I Tim 1:4 “Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.”
When I wrote the book “God, Reward or Punishment: Are they real?”, I proved to myself that God was real, and as I gave myself to Him, He proved Himself to me personally.
Until that time, I tried to prove the existence of God by attempting to prove or disprove the Old Testament stories. After I found that He was real, I no longer needed to prove or disprove history.
I don’t need to believe that Benjamin Franklin flew a kite, or believe that Edison, Bell, Marconi, or Tesla made contributions to the development of electricity in our lives. I can see the TV, the Radio, the telephone, automobiles, a myriad of electrical machines, and even medical machines that help cure people of their diseases. I don’t need to know the history of electricity to know that it is real, and that we can use it every day to better our lives and to better our society.
By the same token, I don’t really need to decipher the stories and genealogies of the Old Testament to realize that God is operational in our lives, improving our lives and our world every day. I can hear His Voice. I see Him working in my life and the lives of others. I see people’s lives miraculously spared, and I see miraculous cures that doctors can’t explain.
I see electricity at work in our lives, and I see God at work in our lives. I don’t know how to explain either one, but I know that they are real. And that’s what He wants us to know. He doesn’t care if we can explain Him. He just wants us to know that He is, and that “He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
Do you have a relationship with Jesus, or are you just acquainted with him? Do feel his presence? Do you hear his voice? Do you bless others and watch yourself being blessed? Do you promote success in others, and watch success come to you? Do you know him? Or do you just know of him? “ Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.”
History tracks a thing, but its proof is in its power and presence. “Ye shall seek the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”