GOD-GIVEN CONVICTION

After you speak to someone about aliens as I did today, you renew your appreciation for the truth. I made a meager attempt to present the Bible as a book that can be trusted, but much more needs to be said. Please pray for both of us. After hearing at length the many pieces that made believing in aliens rationally acceptable to my new acquaintance, I asked him what he thought about the origin of humanity. He then replied that he believed in God. I planned to bring the Bible's consistency into focus, to which he responded, "I believe in parts of the Bible."

What pulled his chain was the number of stories from different sources that validated one another. He was very passionate about his beliefs because aliens have become the factor that allows the world to make sense to him. Because these things are rationally consistent with him, he trusts them. My dear readers understand the difference between the rationale of the world and the knowledge that comes from God. John tells us, "We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true." (1 John 5:20) There is a knowing that comes from God that exceeds an accumulation of facts. To Know Him (Jesus), whom we have not seen, far exceeds the knowledge of physical observation. It is a God-given conviction of heart that will enable a person to suffer martyrdom lovingly at the hands of evil men. This is no common knowledge.

"For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." (2 Corinthians 5:1)