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What do you do when doubt creeps in? After all, donít
television and the internet tell us every day that intelligent
people donít believe the Bible. We all want to be intelligent,
donít we?

What if theyíre right? What if the Bible isnít true?

Doubting ourselves is something that happens. When it does, itís
good to return to facts that canít be disputed. Personally, I take it
way back: Does the Universe exist? Yes. Does life exist? Yes. Do I
exist? Yes. Does my life have purpose? Yes. Purpose and intent
are the same thing. If intent exists within the universe, there is a
God because thatís how we define the source of intention. Intent
requires purpose, and purpose requires design. You canít have
one without the other. We know there is a God because the
universe is intentional. Any theory that denies this fact exceeds
the sum of all credulity. In other words, I couldnít be using my
brain to believe that my brain was formed accidentally.
Statistical thermodynamics proves our point, but in this case,
common sense will do. The Bible says it best:

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
even his eternal power and Godhead.

It can be proven beyond doubt that there is a God. All thatís left
then is to determine what this God is like. This is where the Bible
may be proven. A God that doesnít exist canít be understood. If
we are to know anything of God, we must admit that we are
trying to understand a God that exists. That's our starting point.
Hear what the Bible says:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be
opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread,
will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a
serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is
in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all
things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye
even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Therefore it is the God of Israel that does the work. We only have
to inquire as a child asks of his father, believing that our father
exists.

And speaking of the prophets, the Prophet Jeremiah spoke for
God when he foresaw the end of the Jewish captivity in Babylon.
He had this to say to his people:

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me
with all your heart.

Seek God with all your heart and God will be your teacher. This is
sufficient to prove the Bible and all that is in it. Thatís good news.

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