Seeking truth

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Seek and ye shall find.

I don’t think I can do justice to the word seek. There are so many implications and consequences in seeking that even were I fit to take on such a task (one day), it would probably fill up much more than a single blog post.

But the wisdom remains: if you seek, you will find.

Most people in America are content to keep their eyes closed. Don’t bother me with talk about the rest of the world. Don’t tell me I’m not a Christian. Don’t judge me – I’m doing my thing.

You know what I like about (at least the intelligent) atheists? They’ve done some homework to know why they don’t believe in God. They have a reason an at least attempt to justify them with some type of personal experience or evidence.

Most Christians? They think that because they came forward during an altar call one day and said a prayer that they are saved. They go to church on Sundays (and perhaps Wednesdays), feel bad about their sin, and do an occasional devotional. But Jesus is more of a get-out-of-jail free card than Savior and King.

I’m getting a little bit off topic.

The point is this. Usually, when it comes to long-held beliefs, people stop seeking. They don’t want to hear opposing opinions and even if they do, they secretly disagree.

An old axiom holds true: a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

Here’s another one from the son of God:

That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus is saying that people will hear the Word and it goes in one ear and out the other. If they were truly to hear it, they would repent and be forgiven, but they stay glued to their ways, and thus they perish. (This verse and the context surrounding it bring up an entirely different set of topics for discussion which are important, but don’t lose my point.)

People, being given all the technology and opportunity to learn as much as they want immediately and literally at their fingertips, people who repeatedly hear the gospel preached to their faces on a weekly basis – even these people truly do not see, truly they do not hear, truly they do not know the truth.

And if they were only to seek the truth, they would find it. But no amount of convincing can make somebody seek.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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