Why Certainty Isn’t Necessary for Belief in God October 4, 2016 Have you ever heard someone say, “Why doesn’t God just show himself so people can believe?” People want certainty when it comes to matters of religion. But when it comes to other areas of our lives, do we really live as though we expect certainty? Not really. I believe we live our lives in confidence. Think about it. When you make plans for the future, are you sure they will materialize? Not one of us can be certain. But we can be confident. If we want to see how much money is in our bank account, we look online. This gives us confidence that we have a certain amount of money in our bank account. We don’t go to the bank everyday and ask them to stack all our money on the counter so we can count it in order to know how much is there. We live our lives by reasonable confidence. Not by certainty. So why would we expect certainty in matters of religion? In a court of law, direct evidence is not always available.