Five or six years ago Focus on the Family released “The Truth Project” DVD series, and I went through it as a discussion leader of a small group. I haven’t looked at it since, so when a friend of mine said a group was going to go through it and invited me, I agreed. I thought it would be good to refresh what I learned from the DVDs and maybe learn some new things I missed the last time.
This week we looked at Lesson 1, and in it, Dr. Tackett asked what he called a haunting question:
“How do you really know that what you really believe is really true?”
This is a question that all of us need to ponder, Christian and non-Christian alike. Whether you believe in Jesus and the Bible, Buddha, Mohammad, Richard Dawkins, or any of a number of different beliefs, you need to answer this question for yourself if not for anyone else.
Many people haven’t given this much thought, but to go through life believing in something that you haven’t really delved into and determined the truth of is can be scary. What if it isn’t real? What if you only believe it because your parents or friends believed it? What if you based it on what you saw on TV?
If what you believed weren’t real, wouldn’t you want to know that? I would.
I challenge each of you to ponder this question. Think about your belief, why you believe it, and whether it fits with reality.
When you find your answer to this question, it should impact your life. If it doesn’t then you really haven’t answered the question.