Why The World Can&#39t Live Without God

August 29, 2009
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It’s strange that the topic called God is frowned upon. That the people who believe in Him are scared to speak of Him in public, and to their friends. That we hear about all the people who wish to get the “under God” taken out of the pledge, about news stories that are written about how abortion, murder, suicide, and sexual promiscuity rise even when the belief of God is present. Yet in all reality, Jesus/God is the most well known person in the entire world. It doesn’t matter where you go, when you bring up His name, people’s ears perk up, their hearts open, and they begin to recognize how He is present in their everyday lives.

He’s a fascinating subject and He’s even better once you really get to see why people love Him so much. You begin to see that He’s the person that you’ve always dreamed of becoming. That He’s the person that you’ve always wanted to marry. That He’s the hero the world needs, and that nothing else could have made this world other than God. That the world is so incredibly perfect, that in order to create it in a blink of an eye, would be ridiculous. That if even one little tiny fraction went wrong the entire world wouldn’t have ever come into existence. That miracles happen everyday and aren’t coincidences. One amazing miracle that we all know and possibly see everyday is childbirth. It’s the world’s ordinary miracle. Another example of a miracle is how the principle at Columbine was able to pick one key, out of a hundred and open a door, so he could get himself and two other students out of the building right before the gunman came around the corner. He later tried it many times over again and was never able to successfully do it again. So you tell me, was that a higher being watching over them or just a coincidence?

People often skew the way they look at God. They think that just because they are buddies with Him, that they’ll get everything they want. That if they pray for something, it’ll be there the next day. They believe that God is on their side all the time so they will always win. But they’re wrong. They don’t decide if God is on their side… He does. That’s what scares people the most about him. “I mean how is the world supposed to understand one who rejected the offer of power and control?" (Joan B. Campbell) That’s what humans strive for… power and control. How are we supposed to understand someone who takes the underdogs of the world and makes them into kings, who chooses the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and the weak to shame the strong? How are we supposed to understand someone who we know nothing about? How are we supposed to understand someone who is always consistent, yet unpredictable? You always know where you are with Him, but you very rarely know what He is going to do next. You can never find security in what He is doing, but you can find security in who He is. He’s the one thing in this world that we cannot control, and as humans that drives us crazy, because what we don’t understand, we fear, and what we fear, we try to kill. That’s why people die all over the world for Him. People get persecuted, put to death, put into camps, sent out of the country, and have to hide in fear that their governments with kill them for believing in God. So they meet in secret to worship Him. Now, can you tell me one other thing that scares the entire world that much?

The funny thing is, it doesn’t matter if you believe in Him or not, because even the faithless come to Him when they are down. They pray to Him when they need something. They find him during war so they can be protected, and so they can find comfort in dieing, because they know that they are going to be going to another place… one that’s better then this place here. He’s the one that’s there when people fall into depression. He’s the one that pulls them out of it. They come to him beaten and broken, and He takes them in with open arms and a loving heart. He’s the only person who doesn’t judge us for what we have done, but instead forgives us again and again. He’s the only one who is always around, the only person that you can talk to wherever you are.

The last thing that I find interesting about God is the people who believe in Him and how they act because of it. They think about others before they think of themselves. They give God the credit. They sacrifice themselves so that others may live. They care enough to make your problems their own. They are the random people who change your day. They are there when no one else is. They believe in you when no one else does. No wonder these people get rejected, they promote goodwill in the world. They promote change. They promote a higher calling; they believe that the underdog can win.

So if you think that the world is bad now… just imagine what it would be like without God in it. There would be no hope, and no good. The ones that we all rely on would be killed. The world would fall apart. We wouldn’t have a scapegoat to blame all our problems on. We wouldn’t have a superior being to lean on, to use as support. We wouldn’t have anything to live for. We wouldn’t go anywhere when we died, because there’d be no Heaven and no Hell. When you are lying on your deathbed, wouldn’t you like to know that someone is lying there next to you, holding your hand, saying “Come with me, it’s time to go”.

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Persona said...
Dec. 16, 2009 at 12:34 am
As an atheist and former Christian, I'd have to disagree with you on several points(including that supporting the pro-life or pro-choice movement is not inherently Christian).
People are afraid to speak for him? Tell that to televangelists, radio talk show hosts, politicians, and outspoken churches in their communities(check the news every once in a while).
As far as the Pledge of Allegiance goes, this is a secular nation and deserves a secular pledge. "Under god" wasn... (more »)
Darkstar6265 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:40 am
I’m sorry I did not mean to say in any way that the pro-choice/pro-life movement was inherently Christian. Quite honestly I don’t even remember why I put that in there, and since I didn’t explain it that well in my paper I can’t remember so I apologize. Next by saying that people are afraid to speak of Him I merely meant normal people who are not in the spotlight. Meaning the average Joe’s of the world, or the people who you are friends with, or your family members.... (more »)
Destinee said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Whilst I found your article well-written, I did find some points in it rather skewed. For instance, referring to God as a person seems rather strange. God is above His creations in all ways. First you say how we are flawed, and then you relate God in all of His Glory to us. It's odd.
But still a well-written article. :D
Darkstar6265 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:22 am
Thank you that’s very nice. And I refer to God as a person because to me that makes Him easier to relate to. I’m also going off of Genesis 1:27 that states that God created us in his own image. Which can be understood in a multitude of different ways but I perceive it as He has a resemblance of a Homo sapien. But your right we are nothing even close to God.
Lilliterra replied...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm
We are like God because we were created in His image, spiritually. That is where our good aspects come from. However our bad aspects come from the fact that we have rebelled against God and obtained a sinful nature. Without God we can't be fully good.
BlueRain replied...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm
That God created humans in his image seems like an insult to whoever he is. Or it's just a buffer for humans to make themselves feel more important than they already do. I know plenty of people who don't believe in God who are very decent people. I also know people who believe in God who are horrible people, as human beings. I don't believe in people being good just because they believe in God. I don't think they deserve any more forgiveness than a non-religious person. Because if you want to... (more »)
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Very nice piece. Keep writing.
God bless,
writergirl4ever said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 10:23 am
You adressed in the beginning of your article that people are afraid to speak the name of God. I don't think it's so much that people are afraid of saying "God" as they are offending people who perhaps address the God of their religion by a different name, like  Allah , for example. Society today has become very self-concious in how we talk about religion, because most people are aware that not everyone is Christian and believes in the same things. I am an atheist, but I do accept oth... (more »)
Darkstar6265 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm
You're very correct. But the meaning I was trying to convey is, in this new day in age, talking about religion is some what frowned upon. Mainly because you don't want to offend people, or be looked at any different. Not that what I just said is always true. And thank you. :D
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Um... I wonder if you both might take the time to look at my poem. I won't be offended if you don't; I won't even know if you don't read it. But I believe that you might find it interesting.
God bless,
Scoobydoo replied...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Food for thought:<br /> " Jesus  answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"<br /> -John 14:6
Rebecca D. said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm
God is so good! Its true, you can't look at the world with out wanting there to be God. Everything comes from somthing. There has to be a begining. Even if there was a big bang, there was somthing before that, and before that, and before that. There has to be a begining, that alwasy was and always will be! Thank God He is what He is!
SLC96 replied...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm
that is so amazing and true! i love it!
thestr4wberry replied...
Mar. 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm
wow... this is really a good article. It really opened my mind into many aspects about God and the effects he has on those who do not believe. Thanks for your insight!
dancegirl13 replied...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Rebecca - Doesn't that mean that there had to be something before God? What was before God?
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