In 1949, Charles Templeton was a dynamic preacher who was teaming with an up and coming young preacher named Billy Graham. They would tour the world as evangelists, bringing many to know God.
But Templeton was having doubts that what they were preaching was real. He would later renounce his faith in God.
Months following Templeton’s declaration, doubts began creeping up on Graham. Was all this stuff mentioned in The Bible true? Was Jesus really who he says he was?
Graham came to a crossroad. While walking at night through a wooded area behind his cabin, Graham had to make a decision: Is The Bible true or not?
He prayed that he would accept The Bible’s truths by faith. After his prayer, he never doubted the truth of the Bible again. Through his simple decision of faith, more people would come to know Jesus through his preaching than anyone on Earth.
Faith begins with a step forward. It’s not a leap. If you read The Case for Christ and other apologetic books, you’ll see that there’s enough evidence to believe in Christianity.
Yes, doubts can still arise. Even John the Baptist asked if Jesus was really the Messiah. Simply trust, surrender and take that step of faith and like Graham, you won’t regret it!
Is faith just a step or a leap? Let me know in the comments.