How you can know the Gospel is true
December 13, 2010
But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
2 Timothy 1:12
By nature, everyone is a little skeptical. And I think that a healthy level of skepticism is necessary in light of the many false teachers that are out there today. But when it comes to the Scripture—the Gospel of Jesus Christ—you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt that it's true.
You may say, "Pastor, how can you make a statement like that?" Well, here's what I know: the resurrection of Jesus Christ is as verifiable as any event in history. It's an historical fact that three days after Jesus died, the tomb was empty. And if that's true, then the whole Bible is true because Jesus said it was!
Now you'll hear some say that Jesus' body was stolen or he wasn't really dead and then Christianity was made up so all disciples could gain power. Well, if that's right, then why would almost all of the disciples die for a faith they knew was a lie? If that's a scheme to gain wealth or power, it's the dumbest one I could've ever imagined!
But just as Paul, one of those who died for his faith, wrote in today's passage, you and I should know the one whom we have believed and we should be convinced that he is able to guard us from being ashamed. Christianity is not blind faith. It is being thoroughly convinced that what Jesus said is absolutely true!
Every Christian should strive to have a faith that's not "I think so," "I hope so," or "Maybe so." No, when it comes to the truth of the Gospel, we should boldly proclaim, "I know so!"
YOU CAN BELIEVE AND BOLDLY PROCLAIM THAT THE GOSPEL IS TRUE BECAUSE OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!