(July 8, 2015)
There is no perfect argument for the existence of God, for the truth of the Gospel, and for the reality of Christ. While our testimonies and our experiences can confront people with this reality, ultimately they must make the decision to accept or reject it. After all, if faith has moral consequences, it must be an exercise of moral agency.
Never was that more concisely demonstrated than here. Paul, one of the great missionaries of all time and someone who had been blessed to have a firm and unshakeable testimony (received through miraculous means) of the Christ taught, but still not everyone accepted his message. “And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.” This world is perfectly created as a testing ground, and thus faith will always be a choice.