Spiritual Minefield

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Ponderings: Why do people ask for miracles?


There is one thing that I cannot understand;

Why do people demand a miracle from God so that they may believe? For an Atheist and Agnostic, they want God to show up at their front door proving that He exists.

The Bible is very clear that in Jesus’ days they witnessed countless miracles from Him and yet they still refused to believe in Him as their Messiah. Jesus Himself told them about Lazarus who went to Abraham’s side after death and the rich man after his death into Hades. The rich man wanted Lazarus to be a miracle to his brothers by resurrecting and showing himself to the rich man’s brothers, proving that there is such a place called Hades and those who reject the Lord God Almighty will end up in that terrible place. Abraham replied to the rich man in Luke 16:29-31, 29 “But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said. ‘But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “But he told him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.’”

We see that if a miracle occurs to someone who claims that seeing a miracle would convert them or make them believe, that would not be the case. By asking for a miracle to believe in Jesus, it only indicates their rejection of the Lord Jesus. If a person rejects God’s Word, no amount of miracles will ever convince them. What changes someone’s mind is Scripture which the Holy Spirit uses to convict the person from unbelief. A miracle cannot do that, unless the miracle points you to the scriptures or the miracle confirms the scriptures like in the case of Saul/Paul that Jesus is the Messiah.

The thing that I don’t understand is, if they have rejected Jesus/scripture, why even bother asking for something that would still not convince them?

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