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April Shelley

Early Christianity

Prof. Donnelly

October 9, 2012

If I found out that Christ does not exist.

If I found out that Christ does not exist it would not change my belief in Christ because I do believe that a higher power does exist.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. For many years I have asked myself this question? What do this scripture mean, and how do I apply this to what I believe in, and in my life today. I was brought up in a very Christian based home where Christ was the structure, and foundation for how we act, live and move forward through growing up.

While faith requires being convinced that what we believe in is true, just knowing the truth is only half of faith. God's word must be hoped for, embraced, and seized. Although I have not seen Christ for no man has doesn't mean that (he) Christ does not exist. Faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.

I wrote earlier in my essay a memorable time and passage from the bible where I connected to a written passage. I recall a period in my life where I lost my faith and I no longer believed in Christ. Just like the woman with the issue of blood I too was suffering with an aliment that had me bound for years. This woman heard and knew of a man that could heal her of her condition; all that was required of her was to touch his garment. For me it was to reinstate years of my belief that Christ did exist and he came so that I might have life and have it more abundantly. Which means? That Christ came to save those that are lost and I was unquestionably at murky lost place in my life. For example, in Luke 17:5 (NIV) the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith! He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." Christ is plainly saying that which looks impossible becomes possible if it is approached in faith.

So to answer the question asked if I found out that Christ did not exist would it matter to me. NO, only because for years I have trained and structured myself to know that a higher



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