how do you know??

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    this is so simple question

    from my view i think that there is only one right religion in this world,,
    but how we can know which of them is the right one???

    i mean how we can distinguish between a religion come from the God ,, and other ways "not religion "people just make a way for them selves and work on it,,,
    religion from the good or people write down or make their own religion
     
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    Each person would have to have Faith if their religion stated that their religion was the only right religion. Faith in this matter considers many different things, one of which would be that you have found the correct religion. Most Faith of this type is built on what you learned while growing up. Almost every person are continued members of the religion in which they were brought up as children.
     
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    what if he spent all of his life without having a religion,,
    or he didnt know the right religion

    HOW HE WOULD KNOW THE RIGHT RELIGION???
    how he will know that this religion from the God,,,

    what is the characteristic of the right religion
     
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    Its pretty easy to know. We ask God. He tells us. Ive always thought it was a simple concept. not as easy in practice but thats how i learned.
     
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    For me it was what resonated, it spoke directly to my soul.

    I grew up in a Christian church, but pretty much always knew that it wasn't what I believed. I didn't look for a religion, it found me.

    When it hit, the power and excitement were electric. I finally understood what all those converts were talking about when they talked about "finding God" at the church I grew up in.
     
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    First, all religions teach different doctrines. Therefore, at most one religion could be correct.

    The logical way to determine that correct religion would be to establish the truthfulness of a religion's claims. And there are some very big claims that religions have made. But Christianity, out of all the world's religions, makes the biggest claim - that God became a man - and then proceeds to back that claim up.

    Jesus Christ, along with many great moral teachings, also claimed to be God incarnate. And not just once:

    Matthew 4:5-7: "Then the devil took him [Jesus] to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,
    "'He will command his angels concerning you,'
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    "'On their hands they will bear you up,lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"
    Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test."

    John 8:58-59: "Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple."

    John 10:30-33: [Jesus speaking]"I and the Father are one." The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?" The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God."

    Jesus also prophesied that He would be killed, but that on the third day after His death, He would rise again. (see Mark 8:31-33, Luke 9:21-22, 18:31-34) Jesus' resurrection has been one of the most widely debated - and best proven - facts in history. By His resurrection, Jesus established a number of things: first, the claims He made about Himself were true; second, the claims He made about God were believable, because He established that He was, in fact, God; third, He established that anyone who puts their trust in Jesus can expect to be resurrected in a similar manner.

    Therefore, based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can be assured that Christianity is true.
     
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    You might take a look at Josh McDowell's, "Evidence That Demands A Verdict".
     
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    I really believe your answers come from faith itself. I was born and raised Catholic. My parents however fell away from the church as did I, one reason being I felt no real connection to God or my faith, I wasn't inspired. So I looked around at many other things and beliefs. It was only when I really asked (pleaded) to God for direction and insight as to which way I should go I was given an answer much like a subtle thunderbolt form heaven but very powerful and very clear. I went back to the church willingly, opened my mind to prayer, and everything became very clear that I was where I was supposed to be and doing what I was meant to be doing. Things made sense and fell into place. Quite a liberating and comforting feeling. Faith is a grace, and knowing is a grace, and, a gift, to which you need to be open to, and ask for, then you need to trust.
     
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    Wow said perfectly!!
     
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    Thanks.
     

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