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For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (Romans 1:20)

Well then, it ought to be fairly easy for you to provide examples.  Please note, it isn't good enough to give anything along the lines of, "Oooooh, stars!  Preeeeetty!  Therefore, the Christian God exists."  Paul claims in the passage that you cited, that the "invisible qualities" of his particular god are self-evident in the created Cosmos.  That means you should be able to provide examples of this phenomenon that validate your god specifically, and rule out other proposed gods, such as the god of Islam, Zeus, Isis, etc..  If Paul is correct, it was all blatantly obvious in his own time, so this ought to be ridiculously easy for you, having access to Hubble telescope images, the results of global exploration and cataloging of biological species, etc., etc..  You get to take for granted vast panoplies of knowledge about the Cosmos and the Earth that was undreamt of in Paul's day.  If you can't knock this one out of the park with surpassing ease, then Paul's claim is falsified, and with it, your religion.  By all means, step up to the plate and take a swing!

Jesus actually didn't command us to show off miracles, He commanded us to spread the gospel.
I am certain that we (Christians) did greater works than Jesus as far as spreading the gospel all over the world and still spreading.  Whereas Jesus only affected small parts of Israel.
 

I'm not quite convinced that a TV ministry really counts as a "greater work" than raising people from the dead; but then, there's not any real evidence that Jesus actually accomplished such feats, so I suppose the bar for you isn't that high.

Because Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit will guide us and help us until His return.

Is that so?  You Real, True Christians (whichever group of you that is) ought to have a significant, demonstrable advantage over us ordinary mortals who have to get through life without any help and guidance from an infallible, omniscient, perfectly-honest, and omnipotent force.  With knowledge and power like that at your back, you guys should be superheroes compared to us!  So how come it doesn't work out like that?
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