In the past few years, I have heard these statements many times. There is just one problem with them. My life was transformed, and I didn't change myself!
You see, when I was in my twenties, I felt that I had reached my lowest point in my life. I had experienced abuse. I felt rejection. I battled with depression. I miscarried my first child. I was living a sinful life. Then one day my heart was so heavy, and I knew that there was more to this life.
I was led to the truth about Christ by an evangelist who cared for my hair. She spoke life to me that day. She told me to want God more than anything. I did just that. I accepted Christ as my personal savior, and He changed my life. He changed my way of thinking, He healed my heart, he comforted me. He made me whole again.
How then can I ever believe the lies that He is not real? I would then have to ask, "How did I change?" "Why don't I live the life I once lived?"
There is something else. In John Chapter 5, the Bible states, "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."
Without receiving and walking in relationship with Christ, one cannot receive eternal life; we can't get to God without Christ. And if there is no eternal life, then why does the Bible speak of it? Why can't we just fix ourselves?
I tried fixing myself. It didn't work. I needed the source of true life and deliverance. That is Christ and Christ alone. He set me free!
I was in a prison of sin, rejection, depression, and more. I couldn't drag myself out of that. That was all Christ!
Young people, never let anyone lead you to belief all of these vain philosophies. Christ is the truth! Call upon Him and He will answer!