Why Should I Believe?
Our culture presents us with a buffet line of offerings when it comes to belief systems, philosophies, spiritualities, and truth claims. And not all items on this buffet line are equally helpful, equally true, or even equally good. Yet everyone inherently knows that, as Solzhenitsyn once famously said, “the line between good and evil cuts right through the middle of every man’s heart.” So belief in Jesus gives us the standard by which we can judge our own hearts and motives.
It provides a spiritual GPS we can use to navigate the forest of truth claims that meet us in this life. But most importantly, belief in Jesus gives us access to a soul-satisfying, healing, empowering relationship to the Triune God described in the Christian scriptures.