Roman guards saw the resurrection of Jesus Christ and chose not to believe. The religious leaders who already believed in God engaged in a cover up just because they chose not to believe. Even though they had seen miracle after miracle, they chose not to believe. Here is a word for the person who says, “I believe in God. I’m religious, but I just can’t believe all this about Jesus rising from the dead. Maybe if I could just see a miracle, I’d believe.” Don’t kid yourself.
You see, even if you saw a miracle, it would be hard for you to believe for several reasons. First of all, you’d probably think it was a trick. We’ve become so cynical these days, that’s usually the first thing we think. But, if you knew in your heart it was for real, you still would have trouble accepting it because of your pride. Why, you ask? Because you’d have to admit that you were wrong! I’ve got some sobering news for you. If Christ really did rise from the dead, and He really is who He says He is…and if you want to make it to heaven, He’s the only way you can make it! You can’t do it by yourself, and it’s hard to give up that control, isn’t it?
Look, if you’re determined not to believe, even if a man rises from the dead and walks into someone’s office, are you really going to go along with the crowd, or are you going to be open-minded to the truth and stand for what you have discovered is right? Are you going to be one who has the FAITH to believe?
It’s your choice. Miracle or no miracle.