One thing I don’t think many people ever consider is the fact that Christianity was not presented to the world as a myth, possibility, or one of many religious options.
Christianity was presented to the world as an objective truth people can either chose to believe or chose not to believe.
Either Christianity is all true or it is not.
Either Jesus performed miracles or He did not.
Either Jesus rose from the dead or He did not.
Based solely and completely on who Jesus is and what He did, Christianity is the truth and by necessity all other religions that disagree with Jesus are wrong.
Truth is, by nature, intolerant of falsehood. If Christianity is not true, then…
Jesus was not God
Jesus did not do miracles
Jesus did not heal the sick
Jesus did not walk on water
Jesus did not die and rise from the dead after three days
But, if He did do these things, then Christianity alone is true since in all the religions in the world, only Christianity has the person of Jesus; and Jesus said that He alone was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
That is as simple as it gets.
Non-believers can try argue objective truth away, can say Jesus was an alien so He could walk on water but the rest of it is a lie, claim that people believe in fairies so…or claim that religion is a hereditary belief.
But, none of that matters and it all diverts attention away from the truth claim of Christianity.
Either it is true or it is not.
A ten year old follower of Christ who cannot adequately defend her faith doesn’t make it less true.
The writing of an apologist who has studied for decades doesn’t make it more true.
The works of Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking don’t make it less true.
Clinging to the belief that science will one day prove It’s not true doesn’t make it less true.
And, YOUR personal reasons for belief or lack of belief doesn’t make it more or less true either.
In the end, the path you took, the research you did, the websites you read, whether you thought Hell was immoral or not, whether you believe the OT condoned slavery or not, whether you believe in the Great Flood or not…won’t matter in the least.
The only thing that will matter is whether or not you sincerely believed that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, as He said.
So, what do you believe?
Not some atheist blogger you follow.
Not some scientist you saw on TV.
Not some article you read.
Not what some professor told you…
What do YOU believe?
If you’ve always thought that the story of God is a nearly impossible to believe story of judgment and rules and condemnation, I have really great news.
You’ve been hearing the story wrong.
The Bible is a love song and it was written for you.
If you’re ready to follow Jesus, simply use your own words to do the following:
1. Tell God that you are sorry for your sins – the ways you have hurt or ignored Him.
2. Acknowledge that Jesus lived and died to pay the consequences of your selfishness.
3. Rejoice that Jesus rose from the dead to enter eternal life and to offer it to you too!
He died so that you may live not so that you may go to the grave fighting His truth.