In his early life, C. S. Lewis set out to prove that God did not exist. But in trying to prove his thesis, he came face to face with facts. He became convinced that not only did God exist, but he was accountable to God. C. S. Lewis is not the only skeptic who came to faith when confronted with facts. The man who became the Apostle Paul had serious doubts about the identity of Jesus. He was so sure Jesus was a fraud that he tried to destroy all Jesus’ followers. We find in Acts chapter 9 that on his way to arrest and persecute more Christians, the risen Christ met him. As he was about to enter Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do.” After meeting Jesus face to face, Saul’s doubts vanished. From then on, his life mission was to tell people about this Jesus who changed his life. Millions of people since have had similar experiences. Once they meet Jesus—really encounter Him—their doubts flee away. Like Saul, they say, “Lord, what do you want me to do?”
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