Dare to Believe
Read 2 Chronicles 3:1 through 4:22; John 6:60 through 7:13
In 1632, Gallileo published a book declaring that the earth moved around the sun. This refuted the long-standing Church teaching that the earth was the center of the universe. Gallileo was put on trial and forced to recant his scientific findings. Then he was imprisoned to insure that the Church’s position was secure. People weren’t ready to change the way they thought about things.
Jesus’ message also required openness to a new perspective. Many could not accept Jesus’ message either.
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” (John 6:60).
Today’s society has great difficulty in accepting Biblical truth. Postmodern thought claims that there are many ways, equally acceptable, to reach God. Those who dare to challenge this may suffer consequences from society, but those who accept God’s truth will receive rewards from God.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, please help friends and family members open their eyes to the truth of the gospel.
Quicklook: John 6:60–71