Be Gone

“We were cutting hay and the cutter cut the legs right off of some pheasants.  Man, you should have seen them run! You couldn’t have caught them with a rocket!” Said Know-All-See-All. At least, that’s what my friends and I called him.  His stories never made sense, but he expected people to believe him or he got angry.

It seems that no matter where I go, there is always a know-all-see-all.  I am especially irritated with the uninformed, ignorant, know-it-all’s when it comes to the Bible. Like the Pharisees, they choose to disbelieve the obvious and stick with their opinions based on nothing more than suppositions, fantasies, thoughts, assumptions, theories, conjectures, ideas and guesses.  Their feet are planted firmly in the air.  Instead of admitting they are wrong and repenting, they get angry and try to run off the Christian.  They would like to wave their magic wand and say, “Christian, poof! Be Gone!” Hey, it happened to Jesus, too!

It’s interesting that the Pharisees witnessed Jesus performing miracles and got mad.  Others followed John, who did no miracles and they believed in Jesus because of John’s preaching.  Thus, proof doesn’t matter.  People will believe what they want to believe anyway.  The only one that brings about a change in someone’s heart is God.  Our job as Christians is to deliver the message like John did.

“Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there.” John 10:39-42.

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