When faced with decisions in your life, do you follow your heart or your head?
Whether we realize it or not Facts verses Feelings, that is, thinking with our heads or with our hearts, impacts all our decision-making – from what we should have for lunch, to what we should do for work.
I’ve found in my own life that following God can sometimes cause a similar conundrum. I’ve been convicted that Jesus is real and present in my life, but when asked for proof and “evidence” that God is real, how can just my faith and belief be enough?
I’m not the only one to have felt this small crisis of faith when asked for hard facts to “prove Jesus”, it’s evidently an age-old issue that many before me have had to contend with. The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 wrote an encouraging letter to a church in Corinth who were questioning the story and asking for proof that Jesus had indeed been resurrected from the dead after being crucified.
Do you sometimes wonder if there’s enough evidence to believe and justifiably prove a risen Christ? Renowned American Scholar Dr Darrell Bock shares that there are over 14000 independent historical manuscripts confirming the story of Jesus as told in the New Testament! By comparison, the history and account of Roman conqueror Julius Caesar, comes down to a total of just 10 reliable manuscripts.
God has empowered people to write the story of Jesus, encouraged through His Spirit for people throughout the centuries to read and study the story of Jesus for themselves and provided opportunity for the Good News to be shared far and wide. With the weight of historical evidence of Jesus’ work and life, evidence that is accepted and supported by Christian, non-Christian scholars and historians alike we can be boldly confident that our heads and hearts can finally agree! Fact and feeling in unanimous agreeance!
Be sure to subscribe to Waymaker.TV and watch the fascinating What Do You Think episode entitled Unanimous, a short video presentation where you will hear some of the best scholars of today offer their thoughts, opinions and research on the evidence that Jesus Christ did in fact rise from the dead and is our risen Saviour. Browse and see what else has been published…