John 20:24-31, “Doubting Thomas”

Some people look at Jesus’ words this way. “Believe without evidence.” Some people simply say, “You need to have faith.” Just believe it! I have heard a lot of people, even in this church say that! I think we need to be very careful of saying those words! I certainly don’t want to be calling people to put their faith in something just because I say they should. I want them to examine the facts of the matter. I want them to investigate. Faith, is not described in the bible as just something personal, a subjective, religious choice based on no evidence. The word faith and belief, in the Bible, are not ever used that way! We shouldn’t be saying to people, “You just have to believe.” Faith in the bible is based on evidence. In history, objective verifiable facts; that being the actual resurrection of Jesus from the dead!