knock, knock…it’s Mr. Durant

We have all had the door bell ring, usually on a Saturday or Sunday morning, and two or three nicely dressed smiling people greet you and ask if you have heard the good news about Jesus Christ. I used to respond as short and politely as possible, take their handouts and wish them well. Now that I have become a little more informed, I occasionally engage these people in a little conversation and bless them for the work they are doing. I now get that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are doing good work, something that is not easy. The last time they stopped by I actually read through the handout. In it was a quote from Will Durant (you can look him up) a well-known historian. The quote was regarding the credibility of the Gospel accounts:

“That a few simple men should in one generation have invented so powerful and appealing a personality, so lofty an ethic and so inspiring a vision of human brotherhood, would be a miracle far more incredible than any recorded in the Gospels.”

Considering the world’s state of affairs before and after that generation of a few simple men, I would have to agree.