Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"Okay", I thought. "This should be interesting."
Then the man proceeded to speak about all the evidences for Jesus' resurrection and how the accusations trying to dispel this fact - such as Jesus' body being stolen by his disciples - just didn't make sense.
I was immediately saddened to hear this. THAT is why he believes in Jesus? Because his mind tells him that such is the logical choice? What about when it comes to things he doesn't comprehend? What happens when someone is able to poke "logical" holes in his understanding?
It is wonderful to have logical evidence to support your faith in Jesus Christ. He is after all the logos (John 1:1, 14) and there are many evidences to His existence. However, that alone cannot be the foundation of your faith. Your faith in God cannot merely be the product of your own mind, your own way of thinking, or what you think is provable in the here and now. In such cases, you are no better off than the Buddhist or the Muslim, who have sincere faith, but are sincerely wrong.
"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I Corinthians 2:4-5
There is only one reason that you can have lasting faith in Christ, and that is because you have met and come to know Him...and He in turn lives in you.
The reason to believe in Christ is because He lives! He is real!
He is not the figment of an intellectual or logical mind. There is nothing to debate or argue. He lives. You can meet Him. You can know Him. You can speak to Him and hear from Him for yourself. He has likes and dislikes. He has a personality. He has preferences. There are things He demands and things He will not accept. You must get to know Him for yourself so that Jesus is no longer simply a religious idea. Don't be like those on Mars Hill, offering sacrifices to a God you do not know (Act 17:22-23).
How many people proclaim to believe in Jesus, but have never really come to know Him? Such a faith based upon the wisdom of man will not endure. Do not stop seeking Him until you too can say that you know Him.