At Least

“Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” (John 14:10–11, NIV).

My Musings – There was a time, that a person’s word was all that was needed. Their character backed up their word. There was no need for further evidence. Sadly, for the most part, those days are gone. The evidence counts more than the testimony.

I used to work in corporate tax. My company was “large case,” meaning that it was large enough that it was continually under audit. And the same IRS team was at our office for month at a time as they audited multiple years of filings at a time. So, we got to know each other fairly well.

One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from the lead IRS agent on our audit. As they were wrapping up an audit there was one last issue they needed to settle. I explained the situation, but they needed documentation to back up what I said. “Yes.” I said, “we can gather that information, but it will take some time.” Under pressure to finish the audit He reported back to His boss, who I had also gotten to know fairly well. His response? “If Steve said it was so, then it was so. Let’s wrap it up.”

At least,” means that the miracles He did were a lesser degree of evidence that proved He was who He said He was. Thus, His word, what He said, was a greater degree of evidence. Because He spoke as “one having authority.” And believing in Him based merely on His word (“if He said it was so, it is so”) is a greater demonstration of faith, because it needs no further evidence.

My Advice – Believe Him when He says, “you must be born again.” That is the kind of faith He should inspire. Read my “The Born Again Experience” musings.

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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