There Are Things That I Have Not Experienced, Yet I Believe They Exist/Existed Because They Are Recorded In The Holy Bib
There Are Things That I Have Not Experienced, Yet I Believe They Exist/Existed Because They Are Recorded In The Holy Bible....
In Saint Kitts where I was born, we are superstitious to a fault, yet it does not mean that some of said superstitious are not borne out of 'reality.' Case in point, there are claims by those who say that they have the ability to see those who have died (ghosts) - and I believe them - and, in Saint Kitts, we called what Americans would call ghosts, "Jumbie, while in my wife's country of Jamaica, they are called "Duppie." My brother-in-law swears that he has the ability to see Duppie (ghosts), while I can truly say that I cannot and have not seen any ghosts yet in my life. There are 'things' that I have not experienced, yet I believe that they exist because they are recorded in the Holy Bible. It must be said that I believe everything that is written in the Bible, and, as a consequence, simply because I have not experienced certain aspects of life, do not mean that those aspects do not exist in reality.
Since I believe that all that is written in the Bible is the unvarnished truth, then I have to believe in ghosts because the Christ, Himself, mentioned ghosts when he walked the earth in His mortal coil. When the Disciples of Christ had gone ahead via a boat to preach the Gospel at another area of Israel, a storm arose during the boat trip... causing the Disciples to be scared out of their minds. When the Disciples saw Christ Jesus walking on the water, they got even more scared, so much so, that they thought that the Christ was a ghost (spirit), which Jesus assured them that He was not (Matthew 14: 25-27). I say with certainty that if Christ Jesus acknowledged that there were ghost, then I too believe that they exist, even though I have yet to see one. In addition, when the Christ rose from the dead, He appeared before many of the Disciples and there were again deadly afraid and He had to assure them that he was not a ghost, underscoring that He was flesh unlike the composition or lack thereof of a ghost (spirit) (Luke 24:37).
In many countries' lore, it is said there is this great sea creature that travels the oceans, akin to the Loch- Ness-Monster (Nessie) - once again, I have not seen this great fish or the Lock-Ness-Monster, yet I believe that once such a creature existed because it is recorded in the Holy Bible. In the respective Biblical books of Job and the Psalms, among others (Job 41:1-34 and Psalms 74:13-14), the Lord was boasting about His many and wondrous creations, including such a creature known as Leviathan. Incidentally, years ago, my brother and I were fasting and we promised the Lord that we would read all 150 Psalms during the fast... in reading those 150 Psalms, we found out what happened to the Leviathan, which, apparently, was killed by the Lord and fed to the creatures in the wilderness.
As a husband, whose wife has had a Miscarriage, I know that we are going to see our child again. I believe this wholeheartedly because the Bible is replete with such references. When King David had his adulterous affair with Bathsheba, which sired a child, as part of King David's punishment from the Lord, the child died a few days after it was born. When the palace servants told King David that the child had died, David said that the child could no longer come to him, but he, David, will go to the child (2nd Samuel 12:23)... giving credence to the Biblical after life (heaven).
As a Traditional Christian - meaning that if a given behavior was a sinful trespass when Christ Jesus walked the earth in the flesh, it is still so now and forevermore - I believe what is recorded in the Bible and deem the recordings as the actual truthful Word of the Living God through His Christ Jesus... so that, even though I do not have some of the experiences recorded in the Bible - I believe them. This is the primacy I give to the Word of God, and, we, as Christians, so that we should approach the Bible and its contents like obedient children (Matthew 18:3).