Doesn’t it seem strange to you that those who saw Jesus do his miracles and heard his teaching still didn’t believe? I certainly am amazed, though I know the answer.
Only Jesus of Nazareth could fulfill the more than 109 Bible prophecies about him in the Old Testament. Only he could raise Lazarus who was dead for four days. Only he could have grown missing fingers and other body parts on lepers. And only Christ could rise from the dead after such a brutal crucifixion.
Jesus knew who and what he was. Matthew 12:41 (KJV) reads, “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.”
Worst of all, the Pharisees knew their scriptures and yet they couldn’t believe that Jesus was the long-awaited messiah. The Lord’s harshest words weren’t against sinners such as tax collectors and prostitutes but the religious leaders of Israel.
The reason most people then, as well as today, refuse to believe in Christ is because they don’t want to. Look at what he said to the Pharisees, supposedly the representatives of God Almighty, in John 8:44 )KJV.) “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Sad to say, that’s the position in which all who won’t surrender to Christ are in. This is also why I’m writing a book, warning people who think they’re Christians but haven’t given their very lives to the Lord. Watch this space for more Bible-based teaching.