The physical universe and all the information that humanity can uncover will be interpreted in the light of the belief system or worldview each individual holds. Even those mystics who believe in some form of reincarnation acknowledge that such other lives are unknown and are disconnected from present awareness, only surfacing in some kind of déjà vu experiences that are themselves not provable. To the naturalist, this life is all that there is. There is no future, no afterlife. When you’re dead, you’re dead! But what does the Bible say? Is there really good news?
Finding Power in the Good News
Such hopeless beliefs—mysticism, atheism, naturalism—drive many into lives of debauchery and hedonism, or fill the couches of psychologists and psychiatrists all over the world. Teenage suicide is alarmingly high, and therapists themselves continue to manifest one of the highest suicide rates in civilized countries. Scandals abound among the leaders of world business, politics, and even churches. There is no good news in the evolutionary theory.
There is, however, glorious wonder and life-changing power in the gospel presented in the Bible. That message of salvation describes an eternal conversion from a spiritually dead and physically dying existence to spiritual eternal life now and a totally flawless new heavens and new earth in which those who are so saved will become both immortal and holy. How can such a thing be?
Such a salvation must have power:
- power to transform now, in this life (Romans 12:2)
- power to enrich our current condition (2 Corinthians 9:11)
- power to bring satisfying peace to all situations (Hebrews
- power to change the mortal body into the immortal and everlasting being who will live eternally with the Creator (1 Corinthians 15:53-54)
But upon what is the power of the Good News based? Perhaps one can long for the changes promised and the beauty of eternal life spoken of in the pages of the Bible, but how can one believe such intangible promises unless there is some demonstration of the power necessary to defeat death and create new life?
Look no further than God’s Word.
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