The Best Evidence For Christianity
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13).
Although the Apostles did not have any formal training they made a tremendous impact upon their culture for Christ that is still felt today. Even those that did not believe were amazed by their powerful witness. In addition, they attested to the fact that their bold witness was the result of the fact that they had been with Jesus. Someone has well said, “The best argument for Christianity is Christians: their joy, their certainty, their completeness. But the strongest argument against Christianity is also Christians–when they are somber and joyless, when they are self-righteous and smug in complacent consecration, when they are narrow and repressive, then Christianity dies a thousand deaths.” If you were on trial for being a Christian and those in your circle of influence were the jury what would be their verdict? Remember that even the lost in the Apostles day knew that their amazing witness came from being with Jesus. Have you been much with Jesus lately in prayer and in the word? The Apostle Paul wrote, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18). The more that we seek and behold the glory of Christ the more we will be like him. The Psalmist also wrote in the following passages, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4). “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee” (Psalm 63:1). As the moon reflects the light of the sun because the sun shines upon it, so too will we reflect the light of Jesus. The more we spend time with the son the more the light of His glory will shine upon us and transform our lives. Seek and you will find!
©2012 Marco David. Originally Posted on Marco David’s blog.