5-22-14 Life in the Parkie Lane

Credible Witnesses                                                                             

"He's passing me on the left shoulder of the freeway as I am passing a car? Incredible!" Now, where is he?  He isn't behind me. He's cut off the vehicle I am passing and is now on my right?  There isn't room for him to pass me! He's not going to try it is he? He is!"  I thought to myself just before the purple Mustang cut me off, forcing me to brake hard.

My minivan went into a skid.  I went from the normal position of grill first, to sideways down the freeway, to facing backwards as my van slid sideways into the median and rolled over on the passenger side.

The police said that they had four credible witnesses, so even though he didn't stop, they would get him and charge him for reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an injury accident (I hurt my back and neck hanging by the seatbelt). They had a clerk of courts, an insurance adjuster and a couple others. My word about what happened wouldn't have been enough.  An "incredible" witness wouldn't pull much weight either.  However, four witnesses that they considered credible made the difference.

Jesus presents the credible witnesses in the passage regarding His claims of deity. God, the Father, was more credible than even, John the Baptist.

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.” John 5:31-38. 

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