We do not follow myths

1 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Something that has resurfaced over the past few weeks as I posted the resurrection series on my blog is that there is still this misconception that what we as Christians believe are nothing but myths and fabrications. Yet even in the first century Peter felt the need to let people know that the gospel he and the other apostles preached was true.

The evidence is overwhelming that Jesus is who the writers of the New Testament say He is. Yet many refuse to accept the evidence. They would rather believe someone who lived almost two thousand years later rather than those who lived at the time and in the first two centuries. Why would they know what had happened during their life time? Are we so much smarter today? What always gets lost is that the modern critics have their own agenda and it is to repudiate Christianity. Maybe someone hurt them when they were younger. Maybe some professor made atheism seem cool. Maybe they just want to stir things up but the simple fact is they do not have the evidence on their side so they argue from silence. They even make up documents that we have no proof ever existed in order to support their views.

Nothing much seems to have changed over the last two millennia. We still have doubters and we still need to reach out to them in love. Maybe we will never reach them but we still need to try.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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