The return of Jesus, what proof would you require?

What would it take to convince you of the return of Jesus? Or indeed the appearance of any God or deity.

I think most people would want to see some sort of miracle. So we should look at the definition of a miracle;

A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint or a religious leader.

In Christianity, the gospels record three sorts of miracles performed by Jesus: exorcisms, cures, and natural wonders.I In the Gospel of John the miracles are referred to as “signs” and the emphasis is on God demonstrating his underlying normal activity in remarkable ways. In the New Testament, the greatest miracle is the resurrection of Jesus, the event central to Christian faith.

Every hour of everyday people have heart attacks and die. Some of them are revived by the use of a cardiovascular defibrillation unit. So technically they are dead and are resurrected. As little as 100 years ago this would be seen as a miracle. Yet today it defibrillation unit can be used by just about anybody.

People like Penn and Teller or David Blaine perform seemingly impossible acts. Could they be considered miracles?

What if Jesus were to return today cured cancer. Would that be enough for you to believe in miracles and therefore acknowledge God? Or, would you think that they were some sort of clever scientist?

So I will ask the question again “what would it take for you to believe that Jesus had returned?”.

Have a think about it next time you are daydreaming or unable to sleep. Let us know your thoughts by using the comment box below.