Believe is the genesis of faith, it is mostly the feeling that something exists even when one can’t explain of its existence. Since time immemorial, the ancient communities believed that there was a supreme being exists. This was long before people knew about Jesus or even preached about God. This shows how the conscience of people made them feel that this world was controlled by a very powerful being. May be this is due to some happenings and existence of things that are beyond human understanding. It is evident that believe in God started long before civilization with the early man as per the findings that show that they sacrificed to a god.
People have different perspectives about the existence of God based on their life experiences, their immediate environment, influence and the extraordinary things that humans find to explain. Believe in God is what constitutes different religions and groupings. We have Christians who believe in God through the coming of Jesus, the Muslims believe in God through Mohamed and many other religions (Moore 7). These strong beliefs are founded on the fact God exists and he has power over all the living things. Therefore, these believes lead to religious affiliations and commitment to the set guidelines of the religions.
Judging from the information given herein, people don’t believe in the same type of God. This has resulted to affiliations to religions depending on what people want to believe in. However the main agenda is that God exists in most people’s lives no matter their affiliation (Kossi 23). There are number of reasons that make people to believe in God which include; not being able to understand the origin and existence of things around us, the complexity of the universe and its wonders, having been guided or educated on the existence of God, the believe or having faith that there is a supreme being that takes care of our lives and gives it a meaning, some people have experienced the touch or presence of God in their lives, the comfort of believing that a supreme being takes good care of you, some people are scared of disasters or accidents that may result to death, believing that life is meaningless without attaching it to something powerful and anticipation of going to a better place after the end of life here on earth (Moore 12).
All the reasons outlined in here show how God has manifested himself in peoples lives in different ways. The fact that human beings cannot explain how some things came to be, has led to the believe that God did it. Despite the fact that human beings are curious in finding out why things are today, through research and exploration there things that surpass their level of understanding. Therefore, the level of our understanding has led us to believe that God has a hand in the creation of the world.
The complexity of the way the universe appears naturally and the composition of things in it is beyond human understanding. The randomness and interconnection of things that we need in life for survival is a marvel to many. Nature seems to coexist in supporting human life in a very organized way. Some things cannot be created by the innovative mind of the human mind. Things like the air we breath, the water we drink and the rise and fall of sunlight are beyond our understanding. Thus human believe in God has been attributed to the existence of this natural factors around us.
Another very important factor in this issue of believing is education taught to people in institutions. Education syllabuses have given a slot for students to be taught about religion or the power and existence of God. Through education people are taught about a supreme being that has power over everything (Moore 20). This leads to strong believe’s and commitment to a religion. It is through education that people convert to a particular religion depending on the extent to which they are convinced about the presence of God. Hence the never ending introduction of different beliefs and religions all over the world.
On another angle, people have had encounters that change their lives. Some people feel that life is meaningless and without purpose if it’s not attached to a strong believe in God. This perspective leads to dedication of one's life with God. They believe that God controls everything in our life is the start of faith. This faith is based on the power of God over human beings' lives every day. It is through such strong attachment to the fact that God exists which have had many people dedicate their lives to God to give life a meaning.
The feeling that someone or something takes care of you is comforting enough to believe in God. This is based on the fact that we live a healthy life every day while someone else somewhere is sick or facing a hardship. Therefore, most human beings believe that God grants these things that we go through every day These factors are also attributed to the believe of the presence of God as a supreme being over all things. God is believed to bless or curse depending on the type of life one chooses to lead.
The cunning nature of human beings to believing in Gods existence to avoid situations that may befall them is also a prove to the believe about God. Situations like the untimely death through accidents or catastrophes have made many people to attach their lives to God for protection (Kossi 18). The fear of dying is therefore another factor that contributes to the believe in God. Human beings therefore take refuge in Gods protection through faith. Fear is thus attributed to believing in God amongst many people.
The feeling that there’s life after death has led to believing in God. Many people feel that their life here on earth is determines where they are destined to go after death. Therefore many people have dedicated their lives to good morals in order to have a better life in heaven as per the believe of many (Moore 34). Failure to obey Gods commands is believed to result in punishment by being burned in eternal fire after life ends here on earth. Such beliefs are attached to the fact that God rewards and also punish with the same measure depending on the life that a person chooses.
It is therefore evident that human beings believe God is defined by different factors. Believers have led to faith which is an absolute belief in something without doubt even when one is not sure about something. God is believed to be the genesis of all things in the daily lives of human beings and this is expressed in different ways (Kossi 27). People have therefore been affiliated with religious groups depending on what they believe is right. Some religions have strict rules that guide and govern their follower failure to which some punishments are reinforced. This is done to enforce good morals among people who are members of a particular faith.
All the above outlined factors are all aimed at pleasing this powerful supreme being called God. He is feared and respected for his powers and the ability to grant good things in life as blessings. We therefore get the picture of how God has manifested Himself in peoples lives differently. As it has been stated herein, believe in God has a historical background in it, long before civilization came. Ancient discoveries show that even the early man had a believe that God existed judging from the way they sacrificed to him. Even though they had primitive ways of sacrificing fellow human beings, still this shows a strong believe in God who deserved to be recognized no matter which ever way.
Kossi, Abalo. In Lumine Tuo: Why Believe in God?Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc, 2010. Print.
Moore, Beth. Believing God. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2004. Print.