On the contrary, we can and must prove “that the Judeo-Christian God is the true God.” If Tan is right, then why should anyone have faith in the God of the Bible rather than in the Star Wars Force—or in Christ any more than in Buddha or in some witch or witchdoctor? True faith is not a leap in the dark in order to “believe in something.” There must be a solid reason for one’s faith. As Peter exhorted Christians:
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you…” (1 Peter:3:15).
As we have shown in a number of recent books (In Defense of the Faith, A Cup of Trembling, and A Woman Rides the Beast), there are hundreds of clearly stated biblical prophecies concerning Israel and her Messiah. Their indisputable fulfillment in Israel’s history and in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has been witnessed by the world. The prophecies are too numerous and specific for chance or coincidence to explain their precise fulfillment. Here is conclusive proof that the God of the Bible is the one true God, that the Bible is His Word, and that Jesus Christ is the true and only Savior of mankind. If there were not such proof, faith would be folly. To trust one’s eternal destiny to any religion, church, or leader without sufficient proof is to commit spiritual suicide. Nor is any proof found in any scriptures but the Bible or for anyone except Jesus Christ.
Yes, Christ lives in the Christian’s heart (Romans:8:9-11; Colossians:1:27), and His Spirit bears witness with our spirits that we are His children (Galatians:4:6). But non-Christians need objective proof, and the Bible provides it. Jesus went to great lengths to prove that He was alive (Acts:1:3), and Paul proved from the Old Testament that Jesus was the Christ (Acts:9:22), as did Apollos (Acts:18:28). We must do the same.
Once such proof has been understood, the choice can be made to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior for eternity. Thereafter, God often gives faith to believe in Him for healings that can be instantaneous and far beyond anything a placebo effect could produce. Many undeniably miraculous healings, fully established by medical examination, are on record. It is both unnecessary and outside the scope of this book to provide that documentation here.
Dr. Tan is pleased that “people are becoming more open to religion,” but he is concerned that they are “becoming open to all religion, including New Age varieties.” Indeed they are. And without the proof that Dr. Tan denies exists, there is no reasonable basis for choosing one religion or alleged “savior” over another.