Proof in the Tasting – Evidence for Doubters

Proof in the Tasting – Evidence for Doubters Ben Juster

You may have heard the expression, “The proof of the pudding is in the tasting.” It is an odd proverb that basically means that you really can’t know the value or quality of something until you experience it for yourself. It doesn’t matter how good the pudding looks on the surface. Until you dig in and take a bite, you won’t know whether it is “good” or not. Many doubters have used this standard in determining whether or not God exists.

It seems reasonable on the surface. Even the Psalmist exhorts,

“Taste and see how good Adonai is. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:9, TLV

It is reasonable to seek some sort of proof of God. Yet examining whether or not God is “good” is a very different enterprise than ascertaining the reality of God’s existence.

I’ve heard people say, “I’ve asked for God to reveal Himself to me, but He hasn’t. Therefore, I cannot believe that there is a God.”

Read the full article here: May ’22 Issue 9

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