When the other disciples told Thomas that they had seen Jesus, risen from the dead, Thomas didn’t believe them. Their testimony to the truth wasn’t good enough for him.
Was this diligent truth-seeking or something else? And can we rely on the testimony of others about Jesus?
Michael Kruger addresses that second question in his excellent post, Can We Believe God’s Word is True Because our Parents Told Us? I draw from this article to answer the first question in my sermon this morning on John 20:24–31.
The testimony concerning Jesus is trustworthy. I hope that you will believe it. Because as John says:
Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.