This was the catchphrase of the 90’s popular TV show, The X-Files. I think it has a nice ring to it… the show itself certainly generated a lot of interest. Not just because it was entertaining, but also because there were hugely differing opinions on whether or not the events and phenomena (or at least close approximations of them) had actually happened in real life.
Is there such a thing as Extra-Terrestrial life? What was the black goo they found? Frankly… I have no idea.
But my belief or disbelief in any of these things has absolutely no bearing into the actual reality or truth of those things. That is… if I believe in ET’s, it doesn’t make them real; and conversely if I don’t believe in them, it wouldn’t make them not exist if they did exist. More than this… it doesn’t matter how many people believe in an idea, it still doesn’t change the reality of any situation.
This may seem self-explanatory, but as a Christian living in the western world today, we are fast becoming a minority of those who believe that a God even exists. Or at least a God such as we believe from the Bible. But here’s my point… just because culture, society or any group says that something is fact; it doesn’t make it so.
Now that point goes for our own belief’s as well… just because we believe it to be so, doesn’t make it true. But every belief system should be open to scrutiny and we shouldn’t be afraid to defend ours for what it is… we shouldn’t shy away from any discussion or topic simply because we don’t know a lot about it. We can be confident to look around ourselves to every aspect of life and dig deep to find the truths… because I guarantee you at the root of everything you’ll find the God of the Bible.
But don’t take my word for it… because my belief doesn’t change a thing… have a look yourself and let’s have a look together here.
Let me know if there is a particular topic or question that you struggle with and we’ll have a look at it together.