100 Reasons Why I am Fully Convinced that Christianity is True

CRAZY BLOOD Is God really out there?

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I felt challenged  to see if  I could make a list of 100 reasons why I am convinced that Christianity is true.  I was surprised when I actually had to cut reasons off the list.   If you dive into the list please note that I am not claiming to be a scholar, a historian, a scientist,  or an archeologist.  I’m just passing on some of the things that I have studied and experienced on my quest for truth.   If this list seems over simplified to you, then I reached my goal. I’m a keep-it-simple-guy.  I don’t think truth is something that is only reserved for the scholarly  elite, but rather something that should be understood and obtainable  by all walks of life.

Please note the following before diving in.

  •  If you notice some of these facts/quotes appear to be inaccurate or out of context please feel free to let me know in the comments below and I will do further research.
  • If you are a Christian and see this list as too simplistic then please leave a comment stating your best evidence of the faith.  
  • If you are a person from another religion or an atheist.  Please know that I am not trying to pick a fight.  I’m just shedding light on some reasons why I am convinced Christianity is true.  I’m sure that you do the same thing about your beliefs and I welcome your comments below.  
  • If you are seeking for truth or a Christian struggling with doubt then I pray this list will help you realize that following Christ is not a blind leap of faith.
  • If you are simply a hater.  Then I would recommend going to the mall next Christmas and asking Santa for a hug.

Here are the 100 reasons why I am personally fully convinced that Christianity is true:

  1. Design – The world has an overwhelming complex and intelligent design to it.  We currently live on the only known habitable planet. The rarity of us being alone is beyond human comprehension.  Science may find another habitable planet in the future…but that is not a faith breaker for me.  See video.
  2. Design – It’s amazing that the world is supplied with plants that need carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water to survive and this produces oxygen that allows mankind to survive .
  3. Design – Our bodies have a design to them. We need food, which our bodies turn into the energy we need. We need water, so that we keep our bodies healthy and our blood flowing. We need oxygen because the rest of our systems wouldn’t operate at all without it. We have all three.
  4. Design – Seriously, can you think of one part of the human body that doesn’t have a purpose to it?  Surely, we would have something purposeless in us if we were here by chance.  Some have said that the appendix is useless, but science later discovered that it is a safe house for bacteria that plays a role in helping our immune system.
  5. Design/Mankind’s Uniqueness – The complex design of something as small as the human voice box  amazes me.  Talking is a unique human ability.   Humans can produce a  language that makes a range of sounds that we use to form hundreds of thousands of words. It once again sets us apart from other creatures, it proves that we are unique, and it points to a creator who wants His people to communicate with each other and Him.
  6. Design – It seems fairly obvious to me, that people were designed to be  attracted and fall in love with each other.  And that attraction leads to marriage which leads to sex which leads to children.  The whole process how attraction ultimately leads to reproduction seems like a grand design.
  7. Design – Numerous animals are designed with ways to camouflage or defend themselves in the wild.  I would find it hard to believe that animals bodies would gradually develop attributes to defend themselves with out  a designer behind them.
  8. Design -The design of  human DNA is still far more complex than any computer system and contains a very complex code that is still unexplainable by scientist.  See video.
  9. Science – Science is not an enemy of the Christian faith.  Infact, many scientists actually believe that the world was created by God.  For example, Dr. Raymond Ramadan,  inventor of the MRI machine, and Charles Townes, invented of the laser,  are both Christians who believe that science and Christianity can co exist. There is large amount of scientific evidence that actually supports the Bible and the Christian faith.  See video.
  10. Science – In Job 26:7 it states that the earth hangs upon nothing.  This discovery wasn’t affirmed by science until 1650.
  11. Science – The discovery that the  universe was expanding, convinced the Science world to agree with Christians that the universe actually did have a beginning.
  12. Science – The sun is the perfect distance from the earth.  If we were any closer the life-giving water would evaporate and we would  burn up.  Any farther away then everything would freeze. Here’s a video that gives you the facts.
  13. Science – In a debate, a world renown scientist recently admitted  that no one can fully explain how the first molecule in the world came into existence from nothing, but they are working on it.  In my opinion, to believe everything that we see came from nothing takes way more faith than believing that everything we see came from a creator.
  14. Science – Water doesn’t just disappear.  It comes down and slowly evaporates.  You would think that if there  was a worldwide flood that there would still be a great deal of water left on the earth.  Perhaps thats why 70% the earth is covered with water today.
  15. Science – Science still can not explain the human consciousness.  They don’t know where the moral code written on our hearts comes from.  If the evolution is true then there it seems to me that there would be no standard of right or wrong.
  16. Uniqueness of Mankind -Humans are clearly the most intelligent and most dominating creature on earth (as stated in Genesis).  It appears obvious that mankind has dominion and is not just another animal.
  17. Uniqueness of Mankind – Over centuries people have gazed up in the night’s sky and have felt an awe and an inner desire to praise a creator. If there is no God then why is that desire in us… and why isn’t it in animals.
  18. Uniqueness of Mankind – Most people recognize that they have an inner desire to be a spiritual person to some degree. That desire must come from somewhere.
  19. Uniqueness of the Bible – If design and evidence of creation is unsettling to you then begin to explore the validity of the Bible.  There is overwhelming  evidence that the best selling  book of all time – the Bible –  is more than a book.   
  20. Uniqueness of the Bible- The Bible is unique because there are over 300 prophecies about Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection  in the Bible.  There is no other sacred writing that has perfectly predicted the future like it has.  See the prophecy section.
  21. Uniqueness of the Bible- The Bible is alive.  Something unexplainable stirs inside of people who read  the words of the Bible with an open heart.  Its amazing how an ancient book can be so alive and still relevant to us today.
  22. Uniqueness of the Bible – If the Bible was a big scam written by men to convince the world that there is a God, then I think they would have left out the parts that showed the weaknesses of their Biblical heroes.  The fact that the Bible shares  the good, bad, and ugly of its characters reveals to me that God was the divine author.
  23. Uniqueness of the Bible –  The Bible  continues to be the best selling book of all time.
  24. Uniqueness of the Bible – The Bible was written by 40 different authors, from a people of a variety of backgrounds, over 1,500 years, in three countries and in three languages,  however, the continuity of its themes, doctrine, and storyline do not contradict.  I’m not even sure three guys with the same job attending the same church could pull that off today.
  25. Uniqueness of the Bible – The Bible has been translated in more languages than any other book.
  26. Uniqueness of the Bible –  The Bible has survived the test of time and the threats to vanquish it.  Infact, the home of Voltaire (an influencer who sought to destroy all Bibles) was turned into to base for printing Bibles after he died.  Even the fact that people have made it their sole mission to destroy the Bible proves that there must be something extraordinary in its pages.
  27. Uniqueness of the Bible –  The table of nations (genealogy of mankind) according to archeologist and ProfessorAlbright remains an astonishingly accurate document. The Bible contains the ancestral records from Jesus all the way back to Adam giving us clarity onto to when time began.
  28. Uniqueness of the Bible – The redemptive mission and theme of Christ can be seen woven into every book of the Bible.
  29. Uniqueness of the Bible – There is something  magnetic about the Bible.  Any genuine seeker of truth would take time to thoroughly examine the Bible.
  30. Uniqueness of Jesus – It’s known to any educated historian that Jesus existed, he died on a cross, that his followers claimed to have seen him resurrected, and that his followers began sharing sharing gospel, and that this ignited a rapid movement that centered around death and resurrection of Christ.  29  different  accounts document the life of Jesus (outside of the Bible) and they were written in his time period.
  31. Uniqueness of Jesus – Some claim that the God of the Old Testament is  heartless and cruel. But if that were true then God would have never sent his son to live among us or die for us (John 3:16).  We may not always understand Him but we can trust that He is just, loving, and good.
  32. Uniqueness of Jesus – If there are many ways to Heaven then Jesus death on the cross for our sins would have been a pointless death.  He said he was that only way and I don’t think that he would have died if there were many ways?
  33. Uniqueness of Jesus – The statements that Jesus used in response to his critics seemed to be full of a wisdom beyond this world. It would be hard to believe that an ordinary human being could come up with such  quick- witted, eloquent, and profoundly convicting statements without a connection to God.
  34. Uniqueness of Jesus – We live in a generation that despises church but still has an attraction to Jesus.  After 2,000 years the person of Jesus still connects with all walks in life as a role model to the extent of youth confidently and sometimes mockingly wearing “Jesus is my homeboy” shirts.
  35. Uniqueness of Jesus – Why are the words “Jesus”, “Christ”, “God ….”, and “Holy ….” used so often as a curses when people get angry? If there was one a commandment given among the ten commandments that I would have thought of as potentially becoming irrelevant it would have been # 3 Don’t say the Lord’s name in vain.  We don’t curse any other religious leaders name.  No one says “Oh Buddha!” The fact that those words are actually said in vain today reveals to me that there is something sacred  and lasting about them.
  36. Uniqueness of Christianity – Christianity is the only “religion” that centers around a resurrected savior.   If you want to prove that Christianity is wrong then strive to prove there was no resurrection.  After 2,000 years there is still no compelling evidence that it didn’t happen.  Paul even throws down this challenge in 1 Corinthians 15:14.
  37. Prophecy – Psalm 22 predicted that the Messiah would die by crucifixion at least 300 years before the cross was invented…and that is how he died.
  38. Prophecy -Jeremiah 23:5,6 predicted that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David…and he was.
  39. Prophecy -Zechariah 11:12-13 predicted that the future Messiah would be betrayed by 30 pieces of silver…and he was by Judas.
  40. Prophecy -Isaiah 52, 53 predicted how the gruesome death of Christ would be and how he would ultimately resurrect (Isaiah 53:10)…and he did.
  41. Prophecy -The piercing of Jesus feet and the crushing of Satans head (Golgotha – place of the skull where the cross was placed) is even symbolically predicted in the first book of the Bible (Genesis 3:15). Visual Explanation.
  42. Prophecy -Micah 4:5 predicted that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem…and he was.
  43. Prophecy -Isaiah 35:5-6 predicts that the Messiah would have a supernatural life and ministry…and he did.
  44. Prophecy -Isaiah 7:13-15 predicted that Jesus would be born from a virgin…and he was.
  45. Prophecy -This one takes a scholar, but Daniel 9:26-27 predicted the dates of Jesus’ death.  Once the math of the scripture is done it points to the fact that he would die before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD.
  46. Prophecy -On May 15, 1948 Israel became a nation again  just like Isaiah 66:8 said it would.
  47. Prophecies – Matthew 24 explains what will take place before Jesus returns the second time.  It actually appears that many of those prophecies are coming true in our world right now.  Buckle up.
  48. Prophecy – The Old Testament continuously shares stories that resemble, parallel, and foreshadow the life of Christ long before he was born. Example: Abraham and Isaac.
  49. Prophecy – According to Chuck Missler there appears to be a  prophecy about Jesus in the  meanings of the names of Noah’s genealogy (Genesis) .  Here are the names next to their meanings:  Adam – Man, Seth – Appointed, Enosh – Mortal, Kenan – Sorrow, Mahalalel – The blessed God, Jared – Shall come down, Enoch – Teaching, Methuselah – His death shall bring, Lamech – Despairing, Noah – Comfort and rest.  When you put those meanings into a complete sentence you get: Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow, (but) the blessed God shall come down teaching. His death shall bring (the) despairing comfort and rest.
  50. Prophecy – A vision in the book of Daniel predicted the Kingdoms that would follow it: Babylon (607 BC), Medo Persia (539 BC), Greece (331 BC), Rome (30 BC), Divided Kingdoms, and Christ’s Kingdom.
  51. Prophecy – The fact that the small nation of Israel is still continuously and globally in the headlines sheds light to the fact that there is something profound about that nation.
  52. History – The Bible stated that the earth was  a circular shape centuries before Columbus set sail. (Is 40:22)
  53. History – Without modern technology or being born into a highly esteemed family, Jesus sparked a worldwide movement with only 12 ordinary men in three years.  That people movement is the largest in history and today 1/3 of the world’s population is a part of it.
  54. History – Legends throughout India state that the biblical “doubting Thomas” became so convinced of his faith that he was the first one to risk spreading the gospel in their country.
  55. History – I find it amazing that the life of Christ was so profound that the majority of the world’s annual dating system was started at his time of his birth.
  56. History – Just for the record, BC stands for Before Christ and AD stands for Anno Domini which is Medieval Latin and it means “In the Year of Our Lord.”
  57. History – Human migration to North and South America was not really that long ago.  It seems evident that the population of mankind started near the Middle East and worked its way outward like the Bible says.
  58. History – If mankind has been here for millions of years then why have we had such rapid technology and industrial advances only in the past couple centuries.  It seems like that would make us very slow learners.  The genealogy of the Bible states that Adam and Eve would have existed around “6,000 BC”   which makes more sense to me in regards to where we are at on an intelligence level as a civilization.
  59. History – The population growth of the world is right on the money from the time of the flood to now.  I think our numbers would be a little higher if humans have been here millions of year.  Not to mention, I  think that we would still have some half-evolved creatures (human/ape) if evolution were true.
  60. History- There are 94 known language families in the world.  These languages have no relation to the other languages.  These 94 groups relate well to the story of Babel and the Table of Nations in the Bible.  If Babel never happened and we evolved then we would most likely be connected to one language family rather than multiple.
  61. History – Historical sources outside of the Bible record that 11 disciples of the 12 disciples were put to death for their belief in Christ and their eye witness testimonies of his resurrection.  Its hard to believe that they would die for a lie.
  62. History – Jesus’ existence is  a known fact to everyone.  The questions revolve more on who he was. Therefore, we can rest in assurance that he walked on this earth.
  63. History – Ancient historians have stated that Jesus was more than a man.  The historian Flavius Josephus writes  that Jesus was more than a wise man and a doer of wonderful works…He was [the] Christ. (The Antiquities of the Jews)
  64. History – Historian Cornelius Tacitus writes about the historical death of Jesus the Christ.
  65. History – Other  historical writers such as Pliny and Younger affirm the existence of Christ life and deeds.  So the life/death of Christ caught the attention of more people than just those that  wrote the Bible.
  66. History – Jonah and the whale sounds like a big fish story, but there have been a couple other documented cases where people have been swallowed by fish (whales) and survived.
  67. History – Jesus is historically known as a great morale teacher, however, he also claimed to be God and great morale teachers would never lie.
  68. History – The fact that Christianity went from 12 disciples in 30 AD to 25,000 people in 100 AD to an estimated 20 million in 310AD proves that it was more than a passing fad.  It went from being illegal to the centralized religion of the Roman empire in that time as well.
  69. History – No one has ever proved that there isn’t a God.
  70. Archeology- There are no archeological evidences that flat-out contradict the reliability of the Bible or its places.  Infact, its quite the opposite.
  71. Archeology- One archeologist, Sir William Ramsay,  sought to prove that the gospel of Luke was inaccurate, but became overwhelmed with evidence supporting the gospel of Luke and became a Christian.
  72. Archeology- The Moabite Stone was discovered in 1868 near the Dead Sea mentions the terms “Israel,” “Yahweh” and the “House of David.” This puts to rest the skeptics beliefs that David never existed.
  73. Archeology- Many claimed there was no evidence of the  Hittite empire that is recorded in the Bible, but proof of  Hittite Empire was discovered in 1906 by archeologist Hugo Winckler.
  74. Archeology- In the 1950s archeologists found evidence that Jericho’s walls had fallen wall and that the city had been burnt. More here.
  75. Archeology- Some claimed there was no evidence of the biblical city Ophir (Kings 9:28).  However, an archeological discovery of a piece of pottery in 1956 proved that the biblical city of Ophir once existed.
  76. Archeology- Hieroglyphics in ancient Egypt describe a man they called Imhotep who sought God and saved his family from famine.  His story parallels with the story of Joseph in the Bible.  More here.
  77. Archeology/History- Many claimed there was no evidence of early manuscripts of scripture, however, a piece of the gospel of John was found in 125AD in southern Egypt proving that accuracy of God’s word.
  78. Archeology- Many claimed that scripture has been recopied so many years  that its message has become distorted, however the Dead Sea scrolls that were found in a cave 1948 contained nearly 800 manuscripts of every Old Testament book (except Esther).  These texts were nearly 1000 years older than the current oldest texts known at that time and these scrolls validated the accuracy of scriptures passed down throughout history.
  79. Archeology- Many claimed that outside of the Bible that there was no evidence of the mysterious Horite group.  However, the region of the Horites was discovered in in 1995 beneath the modern Syrian City of Tell Mozan.
  80. Archeology- Many claimed there was no evidence of King Sargon’s actual existence, but there was an archeological discovery of King Sargon of Assyria’s existence in 1843 (Isaiah 20:1)
  81. Archeology- There are numerous great archeological discoveries that shed light on the historical accuracy of scripture.  Here are a few more:  Pontius Pilate’s Inscription, Pool of Siloam excavated, a bone chest  with the name “Ciaphas Ossuary”,  and the Ketef Hinnom Amulets.
  82. Archeology- History claimed that Nabonidus was the last ruler of Babylon and that the Bible’s account stating that it was King Belshazzar was wrong.   However, a documented discovery was made that determined that King Belshazzar actually was the final ruler.
  83. Archeology- Many debate that Moses could have miraculously crossed the Red Sea, however ancient chariot wheels have been discovered in the sea where Moses is believed to have crossed .
  84. Archeology- Many mock the idea of a worldwide flood, but the story of eight people surviving a worldwide flood can be found in the ancient folklore of many  religions. Fish bones have also been found on the tops mountains.  Not to mention, that the flood story is also found in the Chinese character for the word Boat – which is amazing because Chinese is one of the oldest written languages.
  85. Changed Lives – I recently heard that an atheist detective came to Christ after reading the four gospels, because he realized how they really read like the actual eye witness reports that he dealt with on a day to day to basis.
  86. Experience – I met a Muslim man from Africa who came to Christ through an audible voice from Heaven when He was working in a field.
  87. Experience – I have seen broken lives restored, renewed, and refreshed  through people who have given their lives to  Christ.
  88. Experience – I have had visions and seen them come true…and yes that does freak me out a bit, but it has unquestionably deepened my faith.
  89. Experience – I have seen God use the most unlikely of people to do great things through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Something similar to what we read about in the Bible (Acts).
  90. Supernatural – God is revealing Himself to some people through supernatural means.  Nearly 70% of people in Islam who come to faith in Christ do so because of a dream or a vision they received about Christ
  91. Miracles – My wife and I have both experienced instant healing when we were prayed for.
  92. Miracles – Miracles still do happen when God decides to move.  There was a recent story from a reliable source that God moved so powerfully that a man’s eye was completely restored in Haiti.
  93. Miracles – One of my friends in India  spoke english for the first time supernaturally (instantly) at an event when his english-speaking translator failed to show up.  Believe it or not.
  94. Miracles – I also know a woman  in India who got ill and died (totally stopped breathing) but her husband refused to send her body away to have her body burned.  Three days later Christians came to her home and prayed over her dead body and she began to breathe again and professed Christ as Lord rather than the Hinduism she had been following prior.
  95. Miracles – I have prayed for strangers on my travels who have later found me on Facebook to tell me that they were healed.
  96. Changed Lives – Pilate may have sentenced Christ to die, but there was something that moved Pilate so strongly that he made the extra effort to make sure that a sign was placed above Jesus’ head on the cross that labeled him the “King of the Jews.”
  97. Changed Lives – Many people contemplate the most important things in life just before they die.  It usually doesn’t take long for the word “God” to come up in the conversation.  It’s strange that even many atheists will make mention of God.
  98. Changed Lives – When a person genuinely worships Christ with a clean heart there is often a peace that comes upon a them that is unmatchable.  It’s as if that’s what we were created to do.
  99. Changed Lives  – Repentance of sin is almost a dirty word in our culture today.  However,  I am amazed at how freeing and life-giving it is for a person who genuinely confesses their sin to God and commits their life to him.  No wonder Jesus called it being born again.
  100. Purpose – Mankind is constantly crying out, “Why am I here?”  This became evident with the success of the book:  Purpose Driven Life. People from all faiths were reading it and discovering that  following Christ gives a person  what their hearts are ultimately looking for: a reason to live.
  101. Peace –  I have found great fulfillment in being a Christian.  I don’t struggle with that “something is missing” in my life.
  102.  Facing Objections – Some think that if God really existed then he would reveal himself.  But lets not forget that He did reveal himself  through his son Jesus and we ended up nailing him to a cross.
  103. Facing Objections – God doesn’t need to continuously answer every prayer and do miracles to prove his existence to me.  Imagine if God did a miracle every time He was asked.  The world would become one twisted and warped Disneyland of people’s selfish desires coming true and continuous odd events.  Not to mention that people would most likely love the miracles more than God.
  104. Facing Objections – The fact that there are many hypocritical Christians is often a reason many bail on the church.  However,   we have to remember that Christianity is about following Jesus not being a part of a club. One man’s bad example doesn’t mean that Christianity is not true.  
  105. Today –  Jesus predicted that  people’s hearts would grow cold in the last days (Matthew 24).  Most  of Europe has bailed on the Christian faith and the US seems to be following suit.  Jesus states that Christians will be hated and persecuted.   Sadly this tension is becoming more and more evident,  however it is also evidence of a prophecy being fulfilled. Buckle up, guard your heart, and stay strong because tough days are ahead.

May those that are seeking truth find it and stand firm. This is probably the longest blog entry that I will  ever write.  I will continue to fine-tune it as time allows.   Feel free to leave a comment why you are FULLY CONVINCED of the truth you have found.

For more evidence from ministries go to: www.answersingenesis.org/answers/
www.creationtoday.org
www.josh.org/video-2/
www.leestrobel.com