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Do You Have The Evidence? (26 of 33)
I started off in this study of the book of Acts in the year 2000 and I called it Power2000. I ran on into 2001, so I had to change it. I’m now calling it the PowerBook. That’s what the book of Acts is really. It’s the powerbook and that’s why we constantly return to the studies of the book of Acts because of the importance of spiritual power which we find in this book. We are in the 19th chapter this morning.
Do you have the evidence? That’s the question before us this morning.
Have you ever seen that sign which says, “If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” That’s been around for a number of years now. I’ve seen it on bumper stickers, I’ve seen it in other places. The question is—if you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Is there evidence in your life that you are a born again believer? Do you have the evidence? If someone should ask the question of those who work with you if you are a Christian, what would they say? Or, if someone should ask those who are in your social group, what would they say. Or, if somebody came to your house and talked to the folks who live in the same house you live in on a daily basis and they said, “Is this person is a Christian?” —what would they say? If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Of course, we do know that mere profession does not prove possession. I estimate that the majority of you sitting in this building today—if I should ask the question—how many of you are members of a church—the majority of you would raise your hand. If I should ask the question—how many of you are Christians? The majority of you would probably raise your hand. As you understand, it is more than just professing you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior—do you possess the reality of a born agai ...
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