with devotion: willful ignorance

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“Until I see in his arms the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his aspect, I’ll by no means consider.” [John 20:25 ESV]


I believe that it’s so fascinating how Thomas rejected the witness of his mates.
These had really seen the resurrected Christ and testified about it to Thomas.
In a way Thomas was the primary skeptic in a really lengthy procession of skeptics.

Many individuals reject the testimony of first hand witnesses like John, the author of this passage.
Unusual how skeptics assume that it’s ‘mental’ to dismiss these eye witness accounts.
It appears to be a case of willful ignorance and an unwillingness to consider.

Eight days later, Jesus appeared once more and confronted Thomas saying:

“Have you ever believed as a result of you could have seen me?
Blessed are those that haven’t seen and but have believed.”

This account not solely confronts the willful ignorance of Thomas however of contemporary day skeptics as nicely.

In actuality religion is embracing a message informed by devoted witnesses.
A blessing comes after we consider what we have now not seen.
I’m a kind of who’ve been blessed by believing the reviews of the devoted.

Lord I consider the reviews of the witnesses. Thanks for his or her first hand reviews.


… this devotion is a part of the Crimson Letters sequence. Click on right here to learn extra.

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