“I’d Believe in God if He Revealed Himself”

So says many an unbeliever. “If God performed a miracle right now, I would believe.”

Pardon the bluntness: No you wouldn’t.

Your naturalistic, unbelieving worldview won’t allow for it; the excuses would be as many as they are now: “It only appears to be a miracle, but there is a rational explanation”; “I didn’t get enough sleep”; “It’s an illusion”; “Someone slipped me something”

The only miracle that would prove the existence of God to you [an unbeliever] is a change of heart; a supernatural new birth. That’s it.

“He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.” -Matt 27:42

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” -John 3:3

Nothing new here. This is no new objection. And the Bible knew it full well.

“For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” -1 Cor 1:22-24

So let’s be honest; there is truly no sign or miracle that would cause you to believe in God; not unless, in His grace, He were to open your eyes to the evident, manifest, and obvious truth revealed in Scripture, in nature, and in his mighty works.

The problem is not that God hasn’t revealed Himself, and made Himself evident in so many ways, it’s that you refuse to see it, acknowledge it, and repent and believe. It’s much more foundational than a simple need for more information or more proof; it’s a heart issue.

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” -1 Cor 2:14

And to the Christians that cower or capitulate on issues of creation, miracles, the working of the Holy Spirit, or the power of God: stand firm.

We live in a fallen world, full of those who are actively suppressing the truth in unrighteousness, of course they are going to mock your beliefs.  The fact that they assume naturalistic materialism into everything, and you assume God in everything, should confirm your belief…not cause you to doubt it.  Of course we have different starting points…that’s the point!

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~ by TSL on October 8, 2013.

 
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