One belief that I have is the real existence of God. I believe that there is an almighty God that exists in our daily lives, and is substantially important to our world today. One must consider that God is a spirit, and his presence in actual reality cannot be apparent by the senses that one has. This should not take away one’s aptitude of believing how and why God’s existence can be proven.
There are a couple of notions that steered me to obtaining this belief. One is that I grew up going to church, in which I was taught about and worshiped the God I believed in. During my time growing up I have always believed in the existence of God due to the facts that were presented to me in church, and also through the literature of the Bible. The Bible presents different stories and parables about the work of God on earth. These stories show and explain how God has brought about his existence in our world. One of the most important things that has lead me into believing in God is the support and upbringing of my parents. My parents are probably the essential reason for this strong belief that I hold. Every since I was little, my parents have lead me in a way to believing that there is truly a God that looks out for all of humanity and it’s reality. This type of influence from my parents has prepared the path for why I started and still do believe in God. Over my life I have seen all of these things work in the way of an interlocking circle that continues to rotate. Within this circle are my church, my bible, and my parents. These things surround me in this circle, and I will not depart from it because I see no light on the outside of the circle that I am in.
Now, there could be some other influences that might steer another person away from believing in the existence of God. One of these influences could be that God is not real because you cannot sense God through the five senses that are possessed by humans. These people might believe that since they cannot see or hear God then there is no way he could exist. One reason why this person cannot grasp the idea of believing in God is because these people mostly likely believe in actual facts, or want some type of real representation to be presented for them to believe in any type of existence. These people have probably lived a life where they were taught by others to believe in only real things that exist on this earth. This idea might come from the notion that everything on earth is real, and if it is not on earth than it is bogus. Another possible influence that could cause someone to not believe in God is having no way to relate to God. What I mean by this is a person might not be granted a way to understand and learn about God. An illustration of this could be a parent that shields their child away from anything that has to do with God. This parent would not allow for the child to go to church, pray, or do anything that closely relates to the idea of God. This form of sheltering on a young person would most certainly direct them on the route of not believing in God. It is not possible to believe in something if you have no idea of it even being imaginable.