The most important question of all …
When He was talking with a friend one day, Jesus of Nazareth made an extraordinary claim.
He said - "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he dies, yet shall he live. Whoever lives and believes in me shall not die forever". (St John's Gospel Chapter 11 Verses 25-26). Then He asked a simple question, "Do you believe this?".
That question remains at the heart of human existence: Do you believe that Jesus Christ is telling the truth? It is a question that all of us must answer, and not answering it is an answer in itself. How we answer it shapes where we shall spend eternity - it is as crucial as that.
Jesus showed in many ways that He is indeed telling the truth, most of all by His own rising from the dead Himself - an event described as "the best attested fact in history".
In the light of the evidence around us in support of His claims, believing that Jesus IS telling the truth turns out to be the most sensible and obvious response. Equally, trying to write Him off as a fake means heads are being buried in a great deal of sand.
This week’s “Sorry Mr Darwin but…!”
"Soft dinosaur tissue has now been recovered from several dinosaurs: three tyrannosaurs (T Rex) and one hadrosaur. It is ridiculous to believe that soft tissue can be preserved for more than 60,000,000 years, but it could certainly be preserved for 5,000 years".
(From "In the Beginning", by Walt Brown, page 350)
There are the facts before us - soft dinosaur tissue. The existence of this tissue proves beyond doubt that the creatures from which it derived can only have died within the past few thousand years. The Genesis Flood is dated at 4075 BC - a very suitable cause and date to explain the death of these creatures.
It makes you think!
"How shall I feel at the judgment, if multitudes of missed opportunities pass before me in full review, and all my excuses prove to be disguises of my cowardice and pride?"
W E Sangster (1900 - 1960), English Methodist Preacher