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Sign seekers always claim that they will believe after seeing a sign. The truth is that they are so wicked that they will not believe even if they receive the exact sign they ask for. Look at what happened in the ministry of the Savior. He had healed the sick, raised, the dead, given sight to the blind, and opened the ears of the deaf. Yet, the sign seekers wouldn't believe. Finally, the Savior said, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (Matt 12:39). To the disciples, the Savior taught about sign seekers in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. In the end of the parable, the rich man, while in hell, laments that Abraham would not send someone from the dead to testify to his family that they should keep the law and turn to the Lord. The answer (foreshadowing the raising of Lazarus) is as follows, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead (Lu 16:31). The Jews didn't believe after witnessing the raising of Lazarus (Jn 11) or after the resurrection of the Savior. So it is with sign seekers.

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Bryan Richards

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