2 PETER‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭‬‬

“For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes”
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2 Peter‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is a myth floating around the watching world that Christianity is based upon an irrational faith. By this, I mean an unverifiable faith. This myth has been adopted into the sincere belief of countless Christians throughout time who believe what was said about God’s interaction with man, but perhaps without the facts of the interaction. Though this type of faith may produce a saving faith, this is not a biblical faith. It will never be a faith that matures. We must remember that Peter’s faith is based on an eyewitness account. We believe a tradition of witnesses throughout human history who have testified to the glory of God in time and space. We look for the signs that they point us too and assume the veracity of their testimony. It is not irrational anymore then it is to believe the observations of Da Vinci or the writings about Julius Caesar. In point of fact, the evidence of Christ’s life in history are the best attested facts of ancient antiquity. We must not be ashamed of believing it. Our faith should be built upon this testimony first, and not on our own emotional confirmation or irrational desires. Our faith is a matter of its factual basis.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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