Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.Hebrews 3:1
Even to a believer the story of Jesus can seem far fetched. Born of a virgin, rose to prominence from a tiny town called Nazareth, performed multiple science-defying miracles, was coronated by the people with palm branches but a few days later rejected, tortured by the Romans, hung on a cross to die, which he did and was buried. Then it is said he rose from the dead after three days, was seen by hundreds, and ascended into heaven. Incredibly, his followers remain today, of which I am one, believing he will return someday, hopefully soon, to rule. This is a lot to buy into, but I have.
I believe this because of the Bible, His Word.
1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways.Hebrews 1:1
In its pages, He has spoken to me, just as He did the fathers and the prophets. He “has spoken to us in His Son.”
While I must take the story of Jesus on faith, what I see in Creation gives concrete observable testimony to a God quite capable of placing a man–His Son–on earth to draw us to Him.
2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.Hebrews 1:2
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.Hebrews 3:2
I believe this because the builder is counted worthy by what he has made, His Creation.
But even without an amazing prophetic book in my hand and a created world I can see with my own eyes, I believe because there is irrefutable evidence in my own life of God’s hand, and that is His Spirit.
My firewall is a spiritual presence I cannot understand but can tangibly know is there without question. I’m like the blind man healed by Jesus who testified to scoffing rulers and naysayers that all he knew was he was once blind and now he could see, and “that man” Jesus did it. John 9:25