In last week's message, I talked about John's description of Jesus ("full of grace and truth") and how those two words should describe us as Jesus' followers and as a church. You can download both sermons "Grace" and "Truth" on our "Harvest@Home" page.
In the message, I promised more detail on how we know Christianity is true. At the center of our beliefs is the doctrine that Jesus is God. Even though our culture thinks that all religions are equal, this is impossible. Many religions teach that Jesus is NOT God (Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, etc). The doctrine that "Jesus is God" and the doctrine that "Jesus is NOT God" are contradictory and cannot both be true.
So can we know what is true? Or is it all blind faith that isn't proveable?
Just like in a trial, we can look at the evidence and hear from witnesses and determine what is true. But we need to be careful. Once we find out what's true, we're responsible for that information. Like Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3 (I'm paraphrasing here), "When the light is turned on, people run to the shadows because they CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!"
So in the next two posts, I'll be laying out the evidence and eyewitness accounts that prove that yes, Jesus is God.