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Reasoning of Men

There are several examples in the Bible were men reasoned concerning Christ. Some of the cases in point are Matt. 16:7; 21:25; Mk. 2:8; 8:16; 11:31 and Lu. 20:5 There are three different Greek words used in these cases that are from the same words. One is dialogizomai in which you can see dialogue. Another is logizomat in which you can see logic. All together they mean reckon, deliberate by reflection or discussion, consider, dispute, think, take an inventory, estimate or to reckon together with oneself. The sum total of all this is that if a person has a propensity to believe there is no God, that person will limit the information allowed into the subject and draw the conclusion desired. For example, the person who refuses to believe anything he or she cannot see or prove must ignore the fact that all that is seen in this world has design and by virtue of that fact, must have a designer. They cannot reason out the ordered design of the surroundings. The same is true for the person who says, "I don’t believe in God because if He does exist, why does He let all these terrible things happen?" So their logic or reasoning is that there cannot be a God because bad things happen. They do not understand that God has created our world and placed man in it as a "free moral agent." This means He placed man here with the ability to make wrong choices, such as Adam and Eve in the garden. He forbid the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but did not block their access to it. In John 1:46 "Nathanael said…Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?" See his reasoning? Then there is the case in Matt. 13:55-56, "Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?" Verse 57 says, "And they were offended in Him." They reasoned Him right out of their lives. In John 6:42 after Jesus said He is the Bread of life, their response was, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He saith, I came down from heaven?" (See also vs. 60-66)

Men may reason Jesus out of their lives now, but in the future, He will be as real to them as their next breath. All the excuses and reasons for unbelief will be gone as they fall before Him and proclaim Him Lord. See Philippians 2:5-11

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