Are You Sure?

What if one day you realized everything you ever believed was wrong?
flat earth

Such a thing would be equivalent to finding out the earth was round instead of flat. This is not too far fetched. There is such a thing as the Flat Earth Society. These individuals believe that a round earth is a hoax that has been perpetuated on the public for various reasons. Anyone that has espoused space travel is involved in a conspiracy. The United States and Russia were so heavily involved with winning the Space Race, “that each faked their accomplishments in an attempt to keep pace with the other’s supposed achievements (Frequently Asked Questions – The Flat Earth Wiki).”

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It would be like realizing what you have always thought of as white and gold is actually black and blue.

In 2015 there was The dress phenomenon that “revealed differences in human colo[u]r perception which have been the subject of ongoing scientific investigation in neuroscience and vision science, with a number of papers published in peer-reviewed science journals  (Wikipedia).” There were many discussions on all the social media platforms with #hashtags claiming the dress to be white and gold or adversely black and blue. The dresses actual color was eventually confirmed as black and blue.

It would be like coming to the clear realization there actually is a God, when all of your life, you have denied His existence! This happens as well. In a very brief internet search I found 13 prominent (you could even say celebrities) men and women that at one time were atheists and have since had a complete change of mind. People whose names you would recognize, like Lee Strobel, C.S. Lewis, Rosalind Picard, and to my surprise, Vladimir Putin!

The Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus was such a person!

According to his own account (Acts 22), he was as devoted a Jew as ever a man was! His teacher Gamaliel was one of the most famous Jews on record (being mentioned in the New Testament, the Talmud, and by the historian Josephus). Paul admits to adhering “to the strict manner of the law of our fathers,” as well as “being zealous for God!” During this discourse, Paul explains in detail the way he persecuted Christians, “binding and delivering to prison both men and women.”

So we have a zealous dedicated man that had no concern for anyone who was defying The Law, that is all of a sudden struck by a blinding light! Paul’s (Saul) immediate awareness of who was responsible (Jesus Christ) is a testimony of his authenticity and pureness of heart! His willingness to follow The Savior’s commands without hesitation is something we should all be aware of. His ability to put his old life behind him, listen to the one Jesus sent him to (Ananias), and obey (even after being a stalwart adherent to the law), is an example we should hold on tight to!

Can you have that sincerity of heart? Can you recognize that what you might have been taught your whole life is contrary to God’s word? Can you make that immediate change and accept The Truth without qualifying it with your own feelings and emotions?  I hope you can…  I hope I can!


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