Repeatedly, you will hear atheists assert that the reason they do not believe that God exists, is because there is no evidence to prove such a Being. When we examine this claim, we find that either the atheists have ignored a crucial piece of evidence, or they do not know about the evidence that exists, which forever settles the issue of whether God exists.
The Truth About Atheists And Evidence
The Hebrew scriptures predict that God will come to earth in the form of a man and that He will prove that He is God by displaying supernatural abilities that no mere man could possess.
This is interesting because the majority of Atheists would concur that if God were to present Himself to us on earth and show that He has the powers of God, that this would be sufficient to prove His existence. Many say that even if God were to come and show Himself, although they would stipulate His existence, they would still not serve Him.
The Old Testament Hebrew prophecies of the Messiah predict a Savior who will validate His identity as God and Messiah, through His ability to perform miracles.
The Prophet Isaiah writes concerning the coming Messiah:
Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. ~Isaiah 35:4-6
Isaiah also describes the Messiah’s power to heal, in chapter 29:
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. ~Isaiah 29:18-19
The Holy One of Israel that Isaiah is describing is Yahweh. When God comes to earth in the form of a man, He will open the eyes of the blind, cause the deaf to hear, and command the lame to leap like a deer. By these miracles, which only God could perform, Israel will know that the Messiah has arrived.
This is precisely what we see in Jesus, as recorded by the testimony of the four Gospels. The identifying marks of the True Messiah is His ability to heal supernaturally.
The narrative of the New Testament that records a Messiah who has the power to heal is supported by the Old Testament prophecies, which predict a Messiah who will heal.
Are You The Coming One?
In Matthew chapter 11, John the Baptist is in prison and awaiting execution. He sends two of his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the Coming One, or do we look for another?”
We might find John’s statement a little strange, since he has been such a confident and assertive advocate of Jesus up to this point.
Jesus said of John: “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist” ~Matthew 11:11
We must understand this situation from John’s perspective, “If Jesus is truly the Messiah, why am I in prison?” John must have believed that the Messiah would have the power to protect or prevent him from being arrested and executed. Why wasn’t Jesus coming to his rescue, if He really was the Messiah?
This is a reasonable question, and John’s doubts in the midst of this terrible trial are certainly reasonable.
Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. And when John the Baptist had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Jesus, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” ~Matthew 11:1-3 (RCR)
We can all identify with John’s concern. He will soon be executed by having his head removed. “If God really loves me and I am doing His will, why has He allowed me to go through this terrible trial?”
Jesus’ answer to John through one of his disciples is very telling:
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” ~Matthew 11:4-6
This response has gone largely unnoticed by many people, including scholars.
Jesus is asking John to think about what he has seen and heard from Jesus. John knows that Jesus has caused the blind to see, the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear, amongst many other miracles of healing.
Jesus is giving the world a piece of empirical evidence that can be observed and tested, which fully validates Him as God and the True Messiah.
The New Testament narratives of Jesus’ miracles were predicted by the Old Testament prophets. It’s not simply the words of men who wrote that Jesus performed these miracles, but also the men who said that He would perform supernatural healing as emblems of His identity as the Messiah. These prophets wrote these predictions from 700 to 1,500 years before Jesus came to earth.
We should understand that the testimony about Jesus in the four Gospels regarding His miracles is not the beginning of the story.
The Old Testament Hebrew prophecies predict a Savior who will validate His identity as God and Messiah, through His ability to perform miracles.
God’s Existence, Proven!
Not so fast, you say. How do we know that Jesus is a real person or just a mythological creation of the fanciful imaginations of men?
New Testament Evidence Of Authenticity
Today there are 24,593 copies of the New Testament that have survived for over 2,000 years. There are no other ancient writings that exist from any other secular or religious source, in greater numbers, than those of the New Testament. The time of writing for these accounts of Jesus are closer to the occurrence of the actual events, than any other secular or religious documents that have survived time and decay.
The way that we can tell whether an event was real and the people who are described by these writings are genuine is by the number of manuscripts that survive a great expanse of history.
Today there is no other ancient event in the history of the world that has 24,593 surviving copies of the original manuscripts, other than those of the New Testament.
Surviving Manuscript Copies Of The New Testament
The second place secular documents with the greatest number of surviving manuscripts is Homer’s Iliad with just 643 copies. Notice that the New Testament was written as early as 23 years from the occurrence of the events it describes, while the second place secular manuscripts were written 500 years after the events it records.
Comparison Dates Of Writing And Number of Copies Between New Testament Manuscripts And Those Of Secular Literature
In order for nearly 25,000 copies of the New Testament to survive for 2,000 years, there must have been tens of thousands of these manuscripts that were copied in the years after the New Testament was Codified.
No original autographs exist today for any event of ancient history, secular or religious.
All that we have to prove that events took place in antiquity are copies that were made—after the fact.
If these events that are described in the New Testament never happened, then how do we explain such an immense number of surviving manuscripts?
Some critics have stated that the New Testament was written at too great a distance from the events they describe to be considered reliable. I have a copy of original manuscript fragments from Matthew’s Gospel that have been scientifically dated by Paleographic experts at 63 A.D. This is just 23 years after Jesus died and rose again. The expert who dated this manuscript stated that this document was likely written by Matthew himself while he was still alive in 63 A.D.
Demand For Evidence, Satisfied
The very proofs that people demand as evidence for God, Jesus has presented to the world. The Old Testament predicted a Messiah who had the power to open the eyes of the blind, cause the lame to walk, and give speech to those unable to speak.
Jesus comes into the world and does the very things the prophets said the Messiah would do, because He is the Messiah they predicted. The Old Testament prophecies predict a Messiah who would be both God and man. Jesus stood before the leaders of Israel and made His case from the Old Testament scriptures that He is the One whom Moses, David, and all the Prophets wrote about.
The proof that Jesus is the One whom the ancient Hebrew prophets predicted is by the very miracles He performed.
Only God could possess the ability to suspend the physical laws of the universe by walking across the surface of the sea, changing water into wine, and commanding a raging storm to calm itself.
The men who recorded these things for us in the New Testament also did not believe they were possible, until they saw them with their own eyes.
John Was An Eyewitness Of Jesus’ Crucifixion And Resurrection
We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. ~1 John 1:1-3 (NLT)
Peter Was An Eyewitness Of Jesus’ Crucifixion And Resurrection
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 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain. Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. ~2 Peter 1:16-19 (NLT)
What would you do if you were present when Jesus did the things written of Him in the New Testament? If you had to tell people what you had seen but you were certain no one would believe you, what would you do?
You would try…
It was only after Jesus went to Jerusalem where He was arrested, crucified, and raised to life on the third day, that these men were certain Jesus was God.
Even Jesus’ Disciples And Brothers, Did Not Believe That He Was God At First
When we read the four Gospels, we do not get the impression that some of the writers believed Jesus to be God and others did not. We do not see text where the writers are trying to convince us that Jesus is God. In fact, we see just the opposite. We follow the narratives, and read that all of the disciples of Jesus did not believe that He was God until they saw Him risen from the dead.
Though Mary, Peter, and John had been to the tomb and saw that Jesus was no longer there, Thomas did not believe that Jesus had risen until He appeared to him, and Thomas touched the places where Jesus had been pierced. The following was Thomas’ response when he saw Jesus with his own eyes after He had been raised from the dead:
Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” ~John 20:27-28
Jesus does not correct Thomas and tell him that He is not God; He accepts this statement as factual.
Evidence From The Tomb
The Gospels record that when Peter and John went into the tomb of Jesus, the linen shroud that had covered His body was still intact.
John 19:39 describes Nicodemus, bringing about one hundred pounds of myrrh and aloes that were packed around Jesus’ body.
And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. ~John 19:39-40
These spices were wet and placed on the skin of Jesus’ body, with the linen strips wrapped over the top. After three days, these spices had hardened as a shell. When Peter came into the tomb to see if Jesus’ body was there, he stopped and stared at what was on the stone slab.
What Peter saw was a cocoon of Jesus’ body left by the hardened spices, but no body inside. By this evidence, Peter understood that Jesus’ body had come out of the cocoon, as it was undisturbed from its original shape.
In the greek text describing this event, it is clear that Peter stood and looked at this evidence for some time.
And Peter, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there. ~John 20:5
The Greek word used here for looking is, βλέπω blepō, which means to stare at and perceive. In the Greek context, it was not simply that Peter looked but that He looked and looked and looked continuously, studying what he saw.
It was because the shroud was undisturbed in the shape of a body that Peter was convinced Jesus had risen. If Jesus’ body had been stolen, or Jesus had been revived, the shroud would have been broken open and thrown to the side. Peter would not have been convinced if this was the evidence that was left in the tomb.
The Gospel narratives are written from the perspective of someone who is telling us a chronology of events, not as one who is trying to convince us. As the story is recounted to us as it happened, we receive information that allows us to make our own conclusions, not because we were being sold a story.
Objection: “The Bible Is Filled With Errors,” What Errors?
Assertions are made that there are many inaccuracies in the New Testament, which are referred to as “Textual Variants.”
The New Testament contains 7,956 verses and 138,020 words. There are 24,593 surviving copies of the original New Testament Documents.
As previously illustrated, a “variant” in these copies of the New Testament can be something as simple as a missing letter, or misspelled word.
The following illustrates the types of “variants” that critics use to assert that the New Testament is not reliable. The following is from Chapter 23, repeated here for context.
- Manuscript 1: Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole worl.
- Manuscript 2: Christ Jesus is the Savior of the whole world.
- Manuscript 3: Jesus Christ s the Savior of the whole world.
- Manuscript 4: Jesus Christ is th Savior of the whle world.
- Manuscript 5: Jesus Christ is the Savor of the whole wrld.
Can you tell the differences between the samples from these various manuscripts of the same text? Did you notice that the meaning of each of these manuscripts is not lost by the misspelling or omission of a letter or word?
Critics of the Bible often use the number, “200,000,” in describing how many variants there are in the existing copies of the New Testament. In fact, these critics are quite disingenuous in their statements, as a single word that is misspelled in thousands of manuscripts may be counted as thousands of variants, although only one word has been misspelled.
In “A General Introduction to the Bible” by Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. William Nix, these astute scholars make the following observations regarding any variations between the ancient copies of the New Testament we have today:
“There is an ambiguity in saying there are some 200,000 variants in the existing manuscripts of the New Testament, since these represent only 10,000 places in the New Testament. If one single word is misspelled in 3,000 different manuscripts, this is counted as 3,000 variants or readings.”
Biblical Scholar Dr. Philip Schaff, in his book, “Greek Testament and the English Version,” noted that there are really only 400 variants out of the entire 25,000 copies of the New Testament that are in question. Not one of these variants are of any significance, nor do they affect any major doctrine of the Christian faith.
“Not one of these variations altered “an article of faith of a precept of duty which is not abundantly sustained by other and undoubted passages, or by the whole tenor of Scripture teaching.”
In other words, in the very limited variants of the text within the many thousands of copies of the New Testament that are in dispute, the issues are predominately a question of spelling or punctuation. In just 50 cases, even the text that is in doubt does not change the basic tenets of the gospels, which substantiate that Jesus Christ was crucified, risen, and observed by more than 500 eyewitnesses afterwards.
The Greatest Conspiracy To Deceive The World Ever Conceived?
If we should conclude that the narratives of the New Testament are an attempt to deceive the world and the miracles ascribed to Jesus are lies, then what do we do with the Old Testament that first predicted a Messiah who would perform the specific miracles Jesus completed in the New Testament?
We know for certain that these predictions were written hundreds, even a thousand years, before Jesus began to complete them. Moses wrote of Jesus 1,500 years before He was born. David described Jesus 1,000 years before He arrived. Isaiah wrote 131 detailed prophecies about the Messiah 700 years in advance, which Jesus perfectly fulfilled in the New Testament.
Is the Old Testament also lying? Were the prophecies written in the Old Testament also an attempt to deceive the world?
In order to accept that both the Old and New Testaments are both lying about the miracles Messiah will perform, we would have to believe that the greatest global conspiracy of all time has been perpetrated upon the human race.
Atheist New Testament Scholar, Bart Ehrman alleges that the New Testament was fabricated to make Jesus God. If this is true, then the Old Testament is also a fabrication because it predicted these miracles.
I think you can see how preposterous this assertion is.
Did the writers of the Hebrew prophecies conspire with the writers of the four Gospels to make the world think that Messiah would perform miracles, when this is not true?
Consider that the Bible is not a single book but 66 separate books, written over a 1,500-year period of time by 40 different authors.
How could 40 authors, over a period of 1,500 years, communicate with each other to develop a conspiracy to convince the world that someday a man would come to Israel and claim to be God in human flesh and perform miracles?
Critics of Jesus and the miracles He performed forget, or do not know, that the entire basis of the Old Testament was to predict a Messiah who would prove His identity by the same miracles Jesus performed.
Messianic Prophecy not only validates God’s word as true, it also proves Jesus is the Messiah whom God promised.
The manner in which the Bible is constructed as 66 separate books by 40 different authors over such a long period of history, telling us about a Messiah with supernatural abilities, demands that it must be true. It’s not just that we have the writers of the Gospels describing Jesus as performing miracles, we also have the support of the Old Testament that predicted a miracle-working Messiah.
The Miracles Of Jesus
One of the criticisms of liberal scholars is the assertion that a majority of Jesus’ miracles appear primarily in John’s Gospel but do not appear in the other Gospels. For some reason, this is seen as a discrepancy that removes credibility for the occurrence of these miracles.
What we find when we actually examine the four Gospels together, is that there are miracles recorded in all four gospels for a particular purpose.
- Matthew: 23 miracles
- Mark: 24 miracles
- Luke: 17 miracles
- John: 9 miracles
In other words, each of the four writers were seeking to present Jesus in a different manner, to a specific kind of reader. When all four gospels are read together, we see the entire scope and purpose of Jesus’ ministry on earth.
- Matthew writes to reveal Jesus as the promised King, the Messiah. Thirty-two times Matthew refers to Jesus as the Son of Man, an Old Testament allusion to the Messiah. Matthew records twenty-five Hebrew prophecies from the Old Testament that are fulfilled by Jesus as the Messiah. This would be extremely important to the Jewish audience that He was seeking to reach.
- Mark presents Jesus to us as a servant who came to die for the sins of the world. For this reason, Mark leaves out many of the details of the other gospels in seeking to narrow the information to its basic content necessary to reach the simplest person, particularly the slave, or uneducated. Despite this, Mark records many occurrences of Jesus’ miracles.
- Luke writes from the perspective of a medical doctor and presents Jesus to us as a human being. Luke presents Jesus to us with great technical prowess, including greater details that are not present in the other gospels, while describing the very same events.
- John begins his Gospel of Jesus by informing us that Jesus did not have a beginning; He has always existed as the Eternal God (John 1:1). It is John’s intent to present Jesus to us as the Eternal God; and for this reason, he included the miracles that Jesus performed to validate this claim.
The Miracles Found In The Four Gospels
In this section, you can see that Jesus performed 40 miracles and they are spread across all four gospels, one in the book of Acts. They are not concentrated only in John’s narrative. As you study these miracles, you will become aware of the particular agenda of each writer to present Jesus to us for a specific purpose, as described above.
1. The Virgin Birth: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
2. Turning water into wine: John 2:1-11
3. Healing of the royal official’s son: John 4:46-54
4. Healing the man possessed at Capernaum: Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:33-37
5. Healing Peter’s mother-in-law: Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:38-39
6. Healing the sick during the evening: Matthew 8:16; Mark 1:32; Luke 4:40-41
7. Catching a great number of fish: Luke 5:3-10
8. Healing a leper: Matthew 8:1-3; Mark 1:40-42
9. Healing the Centurion’s servant: Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
10. Healing a paralytic: Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:18-26.
11. Healing a withered hand: Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6
12. Raising the widow’s son: Luke 7:11-17
13. Calming a storm: Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
14. Healing a man possessed: Matthew 8:28-32; Mark 5:1-13; Luke 8:26-33
15. Healing a woman of bleeding: Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48
16. Raising Jairus’ daughter: Matthew 9:18-19, 23-25; Mark 5:22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41-42, 49-56
17. Healing two blind men: Matthew 9:27-31
18. Healing a mute demoniac: Matthew 9:32-33
19. Healing a man paralyzed 38 years: John 5:5-17
20. Feeding 5,000: Matthew 14:16-21; Mark 6:35-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:5-14
21. Walking on water: Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21
22. Healing many people at Gennesaret: Matthew 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56
23. Healing a demon-possessed girl: Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30
24. Healing a man born deaf with a speech impediment: Mark 7:31-37
25. Feeding 4,000: Matthew 15:29-39; Mark 8:1-10
26. Healing a blind man: Mark 8:22-26
27. Healing a man born blind: John 9:1-41
28. Healing a demon-possessed boy: Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:17-29; Luke 9:37-43
29. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth: Matthew 17:24-27
30. Healing a blind and mute demoniac: Matthew 12:22; Luke 11:14
31. Healing a woman with an infirmity for 18 years: Luke 13:10-13
32. Healing a man with edema: Luke 14:1-6
33. Healing 10 lepers: Luke 17:11-19
34. Raising Lazarus: John 11:1-44
35. Healing blind Bartimaeus: Mark 10:46-52
36. Cursing the fig tree: Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14, 20-25
37. Restoring Malchus’ severed ear: Luke 22:45-54)
38. The resurrection of Jesus: 1 Corinthians 15, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20)
39. Catching a great number of fish: John 21:4-11)
40. The ascension of Jesus: Acts 1:1-11)
The power of miracles was an important sign for Messiah, as described by the prophets of the Old Testament. When we see that Jesus performed 40 miracles during His time here on earth, we are struck by the fact that there are so many. If it was the intent of the New Testament to deceive the world into believing that Jesus was God when He was not, then why are there so many miracles, by all four writers, with such diverse circumstances and people who are healed?
When we actually read the Narrative of the four gospels together as on single story, we find that the manner in which these stories are framed makes it impossible to imagine that we are reading a myth or attempt by the writers to convince us that Jesus is God, when He never intended this conclusion.
The mere record of these four Gospels, with Matthew written by 60 A.D., and no records of refutation from that period of time stating that Jesus was not God nor did He perform any of these miracles, we must conclude that the Gospels are truthful.
These are not men who were seeking to create a new religion or fame for themselves. They were just as surprised by what they saw and heard as we are the first time we read these accounts.
There is no doubt that these are honest men who are simply telling us what they saw and heard, because they understood that who Jesus was and what He had done should be told to the whole world. Jesus Himself stated, in John 17, that many others would believe in Him because of what these men were going to write. Paul later said that these words that were penned by the writers of the New Testament are Scripture, the word of God, equal to the scriptures of the Old Testament.
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. ~1 Thessalonians 2:13
The ancient Jews have a very long tradition of scripture memorization. Every boy in the schools of Israel was required to memorize large portions of the Hebrew Scriptures. Every disciple of a prophet had committed to memory, entire scrolls of their scriptures. The most famous of rabbis had memorized the entire Hebrew Bible.
When Jesus began to exhibit the words and works of the Messiah, He was recognized by the men who followed Him as the One to whom the ancient Hebrew prophets had foretold.
These men began to commit to their memory every word and action that Jesus accomplished during His three and one half-year ministry. These individuals told and retold the story over and over again, until they had perfected the memorization of every word.
These men were able to remember what Jesus did, and teach others who would also commit these things to memory. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come and enable these men to remember everything they had seen and heard, so they could record these things for us.
These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. ~John 14:25-26
- These precise words were recorded on pages of parchment.
- These highly venerated words were considered scripture by everyone who read them.
- Because of their authenticity and integrity, these documents were widely copied and distributed to Christian churches all over the known world in the first one hundred years after Jesus was raised from the dead.
- The documents which state that Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead were considered true and accurate by the leaders of the Christian church ever since they were first written.
- These documents have remained in the custody of the Christian Church for nearly 2,000 years.
- These documents were considered so valuable, and retained such a high level of integrity today; we still have nearly 25,000 ancient copies in our possession.
When we examine these copies of the original documents, we find that every basic and fundamental Christian doctrine that is in our Bible today were also in these original writings.
- There are no original copies of any works of literature in existence today, which are over 2,000 years old. All that remain of any ancient documents are copies.
- Time and decay have destroyed most every original ancient document from this period.
- In order for there to be such a great number of copies remaining today, there must have been a reliable original that was considered worthy of so many copies.
- The fact that we have 24,593 copies of the original New Testament manuscripts means that there were likely hundreds of thousands of copies originally made of the New Testament.
- There is no other work of antiquity that have been copied so many times and preserved for us today by nearly 24,593 copies.
- The New Testament is the only work of antiquity that exists with documentation closer to the time the events took place, in greater surviving numbers, than any other records of history.
We would expect nothing less from a genuine event of history of this magnitude.
Dear Atheist, If God does not exist how do you explain the massive evidence in the historical record that proves that God came to earth? If Jesus is not God, then how did He perform all of the supernatural works we would expect from God? Jesus came in fulfillment of over 400 Hebrew prophecies. He allowed evil men to crucify Him and then He raised Himself from the dead, again validated by a substantial historical record and over 500 eyewitnesses.
God has proven His existence by the arrival of Jesus the Messiah.
The entire life, death and resurrection of Jesus are detailed in the books listed in this article, from where this information originated.
The Prophecies Of The Messiah
Why Jesus Is God, And Others Are Not
These Things Were Written: An Expositional Treatise For The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of Jesus
Messianic Prophecy Bible
All citations to support the points made in this article are in the books listed above.
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You mention John the Baptist questioning Jesus. That’s a fascinating example. He was present when the Holy Spirit descended like a dove onto Jesus and God spoke. And this guy is still unsure who Jesus is??
Sounds like everyone is entitled to a very large helping of doubt.
We all believe what we want to believe.
Thank you for explaining in such a wonderful way. blessings!