It’s been said that the most significant stage in a child’s development is when they start asking lots of questions. To some people this may seem very drudging and annoying. Personally though, I love it. I don’t have kids, so I only can only go off of what I see in the upbringing of my friends’ children. Adults don’t seem to have this drive for curiosity that kids do. But the world wants to give us answers… So I have a question…
What do we do with the answers we are given?
There are many world philosophies and dogmas that love to assert themselves as true, but they can’t answer the questions they themselves really want answered. Some of these worldviews romance the intellect claiming their opponents can’t know absolute truth, thus asserting their own. Simply by living they decry moral objectivity, but offer subjective application. They hold relativity as accepting and unbiased yet by doing so, state that Hitler and Charles Manson’s social and political views are as equally valid as those of Mother Theresa or Ghandi. In the end they don’t coherently agree with their own stated views on life.
So if the people of the world can’t consistently live within or interpret their own worldview, what does that mean for Christianity? (As our worldview requires faith in that which we cannot see and are otherwise untestable)
Are you ready for it? The generic Sunday school answer?
Christ is what we look to, even from an apologetic standpoint. The Bible isn’t ‘how to’ its ‘how come’ and the ‘why’ is Jesus. People still argue many things about the Bible (which is funny because its impossible to debate about any other religious text because there is almost nothing testable about them) but in the end they can’t explain away Jesus’ resurrection, as there were multiple witnesses, (1Cor. 15.1-8) and secular historians (such as Josephus and Tacitus, among others) don’t even begin to discredit it. The Jews, who murdered Jesus, also never tried to discredit or even produce a body (a fake one might have even helped to do this, but they didn’t even do that). And the cowardly disciples returned from hiding and apparently grew some…well you know.
I could go on for hours on all the extra-Biblical evidence for Jesus’ death and resurrection. But my point is to simply show that the Scriptures give an answer. An answer that has been scrutinized by journalistic historians such as Luke. One that isn’t conditional, fickle, and best of all (especially for us lazy people) an answer that is completely and utterly unattainable of our own volition.
Just because something seems impossible doesn’t necessarily mean that it is, it just means we have not experienced or seen it. So since Jesus was raised from the dead, his words hold significant weight.
What then will you do with His answer in John 14.6?