All of Israel gathered to see
which God would send fire. The
prophets of Baal cried out to Baal.
They danced around. They cut
themselves with knives and lances.
Since Baal was just an idol, and not
really a god, nothing happened for
hours and hours. Then, during the
time of the evening sacrifice, Elijah
prayed to the God of Israel. The
prophet did not have to wait long.
God sent a blast of fire from heaven
that burned up Elijah’s sacrifice,
burned up the stones, and burned
up the dirt around the altar. When
all the people who were watching
the contest saw the fire burn up
Elijah’s sacrifice, they fell on their
faces and said, “The Lord, He is
God. The Lord, He is God”
(1 Kings 18:39).
You see, Elijah knew that the
prophets of Baal had a “strong
feeling in their heart” that Baal was
a true God, but they did not have
any evidence for their belief. They
did not have the kind of faith that
the Bible talks about. When Elijah
presented them with real evidence,
they could form a true faith, based
on the fact that God sent fire down
God has always provided plenty
of evidence to prove His truth.
The Creation shows His power.
The fulfilled prophecies, miracles,
and resurrection of Christ prove
that Jesus is God’s Son. The Bible’s
correct predictive prophecy and
perfect factual accuracy prove it
is God’s Word. The truth about
Christianity has never been based
simply on strong feelings and
emotions. Unlike every other reli-
gion in the world, Christianity has
always been founded on facts and
evidence that can be used to show
that it is the one true religion of the
one true God.