Can you imagine what being a follower of Jesus would have been like? First, you’re just going about your business and some guy calls you out. You start following him. Then, this guy starts performing some crazy miracles and preaching some crazy things. Everyone turns against him (and you) and crucifies him. He comes back from the dead. Then, you see him ascend to heaven?
We don’t have the same luxury of being eyewitnesses to these events. Yet, we believe these stories with every ounce of our being. We KNOW that Jesus lived. We KNOW that He performed great miracles. And we KNOW that He was crucified, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven. We KNOW all of that. Somehow, many of us still pick and choose God’s teachings that we want to believe. If we believe that God was and is capable of all of that, what are we doing picking and choosing from His Word?