Study the Evidence

Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”

[1 Kings 18:39]

Recommended Reading

1 Corinthians 14:22-25

Christian apologist Josh McDowell published his first major book in 1972—Evidence That Demands a Verdict. It was a compendium of evidence supporting the trustworthiness of the Bible and the authenticity of its message about Jesus Christ.

Any courtroom judge will tell you: Evidence demands a verdict! We face evidence every day in a variety of matters; every decision (verdict) we render in life is based on evidence of some kind. When we encounter the evidence for the reality of the God of the Bible, we are called upon to make a decision. As Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” (Luke 9:20) Evidence demands a verdict. And the evidence God presented of His power and reality on Mount Carmel caused all the people of Israel to shout, “The Lord, He is God!” Many of them had been following Baal, but the evidence of God’s power through Elijah changed their minds.

The more you study the Bible, the more evidence you will have that God can meet every need. Let Him prove Himself to you (Malachi 3:10).

Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.

~ A. A. Hodge ~

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