Believing without seeing, isn’t believing blindly!

Someone posted in response to an article about providing answers and evidence to non-believers as they raise their doubts and objections to Christianity by saying, “Blessed is he who believes without seeing.” In reply, I say:

Yes, Jesus did say that, but at the same time he did show his wounds to Thomas, and he did show himself to the other apostles. He appeared numerous times and one time to even 500 people at once according to the early Church creed recorded in 1 Corinthians 15. In other words, Jesus didn’t leave everyone in the 1st century doubting about why the tomb was empty. He made it known, and though he hasn’t shown himself to everyone, the recorded testimonies of the apostles always pointed to their firsthand witness of the resurrection, and the witness and knowledge of their audience. Essentially they were in the business of providing evidence to support the good news of Jesus Christ and his life, death, and resurrection. They weren’t asking people to believe “blindly” and we shouldn’t do that either.

Michelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio's painting of Jesus showing and letting Thomas touch his wounds.
Michelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio’s painting of Jesus showing and letting Thomas touch his wounds.

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website:

One thought on “Believing without seeing, isn’t believing blindly!

  1. alegra que no seas un “gurú de UNIX”, porque veo que vienes usando Linux desde hace rato…. pero si te das cuenta, Windows ha hecho a la gente a no tener miedo al ordenador, imaginate si estuviéramos con una GUI en lineas de te#t8&xo230;.A lo que voy, personas que les urge la idea de montar un servidor casero [que se yo, uno de medicina] y no han estudiado redes [como precisamente te sucede a ti] le encantaría saber que hay una empresa que se empeño en ponérsela mas fácil el asunto, y así poder satisfacer su necesidad? o ese no es el objetivo del ordenador?

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