Any sensationalism inevitably is frustrated by the law of diminishing returns. People are never satisfied. They always want one more sign, one more miracle, one more show. To have maintained His influence over the people by the use of miracles, Jesus would have had to produce greater and greater sensations. Because the natural, carnal heart can never be satisfied, this year’s miracle would have become next year’s bore. His followers would only have been lovers of sensation, not lovers of God.
Reference: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Matthew 1-7, Moody, 1985, p. 94-95.
I recently came upon the above comment by John MacArthur, and it got me thinking about issues I have previously blogged about. Whether it is evidence in the academic sense, or evidence in the miraculous sense, some people say they will not believe until… another question is answered or God reveals himself in some special way to…
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