No Proof Is Necessary

John 1:50 (ESV) 
50Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”

Why do you believe?

Many people in the United States have recently heard reference to “QAnon.” Relatively few know much about it. I’m going to take the liberty to generalize about QAnon to make a point. “QAnon” appears to stand for the original anonymous writer(s) with Q Level security clearance. QAnon is associated with a theory that there are despicable people in this country. QAnon theory then expects there is a person in this country charged to rid this country of these despicable people. Adherents to this theory believe they know this person and will go to great lengths to follow this person, respond to this person, even giving up their personal freedom for this person.  They believe in this person.  Now, do not confuse messiah with vindicator. The adherents to QAnon are not looking for a messiah, because they see themselves as the noble ones. They are looking for a vindicator, someone with the power and authority to defend their principles. I’ve taken your time to explain since I’m working to answer the question: Why do you believe? The American Psychological Association has written, humans are “predisposed to believe.”[1] Psychologists suggest 85% of all humans are predisposed to believe in something. I understand this to reflect our common need to give order to the chaos we experience. Therefore, our beliefs seem to be based on our experiences. The adherents to QAnon have had experiences that lead them to believe in a vindicator. I, on the other hand, need no vindicator, because my experiences have led me to believe in a messiah, the Son of God. I have seen the life-changing impact of Christ in my life; therefore, I put all my faith into one entity: God. I need not a vindicator; I have a messiah. Why? By the teaching of my messiah, Jesus Christ, these are not the last experiences of my life. Jesus celebrated the people who believe in him without experience. Christians are followers for whom no proof is necessary.   

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary.  For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”  Anon


[1] A reason to believe (apa.org)

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Pastor Steve Hodges is an ordained minister, pastoring a church in central Virginia.
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