Hello, my dear friends! As I was scrolling through the interwebs I came across a couple of people online who were making fun of a clip of a sermon by a famous preacher. The preacher used a simple analogy to make his point, but because the people didn't like the preacher, all the comments were about his use of the analogy being a "bad description of God", or "didn't make sense" or so on and so forth. And I'm telling y'all that this was a SIMPLE analogy that perfectly described what he was talking about and people were causing a stir in the comments just because they didn't like him. I also saw someone else online talk about how one of the reasons they didn't believe in God was because of the story of the tower of babel. They were upset that God stopped the people from attempting to build a tower to heaven, and they claimed that God only stopped them because they could have reached Him if they continued. But they fully understand that outside of our atmosphere, we lack the oxygen that's necessary for us to breathe. So even if a tower to heaven could be built, the workers would have died on the way there.
And I tell you all these things because both of these instances are examples of willful disagreeance. These people are people who are FULLY AWARE of the truth, and yet outwardly REFUSE to see it, or acknowledge that it exists for the purpose of frustration and sowing discord. If you have endured toxic behavior or narcissistic abuse, then you know exactly what I am talking about. These kinds of people are not able to be swayed by facts, truth, scripture, and even by God in certain circumstances. I have personally seen instances where I have witnessed God repeatedly show someone a truth, and that person just repetitively ignores what God is telling them. So my dear friends I wanted to let you know that people like this exist. And you are not going to persuade these people into truth when they are REFUSING to see the light when it is right in their faces. So if you come across people like this and you have already tried to show them the light and they won't budge, just let them go. They don't see the truth because they don't want to. And no amount of persuading is going to fix that. You are not obligated to save them. You can let them go and give it back to God. You tried your best. You did all you could. Now let them go and let your peace return back to you. You are free to move on.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”
Luke 10:16 GNTD
The reason I use parables in talking to them is that they look, but do not see, and they listen, but do not hear or understand. So the prophecy of Isaiah applies to them: ‘This people will listen and listen, but not understand; they will look and look, but not see, because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears and have closed their eyes. Otherwise, their eyes would see, their ears would hear, their minds would understand, and they would turn to me, says God, and I would heal them.’
Matthew 13:13-15 GNTD
Whenever you go into a house, first say, ‘Peace be with this house.’ If someone who is peace-loving lives there, let your greeting of peace remain on that person; if not, take back your greeting of peace.
Luke 10:5-6 GNTD
But whenever you go into a town and are not welcomed, go out in the streets and say, ‘Even the dust from your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. But remember that the Kingdom of God has come near you!’ I assure you that on the Judgment Day God will show more mercy to Sodom than to that town!
Luke 10:10-12 GNTD
While Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival, many believed in him as they saw the miracles he performed. But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew them all. There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts.
John 2:23-25 GNTD
People who do not get along with others are interested only in themselves; they will disagree with what everyone else knows is right.
Proverbs 18:1 GNTD
Even though you claim to worship the Lord, you do not mean what you say. Surely the Lord looks for faithfulness. He struck you, but you paid no attention; he crushed you, but you refused to learn. You were stubborn and would not turn from your sins. Then I thought, “These are only the poor and ignorant. They behave foolishly; they don't know what their God requires, what the Lord wants them to do. I will go to the people in power and talk with them. Surely they know what their God requires, what the Lord wants them to do.” But all of them have rejected the Lord's authority and refuse to obey him.
Jeremiah 5:2-5 GNTD