It is often said, "I wasn't there so, I don't know!" Sounds harsh, but unless you see something from your own eyes, there can be doubt. Jesus knew that, as he addressed Thomas, who required to even touch the wounds of the risen Christ, as evidence, before he would believe. Bin Laden is another example for the sceptics, who have had no evidence of the much celebrated death of someone that was "believed" to be alive and now, even the body was quickly discarded. Some people require more "proof" than a statement and a reaction to it. Some would even say we are being misled for political gain. Personally, I always had no doubt that Jesus rose from the dead. Doubting Thomas seals the deal for those who are in question, "seeing is believing." How do we resolve the question for those who require proof in the case of Bid Laden? Some need to look upon the dead for themselves, to leave no question in their minds.
Evidence is important in determining an outcome and, for proving the case. The gospels make it very clear, as both the old testament, and new, foretold of the birth and death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Eyewitness accounts "confirm" for us what we in fact, believe without seeing, that this was not just an ordinary story. Jesus even raised Lazarus from the dead, after four days decomposing, for us to understand, "resurrection" and show us that He is the author of both Life and Death.
Sort of like the tissue box story. We need not wonder anymore as to who was putting the used tissues back in the box. It was our little grandson, caught in the act by grampy. Some things are trivial and of little importance, however some things matter a great deal, as the death of Bin Laden.
Jesus does not leave us to "wonder" but, provides for all time by the "evidence" through the gospels, written by "eyewitnesses." He leaves nothing unresolved, to the imagination.
Some agree that the story of the "alleged" death of Bin Laden, needs to be "verified" to prevent misconstruing the story or, just to substantiate it. The "non belief" factor exists, on the day ironically, that we are reminded of "doubting Thomas." Just suggesting, once again, that some require, proof, and ask, "where is the evidence?"
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