God encourages open investigation:
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jesus Christ provides salvation:
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
Jesus Christ claims to be the exclusive way to God:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If life is a wager, it is better to believe than not:
If God does not exist,
one will lose nothing by believing in him,
while if he does exist,
one will lose everything by not believing.
Ockham’s razor points toward the simple explanation of God as the Source of all things:
Plurality should not be posited without necessity…
No plurality should be assumed unless it can be proved by reason, or
by experience, or by some infallible authority.”
Franciscan monk William of Ockham, THEIST, circ 1285-1349
The Bible is God’s Word and revelation of Himself to us:
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:19-21
The True Living God can be known:
And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, whic neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice.
God allows us to choose to follow Him:
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.
1 Chronicles 28:9