Chapter 42 The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer by O.S. Hawkins.
This week’s question: Do you believe this? (John 11.26).
This question was asked of a grieving sister as they approached the tomb of her beloved brother.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11.25-26).
The resurrection is what sets our Lord apart from a thousand other gurus and self-proclaimed prophets who have come along through the centuries. The question, “Do you believe this?” is what drives any responsible hearer to either accept or reject the Christian faith.
This bottom line question is personal, pointed and precise.
It’s personal. Do you believe this? Not … were you brought up in a Christian home. Not … this is what I have always been taught. Do you believe this?
It’s pointed. Do you believe this? Do you really believe. This isn’t a casual kind of agreement. The gospel hangs on this.
It’s precise. Do you believe this? You can’t believe He was just a good teacher or another prophet. Do you believe this? Hawkins: Continue reading