1 John 1:1-3: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Why do we believe? Simple answer is that we have experienced Him. Like John says in the bible passage above, “we have not only heard but have also seen, looked upon and handled of this word of eternal life” meaning we have a personal conviction of and experience of His Person and that is what we bear witness of and share with you. Philemon 1:6 makes us know that the communication, sharing of our faith with others will become effective and not awkward when we first acknowledge (admit, show awareness, appreciate, recognize) every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 3:6 – For the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. Beyond the letters, writings of the word of the scriptures that we have, we have experienced the life giver Himself.
John 5:39-40. “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life”.
The Scriptures testify of Him, pointing us to Him, leading us to Him so that we may believe in Him and have life. It is coming to Him, finding Him in the scriptures that gives life.
Who is He?
His name is Jesus Christ and why Him?
God Himself has said via the scriptures that Jesus is His Son (Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5) and He has put eternal life in Him that whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. 1 John 5:9-13;
“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record: that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”.
For as long as we neglect to believe in Him, the Holy Spirit will keep reproving us of our sinful situation. For He is our righteousness and when He left, the Holy Spirit took up the assignment of reminding us of this. 1 Corinthians 1:30 – “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption”.
John 16:8-11. “And when he (the Holy spirit) is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
These and many more reasons are why we believe and hold fast our testimony of Him.
Question: Do you believe?