Science fiction imagines fantastic worlds, which we enjoy thanks to the creativity of the writers. Christianity offers the amazing revelation about Christ, which, if it were not for the united testimony of the disciples, might appear to be fiction.
And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation:
He was revealed in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 NET
Some want to rip these truths from Christianity. Even (we might say, especially) clergy and theologians. One Englishman said of his society, “We do do God, but we don’t do Jesus.”
Britain was influenced for centuries by the Church of England and by Protestantism, but today, as was seen in the recent riots in London, it no longer follows any moral or religious principle, not even in the police who failed to act.
Today its church buildings are empty, some being sold for lack of members and funds. This because they “don’t do Jesus.”
The Englishman’s statement serves as an illustration for the church. Jesus is at the center of our faith. He who isn’t certain of these and the other truths of the gospel, has nothing to do with us. On this, we must all agree.