Ponders Baptist Church - online
ready always to give an answer to every man that asks
There are many people who do not believe that men walked
on the moon. They believe that the Apollo space program was an
elaborate hoax. For the record, we at Ponders applaud healthy
skepticism. Doubting the moon landings, however, should not be
considered particularly heathy. There is too much hard evidence
and eyewitness testimony to doubt that mankind made the giant
leap along with Neil Armstrong's small step. We take it as fact
that men walked upon the moon.
We appreciate heathy skepticism because it causes us to think a
little harder and consider possibilities that we might otherwise
overlook. Conversely, skepticism that unleashes paranoid
delusion is unhealthy. The line between the two is emphasized in
proportion to the abundance of evidence.
Can we think of another topic where there is ample physical
evidence and eyewitness testimony to prove that an event really
did happen? The Bible writer, Luke, anticipated the deniers when
this scripture was composed:
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that
Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he
was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had
given commandments unto the apostles whom he had
chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his
passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty
days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the
kingdom of God.
The key words in the above verses are infallible proofs . That is
what our website emphasizes. Our faith is not without evidence
found in the natural world, the physical realm. Faith itself,
however, is evidence of things not seen , the evidence of the
supernatural, spiritual realm.
Let's not jangle vainly. Regardless of how much evidence we
present, faith is a gift from God:
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and
ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit.