Irrefutable Proof

Now, brothers, I want to remind you
Of the gospel I preached to you
Which you received
And on which you have taken your stand.
By this gospel you are saved
If you hold firmly to the word
I preached to you. …
For what I received I passed on to you
As of first importance:
That Christ died for our sins
According to the Scriptures
That he was buried
That he was raised on the third day
According to the Scriptures
And he appeared to Peter
And then to the Twelve.
After that, he appeared
To more than five hundred of the brothers
At the same time . . . .
Then he appeared to James
Then to all the apostles
And last of all he appeared to me also.
-1 Corinthians 15:1-2a; 3-6a; 7a

Proof – everybody is looking for proof of some kind, to validate a belief, a circumstance, a promise. Christianity’s whole existence hangs on the testimony of those who saw the ‘proof’ of the Gospel [God’s Good News] – those who saw the risen Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. Millennia have passed since the days of those who saw God’s living proof – the risen Messiah, in person: those who ‘handled’ Him, walked with Him, ate with Him, saw Him ascend into heaven. Why do we continue to believe those who have long since died and do not walk among us? Perhaps one of the greatest reasons we continue to believe those who first preached the Good News of Reconciliation is that they gave us the only proof they could of what they had experienced first-hand – they dedicated their whole lives to spreading the Good News, and then surrendered their lives rather than lie about their experience to save their lives. No person will surrender their life for a lie. No one!

What should be our response to such ‘proof’? First, examine the evidence for yourself – examine the Scriptures; second, examine the proof with your heart, mind, body and soul; third, if you find the ‘proof’ irrefutable, submit yourself to God in all humility, receive His mercy, grace and forgiveness; fourth, rise up and walk with the ‘living’ Messiah, and join the throngs of the ‘living’ proof of God’s Good News of Reconciliation.

The Lord is coming!

About Hodiyah

Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back and not follow you. For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
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