“I Need More Proof”
By David J. Stewart
"Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?" (Proverb 1:20-22).
There is so much truth available today that you have to not want the information to remain in darkness. The same was true in Bible times. The Bible proclaims in Proverbs 1:20-22 that wisdom crieth out in the streets for people to listen; but they do not. It is interesting that God mentions "scorners" (i.e., critics) and "fools" who hate knowledge. The Bible is brutally honest. Many people are critics. No matter what you say, they simply won't believe it because they don't want to believe. The reason why is because they HATE knowledge (i.e., facts and evidence that PROVE them wrong).
They Didn't Listen to Jesus Either
Jesus had the same difficulties with people, who refused to believe Him no matter what He said and did...
"Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? (Matthew 11:2,3).
"If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?..." (John 14:7-9).
"Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe" (Mark 15:32).
"Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him" (Matthew 27:41,42).
"And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself" (Luke 23:36,37).
"And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not..." (John 10:23-25)
"And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us." (Luke 23:39).
"And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven" (Luke 11:16).
We find a pattern in the Scriptures of unbelievers and doubtful believers who continually placed Jesus on trial... "If Thou be the Son of God."
Thus, it shouldn't be surprising to us today that people refuse to believe the truth, even in the face of irrefutable evidence and facts. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, made the lame to walk and the blind to see; yet, many of the Jews rejected Him as the Christ and refused to believe His Word. Today, 2000 years later, scornful people are still rejecting Christ's Word. The problem is NOT a lack of evidence or facts; but rather, a sinful heart of indifference and unbelief.
Wisdom Crieth in the Streets
The truth is available if people want it. Although the internet is plagued with heresy and lies, it is also still one of the last remaining bastions of truth. God always makes a way to get the truth to those who desire it. The truth is present amidst the lies, and those who have a good and honest heart will recognize it. There are thousands of informative books available that contain the truth about nearly every subject. We must have enough character to be willing to "buy the truth and sell it not" (Proverb 23:23). Fortunately, most truth is freely available, such as the precious Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The worst place to look for the truth is from the lying newsmedia, from the lying criminal politicians, from the lying public school system, or from today's lying apostate churches. It is tragic that so many professed "Christians" get their doctrine from the latest brainwashing New-York-Times-Bestseller. Jesus commanded in John 5:39... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!
There is proof of God all around us... "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." This Scripture should scare you immensely if you are a professed atheist or Christ-rejecter. God won't accept any excuses on Judgment Day. All the "proof" you need is outside your front door.
I have met countless skeptics and naysayers who demanded "proof" of the truth I attempted to share with them. It is sad and hypocritical that such people blindly accept the unproven theories of Evolution and the junk science of Global Warming; while simultaneously requiring documentable, irrefutable, incontestable proof of the validity of God's Word. Why the double standard? it just goes to show that such people hate the truth and you simply can't talk sense to them.
As I mentioned earlier, there is so much truth available today that you have to not want the information to remain in darkness.
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