Monday, November 07, 2005

Better than a Resurrection!

Suppose you wanted to convince one of your family members of the truth of your faith. If the sky was the limit what would you do? Would you show them a miracle-a-day? Would you have them read More than a Carpenter or How Good is Good Enough? Would you bring them to Billy Graham and let him convince them? Maybe the Bible Answer Man (they are skeptical after all)?

Like I said, the sky is the limit. Why not try something really outside the box? How about if they interviewed someone who'd been to heaven? Or, maybe someone who'd actually gone to hell, maybe that would be more compelling. After all, what could possibly be better than a resurrection?

Actually, Jesus tells us what will be the best convincing tool in all the world. If you pull out all the stops, what will persuade people about the reality of faith?

"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'" (Luke 16:27-31)
When you get the chance to talk to someone about faith, point them to the source of faith -- the Bible. Don't get an inferiority complex because you don't have a miracle or a book or a famous evangelist. Take people where Jesus took them, to the Bible.

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