If you’re familiar with the movie series, “Indiana Jones” you will know this to be true – the professor is no agnostic!
“Indiana” refuses to believe in the spiritual side of things. He doesn’t look for truth. He looks for “facts.” No matter what he sees on his adventures his mindset seems to be unwavering; even when his father smacks him on the cheek for blasphemy.
Henry Jones is a fictional character, but have you ever heard the saying, “Art imitates life.”? If you have you should see the analogy. If you haven’t you should still have seen the analogy. There are a lot of “Indiana Jones” in the world, minus the adventures.
Some people refuse to believe in the spiritual side of life regardless of what their ears hear or what their eyes see. Always looking for some new learned thing, but never able to come to the knowledge of truth is the name of the game for their heart and mind (2 Timothy 3:1-8, Acts 17:16-21).
Finding fragments of the cross of Christ, the “holy grail”, the empty tomb, or a blood-stained shroud is no more vital to a healthy faith in Jesus than finding the coin Peter used to pay the temple tax (Matthew 17:27). Faith is not produced by seeing alone. Nor is seeing even required! (John 20:29; 2 Corinthians 5:7) Faith is produced by trusting what God has said (Hebrews 3:16-4:2).
Don’t allow your “life to imitate the art” of the archaeological legend of the big-screen – dig in to the Bible and pay attention to the teachings of the one who causes the findings of history to be divided on the B.C. and A.D. time-line.
“Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”” (Matthew 27:21-24 NKJV)