So we don’t always have to get meta and start doubting our self honesty when we think about sharing, because what we’re sharing actually is a good thing, that will probably encourage a lot of people if they accept it. And what we’re sharing, foremost, is our hope in seeing Jesus again.
But if we do get caught up in theory, here’s an interesting thought I ran across today: some would sentence a person to death (or more likely give life imprisonment) from the testimony of two witnesses, but would not believe the testimony of 12, or 500, witnesses from a historical document about faith.
See, physical evidence is not necessary. Waiting until scientific proof comes out is a fairly lost cause, but a lack of scientific evidence is not enough reason not to believe–or to prevent a believer from sharing–because scientific evidence is not the only kind of evidence, and scientific proofs are not the only kinds of proofs. Synonyms of “proof” include “evidence”, “witness”, and “testament”. In the United States, the testimony of two witnesses is enough to convict someone of treason, of which the maximum penalty is death.
So some would sentence a person to death for treason from the testimony of two witnesses, but would not believe the testimony of many more than that when it comes to God.
So don’t worry about it. You have proof beyond reasonable doubt. You have killer proof. Go share it.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” -Romans 1:20