MUST WE BELIEVE
John 11: 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Although we didn't live during the time of Lazarus or the Civil war should we believe that both happened for the sake of believing. Should we consider both as history? At the root of many ills of our times stands the principle of dogma: Belief without supporting evidence. Some of these beliefs are so deeply ingrained that we don’t even realize that they can or should be questioned. If we question the Civil war and its place in history can it be proven. But if we question the resurrection of Lazarus can it be proven even if we setup a scientific procedure that has characteristics to duplicate Lazarus's death.
Nothing is dependent on beliefs without evidence. To believe without evidence is contrary to the psychological state of someone's cognitive processes of time and conditions. You simply ignore mental data for the tangible essence of what is hoped to be true.