This little post is going to be politically incorrect, but eternally very correct. Hope you’ll keep reading.
You have probably heard the expression in one context or another referring to “a leap of faith.” What that usually means is that when all else fails, try faith rather than reason or logic.
The wonderful thing about God, however, is that He never asks us to take a leap of faith.
God tells us in the Bible, “Come, let us reason together.” God wants us to find Him, know Him, and rely on Him. But He gives us tremendous assistance toward that goal. And He tells us to rely on what we see and what we experience.
We read in the book of Romans, “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) In other words, the world around us tells us every day in very clear terms that God as Creator is behind all that we see and sense. The universe is an extremely orderly place, and all that order cannot have come from a random and chaotic beginning. Many astrophysicists and astronomers, in fact, come to faith in God simply because they have no other way of explaining all that confronts them as they explore the heavens.
Consider the Bible itself. It was written by about forty human authors over a period of perhaps 1500 to 2000 years; many of those Bible writers claimed to be hearing directly from God in what they wrote. More than that, the Bible says that in its entirety it was inspired by God (the word in Greek means “God-breathed”). It was accurately and faithfully copied by hand by Jewish scribes over and over again so that today we know beyond a doubt that what we read in English is exactly what was originally written or expressed in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Further, there are literally thousands of copies of Biblical books which can confirm this; many secular historical writings have a mere handful of copies, or fewer, to verify what we read today. There are more faithful copies of Biblical texts in existence today than there are copies of any other written work.
History confirms the Bible. Archeology confirms the Bible. Creation confirms the Bible. Science confirms it. Even human experience confirms it. Prophecy also confirms it, and for many people is the most convincing argument of all for the truth of the Bible.
Give yourself this Easter to some serious consideration of your eternal future. The Bible is very clear, and we all get the same two choices: either a hopeless end or endless hope.
Make this a truly blessed Resurrection Day by embracing the truth of the Bible and coming to accept the gift of eternal life provided for you by the Savior, Jesus!
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis