Black Swan Event

I love fables, those make believe stories of talking animals and pretend places that give you something to think about.  Some people think that Christianity is a fable. Is this true?  The apostles did not think so.

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”

Apostle Peter (2 Peter 1:16)

Luke too considered his writings of Jesus as history rather than fable.

But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things (Acts 5:29-32)

Christianity is a faith that has always been based on, and valued, historical reality.  Yet many people today label the Bible a fable book simply becuase some events reported on are beyond their experience.  Is this a good analysis?  When Europeans first reported of the black swans in Western Australia, Londoners thought it impossible.  Jesus is a black swan event.

Ironically, many who label the Bible a fable trust in fables themselves.  They believe fables such as ‘Humanity is basically good’ or ‘what goes around comes around’.

Trust, read, and digest your Bible with confidence.

Denis Oliver