When empiricism is declared to be the only legitimate way to “know” things, life becomes incredibly limited, doesn’t it? What if there’s another world, a world that has impinged upon our world in history, but one which doesn’t presently show itself to our five senses?
The realm of history gives us truth based on the eyewitness testimony of others. We can’t “see” Abraham Lincoln, but we have good and sufficient reasons to believe he existed. What if God showed up in history — and what if we had reliable eyewitnesses to that fact?
Faith is not gullibility. One’s faith is only as reliable as the object or person in which that faith is placed. Christians have placed their faith in a historically-verifiable, flesh-and-blood person called Jesus. And HE defines reality!