- The universe shouldn’t exist but it does (something from nothing).
- Our planet earth shouldn’t exist as it is but it does (against all odds of probability).
- Life from non-living material elements shouldn’t exist but it does (never successfully reproduced in lab).
- Exceedingly complex information in DNA shouldn’t exist but it does (design versus mindless chance).
- Ancient Old Testament monotheistic record of coming Messiah to redeem mankind exists (historically validated).
- Old Testament record of prophecies foretelling Messiah’s arrival and ministry exists (historically validated – dead sea scrolls).
- Jesus Christ (the Messiah) existed – vast majority of scholars agree
- Jesus Christ crucified on cross – vast majority of scholars agree
- Historical accuracy of Bible archeologically confirmed
- New Testament reliable record of Jesus’ teachings and ministry exist (historically validated and attested to by most scholars).
- New Testament reliable record of Jesus’ resurrection exist (historically validated).
- Historical growth of Christianity into the world’s largest religion historically validated (Early Church Fathers and secular history).
- Christianity is the only major world religion wherein the prime spokesperson claimed to be God.
- Christianity is the only major world religion where one does not obtain access to the divine by his/her own efforts (good works). In Christianity, God does for us, what we in ourselves cannot do.
- Christianity is all about coming to know Jesus, here, now, today. Knowing about Him as our God, Lord, Savior and our friend. That is a “reality” that you have to enter into and prove to yourself to actually know.
Could you take argument with any or all of these points, I’m sure you could. But if these points are all heading in the direction to which I and countless millions of others have and can attest to, there’s a reality coming in the future that you will not be able to argue against. That reality is called the “Day of the Lord”.
The New Testament calls it a day of “wrath,” a day of “visitation,” and the “great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14) and refers to a still future fulfillment when God’s wrath is poured out on unbelieving Israel (Isaiah 22; Jeremiah 30:1-17; Joel 1-2; Amos 5; Zephaniah 1) and on the unbelieving world (Ezekiel 38–39; Zechariah 14). The Scriptures indicate that “the day of the Lord” will come quickly, like a thief in the night (Zephaniah 1:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:2), and therefore Christians must be watchful and ready for the coming of Christ at any moment.
If the “reality” that I attest to, is in fact “reality”, then if you are in opposition to the reality that I attest to, your reality is in effect, non-reality. Real truth is not relative, real truth is absolute, if it is in fact “real truth”.
God didn’t exactly mince words in the Bible when He revealed the one and only truth. Quite directly, in John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The secular world is increasingly teaching, however, that all truth is relative – a simple matter of each person’s perspective. But, according to the Bible we shall all stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and give answer to His truth. Then, like C.S.Lewis has so eloquently stated, there will be one of two acknowledgements.
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.”
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!