Condemning Assumptions – John 7:50-52

Nicodemus — the one who came to Him previously, being one of them — said to them, “Our law doesn’t judge a man before it hears from him and knows what he’s doing, does it?”
“You aren’t from Galilee too, are you?” they replied. “Investigate and you will see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”

Assumptions that lead to judgement and condemnation are the worst. These ‘know-it-alls’ are simply wrong. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and relocated to Galilee. They condemn the lowly crowd for not knowing and in doing so demonstrate their pride and ignorance bringing judgement on themselves. Their desire to destroy Him has overtaken any desire to really know the Truth. And, of course, if they had investigated real prophecy with an open mind they would have found that they were simply wrong. Wrongheadedness leads to wrong conclusions.

Notice how the agenda driven mentality turns to personal attacks when confronted with the true truth. This mentality cannot bear investigation and will not deal with the truth. It attacks when revealed and the attacks are unrelated to what is being pursued. These attacks are almost always related to the person of the one who is asking questions and questioning these bad, wrongheaded assumptions. This mentality is everywhere today. We have no civil ‘arguments’ anymore for no one can bear having their assumptions questioned. When assumptions are addressed and shown to be false the most common response is some sort of personal attack against the one who is questioning. If we can’t bear the truth then attack the truth bearer. Thus describes the life of Lord Jesus.

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