Read: 2 Peter 1:3-16
The Narnia children’s books written by C. S. Lewis symbolise Christian truth. In the story Prince Caspian, Lewis tells the story of a tyrant who usurped the throne of the beautiful land of Narnia. His young nephew, Prince Caspian, has heard stories of Narnia’s great king who died and rose again to break the power of evil. His uncle dismisses this story as a fairy tale. However, the boy later discovers that the ancient story is in fact true.
Lewis’ intention was to illustrate how sceptics often dismiss the ancient story of Jesus as a myth. But, like Biblical scholars today, Lewis was convinced that based on the historic evidence, the record of Jesus’ supernatural life is true. The former director of the British Museum, Sir Frederic Kenyon, held a similar conviction about Scripture’s reliability. He wrote, “Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may be regarded as … established.”
The apostles of Jesus had the same confidence in the record of Jesus: “We did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Pet. 1:16). We can be assured that the biblical account of the King of kings is an accurate historical record. Jesus Himself said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt. 24:35). In a changing world, you can trust God’s unchanging Word.