If you have arrived at this page you are probably asking one of two questions, either:
“Can I know if there is a God?”
"Can I know God?”
The first seeks evidence for God as to His very existence, we discuss this in a special leaflet so you should look there if this is your inquiry. If you are asking the second question you are really trying to understand "how" you can know God.
Consider the question you're asking, you already tacitly acknowledge the existance of God and that you do not have a relationship to Him, so you ask if you can. Doesn't this also imply you acknowledge (even if subconsciously) that there is a reason you don't have that relationship and so something is not right between you and your creator?
This is a manifestation of two realities – first the testimony God places in the heart of human beings as His creatures that He exists and second the evidence in our world and our lives of wrong doing or “immorality ” which eloquently states we are not in harmony or at peace with our creator.
Your quest then, dear reader, is to discover how you can find peace with God.
It is possible to truly experience peace with God - in two specific ways. If you think of family members living happily together in the same house, you could say they live in peace with each other rather than at war with each other. This is the first way we find peace with God, it is an objective peace that means we're not at war with Him.
You might think, "I'm not at war with God!" Yet if you read the New Testament you find very quickly THE BIBLE insists Jesus Christ came into the world to RECONCILE lost sinners to God. Every living soul born into this world arrives as a sinful human being who needs saving. That's why we don't naturally do things that please God, because we are rebels or at war with Him. If you think of our example of people living together as a family, it's not hard to imagine if some members are at war with other, there won't be any peace in the house to be enjoyed.
It's this second type of peace, a subjective peace which most us recognise we need and desire. We want a peace we can enjoy, a peace that will comfort us but we have to accept we can't have a peace we can enjoy until we have made peace with God; but if we do make peace with Him then we certainly can have a peace we can experience and enjoy.
So, are you willing, ready, to make peace with God? Imagine if in our example family one of the teenage children was really at odds wit h their father (not so hard is it?). Peace could only be made when the father explains to his child what will make him happy and the child complies.
THE BIBLE teaches that we belong to God who created our race but the first man, Adam disobeyed God and His just sentence was a spiritual death. No longer a perfect being what remained in him – his "soul" – became different, corrupted and unable to be perfectly good. All the child that issued forth from him (including ourselves) are also spiritually dead creatures. We can sometimes do good but it's never long before we do something bad.
With that spiritual death also comes physical death - the fact we die tells us something is wrong, it's a warning that God is unhappy with us and judgment is coming if we don't make peace with Him quickly. What is it then which pleases God in this matter and will change our position, bringing about peace? The Bible teaches God sent into the world a part of Himself, His own eternal Son to do something that would satisfy His Holy justice against man's rebellion.
Having put your trust in Jesus, the promise of God is He will not leave you alone but grant you the gift of Himself the Holy Spirit living in you.
He stays with the believer for the rest of their days, He empowers the believer in the living of a new life, comforts them in every trouble and gives the abiding peace we all crave. As well as receiving something now there’s also the promise of resurrection of the soul when we leave this world so we can enter the joy of God's Glory and be forever with the Lord…
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