Friday, February 28, 2014

What sort of proof are you looking for???

We live in a world where "proof" is king.  Everything needs to be "proved".  But as shown time and again, "proof" is subjective.  An individual or a group can choose to decide that the "proof" being offered is false or misleading or incorrect.  So in the end nothing is proven. The argument moves from the original demand for "proof" to what actually constitutes "proof".

 In 2 Peter 1 the author simply says that "proof" for the grace of God and his revelation in Jesus can only be found in one place...the Word.  Christians are called upon to read, study, know and live in the Word. All people are invited into the Word.  But it is important to note that when the author speaks of the Word he is not referring to just a dry document on a scroll or a page, but to the Word made flesh, to Jesus.  That is why he encourages us to "continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)  For him and all who seek to believe, the "proof" can only be found in Christ.