CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IS PEOPLE WHO GET DRUNK CAN BE TRUSTED BECAUSE WHEN DRUNK THEY REVEAL THEIR TRUE THOUGHTS. Those Who Do Not Drink Cannot Be Trusted Because They Do Not Let Their Inhibitions Drop. Some like to claim that Jesus turned water into wine because he was seeking to find out what the people at the party really thought.
You might like to think what is written in the Bible is myth, but people like Porphyry (Born c. 234 AD at Tyre, Died c. 305 AD at Rome) and other infidels have cited that the prophecy of Daniel must have been written after the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes because of its historical accuracy concerning the Persians, the Macedonians, the Seleucids, the Ptolemies and what happened at Jerusalem until it was destroyed in 70 AD. The book of Daniel also predicts the rise of Islam and atheism in these last days.
Indeed, many miracles recorded in the Bible have occurred in modern times. I have heard Mel Tari, an Indonesian medical student who was an unbeliever, but who became a Christian in the 1960s, testify of seeing water being turned into wine, so they could celebrate communion at a particular village on one of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago.
Many miracles have been documented. However, those who are of a disbelieving mindset do not want to accept the truth. Yet such individuals are prepared to accept as true that many billions of years ago certain events occurred of which there is no proof whatsoever. Just conjecture based upon assumptions and possibilities.
For instance, there is no proof whatsoever that the theory of evolution is a fact. Nobody has been able to demonstrate that a cat has turned into a dog or a dog has turned into a cat (under true scientific scrutiny, such as James Randi applies to investigating claims of the supernatural), or that there has been any recorded testimony of such an event occurring in the last two thousands years.
There is much conjecture that the theory of evolution could be real, made from the many inferences that seem like a possibility. But take notice of this fact: the peppered moth caterpillar stills metamorphoses into a peppered moth that lays eggs to perform the same cycle again, just as its Creator, who also wrote the Ten Commandments, ordained.
As for truth being intoxicating, most people find it convicting, and many condemning, because they do not want to acknowledge the truth. Only those who are pure of heart rejoice in the truth.
Since 31 AD, millions of people have testified, and people, such as myself, still testify that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. We do this not because we read a book or are so foolish to believe a mere human—who is nothing but a liar. We testify because we have received an assurance within ourselves that the resurrection miracle is true. This assurance is something we did not previously possess within our person.
In fact, Jesus has appeared to me and spoken to me. But you would not believe that because you do not want to accept true testimony. Besides, people we meet and see, are here today and gone tomorrow, how could I be so sure that the times Jesus has appeared to me were real?
Relationships are real. And assurances are made but not always true—just like clouds promising rain but do not deliver.
However, a relationship that carries an abiding assurance is very real. This is not something that has happened to me when humans are concerned, but this is my experience with Lord Jesus Christ.