It amuses me that Christianity is ridiculed because it lacks
scientific evidence of its reality. Unbelievers demand proof and proof requires
something that can be repeated with the same result each time, documented
evidence and eye-witness accounts that confirm it. With that evidence, you’ve
But I wonder if unbelievers can live up to their own demands?
There is a place where you can see and photograph a staircase reaching to the
It repeats predictably and is methodically detailed down to precise dates and
hours known in advance. You can see it, the photographs are not faked and there
are eye-witness accounts. They’ve got it.
It is not ‘a cleverly concocted tale’ and yet it is not real. It is simply a
detailed illusion complete with evidence.
But I sometimes wonder how much evidence is really an illusion.
I also wonder if what is sometimes termed an illusion is perhaps the greatest
reality of all.
John said he saw a throne in heaven, a Being sitting on it who looked like
jasper and a rainbow all around (Revelation 4:2) but even some preachers are
saying there is no physical heaven as described by John. They do not accept the
Peter’s experience was based ‘not on tales, however cleverly concocted.’ He
said, ‘there came to him from the sublime Presence a voice which said: ‘This is
my Son, my Beloved, on whom my favour rests.’ We ourselves heard this voice,’
2nd Peter 1:16,17. Yet millions do not accept the eye-witness, documented,
account of sound and vision.
Paul summed it up rather neatly when he said ‘how vast are the resources of his
power open to us who have faith,’ Ephesians 1:19.
He had more than an observed stairway to the moon complete with photographs. He
saw past the evidence because what ‘is seen is transient, but what is unseen is
eternal,’ 2nd Corinthians 4:18. And he said the same power is open to us.
God gave us the power of faith, so that we live this "present mortal life by
faith in the Son of God," (Galatians
It is better than any photograph.
(References: Revised English Bible)