rational link between knowing God and accepting God.

This is how Pascal answers this question: "God gives us just about enough light so that we can see him, and if he wants, he gives us just about enough darkness to reject the truth". Logically, it is obvious that God can't show himself completely to us. If God was as clear as a tree outside the window, we wouldn't need any "faith". We will have no choice but to be "forced" to believe in him. This destroys the concept of faith, as faith is something you choose. This also destroys the possiblity of love, as you cannot "force" love. If we do not have a chance to deny God, we are forced to love him.

We need to realize that to accept God, we must be humble, and understand the fact that faith is not true faith when there are no suspicions. We often want God to be something that meets our expectations and understandings. But the reality is quite the contrary: He wants us to meet His expectations, and He wants us to believe in Him like how the children do(not trying to reason but just believing). God looks for the people who have finally realized that they are lost without God.

Re: God - Introduction

Hi guys! I'm JPark, a Korean who currently lives in Sri Lankan. I was born a Christian(Presbyterian) raised as one, and I still am one. I decided to make this blog to share my thoughts on God(thus the blog name Re: God) and learn about what other people think about God, whether that person is a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist or an atheist. I'm open to receive whatever opinions you have on God, so please read my articles and leave a comment!