“I see many Christians today who are not completely certain of the basis for their faith. When attacked and ridiculed, they wither and crumble, unable--or perhaps unwilling--to defend what they believe. I find this incredulous, because my own faith is based not on opinion, as was my atheism, but on an astonishing amount of legal-historic evidence. These beliefs are grounded on historical evidence and eyewitness accounts of thousands of people who faithfully documented the facts”
--Comments by an atheist who became a Christian (www.pytlik.com/observe/deliverus/intro.html).
Peter confidently stated that he was an “eyewitness” (2 Peter 116. Luke spoke of the Lord showing himself to the apostles with “many infallible proofs” (Acts:1:3). John wrote about that “which we have heard, which we have seen without our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled...” (1 John:1:1). No wonder the apostle Paul urged Timothy to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy:2:15).