If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God that he has testified of his Son. He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself…and this is the record that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (1 John 5:9-11)
In this passage, the words, “witness,” “testified,” and, “record,” are all from the same Greek word. We could replace each of them with the word EVIDENCE.
Some skeptics demand evidence that Jesus was God and rose from the dead, but God answers them with silence. Have you ever wondered about that? Well, God has a, “secret” – He wants to form the evidence of Christ IN HIS PEOPLE. Jesus Christ IN US is the evidence of God, and if He is formed in us, then we will become His living witnesses of that evidence.
Paul says this directly. He says, “If Christ is in you through faith then you have the evidence of God IN YOU. The evidence of God is CHRIST IN YOU.”