MUST READ: Jennifer Fulwiler, convert from Atheism, writes in Why I’m Catholic:
I had never seen Jesus as anything other than a silly fairy tale figure whom people called upon to give a divine thumbs-up to self-serving beliefs; but now I was intrigued by the man as a historical figure. Something happened in first-century Palestine, something so big that it still sends shockwaves down to the present day. And it all centered around the figure of Jesus Christ. As Joe once pointed out when I asked him why he considered himself a Christian, Christianity is the only one of all the major world religions to be founded by a guy who claimed to be God. That’s an easy claim to disprove if it’s not true.
One afternoon, shortly after I finished the book, I was caught off guard by a thought:
What if it’s true?
What if there were a God? What if he chose to enter history as a human being? It was the most shattering thought that had ever crossed my mind. Never once in my life, not even as a child, had I considered that a personal God might exist, or that there could be even a shred of truth to any of Christianity’s supernatural claims. I quickly came to my senses and admonished myself to stop this silliness. Part of me wondered if I was losing my mind — what else could explain such a thought?
That’s certainly refreshing to read about! Someone who came to their senses and realized, “Oh my goodness, what if God is REAL?”
We were listening to the “Touching Point” program yesterday (Dr. David Jeremiah’s church program.) The music in that church is so fabulous. I don’t understand how anyone can resist the music of Christianity, or why they would choose any other religion if they knew what a great time Christians have with their celebrations. Christmas music is so awesome. And Easter music is just as good.
Perhaps Peace did not come to earth (yet) when Christ was born in Bethlehem, but I do think there is a peace that settles over any person or group or crowd when “Silent Night” is played. That song has even been known to bring peace on the battlefield.
So I don’t understand how people can be so resistant about turning to God. Seems as if God has left bread crumb trails all over the place to show people that He is worth knowing. I think they’re kinda dense when they can’t figure out any of it.
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