Yes. There are quite a few scientific observations we can point to that implies that there must be an intelligent and personal Creator behind the universe.
- The complexity and order of the universe.
- The Cosmological Argument
- The Moral Argument
- The Ontological Argument
- The events surroudning the life of Jesus Christ
- Personal experience some believers have with God
Yes. The miracles performed by Jesus, the events surrounding his crucifixion and his eventual resurrection confirm that Jesus was in fact fully God, but fully human at the same time. Even the things that Jesus said cannot be written off as mere superstition or mythology according to Professor Jordan B. Peterson. Who Jesus was, is perhaps the most important question of all time, as the answer has eternal consequences. The cumulative evidence builds a very strong case that Jesus was God, therefore it is reasonable to believe that he was God.
If God exists and Jesus was God, then Christianity is the only worldview and religion that holds truth. There is no other religion that claims that Jesus was God except mere Christianity, therefore Christianity is elevated above all other views, and should be accepted by all.
The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). Paul and Silas responded, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
But why do we need saving? We all are infected with sin, and fall in its trap repeatedly. That is why God sent Jesus through His grace to take our sins upon Himself. Once you realize the massive debt you had that has been paid, you will be filled with immense gratitude toward God, and strive to fight against sin every day until Jesus comes again.
When it is established that Jesus is God, everything that Jesus said is divine and has authority over all other views of salvation. Therefore when Jesus said: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6), it means that there is no other way to receive eternal life with God. Only through Jesus who paid for our sins can we be saved.
Almost all of the universities of the world are built on Christian pillars. If Christianity were anti-science, why would they build institutions of higher learning? God commanded us to study His creation and work in it. Should we therefore not study it, it would be a direct disobedience to His command. The new atheists hijacked the term science and repainted it as if it is either Christianity or science. Do not be fooled by this. Christianity and science walk hand in hand. John Lennox, professor of mathematics at Oxford University summed it up very well when he said: "Garbage remains garbage even when spoken by world-famous scientists."
Baptism is not a confession of faith from man, but it is a confirmation of that which God gave us: The truth of the Gospel. It is not a seal or sign of the faith of the new Christian, but rather a visual sign of the righteousness we received through faith in the Gospel and thus Jesus Christ (Romans 4:11). Even if all men are not believers, the baptism remains as a seal that proves that God will declare all righteous who believe in Him.
In light of this, it is not necessary for faith to precede baptism, as it is not a confession of faith, but a sign from God that all who believe will be made righteous. It also not necessary to re-baptise yourself if you already have been baptized. Why must God promise you something twice?
Communion or the Lord’s Supper is not a means of grace; it is a memorial of Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice and a picture of our fellowship with Him. At the Last Supper, when our Lord shared the Passover with the disciples, He said, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). Jesus was telling them (and us) not to forget His sacrifice on the cross. It was Christ’s death that provided the remission of mankind’s sin. There is never a word in Scripture about forgiveness or saving grace being applied through taking communion. - GotQuestions
Yes. Jesus carried all the sins of those who believe in Him on the cross. If you realize the massive debt that has been paid, you will be extremely thankful and live a changed life. There is a difference between sinning with a hardened heart with no remorse and sinning with instant regret and a constant attempt to fight the sin. If you fall into the second category, by confessing your sin to God and asking for forgiveness with an honest mind, you will be forgiven. But there is no forgiveness for the first kind of sinner who sins knowing it is against God's will with no attempt to stop. But still, nothing prevents the first sinner to turn his life around and humble himself before God.
Adam and Eve first sinned when they put their own will above the will of their Creator. The same definition of sins still stands today. By sinning, you are telling God that your will is more important than His, and you are trying to elevate yourself above God. We are in a constant struggle against our sinful nature which we inherited from Adam. When we realize we are hopelessly lost in our sin, and what our sin really means, we start to comprehend the magnitude of grace God actually poured over us.
When God created man, He created us with free will to either choose Him, or rebel against Him. Adam and Eve then gave in to the temptation to eat the forbidden fruit which represented the choice and in effect then chose to rebel against God, rather than work with Him in paradise. As a result, Adam and Eve became corrupted and transferred their corrupt nature to all their offspring. It is for this reason that no one born from Adam is without excuse. That is why it is of utter importance that Jesus had to be born of a virgin, otherwise, he too would share in the sin of Adam.
It is easy to get ensnared by the idea that a particular denomination within Christianity is “the true church,” but this view is a misunderstanding of Scripture. When choosing a church to attend, it is important to remember that a gathering of believers should be a place where those who belong to the true church (the spiritual entity) feel at home. That is to say, a good local church will uphold the Word of God, honoring it and preaching faithfully, proclaim the gospel steadfastly, and feed and tend the sheep. A church that teaches heresy or engages in sin will eventually be very low on (or entirely bereft of) those people that belong to the true church—the sheep who hear the voice of the Shepherd and follow Him (John 10:27). - GotQuestion
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus brought to the world. The good news is our salvation and the forgiveness of the debt of all those who believe in him, accept their sinful nature and wish to stop rebelling against God as our sinful nature pressures us to. It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.
In an increasing skeptic world, educate yourself and don't stand ignorant. Ask difficult questions and mine for their answers. Let your life be changed by the Gospel of Jesus, and those nearest to you will take notice. Talk about Jesus with your friends, but never force the conversation. Remember that you cannot argue someone to faith, you can merely plant the seed, and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.