Chapter 6

The Heart Of The Matter

I know a retired physician who, while remaining a religious skeptic throughout his career, respects people of faith. Some of us who are praying for his conversion were encouraged recently when he said he has set aside his interest in medicine to seek answers to life’s ultimate questions. On the basis of Scriptures like Matthew 7:7 and John 7:17, I believe that if he wants to know God and do His will, his mind will be opened, and like C. S. Lewis and other honestly seeking skeptics, he will find answers.

The Lord loves honest skeptics. He extends to them the invitation, “Come now, let us reason together . . . . Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Isa. 1:18). He has provided this complete forgiveness through Jesus Christ and longs to give it to you.

“If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.” Jesus (Jn. 7:17)

What remains is your response to His invitation. If you are uncertain, ask God to reveal Himself to you and to show you the truth about Jesus. He will open your eyes to see that Jesus is the Messiah who died for your sin and rose from the dead. I urge you to do your part by accepting Him as your Savior and making Him your Lord and Master.