Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing
the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
Politically Incorrect Statement #1
ect statement #1
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would ask to see a sign from You. v.39 But He answered them: An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah...” *(see note at end of this paper).
Comment: The Lord had for some time been healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, transforming water to wine and raising the dead openly before witnesses. Many Pharisees, scribes and Priests had witnessed these events, but several of these men only sought a sign or miracle hoping to accuse Him of magic tricks, or of demonic possession. He cut them off just as He has cut off those today for their unbelief. The PC crowd may mock believers by clamoring for “miracles” and for God to do their bidding with no relationship or understanding on their part. Only half sarcastically they may be heard saying: “Why doesn't He show Himself to us now and end this game?” It's even a longstanding joke that atheists don't believe in God but they hate Him nonetheless.
Yet on numerous occasions in front of thousands over a significant period of time the Lord routinely gave evidence of His authority. A man four days dead was raised, even after the dead man's sister attempted to stop Jesus of Nazareth from what she assumed was a waste of time. By now she said “his body stinks” (John 11:1-44). Unbelief thrives even in the face of concrete proof since people still choose - to never see. Paradoxically, these same would fall for magician's routines and con artists and many practically worship some public figures, even now in an age where communication and knowledge are so easy to come by. It should be nearly impossible to fool people. But despite the world's rejection of Christ and His miracles, the Lord warned that an impressive display of supernatural events arriving in our not so distant future will emanate from Satan's camp (Matt 24:23-24).
Here's a rhetorical question: Will the politically correct churches alongside other religions and their secular, sophisticated brethren bow to the antichrist's miracles? (Matt 24:24, Mark 13:22).