If you want to know if Jesus is real or not, put Him to the test. With a sincere heart, pray to Him like this:
Jesus, if you do exist I want to know about it and I want to know you. Please reveal yourself to me Jesus; show me that you're real.
You know, even today, I’ve been doing this for over a decade, still do that, and I still hear nothing. I really don’t feel like refuting your arguments, because of how childish they are, but since I made this statement, I guess I might as well.
God, and by God I mean the judeo-christian God, is not limited. Nothing is too difficult for Him to do. He is God Almighty and can do anything. It is just as easy for Him to heal an amputee as it is to raise someone from the dead. The bible has testimony of several miracles which were of a greater order than healing a lost limb, so why this particular case is noteworthy to atheists I have no idea.
If God is not limited, then why don’t we see any of these “miracles” happening today? Why aren’t we seeing people rising from the dead from their graveyards, or amputees’ limbs spontaneously regrowing?
If God is almighty and can do anything, then why can’t he stop people on Iron Chariots? What is it about them things that make it impossible for God to stop them?
Judges 1:19 – The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had iron chariots.
The reason why atheists are so obsessed with this particular question is because there is no middle-man that really does the work. Science, nor logic, nor reason can explain an arm or leg of a human out of the blue regrow like a lizard’s tail. Every form of a miracle claim known to man always has a doctor right there doing the actual work, or is something in nature that naturally happens. With an arm spontaneously regrowing, it has to be all god. When you remove the middle-man, you remove god’s powers and abilities, so pretty much, the christian god is not so omnipotent when he has lost his’ workers to do the work for him.
If God did heal an amputee, would you know about it? Do you have a list of every amputee in the world and what happens to them? Why do you think God wouldn't do it? Do you think He can't do it?
If God did heal an amputee, with all the technology in the world we have today, that answer would be yes. We have cameras, photos, news reports, videos, etc.
Do you have a list of every amputee in the world and what happens to them either? If not, I don’t see the point of that question.
Why do you think God wouldn't do it?
Because your god is a plagiarized god, and he doesn’t exist. Simple as that.
Do you think He can't do it?
I don’t think he can’t. I know he can’t because the evidence has shown us he can’t do it, and if he could, do you know how many people on this planet would convert to Christianity and be saved? The numbers would be astronomical, and we would mostly be singing hallelujah for there IS a God! But reality shows that is just a dream that is never going to happen.
You're going about this the wrong way, if you want to know anything about God. You're trying to deconstruct something you don't understand. It is literally impossible for an unbeliever to understand the bible. Personally, I haven't known many atheists who have ever tried. Most of them seem to memorize a few passgaes they think helps their arguments and that's it. Personally I think it's fairly ignorant to judge something you don't even understand yourself.
Alright then, since we all have it wrong (yet you misspell passages), why don’t you show us the way since god obviously has blessed you with his all-mighty wisdom and left us high and dry in the dark. How do you know if you even understand the bible?
Ironically, research and studies have shown that atheists and agnostics know more about Christianity than Christians do! Ironically, from the few months I’ve de-converted, I’ve seen far more Christians use certain passages for their arguments and forget about the rest (and I have over a decades worth of church attending to have as evidence and witnessing).
I think it’s fairly ignorant that you tell us we got it all wrong when you don’t even show us proof of a god healing an amputee with some of the claims you make! Come on, let us in on that video evidence you have, or that magical de-coder ring you have to show your version of Christianity is real as opposed to what the Bible really says!
If you you do that Jesus will show you that He is real and that He is Almighty God. Here is a word for you:
Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest
Sorry, but I’m doing this even today, and have been for over a decade, and god still does nothing. For a god that wants to give me rest and for a god that loves me, he sure loves giving me the silent treatment, and silence is not a form of love!