Best Evidence

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. (1 John 1:1–3, NIV 1984).

My Musings – John’s testimony is firsthand, not hearsay. He had a front-row seat to hear what Jesus said, to see the miracles that He performed, and touch His resurrected body with his own hands. An unimpeachable witness. Not able to be doubted, questioned, or criticized; entirely trustworthy.

And not the only one. We also have Matthew’s Gospel (in addition to John’s) and Peter’s epistles as firsthand accounts, which are the “best evidence.” While other testimony is unnecessary, we also have the secondhand writings of Luke, Mark and Paul. Of course, with Paul we also have the road to Damascus and “in the body or out of the body” (2 Corinthians 12:2, NIV 1984) encounter and experience.

My Advice – In your life, you are a jury of one. You must render the verdict for yourself. Which would you rather believe? Critics 2000 years removed from events or those who were on the scene and said, “ we have seen it and testify to it?” “But if [believing in] the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day [what] you will [believe]…But as for me and my household, we will [believe in] the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14–15, NIV 1984).

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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