Do you actually believe in the existence of God?

Yes No
72% of Canadians say they do.
Please check one and move on to the next question.

If yes, what do you mean by “God”?
the man upstairs
a divine force pervading the universe
the divine spark in all of us
I guess what is normally meant by “God”: the Supreme Being

Do you believe in many Gods or one God?
many Gods, the Universe is God, we are all Gods
I think it only makes sense to think there’d be only one high God

How great is this God?
like Zeus, sort of like humans except immortal
really really really really great, really
to be deserving of the title “God”, I guess God would have to transcend all limitations and be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, and eternal

Which God do you believe exists?
Zeus
Allah
Brahman
Ahura-Mazda
Wokan-Tonka
Amen-Ra
Gaia (Mother Earth)
The Being (Greek [Neo-Platonic] Philosophy)
Chance, Nature, Reality (Darwinism)
the God I see in the mirror
the God of the Bible, the God of Israel

What is your relation to this God?
I have no relation to him
I suppose if I believe that God exists, then he is responsible for everything I see around me… so my relation to him is as creature to Creator

If God has created you, do you have responsibility toward him?
No, I don’t have any responsibility toward him…I mean that’s the whole point of believing in evolution ,so I don’t have to acknowledge a creator to whom I would then be held accountable for my actions
Yes, I guess I would

What responsibility or duty would you have toward God if he were your creator?
I have no duty toward him as my Creator
Well, I’d have to say that as his creature I’d owe him my allegiance out of gratitude for creating me… allegiance in terms of obedience and love

If God exists, would not the most perfect joy be communion with him? Would not knowing him be the meaning of life?
No, I can think of things that’d make me happier and would be more meaningful
If God exists and has created me to fellowship with him, then yes, knowing him would be the greatest happiness and highest fulfillment

Let’s proceed on the assumption that God is absolute in every way, otherwise he is not a God.
Is God good?
No, the existence of evil in the world means that God does not exist or that he is in some way wicked to allow it to continue
I don’t know why evil exists in the world, but I can’t conceive of God being anything but absolutely good, otherwise there’d be no point in believing in
his existence… besides, I couldn’t know what “evil” was to begin with if I didn’t already have a perfect standard of Goodness

Do you consider yourself, in your heart of hearts, to be a good person?
Yes, I’m a stand-up person
Well, I don’t kill anyone or break any laws, at least not the important ones
I’m basically a good person
Deep down, I guess I know I’m capable of anything

Are you a perfect person?
Yep
Nobody’s perfect, so no, I’m not

What is “sin”?
Religious nonsense designed to give me a guilt-trip… “Sin” is all the fun stuff prudes and hypocrites say I shouldn’t do
“Sin” is what I plan to do all weekend long!
I guess “sin” would mean disobeying God, ignoring him, failing his goodness

Do you sin?
Whenever I can
Yes, I admit I do

If God is absolutely perfect, absolutely holy, absolutely just, and absolutely good, do you think he can abide any sin in his presence? Can he have anything to do with a sinner (even with just only one sin on your record)?
Sure, I’m his child and he loves me
No, if he is absolute then it only makes sense that he could not have any imperfection whatsoever in his presence

If God exists and to know him is the greatest fulfillment of our being, how can an imperfect person have any relationship with a perfect God?
Easy… God says “I’ll overlook all your naughty misdeeds and we’ll live happily ever after”
I guess it’s impossible…

Christianity is founded on only 3 basic premises:
i) that God the Creator exists,
ii) that He has revealed Himself in order that we can know Him in true joy and satisfaction as a child to a Father, and
iii) this revelation of God is found in and through His Word, what we commonly call “The Bible”.

What does the Bible teach about sin?
There is no one righteous—not even one; there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks after God…There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:10-11,18
“For from the inside, out of the hearts of men come forth quarrels and malice, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, cursing, blasphemy, extravagant pride, foolishness. All these evils come forth from the inside and make a person unclean.”
–Jesus, Gospel of Mark 7:21-23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
The mind of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law for it cannot. Those in the flesh are unable to please God. Romans 8:7-8
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of humanity, which suppresses the truth in wickedness, (truth they knew very well) since the knowledge of God is manifest to them, for God made it manifest to them… Knowing about God they did not glorify Him as God nor did they give thanks to Him, but instead they became foolish in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Romans 1:18-21


What does the Bible teach about the solution to sin?
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23
“I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
–Jesus, Gospel of John14:6
If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! There is now no condemnation whatsoever for those that are in Christ Jesus. Romans 7:24-8:1
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one believing in me will live even though he dies. And every one who lives and believes in me will never die forever. Do you believe this?”
–Jesus, Gospel of John 11:25-26


Why is Jesus such a big deal anyway?
And coming up out of the water Jesus saw the heavens split open and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove, and a voice came from the heavens: “You are my Son, the Beloved, in you I am well-pleased.”
Gospel of Mark 1:10-11
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. He who believes in the Son has life eternal, but he who does not believe in the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Gospel of John 3:35-36
In the past, God spoke in many and various ways to our fathers through the prophets, but in these last days, He has spoken to us through a Son, whom He named heir of all things, through whom He even created the ages. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and exact representation of His essence, upholding the universe by the force of His command; having accomplished cleansing of sins He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3
“I am the bread of Life. The one coming to me will never be hungry, and the one believing in me will never be thirsty.” –Jesus, Gospel of John 6:35
“I am the light of the world. The one following me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
–Jesus, Gospel of John 8:12

Christ Jesus, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but instead He made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a slave, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that “Jesus Christ is Lord” to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:5-11

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so even the Son gives life to whom He pleases. For the Father does not judge anyone, but instead He has given the whole right of judgment to the Son, so that all may honour the Son just as they honour the Father. Whoever does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent Him. Truly truly I say to you that anyone who hears my word and believes the One who sent me has life eternal, and he does not come under judgment but has passed from death unto life.”
–Jesus, Gospel of John 5:21-24


The fourth basic premise of Christianity:
iv) God is most fully and perfectly revealed through His Son, whose life, death and resurrection are the climax of history and the essence of the meaning of life.
So then the only question remaining is Who is this Jesus, and is he worthy of my devotion?
For me, ever since He changed my life, Jesus is joy unspeakable, definitely worth all my love, service and worship.


Have you heard the Good News about Jesus Christ?
1. God created you for fellowship with Him, but sin has destroyed and continues to destroy that fellowship.
2. Your sin brings the just judgment of God: eternal death.
3. All of God’s good-pleasure and love resides in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
4. Christ died as the sacrifice for sin and rose again so that we may have eternal life in Him.
5. Through what Christ has accomplished, God will forgive your sin through repentance and humble faith in Christ. Salvation does not come from attending church or trying to live a good life, since it can never be good enough.
6. You can have loving fellowship with God through belief in Jesus Christ, submitting to Him as King, and growing into His likeness through the Holy Spirit.