“I want you to know, brothers and
sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin.” Gal 1:11
We may think highly of ourselves, but we are still finite; we may want to think of ourselves
as divine, but we are still human; we may desire to believe that we are
limitless in our thinking and understanding, but we are in fact extremely
Concerning any issue beyond the physical world, we can only speculate, which is a hit and miss
ordeal in most cases. We may guess right concerning eternity occasionally, but are
mistaken most of the time. We often miss the forest for the trees.
I am puzzled how in the world the Darwinian theory of evolution become the truth adhered to by
most educated people today, even though it’s only one man’s speculation on the
origin of species through observation of the material world.
“It’s science, you idiot!”
“I know, I know. But isn’t science based on what can be observed?” I question.
What can be observed, classified, and documented are of the physical realm, therefore they remain
finite and earthbound. If the world is all there is, then the theory is of some
value; the idea is worthless if there is a reality beyond what we regard as real.
It’s more like a gamble, isn’t it? I bet there is something beyond the sensual world and
it can only be understood by reading the Bible, but I am deemed a fool for
believing such an outlandish thing.
What if there is something? Isn’t that something what creates terror in our hearts and an annoying
uncertainty in our minds?
“I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human
origin.” Is this man Paul trustworthy? Most of us seem to prefer to believe in
someone who has dealt with the visible world, rather than the one who seemed to
be well acquainted with the invisible world.
“For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Salvation from human origin will surely die with humans, but redemption from a divine source
will survive beyond time and space. How do I know that? This is where faith
comes into play.
The apostle Paul didn’t change from an infamous chief persecutor of the Christian church
into the greatest proponent of this belief apart from the fact that something
dramati happened to him that turned his life upside down. Such a supernatural
occurrence didn’t just take place naturally. God played a vital part in
transforming Paul and revealing to him the gospel of salvation.
Most importantly, our own conversion experiences seem to concur with what happened
to the apostle on his way to Damascus, validating both experiences, which
appear to have the identical origin.