The Case For Christ
This movie I watched called The Case For Christ is a true story about Lee Strobel who tried to disprove the Christian faith but ended up becoming a Christian himself. He even became a Pastor of a church and wrote many books pointing people to the truth about Jesus.
There are thousands of people throughout history who’ve tried to stop or discredit Christianity. Most of them have concluded that it is the way, the truth, and the life! I have three favorite proofs myself that I would like to share with some that don’t believe so that you may have your eyes opened.
My first proof is the Apostle Paul who hunted down Christians to imprison and kill them only to become a powerful Christian leader himself and even wrote 13 books in the Bible. In the end, he was killed for his Christian faith by having his head cut off. This would be like a Nazi who hated and hunted Jews, only to become a Jew and willingly die to help the Jews. Something pretty powerful changed Paul from hating, to loving Christians and dying for the faith. You can find the story of Paul (formerly Saul) in the book of Acts chapter 9 where Jesus appeared to him in a dramatic way. The rest of Acts details Paul’s triumphs and struggles sharing the good news to all who would listen.
My second proof is the brothers of Jesus; James and Jude. They became powerful church leaders after Jesus was resurrected and even wrote their own books in the Bible. It is recorded in the Gospel of John 7:5, that the brothers of Jesus did not believe in Him. But all of that changed when he rose from the grave and visited his brothers to show He was alive. Again, we have people who didn’t believe but were converted to powerful church leaders. They also were killed for believing in the good news about Jesus being the savior.
My third proof is that many millions of Christians have been put to death in the last 2000 years for simply believing that Jesus died for our sins, was put in a tomb and rose from the dead on the third day. You can read about some of these Christian martyrs in Foxes Book Of Martyrs or you can listen to all 11 volumes on YouTube. It is a horrific account of simple harmless Christians being tortured, burned alive, or thrown to lions. This is a largely hidden part of our history because most of the killing was done by the Roman Catholic Church. They have some beliefs that are not biblical like praying to Mary or the Saints. Christians who would not follow the false teachings of the Roman Catholics were given a chance to change their mind, or recant. If they didn’t then they were horribly tortured to death or burned alive. These martyrs went to their death holding on to the true teachings of Jesus and did not worship idols, even to their death. Even to this very second, there are countless Christians who are being persecuted and put to death just for having a belief in the peaceful and loving teachings of Jesus, mostly in Arab or communist countries nowadays.
Whether it be the Apostle Paul, the brothers of Jesus, the twelve disciples or the millions of Christians who followed Jesus to their death, Jesus said “the gates of hell would not prevail against His church” and this is true! So, that was my case for Christ and I hope it helped open your eyes to see the truth and that you would be made free!