Find Out For Yourself
Some Practical Helps
- Read the Bible. Start with the New Testament books of John, Acts and Romans.
- Talk to people who display a genuine relationship with God—those who obviously love Him and live by His principles.
- Spend time in nature, observing and experiencing God’s creation.
- Question things everybody seems to take for granted. Be a lover of truth.
- Recognize that following God must make sense. Truth may go beyond reason but not against it.
- Write down your questions as you read the Bible and take them to knowledgeable Christians who respect your seeking.
- Know your presuppositions (the things you already believe) and try not to let them interfere with your quest for truth.
- Know your personal issues. Your past will profoundly influence your present ability to be objective.
- Remember that you don’t have to know everything to know something.
- Determine to seek for a specific period of time, and continually evaluate your progress. Then try to reach an appropriate conclusion.
- Act on what you decide. “Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; he who seeks, finds: and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7, verses 7, 8)