Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Scoffers

40 Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:  “‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’” (Acts 13:39-41 (ESV)
So Paul finishes, and he finishes with a warning, another prophecy, a prophecy fulfilled by  the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The scoffers won’t believe. They will be astounded and perish.
It’s all too true. They won’t believe even if one tells it to them. Their unbelief is their fault. It isn’t that God doesn’t want them to believe. He does. He wouldn’t give them this prophecy otherwise. But  the cross will be a stumbling block to the Jews, (the legalists of every culture who think they can earn salvation, that they should earn salvation) and it’s folly to the Greeks, the scoffers of every generation who think they know physics better than the creator of the world, the nature of biology better than he who molded us from clay. They see the death as the end. They refuse to believe. They scoff at the cross, they stand astounded that others would believe the resurrection. They can scoff all they want. And they will. But the tomb stands empty, defying all explanation but resurrection.


1 comment:

Gary said...

Dear Christian,

Someone has convinced you that a square can be a circle. Someone has convinced you that the blood-thirsty, psychopathic god of the Old Testament is the same being as the loving, compassionate Jesus of the Gospels.

Squares can never be circles.

Your belief system is an ancient middle-eastern superstition. If you choose to continue to hold onto it that it is certainly your right. However, you are teaching this superstition to little children. Please consider what you are doing. These children deserve to know the Truth.

I encourage you to watch this five minute video on this subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqfGu6vTxFY

Best wishes,
Gary