Why do most people believe that the Bible is not true? Why do most people dismiss miracles?
There are two worlds in God’s eyes – natural and supernatural. According to Romans 1, God states that they both exist and that the natural world should lead us to the supernatural. Another way to say it would be that the visible world should lead us to accept the reality of the invisible world.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so the people are without excuse (Romans 1:20).
Theologians call this General Revelation. We can see the world every day as the product of God’s handiwork.
Creation reveals that there must be a Creator. Both worlds are real. But, if we deny the existence of God and choose to accept only the natural world, it will bring disaster to any unbelieving individual or nation. Truth is Light and Truth is God. To deny the Truth is to place a blindfold over our eyes and act like we are ok.
All of us were skeptics at some time before we came to the knowledge of Christ. It simply comes down to Belief or Unbelief. Thomas was a doubter. All the disciples ran away from Christ during His arrest and crucifixion. Peter denied Him 3 times. Paul persecuted the church. Even Jesus’ own brothers and sisters thought He was out of His mind.
John the Baptist sent someone to ask Jesus if He really was the Christ. When the Shepherd was killed the sheep scattered. We all are faced with this enormous question.
Was Jesus Christ God and did He actually come into this world to suffer and die for our sins? Most importantly, did Christ rise from the dead on the third day in a new glorified body?
Yes or No or Maybe?
Maybe is understandable due to our natural inclination to believe only what we can see. The inward conversion to a believing heart comes through the Holy Spirit of God that Jesus Christ and the Bible are in fact true. Jesus said “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). Free from skepticism and free from doubt.
Free from sin and free from death. The belief in Christ is the transition from natural life to supernatural life. As we see in the verses below, eternal life is a transition.
Without Christ, we have only a natural life that will die and will be judged. With Christ, we have supernatural life that will not die and will not be judged.
God loves every single one of us. Christ died for our sins past, present and future. Christ did not come into the world to condemn the world but to save it.
We all are faced with that Truth to believe or not believe.
I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, the time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice. and come out – those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. John 5:24-29
If we are skeptical, let us consider these words from God. Every single person will rise and every single person will be judged. The critical issue is belief or unbelief.
Listen to Mark Clark’s message on Skepticism.