I'm Slowly Losing My Faith In Religion, How Can I Get Closer To God?.

We live in  an age where we no longer need to take things at face value, we can always criticize and make arguments against cetain beliefs or views. I used to be a very faithful christian, however since the expansion of social media and the internet, Ive had the opportunity to be exposed to many views and opinions about a lot, especially religion.

This really became a big deal for me in 2015, after watching so many different religious and anti religious discussions and arguments, it seems that the religious always seemed to rely on alot of things which couldnt be explained by logic, which didnt help their arguments alot. Im very aware that logic cant explain everything, but the lack of evidence or even remotely reasonable answers to difficult questions, such as the age of the earth being represented in the bible as 3000 yrs whearas scientific evidence proves that its exponentially greater than that, or even the origins of Jesus Christ, who seems to share a very close origin, birth and death story with the indian god krishna, and so much more, made my suspiscion and lack of belief increase.

Im at a point where Im only a christian by mouth as alot of the stuff that I say I believe, in truth, I dont. What do you think I should focus on if I want to establish a connection with God, or are you just playing along like me.

Do you have a strong relationship with God, and if so how can I have that aswell?

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  • If you still have faith in God, even if its still as small as that of a mustard seed, it's still very easy for you to go back to God but if you don't have any more faith in him,there is never away you can go back to him and no amount of preaching  then would make you go back to him except you make up your mind and pray to him on your own 

    - Adebayo Gbenga - 2019-09-25 14:12:14 Quote

  • Building a strong relationship with God can only be achieved through faith. Faith is all about believing that something u have never seen before exist not minding what others say. Believing that God exist and studing his words can help you build a strong  relationship with God. What you see in social media that makes you lose interest in God are the temptation that you must overcome as a child of God. 

    - UGWU KENNETH NNAEMEKA - 2019-09-25 14:27:03 Quote

  • First of all..have a spiritual father..like some one you can talk to..then pray to God for the strength and zeal to serve him..draw closer to God.

    - Deborah joel - 2019-09-25 18:06:31 Quote

  • My brother never underestimate the uniqueness of God creation and it is beneficial to man be it education, technology, social amenities and so on 

    As it is written in the Bible, faith cometh by hearing and hearing the word of God.

    As it is also written in the Bible that God was manifested in the flesh. Your question will be who is the God was manifested in the flesh?

    The answer is Jesus. Put your trust in him and he will guild in all your undertaking for he is the answer.

    - Kelvin Osazoduwa - 2019-09-25 18:44:43 Quote

  • In other to make a comneconne with God you have to forget things said by people and focus on reading your bibBi on your own and always remember that the Lord Your God is your creator

    - Nwosu Vincent - 2019-09-25 19:15:15 Quote

  • In other to make a comneconne with God you have to forget things said by people and focus on reading your bibBi on your own and always remember that the Lord Your God is your creator

    - Nwosu Vincent - 2019-09-25 19:15:32 Quote

  • I hope you really read this not just for the revenue buy due to real desire. To get closer to God, read your Bible, eat it. Feed on it,  things you don't understand ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding, love God,  pray for hunger and lve for him, only then will you understand God and true Christianity not just practicing religion, but truly knowing this God you profess to serve, do you truly serve him,  do you truly love him. God is love. And with hunger and yearning in your heart crushed out to God that you ant to know him more, you want to know him beyond the books and the words of your mouth but in your heart. God said in his word that those who seek him diligently shall find him. Run to God, for he will run to you. 

    - Chidinma Maduka - 2019-09-25 19:24:59 Quote

  • My own very little, short and surely understandable answer is that you keep reading the Bible-just spend your time on God's Word- and pray along, separate yourself from the anti-religious ones, watch what you watch, what you listen to, whom you see, what you say, where you go and God will help you renew your faith.

    Remember, read the Bible and pray. That's how you can solve it. 

    - Victor Pelumi Dosu - 2019-09-25 20:34:46 Quote

  • First, believe that the bible is the words of God.

    Second, spend your time with the bible.

    Third, seek the face of God through prayer.

    Fourth, aviod evil company.

    The last but not the list, make sure you have something doing, like you can engage your self with NNU.

    - CHRISTIAN IFEANYICHUKWU - 2019-09-25 21:30:56 Quote

  • Some philosophers will tell you that religion is created by human beings to control the human mind and that religion is scam. Please don't subscribe to such doctrine because truly we serve a living God. God hears and answers prayers even Marley knows that Allah truly. Exist. Try being an atheist for a while and see how excruciating your life will be.

    - Ridwan Salaudeen - 2019-09-25 21:31:12 Quote

  • You need to learn the power of communion. You need to continually fellowship with the Father. How is this done?

    Through continual and unceasing prayers to God. Prayer should be a dialogue where you communicate with the Father and he hears you and replies you. 

    The Second thing is the Study of the Word Of God. Sometimes, all you just need to break the addiction, the sinning, is just give yourself to the ministry of the Word.  Study the word diligently and you shall grow!

    - Sebastian Oladele - 2019-09-25 21:43:53 Quote

  • My brother in Christ, you have to be decisive. Go to your religious leader for proper discussion and consult your bible each and everyday for ascertained salvation. Believe in his words and you shall be saved.

    - Oluwagbenga Daniel Fapohunda - 2019-09-25 22:01:14 Quote

  • I will start by saying that you were the one that give room for all these thought or worries. Bible says looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, not to look on what is shown on internet, social media. In short, way out is to seek His face and ask for mercy in any area you grief Him. Start to depend on God solely by discovering yourself in Him. Give room for fasting and prayer.

    - Dairo Idowu - 2019-09-25 22:07:04 Quote

  • Practice true Christianity not just religion. The first is to believe. Believe in him and His word,search the scriptures and pray to God,talk to him about everything he hears and ask him  to reveal himself to you. Find a believing church to attend its builds our relationship with God and helps grow in fellowship. Avoid every contradicting theories and teaching and such company. May God help you to know him more and understand his true existence.

    - Shalom Michael - 2019-09-25 22:07:17 Quote

  • Before thinking of how to get close to God you must first of all tackle that which made you lose your relationship with God then you can talk about getting back to your relationship with God. Also discuss with your pastor or priest for more counselling.

    - Paul Raphael - 2019-09-25 23:11:46 Quote

  • It's just like you are bringing the words out of my heart out to the open. I'm likewise in the same mindset you are right now bro. God should please come to our rescue cause he's aware we can't rescue ourselves anymore. 

    - Ugo Manuel - 2019-09-26 01:58:20 Quote

  • You are losing your faith because you are dwelling in sins,try to read your Bible and focus more on God's words,know what draws you farther from God and stop it to get your faith back

    - Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-09-26 13:30:57 Quote

  • Your faith in God will determine He said call me I will answer you, knock and I will open the door give him your life and become a born again christian that's the only way you can be near to him 

    - Oke Olawole Luke - 2019-09-26 18:41:07 Quote

  • My friend accept God as your Lord and personal Saviour.Fill in your heart the things of God by reading the Holy Bible day in day out? The end time is here and Bible made us to understand that at the last days even the most righteous may be deceive. Join a prayer group in your church and you will see things differently.

    - IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-09-26 18:58:11 Quote

  • A lot of times satan had tried tempting me, putting me in messed up conditions and situations, giving me hectic problems making me cry and feel unloved by God. But I got to understand that we are in the days of trial and everyone will be tried but God delivers his people and makes way out from them if they believed in him. 

    Yes I've been through a lot since my father died but God has been helping all through and I believe he will help me as I tend to make my family proud and take care of them. God doesn't take sides, he loves us all equally. Please trust on Jehovah and his Son Jesus Christ for he is the only way to eternal happiness

    - Prince Michael - 2019-09-26 19:16:57 Quote

  • No human is perfect. It's normal to lose your faith once in a while but what's most important is how to connect back to God. 

    You should pray to God. It's very neccesary. Pour out your heart to him.

    After that, participate actively in church activities. Get involved in activities that will bring you closer to God like worship, praise and praying in the holyghost.

    - Akolawole Precious - 2019-09-26 23:46:52 Quote

  • I have gotten to this stage once. But it only happens when you think much about those religious beliefs and arguments you see on social media. So my little advice for you is that you should let those things decide your lifestyle for you. If you believe in God then keep it up

    - Kingsley Onyebuchi - 2019-09-27 07:26:51 Quote

  • Being in a state of mortal sin(that which you do willingly e.g formication, adultery even theft) KILLS THE SPIRIT GOD PUT IN YOU UPON YOUR BIRTH. God's love is unending for us he can't hate what he has created. He always sees the good in our hearts so you should as well..start with small steps (DENOUNCE SIN!!) It pushes you away from him who created you. Rise above your shadow and walk in the shadow of the ALMIGHTY...

    - Vitus Daniel - 2019-09-27 12:01:32 Quote

  • faith is a supernatural gift from God which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed... You must rebuild your faith and believe in him...we are not perfect.. It's obvious to say we loose in faith in God... What matters is you coming back to him

    - Favour Onyenibedi - 2019-09-27 12:23:53 Quote

  • The problem isn't that you're trying to explain things logically. The problem is that you don't have an encounter that you're holding on to.  The people that are strong in the faith today have tangible encounters for them selves that they cannot be convinced otherwise.  They have proof that their God is true.  And this is what you need to get for yourself.  Ask God for an encounter consistently and with all sincerity and I'm sure your faith will be edified once more.

    - Temiloluwa Amurawaiye - 2019-09-27 23:44:51 Quote

  • Jesus is still available,  read the Bible yourself and ask the Holy spirit to give you understanding,  pray to God,  he sees your heart,  and he understands your struggles and confusion,  besides do not accept every wind of doctrine  

    - Ruth Oyeleke - 2019-09-28 19:53:25 Quote

  • First, Christianity is a lifestyle not a religion. If you want to establish a firm relationship with God, I suggest you calm down, and search for God, and find out for yourself what Christianity really is. Embark on a journey to sincerely know who God,Jesus and the Holyspirit is, if They exist. Or maybe, you became a Christian for the wrong reasons, or with the wrong motive. 

    - Bright Fred - 2019-09-29 01:51:35 Quote

  • Building a relationship with God is a grasual step and I believe you have passed the first step for you to be able to ask this question because it means you believe there is God and other things is that you should try and read different books where references were made to him.with this, you will start believing in him once again

    - Lawal Ajibola - 2019-09-29 02:55:26 Quote

  • Loving God isn't religion, that's where we make that mistake ,if you want to love God love him and if you want to be religious but the thing is that being religious there's enough eye service but loving God is pure and you have to be serious and committed about it... If your in a relationship with someone and you want to stay forever with the person , you have to build communication with the person, loyalty, respect, and trust, love,ability to hang around friends of your spouse and people also in a relationship  ,so it is the rules or guidelines with God, He is a personality that's what people forget most often, he feels like we do that's why we are created in his image, lastly he makes you be your true self ... 

    - Inem David - 2019-09-29 07:35:33 Quote

  • God is ever ready to forgive and take any sinner back. What you need to do is to go to God in prayer, tell Him to give you the Holy Spirit to guide  and teach you the right way. Lastly don't fail to study your bible each day so that God can reveal Himself to you.

    - Etini Mbosco - 2019-09-29 12:09:42 Quote

  • This happens once in a while and I believe it’s just God trying to test your consistency in Him. If you feel you’re digressing then take time back and reflect on yourself. Absent your mind from the world and find him within yourself. Attend more church activities and engage in prayer more often and he’d surely reconnect with you. If by chance you feel you know what’s causing the split between you and God (friends, family, job etc) then by all means do away with that thing. 

    - Omosivwe Jonathan - 2019-09-29 21:15:54 Quote

  • science is good but there are also lies about it too people just tend to lie about like how can you say we evolve have you ever seen an ape give birth to a human or a dog give birth to an ape no so some are lies people just tend to lie just do the right things all would be well

    - Okpako Rukevwe - 2019-09-30 05:03:09 Quote

  • You gotta take your mind off logic, logic can't explain how everything has come into being. Dont listen to all those science and stuff and just focus on your bible, the devil is trying to take away the  children of God from the right part with things like logic. Try not to get swayed and focus more on Jesus and his existence. Be prayerful and focus on feeling the touch of the holy spirit and you will be assured that Jesus is indeed real. 

    - Mofolu Ayo - 2019-09-30 21:49:24 Quote

  • You must have faith no matter what. I know that at times you just feel that all these religions nothing is really in it because the way people have made it now. The church has made people to loose interest they care more about money.

    - Jesse Pianwi - 2019-10-01 19:02:30 Quote

  • In my experience , the things that get us away from God is actually being away from God. When we do less the things that are religious like praying, gathering amongst believers , we gradually become detached. The answer you are looking for is prayer. First pray, the pray again, then read the word of God, listen to messages. Gradually, you would begin to find yourself in God's presence again.

    - Idowu Fakomi - 2019-10-01 22:41:19 Quote

  • You still have faith in God, you've just lost your faith in religion. You're one of the few people to realize that your faith should cloud your sense of judgment and reasoning. Africans have accepted religion wrongly and thats why sensible people keep losing faith in it.

    - Lawrence Kayang - 2019-10-24 11:55:13 Quote

  • I think you need to search your heart to know what you have been doing that's drawing you back and try to improve in both your prayer life and also, never forsake the assembly of the brethren  in that your faith will be built.

    - Nwogu Precious - 2019-10-31 11:05:08 Quote

  • Please I will advice you go to God and search the truth by yourself, if you have found him and have  a personal relationship with God you will be more stable and not be tossed about ,so go to the word of God study and meditate on it and ask the holyspirit to heip you,there you will know the truth.

    - Igenewari O honour - 2019-12-06 07:34:39 Quote

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