Why We Believe What We Believe

Over the years I have noticed that humans tend to accept beliefs which justify their lifestyles. This is contrasting to adjusting ones lifestyle to conform to written laws or truths, the basis of Christianity. It is surprising however, that many Christian denominations also choose to believe based on lifestyle instead of the contrary. All this is based on the fact that we all want to be accepted, firstly by ourselves, we want to be comfortable, minimize the guilt of our consciences, which is totally dependent on one’s belief.


Look at it from a more practical point of view, homosexuals tend to be atheist, there is no such thing as a Christian gay. Pentecostal, Baptist and so on tend to ignore Leviticus 11, Seventh day Adventist are skewed towards accepting a more republican society.

Can ones belief be changed? Why do we initially believe what we believe?

Our young minds are easily influenced by those within close proximity, especially those who are older. As children we mindlessly accept the beliefs of our parents or guardians, these beliefs seldom change as we grow older. When they do change, it is the influence of experience and or research which is the cause of this change. If I was born a Jew, it is likely I’d be a Jew right now. Likewise if I was born in another church, or born in a family of atheists it is more likely that I would be apart of whatever group I was initially associated with.

But what is the truth?

I went on a quest to find the truth for myself. I was born being told that the Bible is true, that we must obey they laws, that we were made by God. Do I simply swallow the bread placed in my mouth? Or do I make attempt to verify? Not everything is known and research will continue until God comes. After studying the history of the Bible and how the books were compiled I concluded that it was as close to truth as any book we humans have available. So if this book is true, and in it lies instructions, it is my duty to obey. It is your duty as an intelligent human being to find the truth for yourself instead of mindlessly living without purpose. Based on my personal assessments the Seventh Day Adventist message is not flawed as it is based on the Bible, every part of it. Not one section is ignored even if it’s restrictions are not desired.

-Aldeam Facey 2015

7 thoughts on “Why We Believe What We Believe

  1. tjustincomer says:

    I think that truth is beyond the words on a page. The nature of truth is that it is living and active. It generates reality. For example, I hold to the doctrine of resurrection, that Jesus rose from the dead and that I have been baptized into His death and raised by the same power of God. Yet, simply affirming and teaching this doesn’t dictate that it is true. What makes it true is the reality in my life – that it is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Of course, this doesn’t imply that when you say there is no god and live like it that you are now “in truth”, but it does push that truth is something experientially known.
    Grace and peace in Christ. May God cast down the principalities that preside over your locality so that truth might be exposed in the inward parts of all.

  2. Lex-Anne says:

    Good article. But one question, you mentioned Seventh Day message is 100% in accordance with the bible, are u saying then, that other denominations aren’t which means persons who are apart of them will all go to hell?

    1. Aldeam Facey says:

      No there are many other denominations… Members of which are definitely heaven bound.. But not all denominations consider certain aspects of the Bible important

  3. Ayeisha says:

    This article made me do a lot of thinking, and I completely agree

  4. Ice says:

    I can testify to the questioning of one’s beliefs since I myself have gone through that phase of life. Going through that phase has also made me more accepting of the diverse beliefs that others have since initially beliefs are taught to you as a child until you reach the point in life where you search for truth. I hope and pray that all individuals will reach that point, and will come to know God in His completeness. Which is the Truth.

  5. shanyswyt says:

    I just find this closing line interestingly contradictory, “this book is true, and in it lies instructions” 🙂

  6. Robyn says:

    Just a point of information: gay people who are also Christians do in fact exist. But otherwise yes, since the dawn of time religions and religious beliefs have been created around the lives that we want to live.

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