Friday, February 1, 2008

Scientific Evidence of the Reality of Jesus?

I was watching a documentary about Justin Fatica, a young man who uses unorthodox means to lead young people to Jesus Christ. There was a man who approached Justin’s group and angrily said that unless he could see scientific evidence that God was real or that Jesus was real, he refused to believe.

That wasn’t the first time I heard that argument... and it seems those unbelievers are so smug in their arguments that we are brainwashed. My buddy Bill Maher, who has gone on record for his beliefs against religion, drew the wrath of so many people by referring to the birth of Christ as a space alien having sex with a Palestinian girl. He considers it all a joke... a myth... a meaningless bit of fiction.

I guess the bottom line is that those who want scientific evidence wouldn’t believe even if they had it. Jesus said:

22And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
23And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.
25But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received [what is due you in] comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses; but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.
26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who want to pass from this [place] to you may not be able, and no one may pass from there to us.
27And [the man] said, Then, father, I beseech you to send him to my father’s house--
28For I have five brothers--so that he may give [solemn] testimony and warn them, lest they too come into this place of torment.
29But Abraham said, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear and listen to them.
30But he answered, No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent ([*]change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins).
31He said to him, If they do not hear and listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded and convinced and believe [even] if someone should rise from the dead.
(Luke 16:22-31 AMP)

If someone came back from the dead and would get dissed... then if a scientist studied our DNA and found an encoded message saying, “God is your Father and He loves you,” then people would still call it a hoax or deny or disbelieve it.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that God respects faith and He is only satisfied when we approach Him in faith. So if you want evidence... ask the apostle Thomas what evidence is worth. He told his fellow disciples that he wouldn’t believe that Jesus rose from the dead unless he could see Jesus for himself... put a finger in the nail holes and thrust his hand into the spear wound in Jesus’ side.

24But Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
25So the other disciples kept telling him, We have seen the Lord! But he said to them, Unless I see in His hands the marks made by the nails and put my finger into the nail prints, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe [it].
26Eight days later His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though they were behind closed doors, and stood among them and said, Peace to you!
27Then He said to Thomas, Reach out your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand and place [it] in My side. Do not be faithless and incredulous, but [stop your unbelief and] believe!
28Thomas answered Him, My Lord and my God!
29Jesus said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and [a]to be envied are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered to and trusted and relied on Me.
(John 20:24-29 AMP)

Jesus said it is a blessing to believe what you have not seen. So, stop looking for scientific evidence and start looking for the love of God that is there waiting for you to receive. Will you receive Him, or reject Him?

1 comment:

Kimba The White Lioness said...

I never have understood how or WHY people were so skeptical about Christ being the Redeemer. To me, having been raised in the church as well as being living proof of the evidence of God's redeeming grace, I have never, ever DOUBTED the existance of the Almighty. Of course, the scriptures tell us many reasons there are non-believers, but basically, those who see things that way have "blinders" on and cannot see the Truth. Sadly, it is oftentimes too late when they come to the knowledge of the Truth. I guess what perplexes me though about that frame of mind is: What have they got to lose by believing? NOTHING! In fact, they have EVERYTHING to gain! EVEN IF believing in Christ were to (in the end) have been a wrong belief, thay have lost nothing by their beliefs and having lived according to Christian principles; the Bible as the roadmap for life. It's so simple, a child could comprehend it. But then, God uses the "simple" to confound the wise; I suppose that man in his own "wisdom" fails to see the Truth BECAUSE OF his own 'wisdom'.

As for scientific evidence of the existance of God - well, I believe that ALL truth is provable; I believe the scientific community is just not intelligent enough yet to discover the ways to prove His existance (and it's likely that they STILL won't believe, even when they do!) But regardless, if one looks in the right direction (even in the field of science) science doesn't deny the existance of God; it CONFIRMS it! I truly believe that. I've heard many testimonies from scientists who were originally atheists, only now to have discovered the Truth through their research. There are MANY things in life that point to God's existance.