And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” So Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
A popular definition of faith is “believing something without proof.” Someone else said that faith “is believing something you know isn’t true.” Yet neither of these is the kind of faith the Bible talks about.
When God prepared to speak to Moses, He came in a thick cloud–something that would be obvious to everyone. This was not for God’s benefit; He chose to manifest Himself in this way so that everyone would have undeniable proof that He truly had spoken to Moses and they would believe him forever.
Throughout history, God has left a record of these undeniable proofs. No one needs to take the Christian faith merely on the basis that “someone says so.” Instead, God has provided such evidence as changed lives, the inerrant Word and, most important, the empty tomb. The apostle John wrote near the end of his Gospel: ”
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30-31).
And Luke wrote near the beginning of the Acts that Jesus “presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs” (Acts 1:3).
During those times when doubts arise, quench them with a healthy dose of proof. Read your Bible and you’ll be filled with confidence. God doesn’t ask us to take a leap into the unknown. Instead, He says, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isa. 1:18). Don’t be afraid to take God up on His offer. He will leave no room for doubt.
OUR FAITH IS BASED ON FACTS, NOT FICTION.