Have you ever had doubts about your religion? I was born and raised a Christian. I was communized when I was seven. I attended a Christian elementary school as well as a Christian high school. I was confident that I had a firm belief and understanding about Christianity.
Many people believe in a religion, but never question it. As I grew older, I started questioning myself, about whether mine was real. What would my life have been like, if I was never taught Christianity. Don’t most young people believe in a religion, only because it is taught by their parents? Maybe the Bible is just a fictional story made to make money. I continued going to church every weekend, but I was not confident about God’s existence.
About a month ago, one of my teachers asked me about my religious faith. He asked me what religion I believed in and why. At first I was about to tell him that I believed in Christianity, but I hesitated. I have been a Christian all my life, but I could not admit I was a firm believer, because I was close to an agnostic.
After this conversation, I was more confused than I was before, and I sought out a solution. During this time, I wondered "Does God really exist?" It was a very frustrating and difficult time for me. I was confused and lost, so I went to a pastor, who told me to read the Bible over again. So I went back home, and read the Bible that lay untouched for years in my bookshelf. After reading the Bible, I finally made a decision on whether I should continue with my religion.
It was now apparent to me that I needed to have more faith in my religion. I now realized that I was never forced believe in anything. I believe in Christianity, because I know that even if God doesn’t exist, following the Bible and his teachings will lead me to having a more meaningful and happy life. I also came to the realization that God is like air. I cannot see God, but I can feel him....