Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it. That was the reason so many went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign. Then the Pharisees said to each other, “There’s nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after him!” (John 12:17-19)
Read: Job 31:1 – 33:33, 2 Corinthians 3:1-18, Psalm 43:1-5, Proverbs 22:8-9
Relate: Irrefutable Proof. There’s a movie that made the circuit at a few film festivals earlier this year. I haven’t seen the movie so I can’t really say if it is any good. All I know is the little bit I happened to read on IMDB. It says this:
Our heroine, Jeanine Markham, a world-renowned astrophysicist, is a truth-seeker. Her journey is shrouded by dark and unexplainable events that create a whirlwind of tumultuous emotions and terrifying realizations. Her quest is a struggle as old as human consciousness. For Jeanine’s husband and others, accepting the irrefutable proof that she presents is unthinkable – that we’re alone in the universe, that no deity hears or answers our prayers nor punishes our sins, that humanity is entirely the product of random events, and that our sufferings, indeed our lives and loves are ultimately pointless.
Good luck with that, Jeanine. Logical, rational arguments can go around and around. There are some very intelligent, well meaning people who are atheists and who are theists. There are also some incredibly idiotic and dogmatic people who are atheists and who are theists. For plenty of evidence of both types, feel free to peruse through the comments on this post. An Open Letter To Those Who Doubt Or Deny God
React: The Pharisees wanted more than anything to be able to deny that Jesus was the Messiah. He upset too many of their eschatological apple carts and they just could not admit that they might have been wrong. The problem is, Lazarus was irrefutable proof that they just could not get around. This wasn’t just some widow’s boy in a small town like Nain. This wasn’t some formerly demon possessed man on the far side of a distant sea. Lazarus was a fairly rich and quite popular guy who was healed right here in the suburbs of Jerusalem. What is worse, hundreds of people knew he had been dead for days. There is no getting around the truth. He was dead. Now, at Jesus’ command, he is alive.
I was dead. Now I am alive. My resurrection might not have been nearly as dramatic as Lazarus’s but it is no less real. My story might now wow strangers, but it is, for me, irrefutable proof. God has purchased me by His blood. He has redeemed me. He has given me life. Your testimony and mine will have different details. Part of my testimony is how God has healed me from asthma. Other people might question or doubt my story, but it is my story. I know that I know that I know what God has done for me. There is no way anybody can shake the truth of who God is. No argument, no rational system (and I have read and studied them all and found them lacking) can ever get past the reality of what God has done. He is alive. My life in Him is irrefutable proof.
God, I am so grateful for what You have done for me. You are real. You are God. There is no one and nothing that can even begin to compare. You have saved me. You have healed me. You have redeemed me. You purchased me by Your blood and now I am Yours. No argument, no doubt, no lie can ever be able to stand against the reality of who You are. You are Jesus. You are Savior. You are Lord.
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Amen Beejay. I was lost and now I’m found. Praise be to God.
Thanks for sharing your faith!
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Hi BJ, thank you for putting in the link to your Open Letter, I had not read it before. I feel like I could talk to you for hours. I love the insight that you have, so often it brings up memories of things that I have experienced and think about. Doubt is a strange reality, it sometimes brings me to the place where I find it difficult to understand how I can have doubts, but they do very infrequently rise to the surface. But then the relationship aspect of walking with God all of these years springs back and I come to the realization that it’s not doubt so much any more but rather the sometimes silence of God that bothers me most. But even then I understand internally why that needs to be, because He is drawing me closer to Him. When you come to love God, even in the inferior way that we do, there is a yearning that grows inside to be closer, more intimate, to have more understanding. He gives me a word but I want a long conversation. I could tell you so many stories but then so can all who have honestly started to walk down the path. Many years ago I remember complaining to God about how distant He was. I did get an answer, God showed me what feeling distant from Him really felt like for over a week. I never want to go there again. It was terrible. I learned that what I consider “being distant” and what really being distant from God is, and it is not one and the same thing. I have been married for over 45 years now and there have been some beautiful moments in our marriage that I will always cherish. My walk with God is kind of the same, the steady consistency of knowing He always has my back but there are also those cherished moments where the beauty of the relationship has been made so crystal clear. God is doing a beautiful work in you BJ, and I am so very grateful that our paths have crossed. May our Lord continue to richly bless you .
Spirituality is essentially to not only watch the outer world but also our inner world. Wisdom comes from both. Scientists tend to search the truth in the outer world ignoring they are one with it.
The comments section … free entertainment. I have read that Online Trolls are getting their very own classification in the DSM-5. I have read St. Johns Dark Night of the Soul … while I understand it is prose of sorts; I think it describes Godlessness very well; or that feeling of Him not existing. I can not nor do I want to imagine what my life would be like w/o Him.
Awesome I love studying and teaching Christian Apologetics –
After Jesus’ resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Can you imagine 500 witnesses professing to have seen the risen Jesus –
anytime you have a witness of 500 people in court you would have a concrete evidence LOVE how God gives us evidence for everything we believe !!
Keep posting and God bless you always !!
Irrefutable proof? More accurately Irrefutable personal testimony. You seem to think that amounts to proof. I’m not sure you understand what that means or you aren’t taking seriously the questions raised by those who are either atheist, just non believers in Jesus, or those who have deconverted