What reason did they give for not receiving Him?


"We know that God spoke unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence He is." John 9: 29.
NOTE - That was the trouble; they had no faith in anything new. They knew that God spoke by
Moses: it required little faith to believe that. They felt perfectly safe in accepting him, for everything had
demonstrated that he was sent of God. All could see that. But here was One whom, although He had come
in fulfillment of the prophecies of Moses and the prophets as their long-looked-for Messiah, they felt there
was a risk in accepting, because they did not understand the prophecies relating to Him, and time had not
worked out to their satisfaction the truthfulness of His claims. It required too much faith, as against their
desire to walk by sight, to accept Christ. It also called for a change of views in some things, and a
reformation in life. So they rejected Him. They believed in the Flood, faith in which had saved Noah; they
believed in Elijah also, and professed faith in all the prophets; but when it came to this special truth for
their time, they refused to accept it. Thus it has been in all ages, and thus we may expect it to continue to
be to the end.

Whom did God promise to send with Israel to guide them into the promised land?
What is God ready to do for all who seek forgiveness?
In thus reconciling the world unto Himself, what attitude did God take toward men?
18. Does Christ anywhere in the Scriptures ever claim any other day of the week than the seventh as His?
To whom, then, should its observance be rendered?
What does Christ proclaim Himself to be?
How does God regard sorcerers?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle