There is No Lack of Evidence

And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”
(Luke 16:30‭-‬31 NKJV)

The reason why people don’t believe is not because there is a lack of evidence. It is not because people have not seen a miracle. It is because they don’t want to believe. God has provided enough evidence in the Word and in this world for people to trust in Him. The issue has never been a lack of evidence. The issue has always been a lack of desire.

Satan has all the evidence in the world. He knows God’s power and glory, yet Satan refuses to put his trust in God. It is because he desires something else.

What evidence was Adam and Eve lacking when they disobeyed God? God was walking in the cool of the day with them. The Garden of Eden was in perfect peace. Eden was a utopia! And they choose not to trust God. Why? Because they didn’t want to. They desired something else.

Cain. The people during the time of the flood. The people after the flood. The Israelites in Egypt. The world who heard about the Egyptian plagues. The Israelites in the wilderness. The world who heard about Isreal in the wilderness. Israel in the promised land. The world affected by them in the promised land. They had the evidence, they just desired something else.

All throughout history, God has done great miracles and wonders. God was speaking through Moses and great prophets. Yet, people heard the Word and refused to believe. They refused to trust in God because they didn’t want to. They wanted something else.

What is it that you desire? Is it truth? Even if the truth hurts? Is it God? Or are you desiring something else?

The rich man in the parable didn’t want to believe Moses and the prophets because he liked trusting in his own riches. What did he need God for if he was rich and could buy and have anything he wanted? What does Satan need God for if he is so wonderful and powerful himself? What did Eve need to trust God for if she could be god herself? What did all the people from then till now need or want God for, if they can be their own gods? If we can live and do and have whatever we please, why would we want god?

God is real! The heavens declare the glory of God! The earth is full of His glory! He made us and not we ourselves! Ask the birds! Ask the trees! We didn’t buy this body! We didn’t create our breath! Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing the miracle, people want what they want. People want a lie.

Yet, when people desire the truth, Jesus is waiting. Jesus says, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled! Jesus is knocking on the door of the hearts of people all around the world. If only people would begin to desire truth! God requires truth in the inward parts, for those who worship God must worship in spirit and truth, and those who are of truth will hear Jesus voice!

There has never been a lack or evidence of what is true, there has only been a lack of desire for it.

6 Replies to “There is No Lack of Evidence”

  1. All religions claim to have sufficient evidence, and “miracles” are claimed as a major form of evidence for all religions;

    The Quran is built on the Bible, the prophet muhammad is claimed to be the last prophet after Abraham and Jesus – Why do you believe the Bible is accurate but not the Quran (or other religious books) ?

    1. Amanda, thank you for your comment. I haven’t, however, claimed that any religious books are inaccurate. It looks like you are an atheist, correct? So I am curious why you don’t believe in God. What evidence informs your doubts? And what do you think you would need to see in order for you to believe?

      1. But you chose one of the religions to believe is accurate and said there is no lack of evidence for it’s claims; What I’m saying is that your religion of choice is not special or different than any other, and it is not any more true (making it a pointless waste of time to begin with).

        I am agnostic; I don’t know whether or not there is a creator, but even if there is, I don’t really care one way or another because I don’t worship them even if they do exist. So I don’t care.

        My point was that religions all claim evidence for all kinds of silly claims and they can not all be right. And even if one of them IS right, I still don’t care, because I worship no one.

        A creator who would make souls or a “hell” in the first place is not someone I respect.

      2. Amanda,

        With regard to the differences between religions, if you genuinely care, I would recommend checking out what Ravi Zacharias says about it. His most popular upload, with over 1m views, deals with this question. I have some thoughts about it, but he has spent many years studying and discussing these kinds of questions. He and his team has helped me out with many other questions I have struggled with also. https://www.youtube.com/user/rzimmedia

        I completely agree with you that everyone cannot be right. I am concerned, however, by your response that even if the Creator’s existence were proven to you, you would not care. For me it means the world because it means that I and everything I love is at the Creator’s disposal. I didn’t create myself. So I must know the truth! The fear of the Creator is the beginning of wisdom. I could be thrown into the abyss or worse if I don’t please the Creator!

        But on the other hand, the Person who created me knows all about me and my desires and needs, so again I must know the truth! Because it can better my life and the lives of those around me. Maybe I can find out why the world is the way it is. Maybe I can find out what the Creator’s intentions are. Maybe I can find the Creator!

        The more I learn about the God of the Bible, and the more I learn about the mission of Jesus, the more I see how loving God truly is and how worthy God is of our worship.

  2. Hey Mr. Hunt, from my own experience, I have to respectfully disagree with you. I was a Christian for decades, and I wanted to remain one. I live in a place where if you don’t believe, you are an outsider, so there’s no reason to want to leave. I read the Bible many times over the years, and it used to be my favorite thing to do. When I first started falling out of belief, I fought hard against it, prayed against it, talked to pastors, and read the Bible more. But the unbelief grew. I wasn’t looking for an excuse to not believe; I was trying hard to keep my belief. But in all that, I found no evidence. Everywhere I looked for God, I couldn’t find him, until it all just fell away.

    1. John,
      Thank you for your comment! I truly wish I could have these conversations in person with you and others who comment. It is hard to communicate all of one’s thoughts and feelings in a comment box. So much is missed or misunderstood or goes unsaid. But I am grateful for the interaction nevertheless.

      In general, my encouragement to you and others in this situation is to not give up but to continue to honestly try God at His Word!

      There is a moment in the gospel of Luke where Jesus says some difficult and strange things that is hard for people to receive, and many of His disciples stop following him. As He watches them walk away, Jesus looks to His twelve disciples and says, “Will you leave also?” Peter responds, “Where shall we go? You have the Words of life?”

      Even when we hit hard spots of faith, what is our alternative? John, in what do you put your hope in now? What have you been able to replace God with? Do you find it sufficient? Maybe it is for you.
      For me, I don’t see any other hope. For if Jesus did not rise from the dead, we all just die in our sins. And I want to live. I haven’t found any book like the Bible that coherently explains my world and offers a solution. I have yet to find a greater hope.

      Because I see no sufficiently better alternatives, I say to myself, let me push. Let me endure. Let me really put all I have into this thing and not withhold anything. If God doesn’t meet me according to His Word, then it’s no longer on me. I have done my part. I can cast my chips in with the world.

      It is Peter who says in 1Peter1-2 that our faith is more precious than gold, though it be tried by fire. It is Peter who admits that we may go through a season of great grief and sadness as we are tested. And that’s just the thing, our faith must be tested! Because it is more precious than gold! I heard a quote in a movie that said, the Teacher is always silent during the test. God really wants us to trust Him.

      God’s silence should not negate all of our past experiences with Him. In fact, it is Peter again who says in 2Peter1, we must add to our faith lest it die and becomes unfruitful and, it becomes as if we were never saved! Peter is a good example of struggling with faith and informing us how to endure.

      Another good example is Jeremiah. Jeremiah from a young age had a relationship with God and was called to be a prophet. Yet, Jeremiah has moments of great doubt and he says something very interesting in Jeremiah 15 that sticks with me. He says to God, “Will you be to me as waters that fail?”

      This is shocking to me because Jeremiah is a prophet, so how could he, of all people, be in a place of thinking God will fail? And God commands Him to do something in that moment to restore Jeremiah’s faith and relationship with God.
      I don’t know what your situation is. I don’t know what caused you to believe God in the first place. I would ask, has that reason gone away? Have all your testimonies, if you have any, been forgotten?

      I can say personally I understand what it’s like being a part of a Christian community and being expected to believe. Part of my testimony is that I was born and raised in the church, and for a period of time I left the church and began to see what non-faith communities were like. I began to think that church had nothing for me, that it was a waste of time. As I went through my studies in school and started to take certain philosophy courses, I began to ask myself, “Am I Christian just because I grew up around Christians?”

      This question bothered me. I didn’t like the idea of being religious just to be religious. I needed truth. What is true? Is God real or not? Is the Bible truth or not?

      This became my prayer and this became my pursuit. And in my hunger, in my searching, God met me and began to answer prayers and guide me and change my life! So I believe in Christ.
      But I am still on this journey. I still have struggles and difficulties and moments of trial and all kinds of stuff. And I am reminded that I am not alone! So did everyone in the Bible! One of the biggest things I have also learned is that it is crucial for us to have genuine seekers around us! There a lot of folk who claim Christianity who aren’t really worshipping God in Spirit and in truth. They are more like the religious Pharisees, who Jesus had to rebuke and tell stories to about Hell! While Jesus himself spent time loving and exalting sinners and the folk who the religious people ostracized, sinners who were honest about themselves and their need for God, sinner willing to try Him and see if He had the words of Life.

      But again John, I wish we can talk in person. I wonder if you now consider yourself a full-fledged atheist. Or are you more of an agnostic? Or maybe you believe in a Creator that intelligently designed our world, but you no longer trust in Jesus? I encourage you to try God again. But what is the evidence that you are looking for?

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