Death By a Thousand Paper Cuts

J. Warner Wallace has stated that he became convinced of the truth of who Jesus was and in Christianity, over an extended period of time, wherein his investigative research into the evidence and accumulative arguments, for Jesus and Christianity, became powerfully convincing, or as he states, it was “death by a thousand paper cuts“. I’ve linked the post where Jim explains this process and if you haven’t read it yet, I would strongly encourage you to do so.

Now I don’t claim to have the same mental or investigative capabilities that Jim possesses, but in my own personal journey, I have also found this to be true.

I’m not even sure if I could list the numerous “paper cuts” that convinced my mind and heart, over the years, because there are so many instances and arguments that come to mind, that collectively triggered the balance shifting to the heartfelt acceptance and reliance on, who Jesus is and what He alone accomplished.

In addition to the normal historical and Biblical text evidences, there are also what I call “personal events” that have transpired over the years, that have validated or further cemented my faith and trust in Jesus, but the most pivotal “paper cut” of all, has to be, for me, with no comparison, Jesus Himself.

Sooner or later, as one moves into God’s Holy Word, the person of Jesus, including His actions, His abilities, His insights and especially the words that Jesus spoke, paint a picture of the Son of God in the flesh, who unfailingly fulfilled the expressed will of God, His and our, heavenly Father. Anyone who would suggest that Jesus was just a normal human being that was somehow deluded, has never taken the time to seriously consider what Jesus actually said and what Jesus actually did.

One of the things that Jesus specifically told us to do was to “learn from Me . . .” (Matthew 11:29). If one seriously takes that to heart, everything changes, or at least, it did for me. Because when you do that, when you look at the motives and intents of Jesus, the compassion of Jesus, the wisdom of Jesus and the revelation of His Father, not to mention the communion that Jesus maintained with His and our Father, that Jesus subsequently consistently conveyed and demonstrated to us, one cannot help but acknowledge that there is no one, no one in all of our earthly history, like Jesus.

And, perchance, if you doubt that there is no one like Jesus in the history of the world, try reading through “Person of Interest“, authored by none other than J. Warner Wallace.

And then, if one endeavours to put oneself into the shoes of those who believed Jesus was the Son of God, and heard Jesus tell them of His pending death and following resurrection, after three days of being physically dead, and then they subsequently actually witnessed this reality, one begins to get a glimpse of what transformed the Apostles and disciples lives. And as they say, the rest is history. But there is more, so very much more.

Faith in Jesus is pivotal, accompanied with the prerequisite of belief in God. That is the starting place from which all else unfolds. In John 14:6 NASB Jesus states the following: “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Those are not words to be lightly ignored, yet many do. There was a time when I did not take to heart who Jesus was and what He actually said. God’s grace and patience is a wonderful thing but don’t bank on tomorrow because tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us.

Psalm 34:8 NASB ” Taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!


  1. I have not read the book you refer to, but have now added it to my reading list! Like you, I have come to realise that all of the evidence points to the truth of Jesus Christ and his gospel. We all face questions at times, but the answer is found in the Bible and those of Jesus own words convince me that he is the way, the truth and the life. Thanks so much for another excellent post


  2. When I first saw the title of the post in my email, I was curious as to why it sounded so familiar & couldn’t wait to log on to my PC to read it. Thanks for the refresher, I’ll have to revisit. Fairly sure it’s somewhere on my bookshelf, lol.

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  3. That concept is so true Bruce. I think I was stubborn enough so I needed a thousand cuts to finally give in.
    Hope the new year is going the direction you can operate well in.


  4. For me, experiencing God’s forgiveness was life-changing. Reading all those wonderful verses about His love and forgiveness washed away my guilt and shame. Imagine reading this for the first time: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
    And my favorite: “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47 Blessings, Bruce!


  5. I believe it came to me differently so many years ago. The Word itself was enough to convince me. But moreover my requests by faith He could work miracles still in my life as He did when He was here, have often been answered with the most profound profession of love for me which I felt deeply. Though I have enjoyed reading those who have investigated for real tangible proof.


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