In his short, digestible book, author Mark Weimer shares 6 reasons why people should put their faith in Jesus Christ.
Reason #1. The Wonder of Nature.
The beauty of creation is a silent testimony to a master artist who created all things. In speaking about God, Isaiah the prophet said "He who created the heavens He is God; He who fashioned the earth, He founded it. He did not create it to be empty ..." Isn't it interesting that, even in this modern day and age, a majority of people on this earth believe that the world was created by God.
Reason #2. The Reality of Good and Evil.
Without God, morality can be just a shifting sea of differing opinions. For example, almost all societies and religions have similar moral codes; it is good to be kind, but it is bad to steal, murder, and lie. A common theme throughout almost all of these societies and religions would be that these are absolute values given by God. The Bible teaches that good comes from God. God has given you the ability to know the difference between good and evil.
Reason #3. Our empty hearts.
One of the greatest arguments for the existence of God is the fact that nothing can truly satisfy the human spirit apart from God. The famed French scientist Pascal said, "There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.
Reason #4. Who Jesus Is.
If what Jesus said about Himself is true, that He truly is the Son of God who died for your sins and mine, then learning about Jesus is the most important thing you can do. You can read the Gospel of Matthew, which has 28 chapters, and finish at a leisurely pace in a month by reading one chapter a day. As you read, you can ask God to help you know Jesus in a personal way.
Reason #5. Changed Lives.
When Jesus came to earth, He spent much of His time with people whose lives needed changing. He was criticized for spending time with drunkards, tax gatherers, prostitutes, and ordinary people. What was His response? "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." He said, the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." Jesus Christ can make your life new. Some of us may be happy with many areas of our lives, but our spirits are dead to God. Not everyone who comes to Christ is an alcoholic or drug addict who needs major changes in their lives, but all of us need to be born again to God.
Reason #6. The Length of Eternity.
Heaven is a place where you will live eternally with God if you have been forgiven through faith in Christ. The Bible describes heaven using various pictures, but it may be hard for us to exactly imagine what heaven is like. What we do know is that we will live in the presence of God. The Bible says that God will wipe away all tears and sorrow. You could hope that most major religions are wrong and that we really do not have a soul of spirit. You could hope that when you are dead, you are dead, and your soul really won't live on forever. Or, you can choose to accept the gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ.