I recently watched the movie, “The Case for Christ.” It is an inspiring story about how a die-hard atheist came to acknowledge the existence of God and eventually became a Christian. The movie is based on a best-selling book with the same title.
By the way, I would like to mention though that while I really like the movie, there are some elements that doesn’t square with my faith. If you’re curious, you can read my fundamental beliefs here.
Lee Strobel is an award-winning investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Though he is having a great career in journalism, his marriage was on the rocks when his wife decided to be a Christian. Lee is a militant atheist who dismisses the idea that God is a loving Father who wants to establish a relationship with His children.
To save his marriage, Lee set out to disprove the validity of Christianity. He did his best to find pieces of evidence to show that the entire Christianity is nothing but a great hoax. However, as he went deeper and deeper with his investigation, Lee gets more and more evidence to prove the veracity of Christianity. Instead of disproving Christianity, his journey led Him to the overwhelming evidence that supports the incredible claims of the Christian religion.
Through much heartache and difficulties, Lee eventually claimed, “You win God” and became a Christian just as his wife.
Today, Lee Strobel is a Christian author and pastor. His work focuses on sharing the evidence that supports the truth and tenets of Christianity.
If there’s one lesson I learned from the movie, “The Case for Christ,” it is the realization that Christianity shouldn’t be based on blind faith. It can be proven scientifically and historically.
Many Christians today believe in God and Jesus Christ based on feelings. While belief in God involves emotions, it shouldn’t be solely be based on that. We have a Christian duty to “GIVE A DEFENSE to everyone who asks [us] a reason for the hope that is in [us], with meekness and fear” (I Peter 3:15).
The teachings and foundation of Christianity can be proven. We can have the confidence that what we know is true. Just like in the movie, we can look at scientific, historical, and archaeological findings to support our belief in God.
Please allow me to share with you some publications that will help you with your Christian walk and strengthen your faith in God. Please check out the following. They are free. You can request a hard copy, download it to your device, or read it online.
- Life’s Ultimate Question: Does God Exist?
- Jesus Christ: The Real Story
- Creation or Evolution: Does It Really Matter What You Believe?
- Is the Bible True?
We read in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world HIS INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES ARE CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”
We can see the evidence all around us of God’s presence and existence. Through His creation, we know that He exists. We didn’t come into this world by mere accident. Our lives have a purpose, meaning, and ultimately, an incredible destiny in the coming Kingdom of God.
I highly recommend the movie for Christians and non-Christians alike. If you haven’t watched it yet or want to watch it again with your family, you can get a copy from Amazon. Of course, it is best to read the Book of Lee Strobel to get a deeper understanding of what the evidence says about the validity of Christianity. The book is worth your time and energy. Get your copy here from Amazon.
I’d like to end with a quote by C.S. Lewis which was also mentioned in the movie:
“If Christianity is false, it doesn’t matter. But if it’s true, it’s the most important thing in human history.”